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International Association of Certified Home Inspectors

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What does it take to be a part of International Association of Certified Home Inspectors? It takes more than just signing up for membership and getting a piece of paper in the mail. You have to show that you are up to the standards to be allowed entry into InterNACHI, (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors). You must follow both a standard of practice and a standard of ethics. This means being able to properly inspect a home, and do so with a sense of conscience not to mistreat or invade into a person’s personal life.

A Summary of Ethics: The InterNACHI has a long list of rules and regulations regarding to business ethics. We will touch on just a few. Under the code of ethics, the home inspector can not discriminate against any person on grounds of race, religion, sexuality, national origin, or handicap. They will not disclose any information about the client or their home to any unauthorized persons. Unless it violates the law or the code of ethics, the inspector should always work for the best interest of their clients. The inspector in question can not fabricate his qualifications or certifications.

A Summary of Standards: These dictate the purpose of an inspection, and the procedures that should be taken when performing the inspection. These help protect the inspector from harm, and helps to define his work for both their own work and the client’s understanding of the work done. These include things such as having no responsibility for aesthetic features of a home, or items that are merely design and not meant for a function of the home. They do not decide items such as property boundaries and are not required to operate or inspect anything seen malfunctioning or dangerous.

These are just a very few of the guidelines required to be a member of InternACHI. Along with these guidelines the inspector must remain current on the laws and requirements of insurance companies and the state itself. They must know how to inspect systems both old and new. They must be physically capable of carrying out inspections in any home to the best of the required work. So when you see the certificate saying that someone belongs to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, you know it is a real accomplishment that requires dedication to remain a part of.

Cheap Home Inspection Can Be Expensive

A cheap home inspection can be expensive. For a couple that is just starting a life together, things can get a little costly. After the engagement and wedding rings, the wedding itself and the costs associated with owning your first home, the financial aspects can start to pile up. This could motivate someone to go for the lowest bid when it comes to home inspection on a new home. This decision could be the most expensive of them all. You may be planning on starting a family soon. Maybe you want to start a business out of your home. Is it worth having these ideas and dreams in a house when you don’t even know if the home is safe?073 couple looking at home Cheap Home Inspection Can Be Expensive

You may walk through the front door of a little two story house in Palm Coast with your real estate agent and see beautifully painted walls, a welcoming light oak tinted wood floor, and a living room with a wonderful bay window. It all looks so perfect to you. The walls are a delicate blue, the floor rarely squeaks under your feet, and the entire downstairs is covered in sun light. Why hire a home inspector that costs a little more when you already know this place is everything you want?

Maybe because of the mold that could have built up in the air conditioner from poor maintenance. Do you know what is between those beautiful walls and the brick exterior? What if termites are eating away at the foundation and your dream home is slowly falling apart from the inside? For all you know beneath the cosmetic portions of the house could be thousands of dollars worth of damage waiting to be discovered. What if that home inspector that you thought was such a bargain misses even a few of these items and one day you come home to a $2,500 dollar repair cost because something he missed has progressed too far to fix and has to be replaced?

What if you find a way to pay that expensive bill and a month later you have to replace part of the kitchen floor because improper plumbing has caused a massive leak well you were gone for the weekend? Sadly these things do happen, and many times they can be prevented by hiring a competent and dedicated home inspector. When it comes time to make that dream come true, don’t go for a bargain, go for someone like Home Inspections by Neil. Someone who has the proper license, training, and experience to make sure your new home really is as perfect as it seems to be.

A home is an investment, one that doesn’t have to cost more then it is worth if you do things right the first time. Enter your new home with the confidence that it is as ready for you as you are for it. For Palm Coast home inspections, give Surfside Home Inspections a call today at (386)-795-1843 about getting an inspection today and see why they are one of the recommended home inspectors in the area.