If you are thinking about purchasing a new home (or constructing one for that matter), then you may have had a few friends or family members tell you that it will be a good idea to hire an inspector. But if you are anything like me, you are probably wondering who an inspector is and what exactly they do? Well look no further because here is a short explanation of a home examiner and what they are responsible for:
What Exactly Do They Examine?
There are various kinds of supervisors from electrical inspectors to mechanical inspectors. Building inspectors Adelaide check the structural aspects of a building. It is their job to ensure that there are no health and safety issues with the structure of any building in and of itself. This is somewhat different to home inspectors. These house examiners’ task is to check the structure along with the overall condition of a house. It is not unusual that a building inspector ends up doing house inspections because a house is ultimately just like any building. So do not worry if the different ways to refer to an inspector are confusing you. Because they are virtually one and the same.
Who Do They Work With?
They usually work with contractors and homeowners. They also deal with the plumbers, electricians, the roofers and anyone who is part of a home buying or construction project really. The inspectors are basically the policemen of the construction site. They ensure that everyone who is part of the project is following the rules and correct any work that’s been done badly. They also judge to see if all the work is done in accordance with the plans. Inspectors have a clear understanding of the construction process and hiring them to help will really make your life easier.
What Exactly Do They Take Care Of?
They are tasked with checking to see that the structure they have been paid to look into is up to order in terms of all the laws, permits and regulations. If the house plan has issues, then the inspector can either approve of it or ask that it be revised so that it fits with the relevant building codes. Without the approval of a building overseer, it is virtually impossible to begin construction. And if construction begins without the needed approval then it is probably being done illegally. If the inspector thinks that there is a problem while the home construction or renovation is in progress, then he or she can issue an order for the work to be halted until the problem is fixed.
Perhaps now you have a better idea of what building inspectors do. If you are still confused, then just browse the internet to check out more on what they do and also how you can contact one of them. Now that you have this knowledge, everything to do with the home buying process should go a little more smoothly for you.