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You can reach out to our team of experts anytime, but here are a few questions we get often that can help answer any questions or concerns you have about getting a home inspection.

Home buyers should schedule a home inspection as soon as you have a ratified contract, usually within 5-7 days. Home sellers typically schedule a home inspection as a pre-listing assessment to repair any items prior to putting their home on the market.

Yes, please do! We encourage you to follow the inspector around, ask questions, and learn more about your potential new home. Although not required, it is helpful to gain valuable information.

Our roof inspections are conducted from the ground as well as from the attic. We do not get on pitched roofs due to the liability.

The home inspection does not include a review for compliance with regulatory requirements (Building Code or other codes, regulations, laws, ordinances, etc.).

For many people, the purchase of a home is the largest investment they will ever make. Therefore, it is important to have the home visually inspected inside and outside for potentially costly defects. The inspection is thorough, but is not technically exhaustive as it is only visual.

The average on-site inspection time for a single inspector is two to three hours for a typical single-family house; anything significantly less may not be enough time to perform a thorough inspection. Additional inspectors may be brought in for very large properties and buildings.

Yes! In most cases, you will receive the report within 24 hours of the date of inspection.

No. The inspection report is first and foremost, an information tool. Items in need of repair may either be accepted “as-is” or negotiated between the buyer and seller, depending on the terms set out in the sales contract.

The buyer is responsible for the fee and it is due ahead of the inspection appointment.

The home buyer selects the inspector. Choosing the time and date of the inspection may be done by you or by an authorized agent. You may also visit our scheduling page to schedule a home inspection online.

Yes! All utilities must be turned on prior to the inspector’s arrival, as the inspection cannot be thoroughly completed if they are not. This will also result in an additional return visit fee. Your agent can arrange for the utilities to be turned on if they are not already.

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  • Avatar Darius Simms ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Very prompt and precise. Daniel was there ahead of time and got an early so by the time we arrive, he basically had a chance to inspect it again. Except job and great service. Highly recommend using Donofrio & Associates, LLC for your … More home inspection needs.
  • Avatar Len Phillips ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    The staff at Donofrio & Associates was very professional and helpful in setting up my home inspection. My inspector was also thoroughly professional, courteous, and engaging throughout his inspection, pointing out everything that he … More found during the inspection, familiarizing me with all aspects of a newly purchased house, and making recommendations on maintenance items associated with the house. Highly recommend.
  • Avatar Lam Luong ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Bryan is friendly and professional. I really like that he came to the house early and start working right away. The report with all the details I need to talk to the builder was provided just a few hours after we met. Super fast! I will … More definitely work with him for the next inspection when the house is completed. Thanks Bryan !

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