Key questions you need to Ask your Home Inspector

Key to success

There are multiple options available for you to consider when you are looking to hire a home inspection service and the most qualified inspector. In some cases, the lender or the real estate agent will recommend a company or certain inspectors that they know of in the industry. It’s important not to feel pressured or forced into choosing from their recommendations, you are hiring the services this gives you the right to choose who you want to hire.

You can easily source information from the internet regarding local home inspection companies that cover the area you are looking to buy your home. When looking through the companies available (there will be many) you will want to select a company that is InterNAHCI certified. It’s the Inter National Association of Certified Home Inspectors that provides all the high quality training and strict guidelines. This is the training that home inspectors need to have undertaken and completed in order to be considered a quality home inspection business.

Once you have found the company you want to use have some questions ready and at hand to put the prospective company to the test. Questions like the ones below are helpful and handy in getting the information you need to make the right decision when it comes to hiring.

  • What amount of time does a typical Home Inspection take?
  • What is the average cost of an inspection?
  • What can I expect an inspector to look over?
  • Are you allowed to attend the walkthrough inspection in person?
  • How long is it after the inspection until I get the detailed report back?
  • Is the inspector you will provide certified and allowed to work within the residential sector?

A professional home inspector should be able to provide you with the information you need in order to make an informed decision, the key to find and hire the best home inspection company with the best inspectors is to be prepared with the right questions before contacting them.

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