Home Inspection Services
"The First Key to Your New Home"




Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I choose a Home Inspector?
Call up and ask about their credentials and experience. If for some reason you don't feel comfortable asking this of the inspector when speaking with them on the phone then how will you feel asking questions at the inspection. You must feel that the inspector is qualified, experienced and attentive of your needs.

Q: What are your inspectors qualifications?
I am the sole proprietor and the only inspector for this company. I have 20 years in the residential construction business and have been a licensed home inspector for the past 3 years. I am currently certified through The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors and carry E and O insurance.
 I adhere to The Standards of Practice set forth by National Association of Certified Home Inspectors.

Q: Can A House Fail The Inspection?
No. A professional home inspector does not issue a pass or fail grade on a home. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of the prospective home. The home inspector will describe the physical condition of the home and indicate what may need repair or replacement.

Q: When Do I Get The Report?
I usually try to provide all reports to the client within 24 hours of the actual inspection. Some inspectors provide reports at the time of the inspection. I like to research certain items and feel that it is more accurate to write a report when not under the added pressure to finish right at the time of completion.

Q: What Kind Of Report Can I Expect?
. All reports are web based with details of areas inspected as well as pictures. A printable version is available on the web site and can be delivered to you as a hard copy upon request. Report will give easy to read details on:


  • The general condition of the home from the roof to the basement.
  • How things work.
  • Major and minor deficiencies.
  • Suggestions to remedy deficiencies.
  • Any major expenditure coming up.
  • What to watch out for.

Then I will review the report with you to make sure that you understand everything.

Q: When And How Do I Schedule A Home Inspection?
You generally have between seven and ten days after you sign the contract to get a home inspection. I would advise you to call ume as soon as you sign a contract on the prospective home. This will ensure that you can get the inspection done at a time that's most convenient for you.

When you're ready to schedule your inspection just, give me a call or schedule on line by going to the link rpovided at the left side of this page.

Q: How Much Does An Inspection Cost?
The price of the inspection varies based on the size of the home. Larger homes take longer to inspect, hence the fees for these homes are greater than those for a smaller home. However, don't let the price of the inspection determine whether or not you get a home inspection or the selection of your home inspector. The knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest priced inspector is not necessarily a bargain. The inspector's qualifications, including his experience, training, and professional affiliations should be the most important consideration.

Q: How Do I Pay The Inspector?
At the conclusion of the inspection payment is due. I accept personal checks (made out to Home Inspection Services), cash and all major credit cards. If you are unable to attend the inspection, I ask that you furnish me with your credit card information when scheduling your appointment. Your card will not be charged until the inspection is complete.

Q: What will the inspection cover?
A thorough Inspection covers everything from roof to the foundation.



Items that are included in the Inspection are as follows:
  • Attic
  • Insulation
  • Ventilation
  • Roof & Flashings
  • Gutters
  • Basement
  • Crawlspace
  • Foundation
  • Grading
  • Retaining Walls
  • Siding & Trim
  • Driveways & Walks
  • Ceilings
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Doors & Windows
  • Chimney
  • Fireplace
  • Major Appliances
  • Electrical System
  • Water Heater
  • Plumbing System
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating

Q: How long will the Inspection take?
Most Inspections take about two to four hours. These times may vary depending on the size, age & condition of the home.

Q: Should I be present during the Inspection?
We recommend that you be present at the site of the inspection, from start to finish.

Q: Why use your Services?
The purchase of a new home is one of the single most costly investments that a family will make. Along with the extra stresses this will add, there is also the fear factor of, "Will This Home Stand The Test of Time?" It is also important to know what YOU, as the primary investor, are getting for your money.

A home inspection is an excellent tool for you, the home buyer, to help determine not only the condition of the home, but to also help foresee any immediate unnecessary additional cost that may go unnoticed without the help of a home inspection. Home inspections are not a prediction of future performance, but can pinpoint existing problem areas.

Q: Why can't I have someone in my family who is very handy or a contractor, inspect my new home?
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 like no other. Professional inspectors get what we call an inspector's instinct for problems. That instinct takes extensive training and lots of experience doing inspections to develop. Many contractors, and other trades professionals hire a professional home inspector to inspect their homes when they make a purchase.

Q: What if I have questions after the inspection?
You can call me and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. Our service is a long-term investment.

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