After carefully searching for just the right home, you’ve found one that fits the bill — your dream home. You’re excited about the move, but also a little unsure. How can you be certain that you’re making the right decision?
One way is to have the home inspected by a professional home inspector. This will help you understand the condition of the property and avoid unwanted surprises. When looking for an inspector, seek someone has experience, and ask them about their training and background. They should be professionally trained, and they should be certified or licensed where applicable. (Not all states and provinces require certification/licensure.) The inspector should be able to answer your basic questions, such as whether they are insured and bonded.
Keep in mind that a home inspection is a comprehensive visual assessment of the home and all of its systems and components at the time of the inspection. But not all home inspections are created equally.
Why Our Inspectors Are Better
Founded in 1987, NPI and GPI are proud to be among the oldest and most widely respected names in the home inspection industry. Our professionals have assessed more than 2 million properties in the United States and Canada, focusing on detailed, quality inspections and customer service.
NPI and GPI inspectors attend an intensive two-week training course at our home office in Omaha, Nebraska, and then they attend about 80 hours of field training with another NPI/GPI inspector. Keep in mind, too, that our inspectors are backed by a national company, and they have tech support available seven days a week from our home office should they have a question about something on your home.
The NPI and GPI Home Inspection
For your peace of mind, it’s important to understand everything possible about the home you are about to purchase. NPI and GPI inspections are designed to meet strict industry standards (such as ASHI and InterNACHI) and cover the home from roof to foundation:
- Lots and grounds, including grading, walks and driveway
- Exterior surfaces and siding
- Garage (attached or detached)
- Attic and insulation
- Electrical system
- Lighting control systems
- Structural components
- Heating system
- Air conditioning
- Plumbing system and fixtures
- Windows and doors
- Interior rooms
- Basement/crawl space
You may attend your entire home inspection or just the summary at the end. Your NPI or GPI inspector will provide you with a written inspection report that gives you a complete and accurate account of your home’s condition. The easy-to-read inspection summary and report lay out information for your use today and in the future.