When should you get an inspection?
What to Expect/ FAQ
You should consider getting an inspection of your property, home, or investment property whenever buying it, selling it, or building it. Even if your home is newly constructed or in the process of being built.
A quality inspection can give you knowledge in order to address issues or potential issues so that you can discuss them with the builder or seller.
Getting an inspection is also a good idea if you believe there has been damage to your property (or potential property) that may need repairs, such as moisture from a leaking roof.
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How long will it take?
3-4 hours depending on the condition, age and size of the property.
Do I need to be present?
No, but it is extremely valuable to gain further insights about your property and to discuss preliminary findings and recommendations.
When will I get my report?
Your electronic report will be emailed the next day.
Will the report tell me 100% of everything wrong with my property?
No. Home inspections can only reliably detect that which is exposed and directly visible to the eye although infra-red technology can indirectly identify issues related to moisture.
Do you go on my roof, into my attic and underneath my house?
Absolutely. No home inspection would be complete without this though many inspectors do not.
Do you check for hazardous materials?
Home inspectors are not certified by the state to assess the presence of harmful or potentially toxic substances such as mold, lead paint, asbestos, argon gas.
Do you also do the repairs?
No. Just as you don't want the lab technician who draws your blood to perform your surgery, you will want a qualified specialist to perform your repairs. I can provide a list of referrals.
What is Infrared technology?
Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to view what can't be seen with the naked eye. IR Technology is extremely helpful in its ability to detect moisture intrusion, loss of energy, and electrical "hot spots. In addition, IR Technology can identify other issues such as potential pest infestation, presence of rodents, and dangerous flue leaks that can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.