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Do you use an infrared camera and moisture meter? 2017-12-13T18:43:42+00:00

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.

What do you inspect? 2017-12-13T18:51:00+00:00

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.

How much does an inspection cost? 2017-12-06T18:46:34+00:00

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.

Do you test for radon and mold? 2017-12-06T18:46:44+00:00

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.

Do you inspect for termites and other pests? 2017-12-13T18:50:05+00:00

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.

When will I receive my report? 2017-12-13T18:46:50+00:00

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.

What is the report like? 2017-12-13T18:45:54+00:00

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.

Does someone need to let you in the house? 2017-12-13T18:47:49+00:00

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.

Do I need to be present at the inspection the entire time? 2017-12-13T18:48:46+00:00

You are welcome to tag along the entire time or show up towards the end. It’s completely up to you. Many people come to the property towards the end of the inspection, since that’s when I will go over my findings with you. If you are unable to attend the inspection, that is also fine. You will receive your report via e-mail.

Do you inspect the septic system? 2017-12-13T18:44:54+00:00

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.

How long does an inspection take? 2017-12-13T18:49:23+00:00

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.

Do you return to inspect any repairs the seller makes? 2017-12-06T18:48:33+00:00

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 $75, although it varies depending on the size of the property, number of issues needing re-inspection, and number of buildings involved.

When can I contact you with questions? 2017-12-06T18:48:24+00:00

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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