The HomeInspeKtor Blog

All the useful articles about home inspections and related topics, that are relevant for a wide variety of roles. If you are either a Home Inspector or a Home Buyer or an Interior Designer or an Architect or just a interested observer, this blog has something for you. Go ahead, read up and feel free to share.

Benefits of a Home Inspection

Benefits of a home inspection

HomeInspeKtor has been providing home inspection services in Bangalore to thousands of satisfied customers for the past 3 years. The co-founders of HomeInspeKtor, Sudhi and Vivek explain below the benefits of a Home Inspection.

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Preventing Dampness – Methods

Dampness in buildings may occur due to bad design, faulty construction process and use of poor quality of materials. Dampness not only affects the life of the building but also creates unhygienic conditions of the important items of work in the construction of a building. Following methods are generally adopted to prevent the effects of dampness in building

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Electrocution and First Aid

Electrocution is a severe injury by electric shock when electric current passes through the body. Read more about its effects and what First Aid steps can be taken in response to Electrocution.

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Effects of Dampness

Dampness is one of the important aspects to keep in mind throughout the construction life cycle of a building. If neglected, it can have many negative effects.

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Safe Practices at Construction Sites

Safety of individuals on-site is of the utmost priority. We recommend following the guidelines below when visiting a construction site whether you might be a home buyer, contractor, home inspector, construction worker or any other individual

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Dampness in walls

Causes of Dampness

Dampness is one of the important aspects to keep in mind throughout the construction life cycle of a building. If neglected, it can affect the structure adversely and create unhygienic conditions for its occupants. The following are the major causes of dampness

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Only at HomeInspeKtor

7 features you find ONLY AT HOMEINSPEKTOR Internationally qualified home inspectorsSimple yet robust digital systemAnytime, anywhere Report accessProprietary cloud based tech platfromSafe and convenient PaymentsReports in 72 hours5 Star Testimonials Previous Next The best home inspection providers in Bangalore www.homeinspektor.com

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Life after a Home Inspection?

Congratulations on getting an home inspection done. We trust that the home inspection process added value to your Real Estate transaction by validating the quality of your dream home. Having your home inspected is not the last step though. You may need to get your home furnished, interiors decorated, give it

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HomeInspeKtor – A company of firsts!

HomeInspeKtor is THE pioneering company of home inspections in India. Here are just a few of the firsts that can be attributed to us: HomeInspeKtor is the first company in India to start offering home inspection services HomeInspeKtor is the first company in India to offer services with InterNACHI qualified

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Home Inspection after possession

One question that many home owners ask us is this: I have already taken possession of my home. Do you think it makes sense for me to go in for a home inspection?

Well, here’s what we think.

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The future of home inspections

Sudhi, the CEO of www.homeinspektor.com – the leading home inspection provider in Bangalore, shares his thoughts on what he thinks will be the future of the home inspection industry and thereby the future of home inspectors.

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How to provide a testimonial

How to provide a testimonial Testimonials go a long way in helping people make up their mind about HomeInspeKtor – the best Home inspection service in Bangalore. By providing us with a testimonial, you are helping others take advantage of the same world class service as yourself. Via our Website

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Do I need a home inspection if my neighbor got one recently?

Of course you do. Home building is a skill that is specialized and therefore extremely manual. Consistent quality can only be guaranteed if machines are used and not human beings since human beings are more prone to mistakes. While the quality of two cars from the same production line can be assured to be

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Customer Speak

Here are just a few of the nice words that customers have said about HomeInspeKtor. ProfessionalThe BestSmooth ProcessVery HelpfulPleasantly SurprisedAwesome ServiceAttention to DetailExcellent AnalysisGreat Customer Satisfaction Worth the money Useful Service Capable Team Found ALL issues Saves Money in the long run Excellent Report Highly Recommended Thorough and ReliableYoung and EnergeticDetailed

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From Quora: What is more important to you when choosing a Home Inspector?

From Quora: What is more important to you when choosing a Home Inspector? Here’s an answer in the Indian context. The most important parameter to decide on a home inspector is quality of service. Do not believe the sales pitch of the inspector but instead rely on the testimonials/reviews/feedback that actual customers have provided. There

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Why HomeInspeKtor?

Ever wondered, Why HomeInspeKtor? It is only natural for people to occasionally wonder, why they should order an inspection with HomeInspeKtor rather than someone else. Click the button below to find out why! Click Here

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From Quora: How long will a Home Inspection take?

