Home Inspections for Homeowners

You can avoid unplanned and costly repairs with a home inspection. Xtra Mile Home Inspection Services will identify potential problems with your home before they happen.

Owning a home can be stressful when things go awry. Understanding the inner workings of your home can help you maintain your home and minimize unplanned costly repairs. A home inspection is a great way to Identify potential problems with your home before they happen. Xtra Mile can provide you with a detailed Home Inspection that gives you the information you need about your home’s condition and properly maintain your home.

What are the most important things you should keep in mind when scheduling a One-Year Warranty Inspection?

  • Use an inspector who is a Certified Professional Inspector licensed in the State of New Hampshire
  • Make sure the inspector has the proper tools to do the job
  • Make a list of your concerns to discuss with the inspector

What is the process on the day of the inspection?

It is a good idea that you attend the home inspection and walk with the home inspector as he inspects the home asking any questions that you may have. At Xtra Mile Home Inspection Services we want to make sure that you understand the systems of your new home. We inspect the roof, structure, foundation, plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical, interior and exterior according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).

Your certified home inspector will record his observations throughout the inspection so that he will be sure to capture all the information on the spot. We use a full narrative report format, rather than a simple check-box style report, and provide you with a complete and thorough description of the property. Also, your inspector take digital photos and annotate them to identify component and system locations further and to define property defects or concerns.

When the inspection is completed, we will take our documentation back to the office to complete your report and send it to you in a PDF format. We do not do our reports on a site because we don’t want to miss anything and to ensure that we are not wasting your time by standing around while we finish your report. We at Xtra Mile Home Inspections know your time is valuable, and we respect that.

What is the builder’s responsibility as a result of the inspection?

We always suggest you share the results of the inspection with the builder’s representative as soon as possible. In our experience, the builder is happy to take care of any identified issues. In rare cases, the builder may indicate they will not address an issue or does not feel the issues is their responsibility. In this case, we recommend you have an authorized representative of the builder sign off on these items and, if possible, give a reason for not addressing the issue. This way if the issue comes up at some future date and turns out being something the building should have addressed, you have documentation showing that you had previously requested the builder to address the issue.