The answer to this question will really depend on the kind of defects the house has and what will be required to fix them. For example, if the report shows up issues such as smoke detectors not functioning correctly or a roof that has a few missing shingles etc. these are problems that are easy and fairly inexpensive to correct. Some problems, on the other hand, could be a lot more serious, defects such as major structural issues, mold and wood rot etc. these would be a much bigger issue and much more expensive to correct. Some issues might even be too big to fix.
So, if the home inspector is also a building contractor, is it okay for them to fix any problems they discover? Although this may seem like a good idea, it’s not always a good decision. Why? Because it could appear advantageous for the inspector to find issues just so that they can fix them, this would then call into question the accuracy of the home inspection report. When choosing a home inspection company, make sure they are fully aware of and abide by InterNACHI’s Code of Ethics.
Yes, an InterNACHI certified home inspector is be best choice when it comes to having a thorough home inspection. We are well aware that your potential new home needs to have the best home inspection possible so that you can enjoy it for many years to come.