Hardin County Home Inspection Testimonial

My wife and I just bought a home in a new subdivision in Elizabethtown and we used Tim Mattingly for our home inspection. No regrets! He was very thorough and explained everything along the way, even giving helpful tips as to what certain things were for (such as the drip wicks construction workers leave at the ends of brick / stones homes near the ground level that are meant to leach water in the event it gets behind the stone / brick siding. My wife and I had seen these little rope ends sticking out but had no idea what they were for and no one seemed to know. Mr. Mattingly is very knowledgable and provides a detailed report the same day as the inspection that includes digital photos inserted into it. 5 stars! Thanks Brian

FAQ: When do I call the inspector

Before you sign the contract or purchase agreement, make your purchase obligation contingent upon the findings of a professional home inspection. This clause should specify the terms to which both the buyer and seller are obligated. Contact a home inspector immediately after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed. Home inspectors are aware of the time constraints involved in purchase agreements and most are available to conduct the required inspection within a few days.

FAQ: Why do I need an inspection

A home inspection summarizes the condition of a property, points out the need for major repairs and identifies areas that may need attention in the near future. Buyers and sellers depend on an accurate home inspection to maximize their knowledge of the property in order to make intelligent decisions before executing an agreement for sale or purchase.
A home inspection points out the positive aspects of a home, as well as the maintenance that will be necessary to keep it in good shape. After an inspection, both parties have a much clearer understanding of the value and needs of the property.
For homeowners, an inspection may be used to identify problems in the making and to learn about preventive measures, which might avoid costly future repairs. If you are planning to sell your home, an inspection prior to placing your home on the market provides a better understanding of conditions which may be discovered by the buyer’s inspector, and provides you an opportunity to make repairs that will make your home more desirable to potential buyers.

FAQ: What Is A Home Inspection/What Does It Include

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from roof to foundation. A home inspection report or home inspection service is the equivalent of a physical examination from your doctor. When problems or symptoms of problems are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation or remedies, making the home inspection cost well worth it.

A standard home inspection report summarizes findings from a visual inspection of the condition of the subject home’s heating system, central air conditioning system (temperature permitting), interior plumbing and electrical systems; roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; foundation, basement, and the visible structures of the home.