Q: What will the inspection cover?

A: A thorough inspection covers everything from the roof 

to the foundation and everything in between.

  • Attics                   
  • Gutters
  • Grading
  • Ceilings
  • Chimneys
  • Water Heater
  • Insulation
  • Basement
  • Retaining Walls
  • Floors
  • Fireplace
  • Plumbing system
  • Ventilation
  • Crawlspace
  • Siding & Trim
  • Walls
  • Major Appliances
  • Air Conditioning
  • Roof & Flashings
  • Foundation
  • Driveways & Walkways
  • Doors & Windows
  • Electrical System
  • Heating

Q. How Long will the inspection take?

A. Most inspections take 3-4 hours. These times may vary depending on the size,age & condition of the home. 

Q: Should I be present for the inspection?

A: We recommend that you be present near the end of the inspection, however, you are welcome to be present from start to finish.

Q: What if I have questions after the inspection?

A: You can call us and discuss all aspects of your inspection whenever you like. Our service is a long-term investment.

Q. Do I have to be buying or selling a house in order to have a home inspection?

A: No.  Home Inspections are a good idea anytime you may be concerned about the conditions of your home.  This also includes if you have work completed by a contractor and want to insure that you are getting what you paid for.

Q: Why can't I have someone in my family, a handyman or contractor inspect my new home?

A: This is the biggest mistake many potential new homeowners make when purchasing a home. Although the person you are considering may be very skilled, they are not trained or experienced at professional home inspections. Professional home inspection is a unique skill. Many contractors, and other trade professionals, hire a professional home inspector to inspect their homes when they make a purchase prior to sell.

Q: Can a house fail inspection?

A: No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of your prospective home. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, or a municipal inspection, or local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe it's physical condition, and indicate what may need repair or replacement.

Q: What do I do if a report reveals problems?

A: No house is perfect. If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect.  A seller may adjust the purchase price or contract terms if major problems are found. If your budget is tight, or if you don't wish to become involved in future repair work, this information is extremely important to you.

Q: If the house proves to be in good condition, did I really need an inspection?
A: Definitely.  Now you can complete your home purchase with peace of mind as to the condition of the property and all equipment and systems. You will also have learned many things about your new home from the inspectors report. and will want to keep that information for future reference.


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