Basic Home Inspection up to 3,000 Sq. Feet: $500.00
Home inspection over 3,000 Sq. Feet
is calculated at .05 cents / sq. ft.
What Is A Home Inspection?
A Home Inspection is a limited visual inspection of a structure, made by a qualified professional, who is trained and has experience in evaluating all the component features in a house, and who is able to give a clear and accurate picture of the condition of these components. It is important to remember that a Home Inspection is basically visual in nature, with no intrusive drilling or digging performed. Viewing may be limited due to occupant belongings, insulation, or other restrictive conditions. When you and your Home Inspector have completed the Inspection, the house must be in the same (or better) condition than it was when you first began. Wright Home Inspection performs inspections according to ASHI Standards.
A Home Inspection should have a distinct two-prong focus. First, the primary goal is to clearly identify any potential significant defects that will affect your buying decision. Second, is to clearly identify any areas in need of near term repairs, or any components that are reaching the end of their useful life span. Even though it is secondary, this area provides very useful information that you will need when setting up your maintenance budget.
A typical Home Inspection can be separated into three distinct areas:
* The Home Inspection – where you meet your Home Inspector and the actual evaluation of the property takes place. The inspection of a typical home usually takes between 2 to 4 hours, depending upon the size and condition of the home.
* The Report & Summary – given after the Inspection, where the condition of the house is summarized for you, and any significant defects are brought to your attention.
* Resource After The Inspection – an Inspector should make himself available to you after the Inspection, to clarify or answer any questions you may have about the Inspection and Report. This is part of the Inspection, and you should not expect to be charged an extra fee for this. An Inspector can be an invaluable resource for you, long after you have moved in. He/she can help provide you with referrals for contractors, advice and tips on home repairs, etc. Most Inspectors will not charge you for consultation over the telephone. If you want a home visit however, expect a fee to be involved.
A quality Home Inspection, performed by a professional, is designed to provide you with the information you need to make a more informed decision about your potential purchase.
A professional home inspector should, at a minimum, inspect the following items: