Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a home inspection?

A home can be the largest investment you ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the home. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs, builder oversights or the maintenance needed to keep it in good shape.

What is included in a home inspection?

The items that will be inspected include: Foundation, crawlspace, grading, drainage, roof, exterior structure, attached garages and decks, stairways, railings, heating, cooling, plumbing, drains, vents, electrical, fireplace, chimney, attic, ventilation, insulation, doors, windows, interior, built-in appliances and much more.

Can a home fail an inspection?

A home inspection is a visual examination of the condition of the home on the day of the inspection. It is not an appraisal or code compliance inspection. A home inspector will not pass or fail a home, but rather describe its physical condition, identify potential safety hazards and indicate which components and systems may need repair or replacement.

How long does an inspection take?

The inspection time varies depending on the age of the home, size, accessibility of components and number of deficiencies. I will provide a time estimate for each inspection.

Can I be present at the inspection?

You are encouraged to attend the home inspection. Seeing any deficiencies firsthand is helpful. It’s also a good opportunity to receive home maintenance tips.

Do I get a written report after the inspection?

You will receive a digital inspection report, usually the next day.

Will the inspection report include repair costs?

My report will not contain repair estimates. Any recommended repairs should be quoted by a qualified contractor.

Who schedules and pays the inspector?

The home buyer usually arranges the date and time of the inspection. Payment is due at the completion of the inspection. If the buyer is unable to attend, payment is due before the inspection report is sent.

What are the methods of payment for the inspection?

We accept payment by check at the inspection plus provide secure and convenient PayPal on-line invoicing which accepts your PayPal account, Visa, Master Card, American Express or Discover.

Are all inspection reports similar?

TREC regulates a standard inspection form for all TREC-licensed inspectors to follow as the minimum inspection standards. My inspection report has many high-resolution photographs and detailed descriptions of my findings plus a unique Create Repair Request List feature.


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