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5 Questions You Must Ask Your Home Inspector

A home inspection is a very important process to find out potential problems in a property and to take corrective actions on time. Whether you’re a property owner or a prospective homebuyer, home inspection services in San Antonio, TX are recommended to make a great deal.

However, before your home inspector examines your property, ask a set of questions to ensure that you have hired the right people for the job.

We have curated a list of 5 questions for home inspectors:

1. Which certificates and documents do you have?

Ask the home inspector for the important credentials such as basic qualification, training, and license to operate in the region or not. A professional license holder like Monsivais Inspections can independently work on projects without seeking any approval. 

2. What is and what is not covered during the inspection?

Home inspectors provide different inspection services for different areas.

For instance, if you are paying for an electrical home inspection, you are unlikely to get any information regarding roofing issues.

If you’re choosing a full home inspection then the professional home inspector will look for:

  • Structural elements
  • Foundation flaws
  • Drainage issues
  • Stains and cracks in walls
  • Faulty wires
  • Attic and roof inspection
  • Home appliances 

Apart from the above, some areas are generally not covered during a home inspection:

  • Water softeners
  • Solar panels
  • Poor air quality
  • Lead paint

3. Can I accompany you during the inspection?

Most probably, the answer should be “Yes”. In an otherwise case, the inspector might not be so confident about his inspection skills.  You have the right to be suspicious of a home inspector if he or she is hesitant to let you in.

Make sure you shadow the inspector. It's better to take a tour of the house yourself, rather than trying to understand everything from the technical home inspection report.

4. What is included in the inspection report?

A home inspection report lists the problematic issues of the property.

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It mainly includes:
  • Information about the condition of the property
  • A detailed evaluation of all components
  • Issues or faults that need repair or replacement
  • Clear images of the reported problems of the property
  • A summary of identified faults accompanied by a symbol or rating

Every element of the report can affect the outcome of the house deal. Depending on the report, a buyer could break the deal, seller could make repairs, or (in rare cases) both can move ahead without any action.

5. How much home inspection will cost in San Antonio, TX?

The cost of home inspections depends on the location, size, and age of the house. Also, experienced home inspectors may charge more than others.

It’s better to request quotes from multiple inspection companies. Compare the quotes and choose the best home inspection services for your property.

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In the end…

Make sure to ask relevant questions and get answers to all to make a smart decision to sell or buy a property. Request for a quote at 210-836-7551 or drop in your questions in the contact us form

Are there any more questions to ask your home inspector? If yes, let us know in the comment section below!

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