FAQ’S

ESTABLISHED INSPECTION STANDARDS AS ESTABLISHED BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HOME INSPECTORS

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WHAT IS A HOME INSPECTION?

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and the system of the house from the roof to the foundation.

WHY DO I NEED A HOME INSPECTION?

Purchasing a home could be the largest single investment you may ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected problems, you will want to learn as much as you can about an existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After we complete the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.

HOW LONG DOES A HOME INSPECTION TAKE?

The typical home inspection takes approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete.

DO I NEED TO BE THERE?

While it’s not required that you be present for the actual inspection, it is highly recommended that you meet us at the home at the completion of the inspection. This allows us to summarize our findings with you and actually show you the details and condition of the home while answering any questions you have.

WHAT DOES THE HOME INSPECTION INCLUDE?

The standard home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system including the following.

  • Central Air Conditioning System (Temperatures Permitting)
  • Interior Plumbing and Electrical Systems
  • Roof, Attic and Visual Insulation
  • Walls, Ceilings, Floors, Doors and Windows
  • The Foundation, Basement Structural Components

The Arizona American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics is what you should expect to be covered in your home inspection report.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The inspection fee for a typical one-family house will vary depending on a number of factors such as the size and age of the home. Our average cost for 2,500 square foot home is about $350 dollars. Do not let cost be a factor in deciding whether or not to have a home inspection. The sense of security and knowledge gained from the inspection is well worth the cost and the lowest priced inspection is not necessarily a bargain.

CAN A HOUSE FAIL A HOME INSPECTION?

No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of an house. It is not a appraisal, which determines market value. It is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement.

IF THE HOUSE PROVES TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION, DID I REALLY NEED AN INSPECTION?

Definitely. Now you can complete your home purchase with more confidence. You’ll have learned many things about your new home from the inspector’s written report, and you will have that information for future reference.

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