frequently asked questions

What is a home inspection?

 A home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and major systems of a home. That can help save you a lot of money.

Why do I need a Home Inspection?

 

The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment you will ever make. You should know exactly what to expect, both indoors and out in terms of repair and maintenance and their costs.

  • A fresh coat of paint could be hiding serious structural problems.
  • Water marks in areas throughout the home could indicate a chronic seepage problem.


We can provide a professional opinion as to the condition of the property of the property before you buy, so you can avoid unpleasant surprises afterwards. That you could cost you thousands.

How much will a home inspection cost?

 

The inspection cost, will vary depending upon the size of the house, age, special structures, etc.


You can potentially save thousands of dollars if you are able to negotiate the repairs of the problems revealed by the inspector.


However, the cost should not be a factor in the decision whether or not to have a home inspection.

Can I do it myself?

 

Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector who has inspected hundreds, perhaps thousands of homes in his career.


An inspector is equally familiar with all the elements of home construction and with the proper installation, maintenance and interrelationship of those elements.


Even if you have the knowledge, will the home seller allow you to spend hours opening closets and going into the attic/crawl spaces?

What is the Standard Home Inspection Checklist?

My Standard Home Inspection Checklist contains over 400 items that should be thoroughly inspected in a typical home. My Standard Home Inspection covers more then what is Required, going above and beyond the Industry Standards.

How will I understand the report?

My Professionally written narrative reports take time to prepare. After I verbally go over everything with you on the job site. I deliver your final type written report to you by e-mail within 24 hours after the home inspection is complete. My reports are complete with photos, and easy to understand explanations.