Q: Why should I have a professional home inspection?
A: A home purchase is likely one of the biggest investments you will ever make and an inspection from AmeriSpec helps provide the information you need to feel confident about it. After receiving our thorough, objective report detailing the home’s condition, you’ll be able to make a smart, informed decision.
Q: How long does a home inspection take?
A: A typical inspection of a property less than 2,000 square feet lasts approximately two and a half hours.
Q: Do I need to be present during the inspection?
A: We highly recommend it. The goal of a home inspection is not just to inspect the property, but also to educate the homeowner or potential buyer about the property’s condition. This is better achieved if you are present at the time of the inspection. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about the home and have full confidence in your decision by the end of the inspection.
Q: How will the inspection help me determine the condition of the home?
A: During the course of the inspection, the inspector will explain the condition of the property. You will also be provided with a detailed written report to help you make an informed purchasing decision.
Q: What is included in the AmeriSpec Report?
A: The AmeriSpec Report is an easy-to-reference document detailing the condition of the home’s major components (such as heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, roofing, etc.). In addition, you’ll receive a Seasonal Maintenance Checklist with tips for keeping your home in shape, a do-it-yourself Home Repair Manual, HomeCare Tips Guide, Repair Cost Guide and savings on services and products from national service providers.
Q: Why should I choose AmeriSpec over a local competitor?
A: Since its inception, AmeriSpec has conducted in excess of 2 million inspections. AmeriSpec has more than 350 independently owned and operated businesses with insured, well-trained inspectors who perform more than 150,000 inspections annually in the United States and Canada. An AmeriSpec Home Inspection is a visual inspection of over 400 items and 1000 check-points including the foundation, roof and structural components, plus visible electrical, plumbing and mechanical operating systems of the property.