Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Professional Home Inspection?

A professional inspection is a comprehensive, unbiased analysis of the condition of the home's major components, systems, and construction by a certified professional inspector.  A digital report with photos detailing the inspector's findings is delivered at the site.  We help our clients become familiar with their home and educate them about the type of construction, maintenance, and the condition of the home. 

What does a home inspection include?

A professional imspection is a complete visual inspection of the home including:

  • Foundation, including Pier and Beam
  • Structural
  • Roofing
  • Exterior, walls, siding, etc.
  • Porches and Decks
  • Attic
  • Electrical Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Interior
  • Doors and windows
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
  • Ventilation
  • Insulation
  • Fireplaces
  • Appliances
  • Sprinkler Systems

Why do I need a home inspection?

 We help to eliminate risks, eliminate surprises, and provide you peace of mind. A professional inspection points out the positive aspects of a home, as well as the maintenance that will be necessary to keep it in good shape. After an inspection, both parties have a much clearer understanding of the value and needs of the property. For homeowners, a professional inspection may be used to identify problems in the making and to learn about preventive measures, which might avoid costly future repairs. We can alert you to potential hazards. If you are planning to sell your home, an inspection prior to placing your home on the market provides a better understanding of conditions which may be discovered by the buyer's inspector and gives you an opportunity to make repairs.  Most lenders will also require an inspection to qualify for a mortgage. 

Can a house fail a home inspection?

 No.

 A professional inspection is an analysis of the current condition of your home. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, or a municipal inspection, which verifies compliance to local codes and standards. Our inspectors will not pass or fail a house. Our inspectors describe the physical condition of a property and indicate what may need repair or replacement. 

Do I have to be present for the home inspection?

While it is not necessary for you to be present, we encourage you to join the inspector for at least a portion of the time. This allows you to observe the inspector, ask questions as you learn about the condition of the home, how its' systems work, and how to maintain them. 

How long will the inspection take?

Most inspections take about two to three hours. These times may vary depending on the size, age, and condition of the home. 

What if the home inspection reveals problems?

 No house is perfect. When the inspector identifies problems, it does not indicate you should not buy the house. His findings serve to educate you in advance of the purchase about the condition of the property. 

What if I have questions after the inspection?

Please feel free to call us and discuss any questions you might have. 

What kind of report will I receive after the inspection?

You will receive an easy to understand on-site digital report with photos. 

Do you provide additional services?

Ask about our additional services including:

  • New Construction
  • Septic
  • Well with Water Test
  • Insect
  • Warranty Work
  • Commercial

How do I pay for services?

We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards. 

How much does a home inspection cost?

Pricing on an 1800 square foot home usually starts around $250.  Please call us for more information on the home that you plan to have inspected.