What does a home inspection include?
Here is a list of items included in the inspection. This does not include additional testing such as radon, lead or mold. See “Additional Testing” tab for more details regarding these options.
- Roofing & Flashings
- Retaining Walls
- Exterior Walls, Siding & Trim
- Interior Doors & Windows
- Exterior & Interior Walls
- Porches & Decks
- Major Appliances
- Water Heater
- Plumbing Systems
- Electrical Systems
- Heating & Air Conditioning Systems
Why do I need a home inspection?
There are multiple reasons why it is important to hire a professional to perform an inspection of your potential property. An inspection is a required step in the home buying process for most lenders. More importantly, buying a home is a large investment and an inspection can help to uncover hidden or undisclosed issues that would affect how you proceed during the transaction.
How much will it cost and how long does it take?
An average size home (1500 to 2000 square feet) built within the last 10 years will run about $300 depending upon location and will usually take between two to three hours. Larger and/or older homes will cost more to inspect due to the time required for a full inspection and report. We can travel up to 50 miles in any direction and are also licensed in Kentucky.
Do you inspect apartments?
Yes! If the building does not exceed three stories it can be inspected without a commercial license. We have a long history of inspecting duplexes, quadplexes and apartment buildings and our reports are sectioned out to accommodate these individual unit situations.
When should I schedule an inspection?
In a typical real estate transaction, you will have 10 days from the acceptance of your bid to have a home inspection done. We recommend scheduling an inspection as soon as you can to avoid scheduling conflicts. We do our best to accommodate for last-minute next day inspections but this is not ideal. We also provide Saturday inspections for working individuals that would like to be present at an additional cost.
Can a house fail inspection?
There is no such thing as pass or fail. We identify issues and help you decide where to go from there. We inform all our clients about items in the report that may include cost-heavy repairs or issues that may not pass a safety inspection for a government loan such as VA.
Do I have to be there?
You do not have to be present for the inspection. The entire process can be done via email and phone to accommodate for working individuals. If you would like to be present during the inspection you are more than welcome to do so.
What if the report reveals problems?
Some issues found in the report do not have to be repaired by licensed contractors and some do. We inform you in the report if issues found should be further evaluated by a licensed specialist. We do not make repairs and we do not make recommendations on who to use due to conflict of interest.
How will I receive my report?
We provide same day reporting and deliver it via email. The email provides a link to our website followed by login credentials to access the report whenever you like. We also attach it as a PDF for ease of printing.
How do I pay?
We accept cash, check or credit card including American Express
Do you provide re-inspections?
Absolutely! Re-inspections are encouraged and are a great way to ensure that repairs have been made before closing. Re-inspections typically cost $75 unless the house is located more than 15 miles from Clarksville.