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Inspection Questions And Answers

Inspection Questions And Answers

What is a Home Inspection?

Do you have home inspection questions? A home inspection is a complete visual examination of the all the systems and physical structural elements of a home. Our emphasis is on identifying existing or potential problems that affect a purchasers buying decision.

Why do I need a Home Inspection?

A home is the largest purchase most people will ever make. It only makes sense to find out as much as you can about the house you are interested in before you buy. That way you can avoid costly surprise repairs and problems with your new home. Our report will also advise you of what maintenance is required to keep your home in top condition.

What does a Home Inspection include?

Our standard inspection report covers all the major systems and structural elements of the house. This includes a full inspection from foundation to roof. (excluding not within scope)

Do I need to be there during the Inspection?

No, you aren’t required to be there for the inspection. But we highly recommend that you be present. It’s a valuable learning experience for most people and will help you get the most benefit from the inspection. By following the inspector you can ask questions directly and the inspector can explain maintenance tips for specific areas. We feel you’ll be able to best understand the finished report and get the most benefit from it by having been there during the inspection.

How long will the Inspection take?

The time will vary depending on both the size and condition of the home. For most homes, 2 hours is pretty typical. But for larger homes, or homes in poor condition, it may take longer.

Does a newly constructed home need an Inspection?

Absolutely. A professional inspection of a new home is important. We can spot potential problems early, while they are still easy to correct. It’s especially valuable to arrange an inspection before the interior walls are finished.

Why can’t I do the Inspection myself?

Chances are that even if you are very familiar with home construction, you still don’t have the knowledge, training and experience of a professional Home Inspector. We’ve inspected thousands of homes. We are not only familiar with all the systems of a home, and how they work and need to be maintained, but we also know what to look for to tell us that they are getting ready to fail.

What if the Inspection uncovers problems?

Our report will tell you the condition of the house, including needed repairs and expenses. No house is going to be perfect. It is up to you to decide how any problems the inspection uncovers might affect your decision to purchase. If major problems are discovered, you may want to try negotiating with the seller to have them repaired before closing the deal.

Will you fix the problems you find during the Inspection?

No. The code of ethics of The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) prohibits its members from doing repair work on properties. This assures that there will never be any conflict of interest by the inspector. Our purpose is to provide an unbiased, objective third party report on the condition of the home.

If you have any other home inspection questions please feel free to give us a call or contact us directly online.

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