When you choose an inspector that has graduated from the ASHI School of Home Inspection, you’ll be working with a professional home inspector who has passed a rigorous technical examination and trained alongside certified ASHI inspectors--and no other professional society can match the credentials of an ASHI inspector.
For more information on the ASHI school or ASHI inspectors visit http://www.ashi.org.
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Why choose an ASHI School graduate?
How long will my home inspection take?
A typical inspection should take 3 to 4 hours to complete. This can vary, given the current condition and size of the home, the accessibility of mechanical systems, and so on. The age of the home can also impact the amount of time the inspection takes as well.
What do you look at?
The major systems of the house will be assessed. These include the Roof, Exterior, Structure, Electrical, Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Insulation, and Interior. The goal is to identify any existing major problems that could affect a buyer's decision to purchase and advise the home buyer or home seller of anything that should be evaluated by a licensed specialist. The home inspection process allows the buyer to make an informed decision on the purchace of his/her new home.
How much can I expect to pay for my inspection?
Hasheider Home Inspection, LLC. charges based on the square footage of the house. A typical fee for this area would be between $300-400. Don't let price be the deciding factor on who you choose to inspect your home. Purchasing a home is a major cost and having a home inspection done properly is an important part of this process.
What is included in the fee?
Complete interior and exterior home inspection.
Comprehensive written home inspection report.
Minimal fee for setting up any third-party vendor inspections.
Can I follow along?
The inspection is a valuable learning experience for most homebuyers. Hasheider Home Inspection, LLC. highly recommends that the home buyer/seller experience the inspection process. This also allows the buyer time to explore their new home.
Do I have to take notes?
You don't have to take notes during the inspection. We will document everything in a written report. It's much better to follow the inspector through, listening to his comments to make sure you understand. It's also a great opportunity to ask questions and to clarify anything that confuses you.
Can I ask questions?
Absolutely! You may want to bring some questions that you have regarding the home. You should also feel free to stop the inspector and ask questions as you go. If the inspector's comments or explanations are not clear, please ask for further explanation.
What should I wear?
Dress comfortably and be prepared to spend roughly 2 1/2 hours walking through the home with the inspector. You won't have to climb on the roof or go into the attic, so your clothes won't get dirty.
Can I bring my family?
Many times the home buyer wants to bring a trusted friend or family member to help them in this process. Hasheider Home Inspection encourages this as we want you to be comfortable with your purchase. We do recommend you limit the number of attendees as you want to focus on the home inspection and be able to ask questions of your inspector.
Do I get a written report? When?
Of course. After the home inspector is done with the review of the home, the report is written. This report will include a review of the home and pictures of any issues that are found. It is available within 48 hours after the inspection. Most reports are emailed, but can be delivered to you as well.
Will you tell me whether or not to buy the house?
No. Our goal is to objectively report on the condition of the house, indicating potential repairs and expenses. Ultimately, it is your decision as to whether or not you buy the house. Any issues found during the home inspection should be discussed with your realtor.
Do you offer a warranty on the house?
A home inspection is a professional opinion based on less-than-complete information. There is no guarantee or warranty, because some problems can only be discovered by living in a house. Inspectors cannot move existing furnishings or do anything to damage or change the structure of the house. For example, roofs and basements may only leak when specific weather conditions exist. Some problems will only be discovered when carpets are lifted, furniture is moved, or finishes are removed. As such, we cannot and do not offer a warranty on the house.
How many days notice do I need to give you?
Hasheider Home Inspection, LLC. is ready to serve you as quickly as possible, pending previously booked appointments. We recommend that you allow at least five days to arrange for a home inspection.