Frequently Asked Questions...
How much does a basic home inspection cost or how do you charge?
I charge based on square footage of the house. The minimum fee is $275 and it goes up from there. There is never a charge for traveling or location. For a more specific break down of the pricing system, please visit the "Services & Pricing" page.
What is covered in a basic home inspection?
A shorter way to answer this question is...If I can see it or get to it, then it will be a part of the report. To be more specific, the grounds, exterior, roofing, attic, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, ventilation, insulation, appliances, interior components, structural components, framing, attached garages are all parts of the inspection. I also offer other specialized services. For a more specific break down of these and their pricing, please visit the "Services & Pricing" page.
What types of report do I get when you are finished?
The most common type of report is simply an emailed PDF file. You can open these on your smart phone or computer. They are easy to understand and every category has a rating or grade. They have a simple summary page and include pictures of visible problems. I can also print your report or burn it to a CD or flash drive. I can even print your report on site if it's more convenient (please give notice when scheduling you appointment for this option). To see an example of a report, please visit the "Reports" page.
How long will it be until I get my report?
You will get an emailed report the same day as the inspection. Of course, if I have to mail a printed report then I will send it the same day also.
Can I attend the inspection?
Sure! It's your inspection so you have the right to be there. A typical inspection takes around 2 1/2 to 3 hours so my advice is to show up in the last 15 minutes. I can always call or text when it's about over. This way you will still get the benefit from seeing all of the problems but not having to wait until I find them. I always try to schedule around a time that is convenient for my clients to make this possible.
If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact me any anytime.