Make sure you work with a company employing a contract which specifies both what is offered and what limitations apply. Some ‘warranties’ offer little coverage. Read them carefully.
Compare Us to the Competition!
Use the form below to call other home inspection companies. Ask them to answer the following questions:
1) REM PHONE: (703) 923-9769
2)________________ PHONE: ______________
3)_______________ PHONE: ______________
Will the inspector: Climb up on the roof, crawl through the attic and crawl space,
open the electrical panel, check the furnace heat exchanger, look for
deteriorated wood conditions, check for toxic substances, operate all the appliances and
equipment and report on basement water leakage evidence?
Will the inspector: put your property
into perspective by comparing it with its peers (i.e., houses of similar
vintage, material usage, intent)?
Will the inspector: summarize the major
points of concern and the significant qualities of the property?
Will the inspector: provide a
written report the level of complexity of the property and the probability of
Will the inspector: list and price those
components, which have a high probability of failure within the coming five-year
period? (Good home inspectors will do this for the roofing, heating and air
conditioning, kitchen and laundry appliances, and water heater)
Will the inspector: identify potential
remodeling problems, such as materials containing asbestos; electrical systems
that cannot be expanded to accommodate a new kitchen; and old galvanized
plumbing supply pipes that will not deliver an adequate supply of water or may
Will the inspector: inform you about
amateur workmanship or substandard maintenance, or advise when to consult an
expert to look more closely at suspected problem areas?
Will the inspector: detail the
maintenance for all the components of the house?
Will the inspector: list problems in
major and minor groupings? (Major problems are defined as problems that cost
$500 or more to repair or constitute a significant safety hazard)
Will the inspector: report potentially dangerous or harmful elements, such as:
Unlined fireplace flues
Improperly vented gas space
Implications of toxic substances such as asbestos
air or clearances to heating equipment
overheating light fixtures buried in attic insulation
UN-tempered glass shower doors
ventilation in attics and crawl spaces
Wood close to earth,
increasing the risk of wood borer and rot damage
Evidence of previous termite treatments
All these items and many more are covered in the Residential Inspection utilizing The Homebook® .
If you would like the most complete inspection possible, choose an inspector who uses The Homebook® Reporting System!
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