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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, I use an infrared camera and moisture meter during every inspection at no additional charge. Most other inspectors charge a fee for the infrared camera service.
I inspect everything at the property. Home inspections and commercial inspections are visual, non-invasive inspections. Your detailed written report will include sections for the roof, attic, exterior, interior, garage/carport, kitchen, bathrooms, plumbing, HVAC, electric, foundation and pool.
The cost is based on square footage. The larger the home, the more time a complete inspection will take. Click here for a complete list of pricing.
Yes, as a separate service. You can order radon and mold tests individually for a fee (refer to price list), but they are not part of a typical inspection.
Yes, I inspect for termites, other wood destroying organisms, and other pests. If I spot evidence of pests during the inspection, I will detail it in your report. If you need a certified letter for your mortgage company before loan approval, you will need to contact a licensed pest control company for the certified letter.
You will typically receive your report the day after the inspection. During the inspection, we begin to fill out the report information. We perform a quality control check for accuracy and completion before sending the report to you.
Reports are an average of 40 pages long, with photographs and comments throughout. They cover every detail, and the last few pages of the report are your summary pages. These pages highlight the main issues that need to be addressed immediately – issues that I suggest you discuss with the seller before buying the home.
If there is a Supra lock box present, then I have access to the key in the lock box and no one will need to let me in. If there is a code to the lock box, I will need the code to get the key to the property in the lock box. If there is no lock box, then yes, someone will need to let me in.
If there is an alarm, you, the seller, or your realtor will need to give me the alarm code before the inspection.
Typically people come towards the end of the inspection for a summary, but you are welcome to come whenever you like, or not at all, it’s completely up to you.
I turn the indoor plumbing on for at least 30 minutes during an inspection. If there are any issues with the septic tank, they will typically arise during the process, showing up as a leak in the yard with an accompanying odor. Home inspections are non-invasive. For a thorough, invasive inspection of the septic tank (including digging around the tank), you will need to contact a licensed septic tank specialist. To date, I have never had a client contact me with a septic tank issue after a home inspection.
I take about 3 hours to inspect a property, on average. Older, larger, and multi-unit homes typically take an hour or two longer. Condos, smaller homes, and homes on a slab foundation generally take a shorter amount of time – closer to two hours.
Yes. This is considered a re-inspection. On a re-inspection, all items on the summary pages will be inspected to see if they were repaired properly. The charge is typically $100, although it varies depending on the size of the property, number of issues needing re-inspection, and number of buildings involved.
If you have any questions, concerns, or need any referrals, please feel free to contact me via phone or email at any time.
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