FAQS about The Home Inspection Process
1. What items are included in a home inspection?
See our Services page for a comprehensive list of what is included and what services are additional. Tennessee Standards of Practice 0780-5-12-10 fully itemizes requirements of licensed inspectors. You may also want to view our Sample Report.
2. How soon should I schedule an inspection?
In most cases, you’ll want to contact a home inspector immediately after having signed a contract to purchase a property. Your home inspector should be available to conduct your inspection within 2-4 days of initial contact
3. How long does a home inspection take?
The average inspection should take no less than 2-3 hours depending on the condition and size of the property. Homes larger than 4,000 square feet may take 3-6 hours. Your inspector should give you a one-on-one onsite review at the conclusion of the inspection.
4. How and when will I receive the report?
You should expect your report to be delivered electronically within 24 hours of the conclusion of your inspection.
5. How much will it cost?
Our fees are based on square footage, age of the home and geographical location. Call, text or email for a quote. Our rates are competitive when compared against those who provide a similar level of service and a quality report. View our sample report here.
6. What should sellers do to prepare for the home inspection?
Sellers should ensure that all areas (especially the attic, crawl space & electrical panel) are readily accessible, all utilities are turned on, security systems are turned off and pets are secured or removed from the property.
7. Do you offer to do repairs or improvements based on the inspection?
No. Doing so would be unethical and possibly violate both Tennessee Standards of Practice (see p 13, 6 (c) 2.) and InterNACHI Code of ethics (see #11.)