FAQ

  • What is a home inspection?home_inspectors
  • Does a home receive a passing or failing grade?
  • Should I be present for the inspection?
  • On average, how long will the inspection take?
  • How much does a typical inspection cost?
  • Do you offer wood destroying insect (WDI) inspections?

What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a professional, objective, visual examination of the overall condition of a home.  The findings, covered in each detailed inspection report, will provide the home buyer valuable information and the confidence needed to make a well-informed purchasing decision.

A careful home inspection will cover all the major systems of the home, including foundation, structure, exterior, roofing, electrical, heating, cooling, venting, insulation, plumbing, and interior. We will run performance tests on all applicable systems and provide an evaluation, and recommend repairs or replacement.

1020Bucks-HomeInspection-blogSpanDoes a home receive a ‘passing’ or ‘failing’ grade?

There is no such thing as a ‘failed home inspection’. A careful home inspection is a current assessment of the prospective home. We will present you the facts needed to make a well-informed decision on the purchase.  Additionally, we will share recommendations and maintenance tips to help you take the best care of your home in the future.

Should I be present for the inspection?

It is not necessary for you to be present during the inspection.  All findings, along with pictures will be presented in the written report of the home that is sent to you before midnight on the day of the inspection.  Our reports are easy to understand and we’ll be more than happy to go over any questions you have once you’ve read the evaluation.  However, we welcome clients on the inspection and feel that the ability to observe and ask questions during the walkthrough is extremely valuable.

On average, how long will the inspection take?

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The square footage, age, and condition of a home all factor in to the length of the inspection.  Typical inspections last between 2-4 hours.  There is no cut-off time for an inspection- we guarantee that we will always allow enough time to ensure that you receive a careful home inspection.

How much does a ‘typical’ inspection cost?

Several factors affect the price of a home inspection including age, size, and structure of the property.  An average Inspection is between $350 – $500.  We provide additional services that can be added to any base price.

Do you offer wood destroying insect (WDI) inspections?

We don’t do WDI inspections ourselves, but we can recommend reliable providers that we work with regularly.  They usually offer same day service.