Top Five Things to Look for When Hiring A Home Inspector

Author: J&C Grandt Inspections | | Categories: Commercial Inspection , New Construction Inspection , Pre-Listing Inspection


Purchasing a home signifies the completion of one of the biggest milestones in your life. However, before putting money into such an expensive investment, having it inspected can expose any structural flaws that could help you mitigate future expenses. So before finalizing on your future home, enlist a certified home inspector’s services to examine the house you are considering.

A home inspector will conduct a thorough inspection and provide you with a detailed report from the foundation to the roof, including the HVAC system and plumbing to ensure the home you want to purchase is safe.

While a home inspection is vital, choosing a reliable home inspector who is qualified to perform an inspection can be a daunting task. To help you select the right inspector, here’s a list of the top five things to look for when hiring a home inspector.

1. License
Every state follows its provincial regulation for home inspectors, and if you’re looking for a home inspector within your state, make sure they’re licensed to conduct a home inspection. In some states, home inspectors don’t require training or license to perform an inspection. If you reside in these states, you need to hire an inspector who has undergone training through a professional association such as NACHI.

2. Insured
A reputable home inspection company will come with general liability and worker’s compensation. If you do choose to hire a home inspector, make sure they’re insured as required by the state with liability and error and omission insurance.

3. Inspection pricing
Cheap is not necessarily better! As the saying goes, ‘You get what you paid for’ is right for hiring a lowest bid home inspector. As you look at various inspection companies, get a detailed description of their services and cost. Ask if they offer ancillary services you may need, these can be insurance inspection and pool or mold inspections.

4. Availability
Turnaround time of a home inspector with a report is essential if you’re on a short inspection period. For example, if you schedule your inspection on the last day of your inspection period, your home inspector should give you enough time to review the report. If you need to put in any objections, the inspector must be available to clear your doubts.

5. Experience and Professionalism
Hire a home inspector who is experienced, on time, and make themselves available to discuss the inspection report with you. They should be reachable on call even after the inspection is complete, to answer any questions you may have.

If you’re looking for a home inspector in Winter Park, FL, reach out to J&C Grandt Inspections. We are a family-owned business dedicated to helping homeowners make an informed decision about their essential purchase. We are a licensed and insured home inspection company that guarantees accurate information about your home. The services we offer include inspections, Insured inspections, and environmental inspections.

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