Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I choose a Home Inspector?
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Call up and ask about their credentials and experience. If for some reason you don't feel comfortable asking this of the inspector when speaking with them on the phone then how will you feel asking questions at the inspection. You must feel that the inspector is qualified, experienced and attentive of your needs.

Q: What qualifications or credentials should a home inspector offer?
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Your inspector should be a member of a national home inspection association and have several years experience performing home inspections.

Q: How long will the Inspection take?
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The average general home inspection takes three to four hours although times may be longer for older buildings, buildings in disrepair, and buildings which have additional ancillary inspections added to the general home inspection. Our inspectors are patience and will take as long as needed to perform a quality thorough inspection then spend as much time as necessary to review the findings with you first hand.

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

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