Merit Home Inspectors

Protecting peace of mind

FAQ's

 
Q: Can A House Fail The Inspection?
A: No. A professional home inspector does not issue a pass or fail grade on a home. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of the prospective home. The home inspector will describe the physical condition of the home and indicate what may need repair or replacement.
 
 
Q: When Do I Get The Report?
A: At the completion of the inspection, we will review our findings with you via a laptop slideshow. Then a detailed computer report with color photos will be emailed to you later that same day.
 
 
Q: What Kind Of Report Can I Expect?
A: We provide a computer-generated report with digital photos. The Property Inspection Report will give you easy to read details on:
  1. The general condition of the home from the roof to the foundation
  2. Safety concerns
  3. Major and minor deficiencies
  4. Suggestions to remedy deficiencies
  5. Any major expenditure coming up
  6. What to watch out for
 
Q: When And How Do I Schedule A Home Inspection?
A: You generally have between seven and ten days after you sign the contract with your real estate agent to get a home inspection. We would advise you to call us as soon as you sign the contract on the prospective home. This will ensure that you can get the inspection done at a time that's most convenient for you. When you're ready to schedule your inspection, you can call, text message or email us. We are available 7 days a week. 
 
 
Q: How Much Does An Inspection Cost?
A: The price of the inspection varies based on the size of the home. Larger homes take longer to inspect, hence the fees for these homes are greater than those for a smaller home. However, don't let the price of the inspection determine whether or not you get a home inspection or the selection of your home inspector. The knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest priced inspector is not necessarily a bargain. The inspector's qualifications, including his experience, training, and professional affiliations should be the most important consideration.
 
 
Q: How Do I Pay The Inspector?
A: At the conclusion of the inspection payment is due. We accept cash, checks and credit cards.
 
 
Q: Should I be present during the Inspection?
A: Yes, we recommend that you be present at the site of the inspection, from start to finish.
 
 
Q: What will the inspection cover?
A: A thorough Inspection from the roof to the foundation.
 
    Items that are included in the Inspection are as follows:
  1. Attic
  2. Insulation
  3. Ventilation
  4. Roof & Flashings
  5. Gutters
  6. Basement
  7. Crawlspace
  8. Foundation
  9. Grading
  10. Retaining Walls
  11. Siding & Trim
  12. Driveways & Walkways
     
    13. Ceilings
    14. Floors
    15. Walls
    16. Doors & Windows
    17. Chimney
    18. Fireplace
    19. Major Appliances
    20. Electrical System
    21. Water Heater
    22. Plumbing System
    23. Air Conditioning

    24. Heating

 
 
Q: How long will the Inspection take?
A: Most Inspections take about 2 hours long. The time may vary depending on the size, age & condition of the home.
 
 
Q: Why use our Services?
A: The purchase of a new home is one of the single most costly investments that a family will make and it is important to know what you are getting for your money. A home inspection is an excellent tool for you, the home buyer, to help determine not only the condition of the home, but to also help foresee any immediate additional cost that may go unnoticed.
 
 
Q: Why can't I have someone in my family who is very handy or a contractor, inspect my new home?
A: This is the biggest mistake many potential new home buyers make when purchasing a home. Although the person you are considering may be very skilled, they are not trained or experienced at professional home inspections. Professional home inspection is a unique skill like no other. Professional inspectors get what we call an inspector's instinct for problems. That instinct takes extensive training and lots of experience doing inspections to develop. Many contractors, and other trades professionals hire a professional home inspector to inspect their homes when they make a purchase.
 
 
Q: What if I have questions after the inspection?
A: You can call us and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. Our service is a long-term investment.
 
 
 
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