FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Inspection Agreement?
The Inspection Agreement is a legally binding contract that limits the liability of both parties and explains the scope of the inspection, the agreed upon fees and other helpful information
What are the costs of a home inspection?
Our inspection fees are based on the size and age of the home and are calculated including detached garages and other structures that may be on the property. An inspection of a single family home up to 2000 square feet with an attached garage and a crawl space will generally cost $450. There may be travel or additional fees for inspections performed on holidays or outside the service area. Request and inspection and we’ll get back to you with a quote and availability.
What is the scope of the inspection?
When will I receive my report?
Because we use cutting edge mobile reporting software we can deliver our reports within 24 hours of the inspection. Our automated system will email you the pdf and a link to the web based report where you can view videos, photos, and other aspects of the report in more detail.
How long does the inspection take?
Depending on the size, age, and overall condition of the property and home; inspections can vary but most inspections take 3-4 hours. We believe in taking our time, not rushing, and providing a meticulous and efficient inspection.
Should the client be present?
Buying a home is a huge step and we encourage all of our clients to be present when we inspect their new home. It’s a great time for the inspector to explain important findings and for the client to ask questions or share concerns. We invite our clients to join us on all aspects of the inspection except for the roof and some confined spaces for safety concerns.
What if I have questions after the inspection?
What will the report point out?
MAINTENANCE ITEMS: Include components that were found to be in need of recurring or basic general maintenance to protect either a the component or the occupants. Also included in this section are items that were beginning to show signs of wear, but were, in the opinion of the inspector, still functional at the time of inspection. Typically these items are considered to represent a less significant immediate cost than those listed in the following two categories.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Include comments of a deficiency, a latent defect or a suggested improvement of a system which may have appeared functional at the time of inspection, however some benefit may be achieved by adhering to the recommendation.
SIGNIFICANT DEFECTS: Will denote a brief comment of a significantly deficient component or a condition which, will require a relatively short term correction and/or expense. These will typically fall into one of the following four categories:
1. Major defects. An example of this would be a structural failure.
2. Things that may lead to major defects, such as a small roof-flashing leak, for example.
3. Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home.
4. Safety hazards, such as lack of GFCI-protection.