What is included in a home inspection? – FAQ’s

Frequently asked questions

What is included in a home inspection?

What is included in a home inspection? Our inspections include the foundation, basement/crawlspace/slab, roof, attic, exterior, electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems, chimneys/fireplaces, decks/porches/stoops, doors, windows, kitchen appliances, garages, and interiors.

How long does the inspection take?
A typical inspection takes two to four hours, depending on the size of the home.

Do I have to attend the inspection?
We recommend it, but it is not required. If you attend the inspection, you will see what the inspector observes and be provided the opportunity to ask the inspector questions about the condition of the home.

What type of report do you produce?
Our report is a comprehensive narrative style, custom bound, easy to read report. We also provide and electronic version of our reports emailed to your email address for your convenience. The report contains full color digital photography throughout. Each report is produced individually for each home we inspect. Our inspections and reports exceed the Standards of Practice of the Connecticut Association of Home Inspectors® (CAHI ®).

How much does an inspection cost?
Our prices are competitive with equally experienced inspector, but your choice of a home inspector should not be based on price alone. The trained and experienced inspector of Assets Home Inspection will provide the time and has the expertise to perform a thorough inspection and produce a comprehensive report. The report pricing is based on the size of the property and any additional tests requested by the customer.

Do you require a Pre-Inspection Agreement?
Yes. A Pre-Inspection Agreement is an integral part of the inspection service. The inspector will review the pre-inspection agreement with you at the time of the inspection.

When buying a new home, is there any need to have a home inspection?
Yes. All homes should be inspected. Many discrepancies seen in older homes have been issues since the house was new. A new home does not guarantee a home without defects.

Should I have the home I’m selling inspected?
Yes. A pre-listing inspection can be a valuable selling tool, in addition, it can help avoid anxiety or unwanted surprises prior to closing.

The home has a warranty.  Do I also need a home inspection?
Yes. All homes should be inspected. Warranties only include certain items and do not include pre-existing conditions.

Do you make repairs on houses you inspect?
No. This is a conflict of interest and is not permitted either by NAHI ® or CAHI® and InterNACHI®.

What are Buyers’ Inspection Groups’ affiliations?
We are members of the NAHI (National Association of Home Inspectors), CAHI (Connecticut Association of Home Inspectors)and InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors).

Are you insured?
Yes. we are fully bonded and insured.

Do you perform home inspections on a full time basis?
Yes. We are full time home inspection company.

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