A Better Home Inspection Service LLC

Residential Real Estate and Commercial Property Inspection

FAQ

Purchasing your New Home or Selling it with Confidence

  1. Why get a Home Inspection

    By having a Home Inspection done before you purchase or sell your home, you can identify problems first, and come to the table with a clear understanding of your home purchase or sale.  Your Closing will go much smoother if you are informed about the Property, and can negotiate with confidence.

  2. What is a Home Inspection?

    The Home Inspection is an unbiased, professional assesment of the condition of the home and property. It provides you with an expert opinion and professional report on the condition of the physical structure and various systems within the home.  We strongly encourage you to accompany the Inspector during the inspection.  This will give you a chance to ask questions and become familiar with the systems of the home.  We will inspect all the structural elements and systems of the home. Items in the inspection would typically include:

    1. Framing (structure)

    2. Roof and attic

    3. Foundation

    4. Walls

    5. Electrical System

    6. Plumbing System

    7. Heating and Air conditioning System (HVAC)

    8. Kitchen and Appliances

    9. Bathrooms and Fixtures

    10. Report on Pest activity either active or inactive conditions.

    When the Inspection is complete, we will tell you of any problems that were discovered, and discuss them with you.  We will also tell you about any routine maintenance that should be performed.  You will also recieve a complete written report at the conclusion of the Inspection.

    We also go over the positive aspects of the home as well.

  3. How long will the Inspection take?

    The time will vary depending on both the size and condition of the home.  For most homes,  two and half  to three hours  is usually typical, but for larger homes, or home in poor condition it may take longer

  4. Do I need to be there during the Inspection?

    No, you aren't required to be there for the Inspection, but we highly recommend that you be present.  It is a valuable learning experience for most people and will help you get the most benefit from the inspection.

  5. Does a Newly constructed home need an Inspection?

    Absolutely.  A professional Inspection of a New Home is important.  We can spot potential problems early, while they are still easy to correct. It's especially valuable to arrange an inspection before the interior walls are finished.  As building professionals, we may find problem areas where the builder has taken short cuts or have not done a professional job.

  6. Will you do repairs or fix problems you find during the Inspection?

    No.  The Code of Ethics of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) prohibits its members from doing repair work on properties they inspect.  This assures that there will never be any conflict of interest by the Inspector.  Our purpose is to provide an unbiased, objective third party report on the condition of the home

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