Q. Should I be present at the inspection? A. It's always best to be present, if possible, so I may go over my report findings with you. However if you can't be present, I do take digital photos of items of concern and place them in my report. I can then mail or email the report to you and we can then go over the report over the phone.
Q. Do you generate the report on site? A. Not at this time. The way I look at it......why perform a great inspection and then type put a poor report? My reports take as long if not longer to generate as the inspection itself. The time I spend with you at the end of the inspection will always be the best report you can get. I will email you the report the same night or at the latest, the next morning after the inspection. To see a copy of a sample inspection report.......click here
Q. Who gets a copy of the report? A. I will not give a copy of the report to anyone but you without permission. You probably will want your sales agent to have a copy.
Q. Can the house fail the inspection? A. No, a professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of your prospective home. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, or a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what items that may be in need repair or replacement.
Q. What if the report reveals problems? A. No house is perfect. If the home inspector identifies problems, it doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect. A seller may adjust the purchase price or contract terms if major problems are found. If your budget is tight, or if you don't wish to become involved in future repair work, this information will be extremely important to you.
Q. How do you charge for your inspections? A. It depends on many factors, the size of the home, the foundation type, extra features such as sprinklers, pools and outbuildings are an extra charge. For an exact quote, go the contact me page.
Q. Do you perform termite inspections? A. Yes. I am licensed through the State to perform termite / wood destroying insect inspections. This makes it very convenient for you as you do not have to schedule another company to come to the inspection. To see a sample termite inspection report......click here
Q Is there an advantage to hiring an inspector from a multi inspector company rather than an independent inspector such as yourself? A. No, most home inspectors are independent and all that matters is the one inspector that shows up for your inspection. With an independent inspector, you know who will be there to serve you.
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