Home Inspections

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Home Inspections

A home inspection is meant to detail problems with a house and if they’re serious enough to prevent a sale. The three main points of an inspection are physical condition, items in need of repair or replacement, and remaining useful life of major systems.

It’s a good idea to be present during the inspection: you can ask questions and the inspector can point out areas of potential trouble and offer maintenance tips.

Expect an inspection to take 2-5 hours (old homes may take longer) and to cost $200-$500, depending on size.

In NH, it's also best to get a septic inspection. And to do a comprehensive water test. Most properties are on private wells so order a Comprehensive water test. That should cover arsenic, radon, and lead. 

NH is the Granite State -- so be sure to test for radon in the air. 

It is important to note that mitigation of radon is fairly common in the state and there are numerous companies that offer resources to help remove radon!

To hire an inspector, get recommendations from your agent, others or conduct an internet search and check REVIEWS. Be sure to use a licensed inspector!