A determination of the home’s condition at the time of the inspection as a way of helping sellers identify significant deficiencies before listing their home. This allows the seller to repair conditions or reflect them in the price and use the inspection report as a selling tool. This may speed up the sale. It may also get you a better sale price.
The inspection is a visual examination of the readily accessible and visible major systems, components, and equipment of the primary residence on the property. We record all significant defects found and will determine the causes when circumstances permit. To guide you during your decision making process, we will provide recommendations for each defect.
roof, structure, electrical, heating, cooling, ventilation and insulation, fireplaces, plumbing, interior, and exterior.
All roofs will be inspected by walking on them, if they are safe to be on . All crawl spaces and attics that are accessible and safe will be inspected.
A typical home inspection takes approximately 2 1/2 to 4 hours. Depending on the age, size, and complexity of the home, extra time may be required.
By participating in the inspection, the visual presentation of any problems discovered will give you a better understanding of any issues that may be found. It is also an excellent opportunity for you to take advantage of the inspector’s experience to learn about repair options and the trades you can hire to do the work.
At the end of the inspection we will do a walk though the property and present a verbal summary of the major deficiencies found. This provides you a chance to see the defects and ask as many questions as necessary to ensure you understand the information we have given you. The verbal summary will be followed with a written PDF report emailed within 24 hours. A hard copy of the report in a binder will be provided if requested. Extra reports are available if requested for a reasonable fee.
We understand that our clients will have to make a lot of decisions when selling their home and that it is sometimes hard to remember the details in the verbal summary. This is why we take the time to write a detailed report and ensure our information is accurate and understandable. This will make it easier to decide how to manage any deficiencies found.
Our report contains NARRATIVE DESCRIPTIONS and recommendations of deficiencies as well as HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS. Check out our sample report to see what your report will look like. If you have trouble downloading this report or have any questions, please contact us.
Building Pro Inspections will provide free phone consultation regarding your home for as long as you own it.
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We will respond to your enquiries as soon as possible. BEFORE BOOKING YOUR INSPECTION, we recommend you download a copy of our Standard Contract and the HIABC Scope of Inspection and Codes of Ethics. Together these documents describe the home inspection process and will give you a clear understanding of what to expect. If you have questions regarding these documents or our inspection, please contact us. We will be happy to answer your questions.