Where can I download a Sample Report?
A sample report can be downloaded by clicking here. We can provide you with a digital report upon request.
Where can I download the ASHI & InterNACHI Standards of Practice?
The ASHI Standards of Practice can be downloaded by clicking here.
The InterNACHI Standards of Practice can be downloaded by clicking here.
No, you aren't required to be there for the inspection,
however we highly recommend that you be present. Its a valuable learning
experience for most people and will help you get the most benefit from the
inspection. By following the inspector you can ask questions directly, and the
inspector can explain maintenance tips for specific areas. We feel you'll be
able to best understand the finished report and get the most benefit from it by
having been there during the inspection.
What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is a professional, complete visual examination of the all
the systems and physical structural elements of a home. Our emphasis is on
identifying existing or potential problems that would affect a purchasers buying
Why do I need a Home Inspection?
A home is the largest
purchase most people will ever make. It only makes sense to find out as much as
you can about the house you are interested in before you buy. That way you can
avoid costly surprise repairs and problems with your new home. Our report will
also advise you of what maintenance is required to keep your home in top
condition. A professional inspection will give you a clear picture of the many
systems and structural elements that make up the property. If you are selling
your home, a listing inspection will point out any potential problems that might
be uncovered later by the buyers inspector. Finding them early will allow you to
address them before listing your home, making for a faster and smoother sale.
What does a home inspection include?Our standard inspection report
covers all the major systems and structural elements of the house. This includes
the condition of the homes heating and air conditioning systems, plumbing and
electrical systems, roof, foundation, attic and visible insulation, walls,
doors, windows and all visible structures.
Do I need to be there during the inspection?
How long will the Inspection take?
The time will vary depending on both the size and condition of the home. For most homes, 2-3
hours is pretty
typical. But for larger homes, or homes in poor condition, it may take
Does a newly constructed home need an Inspection?
Absolutely. A professional inspection of
a new home is important. We can spot potential problems early, while
they are still easy to correct. Its especially valuable to arrange an
inspection before the interior walls are finished. As building
professionals, we may find problem areas where the builder has taken
shortcuts or not done good work.
Why can't I do the Inspection myself?
Chances are that even if you are very
familiar with home construction, you still dont have the knowledge,
training and experience of a professional Home Inspector. We've
inspected thousands of homes. We are not only familiar with all the
systems of a home and how they work and need to be maintained, but we
also know what to look for to tell us that they are getting ready to
fail. Beyond the technical expertise and experience a professional
inspector brings, it is important to remember that the inspector
remains an impartial third party. If you are involved in buying or
selling a house, it's impossible for you to remain completely
unemotional about the house, and this may cloud your judgment. The
professional inspector will provide an objective outside reporting of
What if the Inspection uncovers problems?
Our report will tell you the condition
of the house, including needed repairs and expenses. No house is going
to be perfect. It is up to you to decide how any problems the
inspection uncovers might affect your decision to purchase. If major
problems are discovered, you may want to try negotiating with the
seller to have them repaired before closing the deal. Or perhaps the
seller will lower the price, or offer more favorable contract terms. In
the end, the decision rests with you, but knowing about potential
problems, before you buy, gives you the power to negotiate and make the
Will you fix the problems you find during the Inspection?
American Society of
Home Inspectors and International Association of
Certified Home Inspectors
prohibits its inspectors
from doing repair work on properties 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.
No. The code of ethics of