Frequently Asked Questions About Home Inspections

The house looks like it's in great shape. Do I really need to pay for a professional home inspector?
Most lenders require a complete home inspection report before finalizing a loan. More importantly, it is to your benefit to make this small investment so you will know everything you need to know about the property before making one of the largest financial decisions of your life. Even brand new homes can have problems that you can't see without a trained eye. Why take any chances?

Do I have to be there for the inspection?
No, though we strongly encourage it. When you accompany your professional home inspector, you will  see first-hand what the inspector sees to fully understand the property and its systems. Our inspector also takes the time to explain and educate you on the home's systems and maintenance requirements to further help you make an informed decision.

How long does a home inspection take?
This depends on the size and age of the structure, but it typically takes between two and three hours for a thorough, top-to-bottom inspection. While we appreciate the value of your time, we will not take the chance of missing even the smallest detail by speeding through an inspection. We are available 7 days a week to enable you to schedule an inspection at the most convenient time for you.

When will I receive the report?
We usually have your home inspection report by the following day of the inspection, including a complete summary, inspection checklist, and photographic record on a CD for convenient access and referral. Since we work only for you, copies of the report are shared with others, such as your real estate agent or lender, only upon your direct request.

What happens if a house fails a home inspection?
We make no pass or fail determination when we perform a home inspection – that is completely up to you whether a property meets your standards or not. We examine a property to provide a thorough and unbiased description of the condition of the structure and its systems to provide complete information to you in order to enable you to make an informed decision. If problems are revealed during a home inspection, you will be able to make adjustments in your purchase offer, request the seller to make the repairs, or opt out of the sale completely if any problems are not something you are prepared to deal with.

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