Why get a Home Inspection?
Faced with possibly the largest financial commitment you will ever make, intelligent homebuyers, lenders and real estate professionals request a comprehensive home inspection to uncover potential safety issues and hidden problems BEFORE the purchase, so any unpleasant or costly surprises will be avoided. There is virtually no consumer protection for a home buyer. A thorough home inspection, performed by an unbiased inspector, provides a complete examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, thus possibly saving the home buyer many times the small inspection fee.
A professional home inspector is trained to interpret crucial clues and present a professional opinion of the property's condition. After the home inspection, you will have a much clearer understanding of your investment, of your family's safety, which will, in turn, give you greater confidence in your decision.
How much will my Home Inspection cost?
Pricing is based primarily on the square footage and age of the home or building. There may be extra fees for additional services. The fees are usually recovered by either the money saved on costly mistakes or the many maintenance tips provided in the report. Contact the inspector for current pricing.
How long will the average Inspection take?
This answer will vary with the size, location & components of an individual home. Based on an average single family home between 2000 & 3000 square feet the inspection should take approximately 3 to 4 hours.
What components of the home will be inspected?
An analysis of all areas are reported including roof, attic, electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling, appliances, floors, interior and exterior walls, garages, foundation, and structure, with an overall emphasis on function and safety.
Do I need to be present during the Home Inspection?
Your presence is encouraged, but not required. In addition to your report, your inspector may also point out proper maintenance procedures and inform you of preventive measures to ensure efficient functions of your home. A home inspector will also inform you of helpful hints such as: how to shut of the gas, where to locate your main electricity disconnect, furnace and water shut-off in the case of an emergency.
Do you do repairs or recommend contractors?
No. Our job is to identify any possible problems and give advice. We recommend the home buyer consult his or her agent for referrals.
Will we get a written report?
Yes. A comprehensive written inspection report with digital images will be available within 24 to 48 hours upon the completion of the inspection. A PDF version of the report will be sent by email. A hard copy may be available upon request.
In the event I have concerns prior to closing, can I contact the inspector?
Yes. Your Home Inspector can be reached by phone between 8am and 8pm, Monday through Saturday.
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