Our answer to the question How long will a Home Inspection take from Quora: https://www.quora.com/How-long-will-the-home-inspection-take Let me provide an answer in the Indian context based on our[1] experience. The best[2] home inspection companies typically send two engineers – a civil and an electrical to perform a home inspection that involves 100+ checks.

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Home Inspections might be part of MahaRERA soon: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

Home Inspections might be part of MahaRERA soon: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis The Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis recently said the government will consider initiating third-party inspections of construction to monitor the quality of construction. Read the Mumbai Mirror article below: https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/civic/govt-to-widen-scope-of-maharera-soon-says-cm-fadnavis/articleshow/63993316.cms Source: Mumbai Mirror (May 2)

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Redesigned HomeInspeKtor.com website launched!

On this lovely Monday morning in April, we launch our new and revamped website www.homeinspektor.com.   New Customers If you have landed at www.homeinspektor.com and wish to Signup / Login or Create a new home inspection request , just use the tricolor on the left as instructed below! LOGIN/SIGNUP: Clicking on the saffron

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The best Home Inspectors in India are here

We have the best home inspectors in India working for HomeInspeKtor. Here are just a few of our testimonials to support our case. “Very efficient and professional team!!!!” “Vivek and team did an excellent job in the pre-delivery inspection of my villa” “They have done fantastic job of finding out

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Ten fundamental rights of a home buyer in India

Right to information about the progress of the house Right to delivery of the house on time Right to compensation if any delays depending on the agreement Right to good quality of the house Right to the house meeting the agreed specification Right to everything being legal with respect to

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Quality and what it means for Home Buyers

As a buyer it is your right to expect a quality product. Whether you are buying vegetables, or electronics, you want value for your money. No one likes to be cheated. You pay for something and the minimum you expect is for the product that you bought to function according

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How software can help with performing better home inspections

Home inspection post COVID-19 Home Inspection Mobile App Certified Inspectors Most traditional industries are benefiting from the digital revolution i.e. the usage of software and other digital tools to improve various processes within the industry and introduce efficiencies that couldn’t be imagined before. Whether it is app based transportation or

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Home Inspection – A stitch in time saves nine!

An article by one of our home inspectors about the usefulness of home inspections. As home inspectors, they see it all – from a premium stately home to a basic chalet. No matter the expanse or condition of the dwelling, the inspector carries out a comprehensive examination to ensure buyers

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Demystifying Electrical load

An article by one of our home inspectors providing more information about electrical load. Not many would know about type of electrical connections and load factors in Domestic wiring. Broadly, either a house has single-phase or three-phase connection. Lets understand why do we need three-phase to our home, technically & more needfully, if you happen to own

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8 Things To Expect During A Home Inspection Visit

Reading time: 2-3 minutes Once someone opts to go for a home inspection service, they have taken the most important step towards getting insights on their dream home and understanding if the property is of the right quality. This makes the home buyer better than most of the Indian home

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What are home inspections?

Reading time: 7-8 minutes Although it is unlikely that you would have heard of them, the concept of home inspections in India is catching up quickly. Not just buyers, but even sellers are now willing to invest in quality home inspection services. A trained home inspector administers a visual examination

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Do it yourself with the MyInspeKtor app

                        Ever wondered what all you need to look for when you take possession of a home? Have you ever thought if a home being handed over to you is really ready? Worry no more, the MyInspeKtor app by

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Is a home inspection worth it?

We Indians think twice before spending and expect multifold returns for every rupee spent and home inspections are no different. Home Inspection is a process of determining the liveable condition of the house and to be aware of possible surprises as early as possible. These surprises could cause minor inconveniences

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HomeInspeKtor – Behind the scenes!

Some recent pictures of the HomeInspeKtor family! More pictures at https://www.facebook.com/pg/homeinspeKtor/photos/.                                               Visit https://www.homeinspektor.com/in/#about to know who’s who.

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HomeInspeKtor – The present and the future!

HomeInspektor aims to be the trusted advisor of Home Buyers and Sellers throughout the world. HomeInspektor’s solves real world problems in real estate using the combination of tools & technology, supported by robust processes and trained personnel HomeInspeKtor leverages a built-from-scratch, cloud based, feature-rich marketplace + qualified home inspectors + a

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10 reasons I do NOT need a Home Inspection

I am taking possession of my home soon. Here are the reasons I do not want a Home Inspection: I am intelligent and can find issues myself – how difficult could it be? I trust my builder. I am sure he has done a great job. What can possibly go wrong

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Optimizing Electricity Supply – Lessons from Water Supply

There are interesting similarities between Power and Water supplies: – Like water supply from utility companies, we also get power supply from distribution companies.  – We have water meters similar to power meters. – We store water in tank/overhead tank to use after the supply. In a similar manner we use

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HomeInspeKtor, Meet Walabot!

