By taking notes and asking questions, you can learn a lot about how each element of the home should work and we will discuss options for resolving any issues uncovered during the inspection. Each residential inspection takes approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete and is follwed by a computer generated inspection report within 24 hours of the inspection. Please don't hesitate to call with any questions or concerns anytime after the inspection and after thoroughly reading the report.

do i have to be there?

While it's not required for you to be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended. You will be able to observe us and ask questions directly, as you learn about the condition of the home, how its systems work, and how to maintain it.

what if the report reveals problems?

No house is perfect. If we identify problems, it doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect. A seller may make repairs if major problems are found. If your budget is tight, or if you don't want to become involved in future repair work, this information will be important to you.

can a house fail an inspection?

No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of your prospective home. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, or a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A real estate inspection report provides written documentation of material defects discovered in the inspected building's systems and components which, in the opinion of the Inspector, are safety hazards, are not functioning properly, or appear to be at the end of their service lives. The report may include the Inspector's recommendations for correction or further evaluation. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what may need major repair or replacement.