Frequently Asked Questions

A home inspection helps you to learn about the home you’re buying, gives you confidence to address potential concerns, and delivers peace of mind about your new investment.

A home inspection is an objective review of the visible and readily accessible condition of a property at the time of the inspection, with a focus on critical systems: Exterior, Roof, Structure, Water Control Systems, Insulation and Ventilation, Interior, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Fuel Services, Appliances and Environmental Systems.

Single family home takes approximately three hours. Townhomes and condos take approximately two hours.

Factors impacting the time are age of the house, covered area, condition etc,

No, You will get a detailed digital copy of report with images and videos. However, we recommend that you join us for the inspection as it is a great leaning experience about your new home and discuss any concerns you may have.

We use latest high-tech FLIR digital infrared cameras to identify leaks and concerns.

Thermal imaging detects differences in the surface temperatures of a material and we use thermal imaging during our inspections to assist in detecting temperature differentials.

The differences in temperature are a clue to the inspector that further investigation is warranted by a qualified professional to check for an outlier such as a water leak, electrical issues or missing insulation in that area.

Our inspectors are professionally trained to use and interpret the reading that thermal images indicate. Defects that are not visible to human eye can be detected and confirmed with infrared thermal scan.

Yes.

Inspection will be limited if utilities are off.

The inspector may return to the property to inspect items originally not inspected amid off utilities.

Inspectors walk safe and readily accessible roofs if permitted by weather and other factors.

Our inspectors have drones, ladders and powerful binoculars and can visually inspect the roof from the eaves, windows, other structures or ground.

Yes. However there may be limitations if utilities are turned off or weather prevents testing of heat pump .

To prevent damage to a compressor-based system, we only test heat with a heat pump if the outside temperature is <65F. and test air-conditioning if the outside temperature is >65F.