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Q: What is a home inspection and what can I expect from one?
A: home inspection is a thorough look at the major systems of the home including inspection of Heating / Cooling systems, Electrical System- Panel / Outlets / Lighting, Pluming System including Supply piping / Drainage piping / Fixtures, Structural elements including Roof / Wall / Floor Structures, Roof Coverings, Interior / Exterior surfaces and Decks / Porches. Also included in Your Home Inspection is a Wood Destroying Insect (WDI- Termites, Carpenter Ants, Wood Boring Beetles) and a Wood Destroying Organism Inspection (WDO- Wood Rot Fungus). Many lenders require you to provide them with a WDI / WDO inspection report. We are properly licensed to perform these inspections. The goal of the inspection is to identify the systems of the home, and when possible identify system deficiencies and systems that are at or near the end of their useful life.

Q: Do I need to have my home inspected?
A: The simple answer is Yes. New or old, every home needs an inspection. We will provide you with a wealth of information that's hard to acquire any other way. From the foundation to the roof, you'll gain important information about the largest investment you're likely to make in your lifetime. By helping you to better understand your house, a home inspection helps to pave the challenging road to home ownership.

Q: What is the timing of an inspection and How long does it take ?
A: We typically perform inspections in the mornings Monday through Saturday. A thorough inspection takes several hours and we respect your valuable time! Inspection, Photographic documentation and data gathering takes place from 8:30-11:30 and we typically meet with you at 11:30 to review the inspection findings. The review process typically takes an hour to an hour and a half depending on the complexity of the home. It is our job as inspectors to help you understand the conditions present at the home.

Q: Do I have to attend the Review of the Findings?
A: Your attendance at the review is not required, but you will learn much more about your home by attending the Review. Your inspector is an educated and experienced source of information about your home.

Q: How much does an inspection cost?
A:Home inspections can cost as little as $485. Fees are generally based on the size, location and age of the home. The inspectors fee for large homes, remotely located homes, and older homes are more. A home inspection can pay for itself by providing you with substantiated evidence and information that often enables you to negotiate for seller funded repairs- sometimes thousands of dollars!

Q: What kind of Inspection Report do you provide?
A: We provide you with the finest State of The art report including pictures, diagrams and web links to better help you understand your home. Our reports are easy to understand and very effective tools for negotiating improvement.

Q: How long have you been in business?
A: Home inspectors come and go. We have been serving the gorge since 1998. We'll be here if you have a question or a problem down the road.

Q: Can we contact you with questions after the inspection?
A: Following your inspection you will be provided with contact information so you can reach out directly to your inspector with any questions you have- for as long as you own you home!

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