Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: How do I choose a Home Inspector?
A: Call him. He should have educational training to be a home inspector, not just construction experience. Make sure he belongs to one of the most respected organizations, like ASHI or NACHI.
Q: What will the inspection cover?
A: A thorough Inspection covers everything from roof to the foundation. Check out our sample report for an extensive list of what we include in our report: Sample Report
Q: When do I receive my report?
A: You will be provided with a deluxe easy to read digital report that will be emailed to you, and if requested your Agent within 24 hours after the completion of the inspection.
Q: How long will the inspection take?
A: Most Inspections take about 2 to 3 hours to complete. These times may vary depending on the size, age & condition of the home.
Q:Should I be present during the inspection?
A: We recommend that you be present at the site of the inspection, from start to finish. If you can only be there for a short time period, the end of the inspection time frame is the preferred time so all issues can be talked about with your inspector.
Q: Why use our services?
A: The purchase of a new home is one of the single most costly investments that a family will make. Along with the extra stresses this will add, there is also the fear factor of, “Will This Home Stand The Test of Time?” Will I be buying a “MONEY PIT?” It is also important to know what YOU, as the primary investor, are getting for your money.
A home inspection is an excellent tool for you, the home buyer, to help determine not only the condition of the home, but to also help foresee any immediate unnecessary additional cost that may go unnoticed without the help of a home inspection. Home inspections are not a prediction of future performance, but can pinpoint existing problem areas.
Q: Why can’t I have someone in my family who is very handy or a contractor, inspect my new home?
A: This is the biggest mistake many potential new homeowners make when purchasing a home. Although the person you are considering may be very skilled, they are not trained or experienced at professional home inspections. Professional home inspection is a unique skill like no other. Professional inspectors get what we call an inspector’s instinct for problems. That instinct takes extensive training and lots of experience doing inspections to develop. Many contractors, and other trades professionals hire a professional home inspector to inspect their homes when they make a purchase.
Q: What if I have questions after the inspection?
A: You can call us and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. Our service is a long-term investment.
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