Frequently Asked Questions about Home Inspections
I’m buying a home in Minnesota. Can I have the home checked for RADON?
Yes, please discuss this with us prior to your scheduled inspection. Also, let us know about your other special concerns at the same time, so we may make any required special arrangements in advance.
Should I be there at the time of the inspection?
YES, by all means! Being there allows you:
- to ask questions of the Inspector.
- to see how the inspection is conducted.
- the time to get to know the home.
How long should I plan to spend at the inspection?
Generally, a thorough, complete Home Inspection takes at least 3 hours, sometimes longer. In addition, our policy is to spend as much time with you as you require and to explain the findings of the inspection to you.
When will I receive the written report?
Usually at the conclusion of the inspection.
What will be included in the report?
As applicable, condition of the structure, basement, heating and cooling systems, plumbing, bathrooms, electrical, kitchen, attic, interior and exterior walls, windows, doors, roofing, grounds and more will be contained in the written report.
When should I request a Home Inspection?
As soon as possible after you become aware that you want one is the time to call. Normally, this happens when a seller accepts a buyer’s offer. There is usually a contingency built into the offer allowing for a Home Inspection, within a limited number of days. Call us as soon as possible.
When may I have my Home Inspection?
Monday-Saturday, during daylight hours. Occasionally we will schedule inspections on Sunday (by request). At Inspecta-Homes, we put you first. We try to schedule inspections at your convenience.
What should I do if the Home Inspector finds a problem?
As much as we would like it to be, no home is perfect. The Home Inspector may find defects which you did not notice when you first viewed the home. Most such defects can be readily cured or tolerated as is. Seldom would one of the defects be reason not to purchase the home. You should discuss any defect with the Home Inspector. Then you should talk with your Real Estate professional. He or she is trained to advise you on such matters.