Home Inspector Frequently asked Questions
Q: Will the home inspector check the attic, electrical, plumbing, HVAC?
A: Yes, as long as these areas are accessible the home inspector will inspect these areas
Q: Does the home inspector offer a guarantee the home?
A: No, a home inspector does not offer a guarantee. The are doing an inspection to provide you with information about the condition of the home
Q: Can a home inspector provide quotes for work that need to be done?
A: No, quotes for work are not part of the scope with home inspectors., Some home inspectors will provide a rough estimate on the cost of certain work.
Q: Can the home inspector fix issues in the home?
A: No, this is a conflict of interest for the home inspector. A home inspector is there to inspect ony. The home inspector can recommend trusted professionals to do work on the home
Q: Does the home inspector check the fence?
A: No, Inspecting the fence is not a standard part of the home inspection.
Q: Will the home inspector check or confirm the property boundaries?
A: No, this is out side the scope of the home inspection. A home inspector is not qualified to perform this work. This would need to be done by a surveyor
Q: What the difference between a home inspection and an appraisal?
A: A home inspection reports on the condition of the home at the time of the inspection. The appraisal is only focused on the value of the home
Q: Do i need to get a home inspection if I have an appraisal?
A: Yes, it is recommended that you always get a home inspection whenever possible. A home inspection and home appraisal are very different.
Q: Does a home inspector check the appliance?
A: Most home inspectors will check and report of the condition of major appliances but they are not a standard part of the inspection
Q: At what point in the purchase of a home do I need to get a home inspector?
A: Typically when you are adding conditions to the agreement of purchase and sale with your realtor is when you add in a condition to have a home inspection. The condition typically has a time limits so be sure to book an inspection right away
Q: Do I have to go to the inspection?
A: No, but Home Inspectors encourage homeowners or prospective homeowners to be present during the inspection. The real estate agent or authorized representative will need to be present to allow access to the home
Q: How do I get a home inspection?
A: At Inspec Homes Home Inspectors booking a home inspector can be done by filling out a booking form or contacting the home inspector online or over the phone
Q: What is a home inspector?
A: A home inspector is someone who has completed a home inspection program from an accredited school. A home inspector will also need to be a certified member of a governing body like InterNachi, and have home inspector insurance. A home inspector should also have years of experience and training working with another home inspector
Q: When do I get a home inspection?
A: Every home new and old should get an inspection by a certified home inspector. Typically a home inspection is done within a week of signing an offer to buy a home. But the can be done anytime