Timberwood Top 10 Most Asked Questions:

Home Inspection Question #1 – Is the seller or builder required to repair the deficient items identified in your report?

No. The inspection report merely provides you information about the condition of the home at the time of the inspection. However, home inspection reports are often used to negotiate repairs or cost adjustments to the sales agreement, but there is no binding requirement to correct any of the deficiencies noted in the report.

Home Inspection Question #2 – Do I have to be present for the home inspection?

You are not required to attend the inspection.  But, we recommend that you are at least present towards the end of the inspection so we can present to you our findings and answer any questions you may have.

Home Inspection Question #3 – Do you provide repair estimates for the deficiencies you find?

Not necessarily. Some inspection companies provide estimates for repairs in their reports but we do not. For one reason, actual repair costs vary greatly from one contractor to the next and are very seasonally dependent. Additionally, repair costs contained in a lot of inspector’s reports are rarely updated.  Since were are not a contracting company, it is our belief that adding unsubstantiated repair costs to our reports is a disservice to our clients. However, upon request your inspector may discuss remedial options along with anticipated costs.

Home Inspection Question #4 – When will I know if the home passed or failed?

There is no passing or failing when it comes to a home inspection. The inspection simply states the observed condition of the property at the time of the inspection. We are usually able to schedule an inspection within one or two days of your phone call. Busier time of year may take longer.

Home Inspection Question #5 – How long does a home inspection take?

Typical inspections can run 2 to 4 hours, depending on the size and complexity of the house. Very large houses may take a day or more. Generally, you can expect the house to take about 1.25-hours per 1000 square feet of living space.

Home Inspection Question #6 – When should I call for an inspection?

As soon as the offer is made and accepted. Once an offer is accepted, the option period begins. So, time is of the essence. The sooner we know, the sooner we can get you house inspected.

Home Inspection Question #7 – When is the inspection fee due?

The fee is due on or before the completion of the inspection. The inspection report is not generated until payment is made.

Home Inspection Question #8 – What type of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, checks and credit cards (online payments made through our online scheduler).

Home Inspection Question #9 – When do I get the report?

Your inspection report will be complete and available online or emailed directly to you within 24 hours of the end of the inspection.

Home Inspection Question #10 – I am out of state. Will you still inspect for me?

Definitely. We can arrange the inspection with your realtor and the sellers.