The time that it takes to complete a thorough home inspection will depend on multiple factors including but not limited to the home's age and square footage. On average a home inspection takes 3.5 hours.
If your home inspection reveals any problems, it is important to understand the severity of the defect. For example, a missing shingle or dirty air filter can be easily fixed at a low cost. However, if the defect is more extreme, such as a major foundation crack, wood-destroying organism infestation, or evidence of mold, you should find out how these problems can be addressed and whether you can negotiate their cost with the seller.
The inspection fee is due by the end of the inspection. Unlike other home buying related fees that are due at closing, the inspection fee is due by the end the inspection.
We accept check, cash, credit cards, and we also accept payments through Zelle.
The inspection agreement is a contract that outlines the scope of work. It's important that you understand what's included in a home inspection and what is not included. That's why we have all clients sign our inspection agreement prior to starting the inspection.
A professional home inspection is an examination and objective assessment of the current condition of a house. A residential property inspector will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement. A home inspection is not a municipal inspection and does not verify local code compliance.
We do not estimate the cost of any repairs during a building inspection. We believe doing so would be a disservice to our clients. The cost of repairs can vary greatly from one contractor to the next and we encourage our clients to seek multiple estimates.