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Top 3 Benefits of Working with a Third-Party Inspector
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Are you a construction site manager, a homeowner looking to receive the best market value for your listing, or a buyer wanting to invest in a property? If so, there are many different aspects of your project that compete to dominate your focus. In order to ensure your construction project or home search runs smoothly, you’ll want to get an inspection, and not just any old inspection will do. A biased or incomplete inspection can lead to safety problems down the road. Working with a third-party inspector can offer you an unbiased report and improved quality control — plus these three additional benefits.

1. Early Detection

Third-party inspectors can catch problems and incompliant factors early, so you don’t have to deal with the headache of trying to correct these issues in the future. The further along the project is, the more costly these repairs can be, which could lead to zoning variances and ultimately project delay.

2. Environmental Acceleration

If you’re trying to get your LEED certification, third-party inspectors can help move this process along, ensuring that you meet the appropriate regulations. Additionally, if the house or building is to be equipped with solar panels, the inspector can make sure you are in compliance with the National Electrical Codes and in line with the manufacturer’s given guidelines for the installation. Identifying any problems early on can save you from redoing part of or this entire portion of the project.

3. Permit Protection

Securing permits is often a particularly frustrating venture for a construction project manager. Permits range in complexity and in reference, and missing one can mean large problems. By hiring a third-party inspector, you can prevent any permit-related delays or fines, making sure you fit within all of the local requirements early on in the process, or warning you of potential missteps that could happen in the future.

Hiring a third-party inspector is ultimately an investment in the future of your project. Such a professional has the ability to prevent potential errors before they have gained momentum, preventing delays, costly corrections, and fines.

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John Pittman
John Pittman