Check out some of our most frequently asked questions below! We have filled out the answers so that you can feel confident in understanding the home inspection process.
Typically, you should call as soon as you have a signed Purchase Agreement. The Inspection Contingency section of your signed agreement will state the inspection(s) that were agreed upon and the number of days you have to get the inspection(s) completed and respond to the sellers.
We will ask you to provide us with the property address and inspection contingency period. We will also ask for additional details about the property so we can get you an accurate quote for the inspection being ordered. For example, year built, square footage, how many bedrooms and bathrooms, furnace type, water heater type, fireplaces, etc.
No, we will take care of everything pertaining to the inspection ordered through FNH Inspections LLC.
FNH Inspections LLC will make contact with the listing agent/sellers, and buyers’ agent to insure access on the date and time of the agreed inspection. We will send out to all parties concerned emails and text messages confirming date, time, and access to the inspection property.
Yes! In fact, your presence is highly recommended to get the most out of your home inspection. This is your opportunity to observe the inspection process, ask questions, and learn more about the condition of your home and how to maintain it. This is also a good time to take measurements and preview your future home. Your inspector will go over his findings and answer all of your questions with you at the conclusion of the inspection.
FNH Inspections LLC will have all access information needed to gain entry into the home to perform the inspection.
On average the home inspection will last three to 3.5 hours. Much depends on factors such as the size of the home, components of the property, findings, and client participation. We believe in scheduling inspections with ample time allotment allowing clients to take their time without time constraints.
Our company encourages questions. This is your opportunity to learn about the home you are having inspected. FNH Inspections has a wealth of working knowledge and experience and looks forward to sharing it with you.
Absolutely! We can do a walk-through of your current home and do a Pre-Listing Inspection and provide recommendations on items or areas that may need repair or replacement prior to putting your house on the market. This will have a better affect on the pricing of your home.
Yes. Call us to schedule an inspection today for your peace of mind tomorrow.
Radon can penetrate a slab on grade (no basement) just as it can penetrate a slab floor in a basement. Radon can still be a risk in homes without a basement.
The home inspection fee is determined by size of the home as well as age, location, components, and other amenities.
Yes. We prefer this method; although we do accept all major credit cards on-line as well.
An inspector can only report on what can visibly be seen during time of inspection. We cannot report on what we cannot see. Our Inspectors are not psychic or clairvoyant (yet). Visual inspection means non-destructive. The inspector does not operate valves, move appliances, furniture, personal belongings to gain access to anything.
Your Inspector will be as thorough as humanly possible while being respectful of the home owner’s personal property. He will test a sampling of readily accessible windows, doors, electrical outlets, lights, permanently installed appliances, etc. He runs water, flushes toilets, and checks any visible plumbing. If the roof is safe to access he will be on it to perform a close-up inspection.
Weather conditions such as snow can have a major impact on what is visible on the outside of the home, such as the foundation. Roofs, sidewalks, driveways, and decks covered in snow makes it impossible to make an accurate inspection.
Reports are generally emailed within hours after your inspection. The vast majority of time they are delivered the same day of the inspection.