Frequently Asked Questions. Here are some common questions about about A-Pro Home Inspections here in North Texas:
What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home from the roof to the foundation. I will walk the roof, when possible, crawl the attic, enter the crawlspace, when possible, open every window, check every door, run every plumbing fixture, check every electrical outlet, run the furnace and the air conditioner, depending on weather, check all gas line junctions, check the condition of the water heaters take the cover off the electrical panel, test all appliances, run the sprinkler system, check the pool, run the septic system and put this in an easy to read and understand report. I will also include a computerized foundation level survey with every home inspection.
Why do I need a home inspection?
The purchase of a home is probably the biggest investment you will ever make. Even homes that appear to be in great condition, can contain serious defects that go undetected by both the buyer and the seller, ultimately leading to delays, hassles and financial headaches that adversely affect all parties involved.
Should I be there during the inspection?
It is not necessary for you to attend the entire inspection but, it is recommended. By attending you will be able to ask questions directly, as you learn about the conditions of the home, how it’s systems work, and how to maintain it. You will find the report easier to understand if you have seen the property first hand.
How long does and inspection take?
The typical inspection should take from 3 to 4 hours. This will give me plenty of time to perform a thorough inspection.
When will I receive my inspection report?
I will give you a verbal report at the home. I will deliver the report to you electronically within 24 hours, and you will have a hard bound copy of the report within a week or so.
Does my realtor need to let you into the home?
No, I am a member of the Collin County Association of Realtors, and as such I do carry a Supra key with me. I will set up the inspection with you and let everyone involved know when the inspection will take place.
What if the report reveals problems?
No house is perfect. A vast majority of the issues that arise are maintenance issues and will be addressed as such. If there are other problems that are identified it does not necessarily mean that you should not purchase the home. Having a home inspection allows you to know in advance what you could expect from your new home.
How much does a home inspection cost?
Every home is different. Pricing* is based on square footage and age. A typical home less than 25 years old and less than 2000 square feet is $249. There are extra charges for pool inspections and outbuildings. Each inspection does come with a foundation level survey and a gaurantee for 120 days.
* .11 cents per square foot – $249 minimum
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