How do I choose a Home Inspector?
A: Call up and ask about their credentials and experience. If for
some reason you don't feel comfortable asking this of the inspector when
speaking with them on the phone then how will you feel asking questions at the
inspection. You must feel that the inspector is qualified, experienced and
attentive of your needs.
are your inspectors qualifications?
A: I am the sole
proprietor and the only inspector for this company. I have 20 years in the residential
construction business and have been a licensed home inspector for the past 3 years.
I am currently certified through The National Association of Certified Home
Inspectors and carry E and O insurance.
I adhere to The Standards of Practice set forth by National Association of
Certified Home Inspectors.
Can A House Fail The Inspection?
A: No. A professional home inspector does not issue a pass or fail
grade on a home. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current
condition of the prospective home. The home inspector will describe the physical
condition of the home and indicate what may need repair or replacement.
Do I Get The Report?
A: I usually try
to provide all reports to the client within 24 hours of the actual inspection.
Some inspectors provide reports at the time of the inspection. I like to
research certain items and feel that it is more accurate to write a report when
not under the added pressure to finish right at the time of completion.
Kind Of Report Can I Expect?
A: . All reports
are web based with details of areas inspected as well as pictures. A printable
version is available on the web site and can be delivered to you as a hard copy
upon request. Report will give easy to read details on:
- The general condition
of the home from the roof to the basement.
- How things work.
- Major and minor
- Suggestions to remedy
- Any major expenditure
- What to watch out for.
Then I will review the
report with you to make sure that you understand everything.
And How Do I Schedule A Home Inspection?
A: You generally
have between seven and ten days after you sign the contract to get a home
inspection. I would advise you to call ume as soon as you sign a contract on the
prospective home. This will ensure that you can get the inspection done at a
time that's most convenient for you.
When you're ready to
schedule your inspection just, give me a call or schedule on line by going to
the link rpovided at the left side of this page.
Much Does An Inspection Cost?
A: The price of
the inspection varies based on the size of the home. Larger homes take longer to
inspect, hence the fees for these homes are greater than those for a smaller
home. However, don't let the price of the inspection determine whether or not
you get a home inspection or the selection of your home inspector. The knowledge
gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest priced
inspector is not necessarily a bargain. The inspector's qualifications,
including his experience, training, and professional affiliations should be the
most important consideration.
Do I Pay The Inspector?
A: At the
conclusion of the inspection payment is due. I accept personal checks (made out
to Home Inspection Services), cash and all major credit cards. If you are unable
to attend the inspection, I ask that you furnish me with your credit card
information when scheduling your appointment. Your card will not be charged
until the inspection is complete.
What will the inspection cover?
A: A thorough Inspection covers everything from roof to the
that are included in the Inspection are as follows:
- Roof &
- Retaining Walls
- Siding &
- Driveways &
- Doors &
- Water Heater
- Plumbing System
long will the Inspection take?
Inspections take about two to four hours. These times may vary depending on the
size, age & condition of the home.
Should I be present during the Inspection?
A: We recommend
that you be present at the site of the inspection, from start to finish.
Why use your 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?" 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
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.
if I have questions after the inspection?
A: You can call me
and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. Our service is a
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