When you trust me to inspect your home, I will do my utmost to give you the very best home inspection experience possible. From doing a thorough inspection to explaining my findings in a way that will educate and not scare you, my goal is to give you peace of mind. Here are several things you can do to help me:
1.Attend the inspection. Being at the inspection gives you the opportunity to meet your inspector (me!), share observations, and ask questions. It allows me to explain how we inspect and report and reduce some of your anxiety about the inspection. During the inspection, I can point out or explain things as we go along so you will know what to expect when you receive your report. I understand that you might not be able to attend due to work, family commitments, or other demands. If you can’t attend, I will make every effort to share my findings with you by phone before we leave the inspection site.
2.Limit the number of people present. I understand being excited about your (possible) new home and wanting your loved ones to see it, but having too many people in the house during the inspection increases the chance that I will miss something significant because of being distracted. You can help me a lot by asking that family members and friends not come to the inspection so I can concentrate on doing a great inspection for you. Please do not bring contractors, landscapers, decorators, etc. to the inspection for the same reason. Sometimes we will arrange for termite or radon contractors to come by during the inspection, but these folks are familiar with how home inspectors work and know how to do their job without getting in our way.
3.Don’t be afraid to ask questions. This is your inspection. I’m working for you. There is no such thing as a silly question – I once had a first-time buyer who pointed at the plumbing vent pipes on the roof and asked what they were and why there were so many. She wasn’t being cute or silly, she honestly didn’t know. I thanked her for asking and explained how the plumbing vents worked without making her feel bad for not knowing.
Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. We’re here to help by providing a great home inspection that will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.
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