Frequently Asked Questions
How do I choose a Home Inspector?
Call up and ask about their credentials and experience. If for some reason you don’t feel comfortable asking this of the inspector when speaking with them on the phone then how will you feel asking questions at the inspection. You must feel that the inspector is qualified, experienced and attentive of your needs.
What qualifications or credentials should a home inspector offer?
When choosing a home inspector, begin with a list of association members in your area. Then check to see who among these is the most experienced and has the most outstanding reputation for thoroughness as an inspector. And be sure to attend your inspection. That way, you’ll learn as much as possible from your member inspector. Some have college degrees in fields related to construction such as engineering and architecture. A few have passed the same code certification examinations that the building code officials are required to pass.
How much does a home inspection cost?
This is sometimes the first question asked but tells the least about the inspector. Fees are generally based according to size, age and various other components of the home. Inspection fees from a certified professional home inspector generally start under $375. A quality inspection backed by a company who’s been in business a long time with a reputation for standing behind their work sometimes requires a higher investment but it’s worth it. You’ll avoid headaches later on down the line.
How long will the Inspection take?
Most Inspections take about three to four hours. These times may vary depending on the size, age & condition of the home.
Should I be present during the Inspection?
We recommend that you be present at the site of the inspection. Most people come toward the end or a little earlier to go over all the findings and learn everything about the home”.
Why use our Services?
The purchase of a new home is one of the single most costly investments that a family will make. Along with the extra stresses this will add, there is also the fear factor of, “Will This Home Stand The Test of Time?” It is also important to know what YOU, as the primary investor, are getting for your money.
A home inspection is an excellent tool for you, the home buyer, to help determine not only the condition of the home, but to also help foresee any immediate unnecessary additional cost that may go unnoticed without the help of a home inspection. Home inspections are not a prediction of future performance, but can pinpoint existing problem areas.
Why can't I have someone in my family who is very handy or a contractor, inspect my new home?
This is the biggest mistake many potential new homeowners make when purchasing a home. Although the person you are considering may be very skilled, they are not trained or experienced at professional home inspections. Professional home inspection is a unique skill like no other. Professional inspectors get what we call an inspector’s instinct for problems. That instinct takes extensive training and lots of experience doing inspections to develop. Many contractors, and other trades professionals hire a professional home inspector to inspect their homes when they make a purchase.
What if I have questions after the inspection?
You can call us and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. Our service is a long-term investment.
Proudly Serving the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex
We offer professional home inspections to Dallas, Fort Worth, Keller, Southlake, Grapevine, Frisco, Plano, Prosper, Allen, Irving, Carrollton, Flower Mound, Colleyville, and Arlington.
We subtract $25 from all inspection fees as a thank you to our clients who are active-duty military or military veterans.
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