Most frequent questions and answers

A home inspection is a comprehensive and non-biased objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house from the roof down to the foundation.

A visual home inspection will cover the condition of the home’s structure, grounds, exterior, roof, plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling systems, interior, garage, insulation and ventilation, and fireplaces.

Buying a home can be one of the largest single investments you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about a prospective property. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs, builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance items and systems which may be reaching the end of their life. A home inspection is also a powerful negotiating tool. 

No house is perfect. If the report reveals problems, it does not necessarily mean that you shouldn’t purchase it, only that you will now have a better understanding of the home’s true condition and what to expect in advance. Additionally, a seller may be willing to re-negotiate terms of a current purchase agreement pending the scale of certain findings or costs associated with findings revealed from the inspection.

Definitely! Now you can complete your home purchase with peace of mind and a better understanding of a home’s major components and systems. You will also have had the opportunity to ask questions on a prospective property and acquire maintenance information which will lessen or eliminate future problems.

Yes. While new homes will have less issues than old, a professional inspection can identify poor workmanship, improper installation methods and assist you in understanding the maintenance and systems of your new home.

Yes. A seller’s (pre-listing) inspection can identify concerns with a home prior to listing and allow a seller the opportunity to correct problems prior to listing. In this way, buyers are generally more confident in their purchase and additional stresses and contingency constraints can be lessened or eliminated entirely from a real estate transaction.

A thorough inspection takes on average between 2 and 3 hours.