Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can A House Fail The Inspection?
A: No. A professional home inspector does not issue a pass or fail grade on a home. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of the prospective home. The home inspector will describe the physical condition of the home and indicate what may need repair or replacement.
Q: When Do I Get The Report?
A: At the completion of the inspection our inspector will provide you with a computer-generated report, printed in color, including a digital photo of the house.
Q: What Kind Of Report Can I Expect?
A: At the conclusion of the inspection, the inspector will email a computer-generated report which will be 15 to 20 pages in length. The Property Inspection Report will give easy to read details on:
The general condition of the home from the roof to the basement.
How things work.
Major and minor deficiencies.
Suggestions to remedy deficiencies.
Any major expenditure coming up.
What to watch out for.
Then the inspector will review the report with you to make sure that you understand everything.
Q: When And How Do I Schedule A Home Inspection?
A: You generally have between seven and ten days after you sign the contract to get a home inspection. We would advise you to call us as soon as you sign a contract on the prospective home. This will ensure that you can get the inspection done at a time that's most convenient for you.
When you're ready to schedule your inspection just, give us a call. We have full time schedulers to assist you and it's no problem if you call on the weekend. The scheduler is on call each weekend. Just leave a message on our office phone and the scheduler "on call" will get back with you, generally the same day you called.
Q: How Much Does An Inspection Cost?
A: The price of the inspection varies based on the size of the home. Larger homes take longer to inspect, hence the fees for these homes are greater than those for a smaller home. However, don't let the price of the inspection determine whether or not you get a home inspection or the selection of your home inspector. The knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest priced inspector is not necessarily a bargain. The inspector's qualifications, including his experience, training, and professional affiliations should be the most important consideration.
Q: How Do I Pay The Inspector?
A: At the conclusion of the inspection payment is due. We accept credit cards, checks (made out to Home Pro Inspections), and cash. If you are unable to attend the inspection, we ask that you furnish us with your credit card information when scheduling your appointment. Your card will not be charged until the inspection is complete.
Q: What will the inspection cover?
A: A thorough Inspection covers everything from roof to the foundation.