Frequently Asked Questions
Everything You Need to Know
What does a home inspection entail?
A home inspection is a complete and thorough objective and visual inspection of the home's accessible systems (foundation, grading and drainage, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, walls, ceilings, windows and doors). Home inspections can be done on new, existing or renovated homes.
Will the inspection reveal every possible issue with the house?
A home inspection is not a home warranty, and cannot detect every possible problem with a home (some issues are hidden, some components are not accessible, and some issues may occur in the future). Home inspections however are invaluable in allowing the home buyer to make an informed decision about the condition of the home and it systems. Home inspection reports also allow you to negotiate the sale price depending on the findings of the inspection.
Do I need a home inspection?
When purchasing a new or pre-existing home, a home inspection is invaluable in uncovering any issues that may compromise safety or cause damage to the structure over time, Your contract or purchase agreement on a pre-existing home should include an inspection clause which makes your final purchase obligation contingent on the findings of a professional home inspection. This clause should specify the terms and conditions to which both the buyer and seller are obligated.
Home inspections are also invaluable for sellers who are pre-listing, when buying a new construction home, re-inspection of repairs or the 1 year home warranty inspections.
How long does a home inspection take?
Inspections usually last about 2.5hrs for homes 1500-2000 sq ft in size. For larger homes more time is required to go through all of the home's systems. After the inspection is complete, clients can expect their inspection reports to be delivered online within 24hrs.
Can I be present for the home inspection?
While it is not required, we encourage our clients to be present for the inspections process as this is the best way for you to get a comprehensive understanding of your home's systems and their functionality. We also encourage you to ask questions as they arise. If you cannot attend, we will set up a call to go over the findings of the inspection and answer any questions you may have.