Home Inspection Frequently Asked Questions
Time varies based on who attend, the condition of the home and environmental conditions. Generally, figure two to four hours for the average 2,000 SF home. Time will be on the lower end of the scale if the buyer does not attend, longer if he does. When the buyer attends and asks questions, it takes more time.
Yes, this is a highly educational event. Go and learn. Ask questions. Participate. Our inspectors have loads of information they like to share!
Unless there are unforeseen circumstances, you will get your report the same day as the inspection.
It is our preference that sellers do not attend the inspection. However, if they must attend, we can certainly accommodate their needs.
There is no warranty on any home inspection. Our professional inspectors can only attest to the mechanical and structural condition of the property at the time of inspection. We always advise our clients to purchase a home warranty with any home.
While our inspectors are knowledgeable and can give broad cost ideas, we never suggest you make a decision without consulting a licensed, qualified specialist.
Absolutely, get our professional inspection! Any new home will have between 200-300 workers under the supervision of 35-75 subcontractors. Numerous different languages are spoken on the sight, so it is important that a knowledgeable, license inspector ensures the property is free of defects and deficiencies. We recommend three inspections; pre-pour of slab, pre-sheetrock and final. After you move in, and prior to your warranty expiration, you may even want to consider a pre-warranty expiration inspection.
Yes. We understand that ‘life happens’ and you may have a need to cancel and reschedule your inspection. If the need arises, please notify our schedulers 24 hours in advance of the scheduled inspection. We have thoughtfully reserved time for your detailed inspection and report, so if we are not given 24 hours notice, we reserve the right to charge $175.00.
Please note that we charge for most re-inspections. We will, if possible, conduct one free re-inspection on any home that we were not able to inspect due to circumstances beyond the buyer’s control. We make this re-inspection decision based on our travel time and scheduling constraints. There will be a charge if you need to name the time and/or date of the re-inspection or if you want us to inspect repairs based on our original, full inspection. Our minimum fee for re-inspection is $174.82.