Busted! Don’t Believe These Home Inspections Myths!

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Busted! don’t believe these Home Inspections myths!

A home inspector plays an essential part in the purchasing process by helping you make an informed decision based on their inspection of the house.

Most buyers are aware of the advantages of having a home inspection carried out. However, they often find themselves falling for the numerous misconceptions associated with the field. Over the years, these misconceptions have become part of the mainstream thought process and believing these falsehoods could lead you to purchase a house that looks great but has several hidden cracks and expensive secrets.  

To help you avoid falling prey to these myths and make confident decisions about a house, OM Inspections Inc. has debunked two of the most widely believed myths about home inspection.

Myth 1: New homes don’t need a home inspection.

The truth is every home, old or new, needs a home inspection and while it may not be obligatory, it is necessary. The age of the house should not be a factor in deciding if you should get a home inspection done or not.

Buying a house and moving in without having an inspection carried out, could lead you to find that certain aspects of the house are not as promised or some systems aren’t working. For example, a client once bought a new townhouse, in Newmarket, that was about two years old, when I went to check on it, I was surprised to find the entire attic without insulation.

In another case, someone purchased a house with solar panels just to learn that the trusses on the roof are damaged, and they would have to get that repaired. An unnecessary added cost that had caused them to cross their budget.

Both problems could have been avoided had a professional home inspector been hired before the purchase!

Myth 2: Tarion’s warranty will handle my builder related grievances and fix them.

While it is true that Tarion is the bridge between the owner and the builder to ensure that the builder abides by all the rules, Tarion will NOT force the builder to fix all your complaints. Tarion operates under extremely rigid rules and regulation. For example, if a warranty form is submitted a day or two late, it will be rejected by Tarion. If a damaged item is not listed on the PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection), then Tarion cannot warrant it. The warranty time frames are limited to one year, two years and seven years. Each time frame is more limited than the previous one. You want a representative with a vast knowledge of the warranty and Tarion regulations, on your side.

If you are looking for a home inspector with extensive knowledge about Tarion in and around North York, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, Toronto, Mississauga, Ajax and the Greater Toronto Area, reach out to OM Inspections Inc.

Following the highest standards in home inspection, OM Inspections Inc. will check the foundation, the walls, the structure, shingles, ventilation, and even the yard. We will leave no stone unturned when it comes to inspecting your home so that you can make a well-informed decision. For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about OM Inspections Inc., we’d love to hear from you. Contact us here.