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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. What Is A Home Inspection?

A.A home Inspection is a visual examination of the readily accessible systems and components of a home.

 

Q. Why Do I Need A Home Inspection?

A. A Home Inspection is for your security and piece of mind. Whether you're buying or selling a home, knowing its condition ensures you a fair and smooth transaction. Also, because you (as a buyer or seller) may not know everything you should about the condition of the roof, chimney, siding, trim, attic ventilation, electrical wiring, plumbing furnace, and air conditioner, or other items in the home.

Q: How do I choose a Home Inspector?
A: Call up and ask about their credentials and experience. You must feel that the inspector is qualified, experienced and attentive of your needs.

Q: Can A House Fail The Inspection?
A: No.A professional home inspector does not issue a pass or fail grade on a home. A professional home inspection is a visual examination of the current condition of the prospective home. The home inspector will describe the physical condition of the home and indicate what may need repair or replacement.

Q: When Do I Get The Report?
A: At the completion of the inspection I can e-mail a computer-generated report to you, or provide you with a computer-generated report, printed on site, including a digital photoís of the house.

Q What Kind Of Report Can I Expect?
A: At the conclusion of the inspection, you will get a computer-generated report which will be 15 to 30 pages in length, including a summary. The Home Inspection Report will give easy to read details on:

  • The general condition of the home from the roof to the foundation.
  • Major and minor deficiencies.
  • How things work.
  • Suggestions to remedy deficiencies.
  • What to watch out for.
  • Maintenance guide.
  • I will review the report with you to make sure that you understand everything.

Q: When And How Do I Schedule A Home Inspection?
A: You generally have between seven and ten days after you sign the purchase contract to get a home inspection. I would advise you to call me as soon as you sign a contract on the prospective home. This will help you to get the inspection done at a time that's most convenient for you.
When you're ready to schedule your inspection just, give me a call at:678-822-2600

Q: How Much Does An Inspection Cost?
A: The price of the inspection varies based on the size of the home. Larger homes take longer to inspect, therefore the fees for these homes are greater than those for a smaller home. However, don't let the price of the inspection determine whether or not you get a home inspection or the selection of your home inspector. The knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest priced inspector is not necessarily a bargain. Qualifications including experience, training, and professional affiliations should be the most important consideration.

Q: How Do I Pay For The Inspection?
A: At the conclusion of the inspection payment is due. I accept personal checks or cash.

Q: What will the inspection cover?

A: A thorough Inspection covers everything from roof to the foundation.Grading, drainage, driveways, sidewalks, decks, porches, gutters, siding and trim, soffits, roof, flashing ventilation, floors, walls ceilings, windows, doors, plumbing fixtures, garage doors, openers, attic, roof support, insulation, heating, cooling, electrical, plumbing and more.

Q. Why Should a Seller Have a Home Inspection?

A. One of the most compelling reasons is the comfort factor it gives potential buyers.

Q. Who Needs a Home Inspection?

A. Buyers and sellers.  If you're buying a home, pre-owned or new, an inspection tells you the condition of the property.  That way, there are no surprises after you already own the home. 

If you purchased a new home, it's a good idea to have youíre a home inspection before the warranty from the builder expires. It's a rare case that even a new home doesn't have some problems that were overlooked by the builder.  Those repairs or corrections easily exceed the cost of an inspection.  If you catch them prior to warranty expiration, your warranty should cover them.

Q. Should I be present for the home inspection?

A. Yes, I encourage you to attend the inspection.  There are always items in the inspection that can best be explained on-site.  I will include them in the report, but your presence at the property makes it easier for you to understand important information about the home.

Q.  Are you available to answer questions after I close and move into the home?

A.  Yes, I will be happy to assist you any way I can in clarifying the information I present in the report.  Even after you've moved in and settled down to enjoy your new home.  I am available to you, for as long as you own the home, to offer unbiased advice and recommendations. 

Q.  Why canít I do the inspection myself?

A.  Chances are that even if you are very familiar with home construction, you still donít have the knowledge, training and experience of a professional Home Inspector. I am familiar with all the systems of a home and how they work. Also, when you are involved in buying or selling a house, itís difficult for you to remain completely unemotional about the house, and this may cloud your judgment. I will provide an objective, unbiased view of the home.

Q.  Will you fix the problems you find during the Inspection?

A.  No. My purpose is to provide an unbiased, objective report on the condition of the home. The code of ethics of The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) prohibits its members from soliciting repair work on properties they inspect. This assures that there will never be any conflict of interest.

 

David Hunter

Hunter Home Inspections, LLC.††††††

678-822-2600††††††

Email: hunters21@earthlink.net