Pre-Offer Home Inspection (Buyers)

A pre-offer inspection is performed prior to submitting an offer on a property. This type of home inspection is typically done in a competitive market to give the buyer the advantage of being able to confidently remove the condition of a home inspection from their offer to make it more attractive to the selling party. Building Insights' pre-offer home inspection services are equally as rigorous and thorough as a post-offer home inspection and it includes the same comprehensive report. Just because the inspection takes place prior to the offer, that doesn't mean you should sacrifice on the quality of the inspection. You wouldn't buy a car without a test drive and a safety inspection, so why risk thousands of dollars by purchasing a home without a thorough inspection by a qualified professional home inspector?

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This old abandoned boiler was in the basement of a home where the children had been carving their names into the asbestos parging and unknowingly breathing in the hazardous fibers.
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This deteriorated brick chimney will be an expensive repair and could only be observed by climbing the roof.
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This plastic vent is discharging the moist air from the bathroom into the attic space where it can form condensation and cause damage. All fans are required to vent to the exterior. There is also some dangerous wiring evident at the bottom of the picture.
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The electrical installation in this two year old pool house looks like a neat professional installation at first glance. However a closer look reveals that there is no ground fault protection for the lights and outlets near the pool. This is considered a shock hazard and a high priority repair.
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This home was getting free natural gas for the BBQ. The quick connect fitting is located on the wrong side of the gas meter. I don't think the Gas company would have been too pleased.

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Keith Langlois

RHI | NHI

Registered Home Inspector
National Home Inspector
Licensed Electrician