Top Ten Home Inspector Questions…

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Top Ten Home Inspector Questions…

1. What does your inspection cover?

Unlike most home inspection companies, we inspect homes as if we are buying them. When a home inspector gets certified, they teach them to inspect a “representative” number of items. We do not agree with this. What if the inspector doesn’t check something and it does not work properly? We check every outlet, light switch, door, window, nook and cranny. Inspections are also taught to be visual only. We don’t agree with that either. We take the covers off of your electric panel to make sure the property is wired correctly, and take the cover off of the air handler to make sure your air conditioner is in proper working order and the coils are clean.

2. How long have you been practicing in the home inspection profession and how many inspections have you completed?

We have been performing Home Inspections in the Central Florida and surrounding areas since 2005. However, both of us come from the building industry building home from the ground up and remodeling homes. We have done over 8000 home inspections and every one thorough. We stay on top of an always changing industry with continuing education and any knowledge that will benefit our clients.

3. Are you specifically experienced in residential inspection?

Bill’s experience is primarily in new construction. He was a superintendant overseeing all areas of construction on multi million dollar parade of homes mansions, to 1100 sq.ft. single family homes. His experience is invaluable with knowing the correct methods of building construction. He comes from a family of General contractors, master electricians, and master plumbers.

John’s experience is in every aspect of remodeling and restoration. He has bought and sold over 80 homes and has remodeled every aspect of a home with knowledge on the proper methods and materials to use. Together this team of home inspector’s knowledge is at the top of the business.

4. Do you offer to do repairs or improvements based on the inspection?

Our answer to this is no. It is a conflict of interest to do repairs on a home that we have inspected. Our certification with the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors actually forbids us from doing repairs. Beware of inspection companies that offer to do repairs!!!

5. How long will the inspection take?

We understand that people’s time is valuable and we take that into consideration on every home inspection.  However, with each home there are different circumstances that come into play.  The time it takes for our inspections varies on how much is wrong with the property being inspected, the year of the home, how big it is, does it have a crawl space, do we have access to the attic and so on. We also like to have our clients there because if there are problems found we try to diagnose the problem and give you all the information about the cause and repair. This way, you as our client, have complete knowledge to decide if the problem is a major issue or something that can be dealt with.

6. How much will it cost?

The cost of the inspection varies due to the size, age, construction and location of the home. We do have a $150 minimum for a complete home inspection and we average $.10 sq/ft. for the gross square footage, which is total area under the roof, of a home. We believe in an honest days pay for an honest days work, without all the up selling techniques to scam as much money as possible from people.

7. What type of inspection report do you provide and how long will it take to receive the report?

Our reports are computer generated with high resolution photos in the report. A sample copy of our report can be found >>> HERE <<<
The report is usually emailed within 24 hours.

8. Will I be able to attend the inspection?

Absolutely. We like having our clients there. When our client is there, it gives us the opportunity to go over everything that was found and answer any questions that you may have.

9. Do you maintain membership in a professional home inspector association?

Yes, we are certified through the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Beware of inspectors that have multitude groups that they belong to. Many times this is done as an attempt to impress you into using them. Associations do not necessarily equal knowledge and experience. Many of these groups just charge a association fee and the home inspector is looking to impress with the groups instead of their abilities. The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors is at the top of the industry standards.

10. Do you participate in continuing education programs to keep your expertise up to date?

Yes, we both go beyond the required continuing education requirements for certification. When something new comes up in the industry, we thoroughly investigate and learn about it to better our ability to give our clients the most up to date knowledge that is available.

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