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Frequently Asked Questions

Whenever you contact a home inspector or an engineer, be sure to select a quality professional who will protect your investment. Here are just a few questions you should ask:

  • Where did your employees earn their education and training?
  • Do you have a contract we will sign which specifies what is offered and what limitations apply?
  • Do you carry the proper amount of general liability insurance?
  • How many inspections has your firm performed and can you provide references?
  • Can you meet a tight deadline? If so, how long will the inspection take and when will I receive my report?
  • Will the inspector traverse the roof, attic and full crawl space?
  • As the potential buyer of the property in question, do you recommend that I attend all or part of the home inspection?

This last question is the most important and the answer must be "Yes, absolutely"! It is important for you to understand how the home works from a technical standpoint and to see first-hand the conditions that will be described in the detailed inspection report. If you have any particular concerns about the property, this is the time to get answers. A quality professional will encourage questions and take the time to explain items in the report so you can be more comfortable with your decisions. For that reason alone, it’s important for you to attend the inspection and make sure the inspector or professional engineer is available for a reasonable amount of on-site consultation.

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What will it cost?

Why can't I do it myself or have a contractor or friend who is handy to do it for me?

When do I call a home inspector?

Do I have to be there?

How long will the inspection take?

How will you present the report to me, as your client?

What if the report reveals problems?

If the house proves to be in good condition, did I really need an inspection?

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