Joshua Hsu

  • Joshua Hsu posted an update 5 days, 20 hours ago

    A home inspection is an evaluation of the visible and accessible systems and components of a home (plumbing, heating and cooling, electrical, structure, roof, etc.) and is intended to give the client (buyer, seller, or homeowner) a better understanding of the home’s general condition. A home inspection can also include, for extra fees, Radon gas…[Read more]

  • Joshua Hsu posted an update 1 week, 5 days ago

    A home inspection is an evaluation of the visible and accessible systems and components of a home (plumbing, heating and cooling, electrical, structure, roof, etc.) and is intended to give the client (buyer, seller, or homeowner) a better understanding of the home’s general condition. · Gas Line Leak Test (usually performed by the gas company)·…[Read more]

  • Joshua Hsu posted an update 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Remember that the home inspector is a generalist and is broadly trained in every home system.Why can’t I ask a family member who is handy or who is a home inspection contractor to inspect my new home?Although your nephew or aunt may be very skilled, he or she is not trained or experienced in professional home inspections and usually lacks the…[Read more]

  • Joshua Hsu posted an update 1 month ago

    When these systems and appliances work together, you experience comfort, energy savings, and durability. Weak links in the system, however, can produce assorted problems leading to a loss in value and shortened component life. Would you buy a used car without a qualified mechanic looking at it? Your home is far more complicated, and to have a…[Read more]

  • Joshua Hsu posted an update 1 month ago

    A home inspection is an evaluation of the visible and accessible systems and components of a home (plumbing, heating and cooling, electrical, structure, roof, etc.) and is intended to give the client (buyer, seller, or homeowner) a better understanding of the home’s general condition. Radon gas can also contaminate well water.Health officials have…[Read more]

  • Joshua Hsu posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    A home inspection is an evaluation of the visible and accessible systems and components of a home (plumbing, heating and cooling, electrical, structure, roof, etc.) and is intended to give the client (buyer, seller, or homeowner) a better understanding of the home’s general condition. · Kitchen appliances (dishwasher, range/oven/cooktop/hoods,…[Read more]

  • Joshua Hsu posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago

    Major defects, such as large differential cracks in the foundation; structure out of level or plumb; decks not installed or supported properly, etc. These are items that are expensive to fix, which we classify as items requiring more than 2% of the purchase price to repair.2. Things that could lead to major defects – a roof flashing leak that…[Read more]

  • Joshua Hsu posted an update 3 months ago

    [Note: Warranties can be purchased to cover many items.] A home inspection georgia nursing home inspection reports should not be considered a “technically exhaustive” evaluation, but rather an evaluation of the property on the day it is inspected, taking into consideration normal wear and tear for the home’s age and location. In the inspection…[Read more]

  • Joshua Hsu posted an update 3 months, 1 week ago

    A home inspection is an evaluation of the visible and accessible systems and components of a home (plumbing, heating and cooling, electrical, structure, roof, etc.) and is intended to give the client (buyer, seller, or homeowner) a better understanding of the home’s general condition. · Roofing, flashings, chimneys, and attic· Eaves, soffits, and…[Read more]

  • Joshua Hsu posted an update 3 months, 1 week ago

    They will be worth their weight in gold.What is the Pre-Inspection Agreement?Most home inspection service professionals have a service agreement, and home inspection is no different. As discussed in the last question, you will probably want your inspector to be using the latest reporting technology.What if I think the inspector missed…[Read more]

  • Joshua Hsu posted an update 3 months, 1 week ago

    Most contractors and other trade professionals hire a professional home inspector to inspect their own homes when they themselves purchase a home!What does a home inspection cost?This is often the first question asked but the answer tells the least about the quality of the inspection. Fees are based according to size, age and various other aspects…[Read more]

  • The home inspector will be able to get answers to his/her questions on the history of any problems they find.· A home inspection will help the seller be more objective when it comes to setting a fair price on the home.· The seller can take the home inspection report and make it into a marketing piece for the home.· The seller will be alerted to…[Read more]

  • · Heat Pumps and controls· Safety items such as means of egress, TPRV valves, railings, etc.Other items that are not a part of the standard inspection can be added for an additional fee:· Radon Gas Test· Water Quality Test· Termite Inspection (usually performed by a separate company)· Gas Line Leak Test (usually performed by the gas company)·…[Read more]

  • Safety hazards, such as an exposed electrical wiring, lack of GFCI (home inspection Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) in kitchens and bathrooms, lack of safety railing on decks more than 30 inches off the ground, etc.Your inspector will advise you about what to do about these problems. · Ceilings, walls, floors· Kitchen counters, floors, and…[Read more]

  • Joshua Hsu became a registered member 3 months, 2 weeks ago