Why do I need a home inspection?

Water standing under an air conditioner signals problems. Unchecked, the water can overflow the pan and wreak havoc on ceilings, floors, and furniture.
Water standing under an air conditioner signals problems. Unchecked, the water can overflow the pan and wreak havoc on ceilings, floors, and furniture.

Whether your buying an olderĀ home, about to move into a spec house, or even site-building a custom home, you need to have your new home inspected before you move in. Not only is it your right, it’s your responsibility.

Home inspectors undergo rigorous training and continuing education so that we know how to spot trouble before it costs you valuable resources — time and money — and we know what to look for when we’re climbing in an attic examining the wiring or scurrying about under the house checking out the footings. Home Sweet Home Inspections tests all your major appliances, your air conditioner, and your electrical services to make sure everything is in working order.

We’re not a code inspector. And more importantly, code inspectors are not home inspectors. Where a code inspector makes sure a building meets current construction standards, we make sure that your home is safe from fire hazards, water and smoke damage, and pesky appliance issues.

Here are just a few of the whole-house systems we test:

  • HVAC Units (for operations)
  • Dish washers
  • Stoves
  • Refrigerators
  • Plumbing functions (check for leaks, adequate water pressure, and working, flushing toilets)
  • Windows and doors
  • Insulation
  • Cosmetic elements such as water stains, floor damage, and holes in walls, windows and doors
  • And much…much more.

Home Sweet Home Inspections is licensed by the state of Louisiana (LHI #10529) and fully insured. So new homeowners can rest assured that they’re protected both by the quality of our inspection and our E&O insurance. After all, as we like to say…

It isn’t a home until it’s beenĀ home inspected.