Home Inspection FAQ


The main reason to hire a home inspector is to identify defects within specific accessible areas of a home. If issues go unnoticed before the sale goes through, you might pay thousands of dollars to fix them later. A home inspection is a non-invasive visual examination of the accessible areas of a property.




A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation.




It is not required for the homebuyer to be present for the inspection. However, I recommend attending so the homebuyer can receive the most value from their inspection. This allows homebuyers to observe and ask questions throughout the process. Many homebuyers find that talking with their inspectors gives them a better understanding the condition of the home and how to maintain it.




On average, a single-family home inspection usually takes 2-4 hours to complete, though this is heavily dependent on the of the size and condition of the home.




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




It is important to note that no house is perfect. Every home inspection will identify issues with the property and the inspector will communicate the severity of the issues found. The home inspector’s goal is to leave their clients with a deeper understanding of their prospective home, so the client can make a sound decision as they continue their home buying process.



Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. In the simplest terms, it’s deteriorating soil.

Radon gas becomes trapped indoors after it enters buildings through cracks and other holes in the foundation.

To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, homebuyers should strive to learn as much as they can about the house before they 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. Through the home inspection process, homebuyers will have a better understanding about their prospective house, which will allow them to make decisions with confidence.

On average the cost is around .20 square foot. To get a more accurate cost for your home inspection project, request a quote.

What credentials do you have?” …

“What is covered in the home inspection?” …

“What does that mean?” …

“Is this issue major or minor?” …

“How well is the home insulated?” …

“Can you recommend a professional?” …

“How much longer does the roof have?” …

“Are there any drainage issues

Clean and declutter inspection access points. Clean furnace filter. Test functionality of the items a home inspector will check. Take basic safety and security precautions. Make necessary repairs to the property and complete exterior home improvements.

Yes, I am fully insured. 

The best way is by phone call or text.

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