Home Inspection FAQs
What Is A Home Inspection?
A home inspection is a visual inspection of the readily accessible systems and components of the home at the time of the inspection. This will provide you with a better understanding of the physical conditions of the property.
What Is Inspected?
We inspect all of the readily accessible systems and components of the house. These include but are not limited to, the roof and attic; exterior coverings including site grading; all living areas; garages; structure and foundation; electrical; heating and cooling; kitchens including appliances; laundry room including washer and dryer; health, fire, and safety items such as carbon monoxide testing, leaking gas valves. Other items such as radon, lead, and termite inspections require additional fees.
What Is Not Part Of The Home Inspection?
A home inspection is not a code compliance inspection, nor does it cover any area which is not exposed or any items that may be concealed. The inspection does not include any destructive testing or dismantling. It is not intended to determine the property value, and it does not protect a client from future failure of any system or components. A home inspection is not intended as an insurance policy.
Can The House Fail The Home Inspection?
No…There is no “passing” or “failing.” The goal of our inspectors is to accurately report the physical condition of the house in a very calm, straightforward, and professional manner while indicating what repairs might be necessary or what items may need to be monitored for change in the future. The results can then be compared to the real estate “Offer To Purchase” and “Contract,” and a determination made as to what items are subject to negotiation.
Can I Follow The Home Inspector?
Absolutely, most definitely, and YES! In fact, every client is strongly encouraged to attend their home inspection. The home inspection is a valuable learning experience for most home buyers, and we consider the client’s presence a very important aspect of the inspection. The home inspector will provide valuable insight and perspective concerning the home and its systems and will comment on important maintenance issues regarding the house. If you cannot attend your home inspection, a phone consultation with your inspector will be scheduled so we can review the inspection and answer any questions you may have.
What Kind Of Report Will I Receive?
You will receive a complete and thorough report. We use the very latest technologies to create a computer-generated report to transmit our findings. We include digital photographs and videos of pertinent issues that are found. We strive to construct our reports in an easily readable format without the use of fancy jargon; anyone regardless of their background or knowledge of homes should be able to read and understand our reports. Our reports have proven to be very effective and have been very well received.
When Will I Receive The Inspection Report?
The client receives the report via email within 24 hours of the inspection. Champion Home Inspection LLC doesn’t make anyone wait until tomorrow or next week to provide the information that our clients pay us to provide.
How Long Does An Inspection Take?
A typical inspection for an average size home will normally take 2-3 hours to accomplish. Larger and/or older homes may take significantly longer because there is simply more to inspect and report on.
What Will The Home Inspection Cost?
Typical fees for inspections vary on several different factors. They are quoted upon request in accordance with our fixed fee schedule.
If you are comparing home inspection firms, the fees that they charge should not be your most important consideration. We know what we are worth, and we assume that other firms know what their services are worth.
Remember, you are considering a major purchase. It may not be wise or prudent to base your home inspector selection on a difference of $25 or $50 in quoted fees.
With Champion Home Inspection LLC an unbiased, thorough, and professional Home Inspection is a given; service is what really matters, and Champion Home Inspection LLC provides the best service available with a 100% no weasel words money-back guarantee.
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