In-House Inspections FAQs
What Is A Home Inspection?
A home inspection is a visual inspection of the readily accessible systems and components of the home at the time of the inspection. This will provide you with a better understanding of the physical conditions of the property.
What Is Inspected?
We inspect all of the readily accessible systems and components of the house. These include, but are not limited to: the roof and attic, exterior coverings including site grading, all living areas, garages, structure/foundation, electrical, heating and cooling, kitchens including appliances, laundry room including washer and dryer and health, fire and safety items. These items include carbon monoxide testing, leaking gas valves other items such as radon lead termite inspections require additional fees.
What Is Not Part Of The Home Inspection?
A home inspection is not a code compliance inspection. Home Inspection does not cover an area that are not exposed or items that are concealed. The inspection does not include any destructive testing or dismantling. Home Inspection is not intended to determine the property value. Hence, It does not protect a client from future failure of any system or components and is not intended as an insurance policy.
Can The House Fail The Home Inspection?
No. There is no “passing” or “failing”. Home inspector’s goal is to accurately report on the physical condition of the house in a calm, straightforward, and professional manner while indicating what repairs might be necessary or what items may need to be monitored for change in the future. Hence, the results can then be compared to the real estate “Offer To Purchase and Contract” and a determination made as to what items are subject to negotiation.
Can I Follow The Home Inspector?
Absolutely, most definitely, and YES. In fact, every client is strongly encouraged to attend their home inspection. The home inspection is a valuable learning experience for most home buyers and we consider the client’s presence a very important aspect of the inspection. Furthermore, The home inspector will provide valuable insight and perspective concerning the home and its systems, and will comment on important maintenance issues regarding the house. If you cannot attend your home inspection we will provide a phone consult with your inspector so we can review the inspection and answer any questions you may have.
What Kind Of Report Will I Receive?
Basically, a complete and thorough report. We employ the very latest hardware and software to create a computer-generated report to transmit our findings, and we include digital photographs of pertinent issues that we might find. We strive to construct our reports in an easily “readable” format without the use of fancy jargon; anyone, irrespective of their background or knowledge of homes, should be able to read and understand our reports. Above all, our report has endured the test of time. Hence, proven to be very effective and very well received.
“Bill was helpful, knowledgeable, and really nice. He sent the report that evening and even provided good advice on paint colors, lighting, and how to work the fireplace. Highly recommended. Very professional. A++” – Review of In-House Inspections, LLC By Michelle Calhoun
When Will I Receive The Inspection Report?
You will receive the report via e-mail within 24 hours. Furthermore, In-House Inspections LLC doesn’t make anyone wait until tomorrow or next week to provide the information that our clients pay us to provide.
How Long Does An Inspection Take?
A typical inspection for an average size home will normally take 2 hours to accomplish. Larger and/or older homes may take significantly longer. Simply because there is more to inspect and report on.
What Will The Home Inspection Cost?
Typical fees for In-House Inspections vary on several different factors. Quoted upon request in accordance with our fixed fee schedule.
If you are comparing Memphis home inspection firms, the fees that they charge should not be your most important consideration. We know what In-House Inspections are worth. And we assume that other Memphis home inspection firms or other firms in Tennessee know what their services are worth.
Remember, you are considering a major purchase. Certainly, It is not wise or prudent to base your home inspector selection. On a difference of $25.00 or $50.00 in quoted fees.
In-House Inspections is unbiased, thorough and professional. Good home inspection is a given service and what really matters. Certainly, In-House Inspections provides the best service available with a 100% no weasel words money-back guarantee.
Forms of payment accepted include:
Cash, Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card and American Express
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