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Frequently Asked Questions:

Below are some very common questions asked about the home inspection process. If you have additional questions that are not covered here please send us an E-mail or give us a call at the office number listed above.

Q: [The home inspection, what is it?]


A: [A home inspection is a visual examination of a structure, made by a licensed professional. It is basically visual observation, with no drilling or digging. The structure itself from the foundation to the roof, including all systems should be inspected. A written report of findings is usually provided.]


Q: [Can a home fail a home inspection?]


A: [No, A home cannot "fail" an inspection. A home inspection is a complete exam of the structure and utility systems. After the inspector completes the inspection a detailed report is generated for the customer. The customer then uses the report to make a decision on the purchase of the home.]


Q: [What does a home inspection include?]

A: [The standard home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components.]


Q: [Why do I need a home inspection?]

A: [Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.]