Frequently Asked Questions About Home Inspections
Why should I pay for a home inspection?
Your home will probably be the biggest investment you've ever made. Homes need constant upkeep. Things go wrong and deteriorate, and some may start out with problems. Many home owners are oblivious to the fact that the home has problems. The disclosure statement from this type of owner may have many shortfalls that could come back to haunt a new owner.
Why does a new home need a Home Inspection?
Barry Stone, The House Detective, has some examples of why new homes need to be inspected! Read his article
How long does the inspection take?
Our thorough inspections usually take between 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours, however, it varies based on the size and age of the home. older homes, homes with crawlspaces or multiple mechanical systems may take longer.
Who gets the inspection report?
As the purchaser of the inspection service you get the report. Nobody else gets it without your authorization. If you like, we will email, fax, or mail one to your real estate agent or lawyer at no extra cost to you.
What does a home inspection include?
We check all mechanical systems of the home, heating and air conditioning, interior plumbing and electrical systems, roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, foundation, basement, and visible structure.
Is there any follow-up support after the inspection?
When you hire us, we become your home consultants for as long as you own that home. We are available for consultations on any questions you may have relating to the home inspection.
Can a home "fail" the inspection?
No, a professional inspection is simply an examination into the current condition of your prospective real estate purchase. It is not an appraisal or code inspection. An inspector will only describe its condition and indicate major and minor repairs that may be needed.