How long does a home inspection take?

A typical inspection should take 2 to 3 hours to complete but can vary, given the current condition and size of
the home.
What do you look at?
We inspect the major systems of the house. These include:
• Roof
• Exterior
• Structure
• Electrical
• Heating and Cooling
• Plumbing
• Insulation
• Interior


How much does an inspection cost?

Our fee starts at $300. However, some factors will aect the fee. Once more information about the home is
known, we can provide you with the price.
What is included in the fee?
• Complete home inspection conducted by an experienced professional.
• Comprehensive written home inspection report.
• Maintenance manual you may find useful in owning a home.


Can I follow along?

Definitely. We encourage you to attend. The inspection is a valuable learning experience for most homebuy

Do I have to take notes?

You don't have to take notes during the inspection. We will document everything in a written report. It's
much better to follow the inspector through, listening to his comments to make sure you understand.

Can I ask questions?

Absolutely! You may want to bring some questions that you have regarding the home. You should also feel
free to stop the inspector and ask questions as you go.

Can I bring my family?

We recommend that you not bring your family; this is a technical evaluation, and you should focus on the
inspector's comments - the fewer distractions, the better.

Do I get a written report? When?

You do receive a written report. The report includes a summary of the condition of the home and details on
all the major systems of the home. It is delivered within 24 hours after the inspection.

If it's really bad, will you tell us not to buy the house?

Our goal is to report on the condition of the house, indicating potential repairs and expenses. It is your
decision as to whether or not you buy the house.

Do you oer a warranty on the house?

A home inspection is a professional opinion based on less-than-complete information. It's a little like getting
a check-up from your doctor: It improves your odds of good health but there is no guarantee or warranty.
Some problems can only be discovered by living in a house - they cannot be discovered during a home
inspection. For example, some shower stalls leak when people use the shower but don't leak when you
simply turn on the shower. Some roofs and basements only leak when specific weather conditions exist.
Some problems will only be discovered when carpets are lifted, furniture is moved or finishes are removed. As
such, we cannot and do not oer a warranty on the house.

What are your qualifications?

I am a graduate of the Carson Dunlop Home Inspection certification course. The course includes in-depth