Walabot is a 3D imaging sensor that lets you uncover things hidden in the world around you. With a Walabot, you are able to look through walls, objects and materials therefore the device lends itself to use within the inspection process. Walabot uses radio frequency for it detection and was initially

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6. Washroom (Bathrooms) Issues

Washroom Issues Most of the leakages or seepages are usually seen in the Washrooms. Before you finalize the house, do not forget to check the Washrooms.  The common leaks around the bathtubs and showers, drains, sinks etc might look very simple, but sometimes they can cause very expensive damages to

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5. Electrical Fittings and Connections

From our past experiences, we have surely learned the hard way that there are some very essential things that should be checked before signing the papers to buy a new home or before moving into a rental accommodation. Of course, you’ll have a professional do an inspection and look over

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4. Flooring Issues

Flooring Issues When I finally found my dream house, I got so caught up in excitement to move into my soon-to-be completed house that I completely forget about the things I was supposed to focus on. In this article, we would like to look into the common flooring issues you

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3. Plumbing Issues

Plumbing Issues It has always been noticed that many home buyers/tenants move into new homes without paying much attention to the state of plumbing system only to realize later that everything isn’t as rosy as they thought.  Before you move into a new home, it’s always advisable to look at

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2. Cracks in Walls

Cracks in walls are not just ugly, but they can also be warning signs for serious problems with the foundation of the house. There can be multiple reasons for cracks in the home. In the majority of cases small, hairline cracks in walls, ceilings and plaster can be a sign

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Seepage or Dampness on Walls

The #1 Home Inspection Provider In Bangalore & Chennai, HomeInspeKtor, Offers Detailed Seepage Inspections Of Your Home. Connect With Us Today To Learn How A Comprehensive Seepage Inspection Can Help You.

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What should I check before moving into a new home?

It is always pretty exciting to move into a new home, whether a rented property or own home. Most of the time, we tend to overlook problems with the property because we are in a hurry to move in. Usually, the rental broker or the property owner tries to rush you or pressurize

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A case for Home Inspections in India

Home Inspections is assumed, at least in the western world, to be a worldwide practice. Not really. What is a common practice in the rest of the world is not so in India. Why is this? While the real estate market is flat if not growing, the houses are getting more

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Quality issues with Indian homes

As the leading home inspection company in India and having conducted hundreds of home inspections across India, we have built a database of quality issues with Indian homes. The advantage of having this information is that we can splice and dice this information the way we want it – across

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Is your home ready to be inspected?

Is your home ready to be inspected? Here are a few pointers to keep in mind before you schedule an inspection: When did you last visit the home? If you haven’t visited the site within the last 2-3 weeks, make sure you visit it again before you schedule an inspection.

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Dampness – A short overview

A short overview of dampness by one of our Home Inspectors – Mohammed Hanifa. A 10 minute read. Dampness is a state of excess or unwanted moisture which may be harmful in the context of walls/structure and may reduce its lifespan. The reasons for the same may be one or more

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Cracks – A thorough analysis

An analysis of cracks by one of our Home Inspectors – Mohammed Hanifa. A 10 minute read. What are cracks? Narrow gaps/lines on the surface of the concrete that splits apart are called cracks. Technically the voids present in the paste-aggregate interface the neighboring voids which persist in forming a

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Home Inspection Association of India (HIA) launched

A bunch of companies operating in the Home Inspection space across the country (HomeInspeKtor, MACJ, CheckMyProp, Meazurements, E-Ghar) met together in Mumbai and launched the Home Inspection Association of India (HIA) on the 22nd of January 2018. HomeInspeKtor is one of the patron members of HIA, amongst others. All members of

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HomeInspeKtor showcased at NPC2016

HomeInspeKtor was showcased at the annual NASSCOM Product Conclave held in Vivanta By Taj, Yeshwanthpur on the 26th and 27th of October, 2016. There was a pre-selection process after which HomeInspeKtor and a few other products were selected to display a booth at the venue. The HomeInspeKtor booth was quite

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