What do you look at?
We inspect the major systems of the house. These include the Roof, Exterior, Structure, Electrical, Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Insulation, and Interior. Our goal is to identify any existing major problems that would affect a typical buyer's decision to purchase.
How much does an inspection cost?
Our typical fee for an inspection for a home under 2500 sq. ft. is $379.00. However, some factors will affect the fee. If you are comparing home inspection firms, the fee charged should not be the deciding factor unless the level of service offered is identical. Remember, you are considering a major purchase and your choice of home inspector should be based on getting the best value, not just the best price.
What is included in the fee?
Is the report confusing?
No. We summarize our findings right away with you as well as the first page of your report. Details will be explained in the body of the report where the pictures and reference links will help you in identifying items discussed.
Can I follow along?
Definitely. We encourage every buyer to attend. The inspection is a valuable learning experience for most home buyers.'
Do I have to take notes?
You don't have to take notes during the inspection. We will document everything in a written report. It's much better to follow the inspector through, listening to his comments to make sure you understand. It's also a great opportunity to ask questions and to clarify anything that confuses you.
Can I ask questions?
Absolutely! We have inspected thousands of homes and one is never the same as the other. You may want to bring some particular questions that you have regarding your home. You should also feel free to stop the inspector at any time, and ask questions as you go. If the inspector's comments or explanations are not clear, please ask for an explanation until you feel comfortable with there answer.
What should I wear?
You should dress comfortably and be prepared to spend roughly 2 1/2 hours walking through the home with the inspector. You won't have to climb on the roof or go into the attic, so your clothes won't get dirty.
Can I bring my family?
We recommend that you not bring your family. This is a technical evaluation, and you should focus on the inspector's comments - we find the fewer distractions, the better.
If it's really bad, will you tell us not to buy the house?
No. Our goal is to report on the condition of the house, indicating potential repairs and expenses. Ultimately, it is your decision as to whether or not you buy the house. The home inspection is very important but it is only one piece of the puzzle. Only you know all of the factors at play.
Do you offer a warranty on the house?
A home inspection is a professional opinion based on less-than-complete information. It's a little like getting a check-up from your doctor: It improves your odds of good health but there is no guarantee or warranty. Some problems can only be discovered by living in a house - they cannot be discovered during a home inspection. For example, some shower stalls leak when people use the shower but don't leak when you simply turn on the shower. Some roofs and basements only leak when specific weather conditions exist. Some problems will only be discovered when carpets are lifted, furniture is moved or finishes are removed. As such, we cannot and do not offer a warranty on the house.
Home warranty programs are available from others. We would be happy to help you contact a warranty company.
Do I get a written report? When?
You do receive a complete written report e-mailed to you within 24 hours. We will summarize the inspection before we leave so you will have most of the information right then. It would be unfair to ask you to remember all of the things we cover during a home inspection. The report will include a written summary of the condition we discussed in the home and then the details and any recommendations on all of the major systems of the home inspection.
Do I have a choice of reports?
Of course we will work with you to customize your report to the best of our abilities. Call to get pricing of select packages availability.
How many days notice do I need to give you?
Our team of inspectors is ready to serve you quickly. We will work to be as accommodating as possible. We have done some with only a few hours notice. We recognize this is a competitive market and pride ourselves in customer service.
So...... Call today 431-997-9227 to book your inspection, so you have the knowledge to make the informed choice!
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