Peter C - May 2018
I've now had the opportunity to go through the report a couple of times. It is reassuring to know that you found the place in pretty good shape.
Thanks for the offer of follow-up questions. I will undoubtedly have some.
Dale R - Apr 2018
Thanks again for helping in my decision process.
Your observations, advice and suggestions are invaluable.
Richard K - May 2017
I have now had a chance to review your inspection report on.... It was thorough, informative and professional, and will serve as a very useful guide going forward. Thanks for your help.
Suzy T - Apr 2017
Thank you for your detailed and thorough report. You have reinforced to me that my decision to purchase the condo you inspected today was the right decision!
It was a pleasure to meet you, and, if I know of anyone needing the services of a home inspector, I will pass on your name and the name of your business
Noreen - May 2016
Thank you very much for doing the inspection and being so thorough! We appreciate it :)
Derek P - Nov 2016
Thanks very much Derek, appears you covered everything and we feel good about the place. Like the pictures and details. Will recommend your services to other friends. Thanks Again
Dennis - Apr 2016
Joyce and I enjoyed participating in the inspection with you. Your knowledge and genuine candor was very much appreciated. We now feel much better prepared to live in and maintain/operate this house than would have been the case without your involvement. You did a great job of educating us in construction techniques and technical areas we were somewhat unfamiliar with.
Thank you once again
How long has your company been in business? For over 22 years.
We are one of the oldest home inspection companies in the area, established in 1995.
How long does a home inspection take?
A typical inspection should take 2 to 3 hours to complete. This can vary, given the current condition and size of the home, the accessibility of mechanical systems, and so on. As a courtesy to sellers, we recommend that they be informed of the timeframe in a pre-purchase home inspection situation.
What do you look at?
We inspect the major systems of the house. These include the Roof, Exterior, Structure, Electrical, Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Insulation, and Interior. Our goal is to identify any existing major problems that would affect a typical buyer's decision to purchase.
How much does an inspection cost?
Our typical fee for an inspection is $420.00 However, some factors will affect the fee. If you are comparing home inspection firms, the fee charged should not be the deciding factor unless the level of service offered is identical. Remember, you are considering a major purchase and your choice of home inspector should be based on getting the best value, not just the best price.
What is included in the fee?
Can I follow along?
Definitely. We welcome you to attend. The inspection is a valuable learning experience for most homebuyers. Some people like to attend the entire inspection and others do not .The amount of time you want to spend is up to you. However, attending the last hour would be desirable so you can get first hand information from the inspector and ask any questions you may have.
Do I have to take notes?
You don't have to take notes during the inspection. We will document everything in a written report. It's much better to follow the inspector through, listening to his comments to make sure you understand. It's also a great opportunity to ask questions and to clarify anything that confuses you.
What should I wear?
You should dress comfortably and be prepared to spend roughly 2 1/2 hours walking through the home with the inspector. You won't have to climb on the roof or go into the attic, so your clothes won't get dirty.
Can I bring my family?
We recommend that you not bring your family; this is a technical evaluation, and you should focus on the inspector's comments - the fewer distractions, the better.
Do I get a written report? When?
You do receive a written report. It would be unfair to ask you to remember all of the things we cover during a home inspection. The report includes a summary of the condition of the home and details on all the major systems of the home. It is prepared and delivered in hard-copy or via e-mail in a secure web-based form if you prefer.
If it's really bad, will you tell us not to buy the house?
No. Our goal is to report on the condition of the house, indicating potential repairs and expenses. Ultimately, it is your decision as to whether or not you buy the house. The home inspection is very important but it is only one piece of the puzzle. Only you know all of the factors at play.
Do you offer a warranty on the house?
A home inspection is a professional opinion based on less-than-complete information. It's a little like getting a check-up from your doctor: It improves your odds of good health but there is no guarantee or warranty. Some problems can only be discovered by living in a house - they cannot be discovered during a home inspection. For example, some shower stalls leak when people use the shower but don't leak when you simply turn on the shower. Some roofs and basements only leak when specific weather conditions exist. Some problems will only be discovered when carpets are lifted, furniture is moved or finishes are removed. As such, we cannot and do not offer a warranty on the house.
What are your inspectors' qualifications?
Our inspectors have had years of experience in the building industry and have successfully completed one of the longest and most thorough training courses available in North America , (Carson Dunlop) ,as well as association sponsored exams. .