Frequently asked questions
Do I need to be present for the inspection?
You are not required to be there for the home inspection but can attend if you would like. You can also come for a brief moment and share any concerns with the inspector and ask questions. You are also welcome to have your real estate agent be there with you or in place of you.
How long will the inspection last?
The duration of the inspection is dependent upon 2 key factors: size and condition of the home. A 600 square foot condo might only take 2 hours while a 10,000 square foot home could take an entire day. It is safe to assume that the average single family home will take about 3–4 hours.
What if the inspection report reveals problems?
It’s unrealistic to expect a house to be perfect. If an inspectors report reveals issues with the house, it doesn’t mean that a buyer should pass over it but now knows what to expect if the home is purchased. This is pertinent information for those on a tight budget or who don’t want to be involved in repair work. In some cases, a seller may agree to make repairs to the house before selling.
Even if the house proves to be in good condition, it doesn’t mean that an inspection wasn’t needed. An inspection allows buyers to purchase a home with confidence, owners to be sure their home is in good condition, and sellers to make sure they are putting a good house on the market.
When will I receive the Home Inspection Report?
Most home inspections reports are delivered to the client via email within 24-48 hours of the home inspection. Inspection reports on commercial properties may take longer.
Will you fix the problems you find during the Home Inspection?
No. The international association of certified home inspectors (InterNACHI) standards prohibit their members from performing repairs on homes that they inspect. This assures that there will never be any conflict of interest by the inspector. Our purpose is to provide an unbiased, objective third party report on the condition of the home.