FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does an inspection take?

A typical 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1300 sq. ft. home with a crawl space and garage takes about 3 hours. Mobile homes and homes on slabs take about 45 minutes less.

Do I need to be present for the inspection?

No. However you will learn a great deal more about your prospective purchase if you are. Many buyers use the home inspection as an opportunity to take another in depth look at the home they are considering buying. That said, we understand busy schedules and are happy to inspect on our own, or have you / your agent meet us for the last 30 minutes or so for a re-cap.

Is it possible to get a weekend / evening appointment?

Sure! We realize that in real Estate there are MANY individuals involved who’s schedules need to be worked around. We do what we can to be available to meet our clients needs. If you need a re-inspection at 8:00 Thursday night for a Friday closing, or your only day off is Saturday, we get it, and can make it work.

How long does it take to get the report?

We typically have reports completed within 48 hours of the inspection. If you have a time sensitivity, please tell us!

Do your reports include pictures?

Absolutely! In fact, we warn clients “don’t be worried about all of the pictures you see us taking, we use them as notes”. We share pictures in our reports when they will be helpful to clarify an issue or condition.

What standards do you use when inspecting?

http://www.nachi.org/sopintro.htm

Why do you charge extra to bill to escrow?

Because we are simply offering a service and are not a party to your Real Estate transaction. A typical escrow takes 30 days if all goes right. Most lenders will not allow inspections to be paid from escrow, so they kick our invoice back to the party that ordered our service, and they typically take an additional 30 days to pay. Most inspectors won’t wait 60 days to be paid for a service that has been provided. We don’t mind, but the service is not offered free of charge.

Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Unlike most professionals you hire, you probably won’t meet me until your inspection appointment--after you've hired me. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and pricing.

One thing that’s certain is that a home inspection requires a lot of work. Ultimately, a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort.

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