What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. It is carried out by a home inspector who has special equipment and training to carry out such inspections. A home inspection is important because it allows the client to make an informed decision about buying or selling a home. A thorough inspection will typically include the roof, basement, crawl space, attic, heating and cooling system, plumbing, electrical, foundation and other aspects of the structure.
Why do I need a home inspection?
Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.
What is included in your typical home inspection?
Our regular home inspections include the following elements: Foundation, Structural, Exterior Grading, Exterior Roof, Heating & Cooling, Attic, Insulation & Ventilation, Electrical, Plumbing, and Interior.
How long does a typical home inspection take?
The thorough home inspection to ensure maximum safety and functionality of your home should take between 3 and 4 hours on site.
Will I be able to attend the inspection?
Yes! This is a valuable educational opportunity. Never pass up this opportunity to see your prospective home through the eyes of an certified inspector.
Can a house fail a home inspection?
No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value. It is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement.
How soon after the inspection will I receive my completed report?
Our typical turnaround time is 24 hours after the inspection. With our advanced technology, we deliver our reports electronically. This speeds up the delivery process and allows you to review your completed report and make informed decisions without having to wait for a paper copy.
How do I obtain a copy of my report?
Your report will be delivered via email. However, we do not release reports until payment is received.
How can I pay for my inspection?
We accept cash, check, money order or credit/debit card.
What do I need to have ready when I schedule an inspection?
- YOUR NAME, PROPERTY ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS
- SELLERS DISCLOSURE IF AVAILABLE
- NAME OF PERSON THAT REFERRED YOU.