Q: When Do I Schedule A Home Inspection?
A: You generally have a window of time (approximately 7 days depending on how the contract is written) after you sign the contract to get a home inspection. We would advise you to call us as soon as you sign a contract on the prospective home. This will ensure that you can get the inspection done at a time that’s most convenient for you. All-Pro can usually schedule your inspection within 3 days from the time you call to schedule.
Q: How Do I Schedule A Home Inspection?
A. When you’re ready to schedule your inspection, you can either call our full-time scheduler at 615-227-1377 or schedule 24/7 online by filling out the scheduling form provided on this website.
Q: Can A House Fail The Inspection?
A: There is no such thing as a pass or fail grade on a home. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of the prospective home. The home inspector will describe the physical condition of the home and indicate what may need repair or replacement. He will also point out what is a major issue, a minor issue or just important to know from maintenance standpoint.
Q: When Do I Get The Report?
A: Upon completion of the inspection, we will provide you with a comprehensive full-color report including digital photos of the key components of the house and detailed findings. Your inspector will email you this report on the same day as the inspection.
Q: How Much Does An Inspection Cost?
A: The price of the inspection varies based on the size and age of the home. Larger homes and often aging homes take longer to inspect, hence the fees for these homes are greater than those for a smaller or newer home.
Q. Why Does A Home Inspection Cost So Much?
A: Don’t let the price of the inspection determine whether or not you get a home inspection or the selection of your home inspector. The knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest priced inspector is not necessarily a bargain. The inspector’s qualifications, including his experience, training, and professional affiliations should be the most important consideration.
Q: How Do I Pay The Inspector?
A: Payment is due at the time of inspection. We accept personal checks, cash and all major credit cards. For your convenience or if you are unable to attend the inspection, you can pay online with a credit card when you schedule through the All-Pro website or follow the link in your inspection confirmation email if you called our office to order your inspection. Your card will not be charged until the inspection is complete.
Q: What will the inspection cover?
A: A thorough inspection covers everything from roof to the foundation. All of the following are inspected during an All Pro Home Inspection:
Roofing & Flashings
Exterior Walls, Siding & Trim
Interior Doors & Windows
Driveways & Walks
Exterior & Interior Walls
Porches & Decks
Heating & Air Conditioning Systems
Q: Are there other inspections services I should consider?
A: All-Pro is certified to offer several add-on inspection services such as radon testing, mold testing and infrared thermal imaging. Descriptions of these often necessary services are located under the “Our Services” tab.
Q: How long will the Inspection take?
A: Inspection times vary depending on the size, age & condition of the home, however, most Inspections are completed in about three to four hours.
Q: Should I be present during the Inspection?
A: It is not necessary to be there for the entire inspection. However, if you are able to attend prior to the completion of the inspection, your All-Pro Inspector will be happy to give you an overview on-site prior to delivering your electronic report. This often helps eliminate questions or concerns that are not easily answered in a report.
Q: Why use our Services?
A: Purchasing your new home is the most important investment you’ll ever make, so it’s important to know the condition of your investment. All-Pro Home Inspectors are trained and certified by the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI). We adhere to their Compressive Residential Standards of Practice. Our Inspectors will conduct a thorough visual home Inspection and provide a detailed, easy to follow Inspection Report on the same day. All-Pro Home Inspections is committed to helping you make an educated decision when purchasing your home. A home inspection can also foresee any immediate unnecessary additional cost that may go unnoticed without the help of a home inspection. Home inspections are not a prediction of future performance, but can pinpoint existing problem areas so you can protect yourself during the negotiation process.
Q: Why can’t I have a family member who is very handy or a contractor friend, inspect my new home?
A: This is a big mistake that many potential new homeowners make when purchasing a home. Although the person you are considering may be very skilled in what they do, they are not trained or experienced at professional home inspections. Professional home inspection is a unique skill that takes extensive training and lots of experience doing inspections to develop. It is not uncommon for contractors, and other trade professionals hire a professional home inspector to inspect their homes when they make a purchase.
Q: Will you fix the problems you find during the inspection?
A: No. The code of ethics of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) prohibits members from doing repair work on properties we inspect. This assures that there will never be any conflict of interest by the home inspector. Our purpose is to provide an unbiased, objective third party report on the condition of the home. We can, if requested, recommend several service providers who can fix some of the problems we uncover.
Q: What if I have questions after the inspection?
A: You can call All-Pro at any time to discuss your home inspection report and other aspects of your new home. We are here as a resource to you and are happy to assist you any way we can. We view our service as a long-term relationship with our clients.