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What to Expect During Your home Inspection
Setting the clients expectation is job number one during a home inspection. By reviewing the inspection process at the beginning everyone knows what to expect. This very important first step will go a long way to keeping your clients happy.
Prior to arriving at the property you should have reviewed and signed your on-line inspection agreement. You should have reviewed the standards of practice that will be used for your inspection. You may view my standards of practice here.
When you arrive at the property I may have already started inspecting the exterior. After our introductions and a brief explanation of the inspection process, I will continue to inspect the property. The inspection will continue with the roof, roof drainage system, wall covering, visible exterior and structural components. After the exterior inspection is complete a thorough inspection of the interior is performed including inspecting visible, accessible areas and items such as; ceilings, walls, floors, windows, doors, stairs, and railings; Major systems like the plumbing, electric, heating, central air conditioning; Interior structural components like the attic space, basement or crawlspace area, the visible foundation and visible insulation.
During the inspection clients are encouraged to write down questions so we can review them at the end of the inspection. During our final walk through I will verify that the condition of the property is the same as when I started. At this point the on site inspection is complete, the rest of my work will continue off site.
My inspection now continues with the preparation of your home inspection report. Thoroughly inspecting a property means little if your inspector can’t convey his findings clearly and consistently. Within your home inspection report, safety issues, deficiencies, maintenance recommendations and general information will be noted. Your report will be well documented with high resolution photographs and narrative descriptions. All inspection reports are produced using the latest in report writing software and delivered to you on-line, withing in a time frame that meets your needs, usually within 24 hours.
Now that we know what to expect during a home inspection, lets look at how to prepare for a home inspection.
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