Thursday, April 27, 2017

FAQ


Q: How do I choose a Home Inspector? A: Call up and ask about our credentials and experience. You must feel that the inspector is qualified, experienced and attentive of your needs.

Q: What qualifications or credentials should a home inspector offer? A: When choosing a home inspector, begin with a list of association members in your area. Then check to see who among these is the most experienced and has the most outstanding reputation for thoroughness as an inspector.

Q: What will the inspection cover? A: 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? A: Most Inspections take about three to four hours. These times may vary depending on the size, age & condition of the home.

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

Q: Why use our Services? A: 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? 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 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? A: You can call us and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. Our service is a long-term investment.