How do I choose a Home Inspector?

Call up and ask about their credentials and experience. If for some reason you don’t feel comfortable asking this of the inspector when speaking with them on the phone then how will you feel asking questions at the inspection. You must feel that the inspector is qualified, experienced and attentive of your needs.

What qualifications or credentials should a home inspector offer?

When choosing a home inspector, begin with a list of association members in your area. Then check to see who among these is the most experienced and has the most outstanding reputation for thoroughness as an inspector. And be sure to attend your inspection. That way, you’ll learn as much as possible from your member inspector. Some have college degrees in fields related to construction such as engineering and architecture. A few have passed the same code certification examinations that the building code officials are required to pass.

What will the inspection cover?

A thorough Inspection covers everything from roof to the foundation.

Items that are included in the Inspection are as follows:

  • Attic
  • Insulation
  • Ventilation
  • Roof & Flashings
  • Gutters
  • Basement
  • Crawlspace
  • Foundation
  • Grading
  • Retaining Walls
  • Siding & Trim
  • Driveways & Walks
  • Ceilings
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Doors & Windows
  • Chimney
  • Fireplace
  • Major Appliances
  • Electrical System
  • Water Heater
  • Plumbing System
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
How long will the Inspection take?

 

Most Inspections take about three to four hours. These times may vary depending on the size, age & condition of the home.

 

Should I be present during the Inspection?

We recommend that you be present at the site of the inspection, from start to finish.

Why use our Services?

At House to Home Inspections we promise to provide you with the best home inspection experience money can buy. We will actively listen to your concerns prior to the inspection, invite you to participate in the inspection and be an objective expert to assist you in making smart decisions. House to Home Inspections provides a thorough home inspection that meets the highest recognized technical standards combined with the very best in customer service and professionalism.

Why can't I have someone in my family who is very handy or a contractor, inspect my new home?

This is the biggest mistake many potential new homeowners make when purchasing a home. Although the person you are considering may be very skilled, they are not trained or experienced at professional home inspections. Professional home inspection is a unique skill like no other. Professional inspectors get what we call an inspector’s instinct for problems. That instinct takes extensive training and lots of experience doing inspections to develop. Many contractors, and other trades professionals hire a professional home inspector to inspect their homes when they make a purchase.

What if I have questions after the inspection?

You can call us and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. Our service is a long-term investment.