How do I choose a Home Inspector?
Call up and ask about their credentials and experience. If for some reason you don’t feel comfortable asking this of the inspector when speaking with them on the phone, then how will you feel asking questions at the inspection. You must feel that the inspector is qualified, experienced and attentive of your needs.
How long will the inspection take?
Most inspections take approximately 2-3 hours for one inspector. If there are two inspectors it usually takes 1 hour.
Should I be present during the inspection?
We recommend that you be present at the site of the inspection, from start to finish.
What does the inspection include?
The standard home inspector’s report will review 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 visible structure.
What if I have questions after the inspection?
You can call us and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. Our service is a long-term investment.
What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation. Having a home inspected is like giving it a physical check-up. If problems or symptoms are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation. We thoroughly look at hundreds of items using state of the art equipment. *All inspections are to ASHI standards of practice.
What qualifications or credentials should a home inspector offer?
• To be a member and to do inspections according to ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) standard of practice.
• Or to be a member and to do inspections according to NAHI (National Association of Home Inspectors) standard of practice.
• Licensed builder • Hands on experience in the building trades.
• Ongoing education every year • Insured
Education is an ongoing process. Associations in groups such as ASHI and NAHI offer classes to ensure that the home inspector
is always updated and on the cutting edge of his business.
Can I have someone in my family or a close friend who is handy or a contractor inspect my new home?
This is the biggest mistake many potential new homeowners make when purchasing a home. Although the person you are considering may be very skilled, they are not trained or experienced at professional home inspections. Professional home inspection is a unique skill like no other. Professional inspectors get what we call an inspector’s instinct for problems. That instinct takes extensive training and lots of experience doing inspections to develop. Many contractors, and other trades professionals hire a professional home inspector to inspect their homes when they make a purchase.
Why do I need a home inspection?
If you are already a home owner, a home inspection may be used to identify problems in the making and to learn preventive measures which might avoid costly future repairs. If you are planning to sell your home, you may wish to have an inspection prior to placing your home on the market. This will give you a better understanding of conditions which may be discovered by the buyer’s inspector, and an opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.
Of course, a home inspection also points out the positive aspects of a home, as well as the maintenance that will be necessary to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will have a much clearer understanding of the property you are about to purchase.
Why use Complete Home Inspection Services?
The purchase of a new home is one of the single most costly investments that a family will make. Along with the extra stresses this will add, there is also the fear factor of, “Will This Home Stand The Test of Time?” It is also important to know what YOU, as the primary investor, are getting for your money.
A home inspection is an excellent tool for you, the home buyer, to help determine not only the condition of the home, but to also help foresee any immediate unnecessary additional cost that may go unnoticed without the help of a home inspection. Home inspections are not a prediction of future performance, but can pinpoint existing problem areas.