How long does a home inspection take?
A typical inspection should take 2 to 3 hours to complete. This can vary, given the current condition and size of the home, the accessibility of mechanical systems, and so on.
What do you look at?
We inspect the major systems of the house. These include the Roof, Exterior, Structure, Electrical, Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Insulation, and Interior. Our goal is to identify any existing major problems that would affect a typical buyer's decision to purchase.
How much does an inspection cost?
Our typical fee for an inspection starts at $375.00 (See Pricing on BOOKING PAGE ) and changes with the size and details of you property. However, some factors will affect the fee. If you are comparing home inspection firms, the fee charged should not be the deciding factor unless the level of service offered is identical. Remember, you are considering a major purchase or sale and your choice of home inspector should be based on getting the best value, not just the best price.
What is included in the fee?
- Complete home inspection conducted by an experienced professional.
- Comprehensive written home inspection report with photos.
- Technical support for as long as you own your home.
- Up to date modern specialized equipment.
Can I follow along?
Definitely. We encourage you to attend. The inspection is a valuable learning experience for most home-buyers.'
Do I get a written report? When?
You do receive a written report. It would be unfair to ask you to remember all of the things we cover during a home inspection. The report includes a summary of the condition of the home and details on all the major systems of the home along with corresponding photos. It is delivered on site or within 24 hours after the inspection.
Do you offer a warranty on the house?
A home inspection is a professional opinion based on less-than-complete information. It's a little like getting a check-up from your doctor: It improves your odds of good health but there is no guarantee or warranty.
Some problems can only be discovered by living in a house - they cannot be discovered during a home inspection. For example, some shower stalls leak when people use the shower but don't leak when you simply turn on the shower to test. Some roofs and basements only leak when specific weather conditions exist. Some problems will only be discovered when carpets are lifted, furniture is moved or finishes are removed. As such, we cannot and do not offer a warranty on the house.
Our inspectors also keep their skills current with continuing education programs both through the company and on their own.
How many days notice do I need to give you?
Our team of inspectors are ready to serve you quickly. However, when the sale of a home is conditional on the results of a home inspection, it can be as soon as next day to usually no more than three days lead time for a home inspection. The sooner you schedule the better.