Home Inspection Frequently Asked Questions

How much will my inspection cost?
  • ​Prices are based on the square footage of the house. See the pricing page for details.
What is covered in a home inspection?
  • A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual assessment of your property, including its heating and cooling systems, plumbing, electrical work, water and sewage, along with some fire and safety issues. I will also look for evidence of insect, water or fire damage and any other issue that may affect the property’s value. To see what other inspections cover visit our services page.
How long will the inspection take?
  • The average inspection will take 2-3 hours. This will vary from house to house based on multiple factors such as, the age, the size, the condition and the number of systems in the house. I will provide you with an accurate estimate after we have spoken.
Can the home buyer attend the inspection?
  • Yes, if you would like to follow me through the inspection you are more than welcome. This will give you a first hand look at items that may need to be addressed. Of course, all items will be noted in the inspection report. 
Can a home fail an inspection?
  • The home inspection is not based on a pass or fail scale. The inspection is to inform the buyer and the seller of current and potential issues. If there are any requirements by the lender those will need to be addressed. 
Can I perform the inspection myself?
  • This is not recommended as all licensed inspectors are required to complete a course and exam that covers all the information needed to perform a thorough and accurate inspection. You are welcome to attend the inspection as stated above. 
Are all FPE panels bad?
  • ​No, only the Stab Lock line from FPE have an overheating and non-tripping issue.

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