Frequently Asked Questions
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Below is a list of commonly asked questions regarding inspections. If you have any questions, please contact Compass Property Inspections
Do I need a home inspection?
Purchasing or selling a home will be the biggest financial decision most people will ever make. Buying and selling can be very stressful to say the least and many are unaware of the process. Most home buyers focus on the cosmetic condition of home and often oversee any underlying problems or issues which are not always easily visible. Our goal is to do a detailed, impartial inspection to discover any defects that are not always visible to the inexperienced eye.
How long does the home inspection take and how soon will I get my report?
All houses are different, and some may have more problems than others. We follow the same method for every home inspection whether small or large. This helps us avoid missing any deficiencies or issues in need of repair or replacement. It usually takes anywhere between 2 – 4 hours to complete an inspection depending on the size, condition, and age of the house. The report is given generally, the same day or within 24 hours of the inspection.
Should I be present during the home inspection?
Our clients are welcome to attend the inspection at any time. Our inspections are very methodical, so it is important that our inspectors are not distracted during the inspection. At the same time, it is important that our clients are kept fully informed and involved in the process and given the opportunity to ask any questions they may have. At the end of the inspection, our inspectors will gladly spend the necessary time to go over the findings with the client and answer any questions the client may have about the inspection process. A written, detailed inspection report will be sent to the client within 24 hours of the inspection and in most cases within a few hours of the actual onsite inspection. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have after you have received the report.
How many home inspections do you perform per day?
Our home inspection process is very detailed, so our inspectors perform no more than two inspections per day. We believe it is very easy to miss significant issues if the home inspection process is rushed or the inspector does not have adequate time to perform a thorough inspection. Many companies will do three or more inspections per inspector per day. Quite simply, we consider this a disservice to their clients.
Are you fully insured, and do you have the proper kinds of insurance?
Compass Property Inspection Carries an insurance policy General Liability and Errors & Omissions, with coverage for referring real estate agents.