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Frequently Asked Questions

Buying or selling a home can be a stressful experience, but we’re here to ensure you know what to expect during your home inspection.

A home inspection is an objective examination of a property and it’s visibly accessible components by an accredited and unbiased 3rd party who reports on the findings. This will typically take place during a real estate transaction.

Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.

If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs.

If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.

The inspection fee for a typical one-family house varies geographically, as does the cost of housing. Similarly, within a given area, the inspection fee may vary depending on a number of factors such as the size of the house, its age and possible optional services such as septic, well or radon testing.

Do not let cost be a factor in deciding whether or not to have a home inspection or in the selection of your home inspector. The sense of security and knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest-priced inspection is not necessarily a bargain. Use the inspector’s qualifications, including experience, training, compliance with your state’s regulations, if any, and professional affiliations as a guide.

Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector. An inspector is familiar with the elements of home construction, proper installation, maintenance and home safety. He or she knows how the home’s systems and components are intended to function together, as well as why they fail.

Above all, most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may have an effect on their judgment. For accurate information, it is best to obtain an impartial, third-party opinion by a professional in the field of home inspection.

When you put your trust in 3DPI for your home inspection services you can expect that a trusted professional is going to do a thorough job and advocate on your behalf . A typical home inspection can last 2-3 hours or more depending on the size and age of the property. A home inspection is a visible, non-invasive examination of a property that typically includes: roofing/attic, structure/foundation, HVAC systems and components, plumbing fixtures and components, electrical system, windows/doors, walls/floors/ceilings, etc. A home inspection is snapshot in time that will assess the current condition of a home to help make an educated real estate decision.

To prepare for the inspection, make sure that all involved parties are notified including occupants. All utilities should be on including gas, electric, and water. Ensure all inspection points are free from clutter, including any closets that might lead to a crawlspace or attic. The components must be accessible in order to be thoroughly inspected. A pre-inspection agreement must be reviewed and signed by you prior to the start of inspection. If a radon test is included in your inspection- please make sure that closed house conditions are reached 24 hours before the start of the test (all windows and doors shut). If you don’t plan to attend the inspection, make sure your inspector has access to the home, and all pets are properly contained or removed.

A home inspection does not pass or fail a home. It is an objective opinion of the home and its visibly accessible components by an unbiased third party. The home inspector is required to observe and report following the standards.

We always recommend that our clients are present for the home inspection. While you can legally skip a home inspection in many cases, doing so could mean you may end up buying a home that has major issues that need to be fixed.

While a home inspector may recommend the need for repairs, a home inspector cannot also be hired as a contractor or handyman because it is a conflict of interest. He or she can provide useful information about what needs to be repaired and the scope of work, but the decision to hire a contractor to do the work lies solely with the homeowner. Not only does this give you the freedom to choose your contractors, but it also helps prevent a conflict of interest.