What is a one-year warranty inspection?
Every new home comes with a 12-month builders warranty. During that time the builder is required to repair any defects that are discovered. Many home owners however, don’t discover these problems until it’s too late. So a one-year warranty inspection is an inspection done after about 10 or 11 months to detect problems before the warranty expires.
What do you do during a one-year warranty inspection?
During a one-year warranty inspection we systematically move through the home (inside and out) testing and inspecting according to a stringent set of home inspection standards. Doors and windows are tested. Plumbing fixtures are tested and documented. Appliances are tested. The roof, foundation and walls are inspected. The electrical panel is opened and inspected. Furnaces, air conditioners and water heaters are inspected and tested. The inspection is very thorough and a report is generated for you to take to the builder to request repairs.
If you don’t have a one-year warranty inspection done, after the warranty expires you will be the one paying for repairs.
See our article New Construction Inspection for a list of items we’ve found in new home. This type of inspection is well worth the investment.