The normal home inspection should take approx. 2-3 hours. Upon arrival to the home the inspector will greet you and ask if there are any concerns that you the buyer may have. These Items may be addressed immediately or later during the inspection.
Typically, the inspection will start on the exterior of the home including several trips around the structure and roof to evaluate any concerns or deficiencies. During the inspection the buyer is encouraged to join the inspector so the items found can be discussed.
Photos are taken of the deficiencies and later put in the report with a description of the issues found. Once the exterior is documented the inspection will move into the interior of the home. The basement is a good starting point since the major mechanicals and structure are normally present and visible. An explanation of the electrical, heating, water, plumbing and mechanical will be explained at this time.
Moisture testing is provided on all homes with a moisture probe to be used where areas are carpeted. Once the basement is completed the inspector will continue through the main floors of the home checking walls, ceilings, windows, doors, bathrooms / fixtures, outlets, handrails, smoke detectors, light fixtures along with so much more.
The inspection will normally be completed once the attic is inspected for any concerns including leaks, moisture, structural, ventilation and insulation issues.
Once the report is completed the inspector will go through the report with the client and discuss and answer any questions. The report will be emailed to the buyer the same day. Reports are guaranteed to be provided within 24 hours.
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Prices based on Grand Rapids locations. Prices are subject to change or may incur a travel fee for locations outside of the Greater Grand Rapids area.