The ACCURATE Home Inspection Promise!
Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Unlike most professionals you hire, you probably won’t meet me until your inspection appointment–after you’ve hired me. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and pricing. One thing that’s certain is that a home inspection requires a lot of work. Ultimately, a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort. This I promise you.
Certified Home Inspector
What To Ask Potential Home Inspectors
When interviewing inspectors (it really is an interview since you are hiring them to do a job for you) here are some questions to ask:
What’s included with your inspections?
Not all inspections are created equal.
How long do your inspections take?
It takes 3-4 hours to fully inspect a home.
How many inspections do you do a day?
You don’t want your inspection rushed so the inspector can get to their next appointment.
Do you use an infrared camera on your inspections?
There are a lot of home problems that can only be found using infrared.
How will you make it right if you miss an expensive problem?
Make sure the inspector has some kind of guarantee.
What is your background?
You want an inspector who has been trained in construction and building sciences.
Do you perform safety checks, like testing for gas leaks and offer appliance recall checks?
An inspector should be looking out for your family’s safety while inspecting the home.
Do you check for termites during your inspection?
Termites cause more damage to homes than tornadoes, hurricanes, wind and hail combined.
Once you ask the important questions then you can then discuss price. Honestly, a home inspection isn’t the time to try and save money. You should understand that inspectors who are better trained, have better tools and take longer on your inspection are going to charge more than those who aren’t as qualified or well equipped. Unfortunately, Indiana only requires an inspector pass a single exam to get an inspector license. You want to look for a Certified Professional Home Inspector. They have taken extended training, have passed additional testing and follow a strict code of ethics. That’s why price shouldn’t be a deal breaker. You want a professional who will do the best job inspecting your expensive investment. You want someone who will find dangers that could cause harm to your family. Simply put, InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspectors are some of the best in the business and they are going to charge more.
Our goal isn’t to cast a shadow on realtors. We love working with many of the realtors in our area! And if your realtor suggests Accurate Home Inspection, congratulations, that means your realtor knows we do a thorough inspection and has proven they want what is best for you and your family. If you would like more information about locating quality inspectors, please visit www.independentinspectors.org.