If you’re planning any real estate transaction on the island of Oahu, whether that’s buying or selling, you’ll need to find a professional Oahu home inspector to make sure everything is in order with the property. Of course, that can be a challenge on Oahu, given the wide range of architectural styles that might be at play -- you could be dealing with a downtown condo in a high rise, or the single-wall homes that dominated Hawaii’s architectural scene well into the 1970s. So how can you find an inspector you can trust?
First of all, you’ll want to make sure that the home inspector you choose will be thorough in looking at all the areas of the home that could be at risk depending on its unique building characteristics. Not all of these will apply for all types of properties, but an inspection should generally cover the following: the roof, attic, and all crawl spaces; the plumbing and electrical systems; the kitchen and any appliances that are to be transferred with the property; the heating and cooling systems of the home, if present; the foundation or slab; the interior floors, walls and ceilings; and the garage, if present.
If you choose Inspect Hawaii to be your Oahu home inspector, you’ll get all that and more. We go above and beyond by also performing thermal scans of any areas prone to problems. That means a scan of electrical panels (where heat could indicate danger) and kitchen and bath areas (where low temperatures can indicate water damage). We even provide a 90-day guarantee on key structural and mechanical aspects of a property, and will provide a complimentary follow-up inspection within 90 days to check up on repairs related to any concerns we’ve uncovered. Our mission is to make sure you have all the information you need to make a wise decision when buying or selling your property. And, of course, we’ll make sure all that information is delivered to you promptly and courteously.