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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 Wing Chan ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    They performed a very thorough home inspection for me. They were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. They took the time to explain everything they found and they sent me the report an hour after the inspection. Superb service!
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    Second time using this company and both times we have a great service and very detail explanation of all the procedure.
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    Matt was amazing!! He set us at ease with how he conducted the inspection and was great at explaining every detail.

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