What’s a Home Inspection and Why do I Need One?
A home inspection is a thorough and methodical visual inspection of a home’s structural, mechanical and safety components and systems, and a written report of the observed conditions. Before purchasing a house to become your family’s home, it should be thoroughly inspected to make sure there are no safety issues, and also to determine any deficiencies that will need expensive repairs. We do also offer commercial inspections for other properties.
Ours are the Most Thorough
Even though it’s called a “General Home Inspection,” it is rather extensive and includes the foundation, framing, roofing, exterior finishes, exterior water control systems and drainage, doors and windows, interior finishes, insulation and thermal barriers, porches, decks, stairs and rails, safety alarms, plumbing and water heating, heating and air conditioning, electrical service and distribution, ventilation systems, kitchen appliances, limited environmental issues, and garage systems.
… inspector has put new meaning to “leave no stone unturned”.
Our Inspection Reports are the Best
There is a tremendous amount of valuable information included in the report. It is important that the client read the entire report thoroughly. While many other inspectors focus on a short, quick to read report, we believe that an in-depth report provides you with the best analysis of your family’s home. Our report includes a description of the observed conditions, an explanation of the implications of any deficiencies, and appropriate recommended remedial actions. Our reports are divided into three parts: a summary listing each system and its basic condition (“Satisfactory”, “Review”, “Attention”), a listing of any components or systems that have been significantly upgraded, and then an in-depth narrative of all systems. Photos are included in the narrative, as well as general recommendations on how to repair any defects.
Join Us for the Inspection
We strongly encourage our clients to join us for the inspection, so that they can better understand our findings, and ask questions. An inspection normally takes about two and a half to three hours on site.
Free Follow Up
Upon receiving your inspection report, you will almost certainly have questions. Great! We encourage you to contact us. We’re happy to take whatever time is needed, at no cost to you, to explain any issues with a house and discuss options for repairing it. Questions that are emailed to us from our area and around the country are posted to our Ask The Experts so that anyone can see the answers.
Our home inspections – with you joining us, a comprehensive best-in-the-industry reports, and free follow up are priced at just $375 (additional fees apply for multi-unit buildings). Schedule yours today!
Let’s get started!
We’ll call you to schedule your appointment, or you can call our office at 607-773-1519.