What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is an unbiased evaluation of the condition of the visible and accessible items and components of a home as defined by the Nebraska Standards of Practice. It is most often performed during a real estate transaction, but can also be performed as warranty inspections and annual maintenance inspections.
What’s included in a Home Inspection?
A home inspection will typically include an examination of the foundation and basement, roof, attic, heating and cooling systems, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as the general condition of the structure itself. An inspector will look for poor construction practices and make note of any repairs that might be required or any general maintenance issues. Importantly, they will also make note of any fire and safety issues that need to be addressed.
Do I need to be present during the Inspection?
Although it is not required for the client to be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended. This is a great chance to learn more about the home and ask questions about the condition of the home and how to maintain it.
How long does a Home Inspection last?
Typical inspections last between 2.5 – 4 hours depending on the age, condition, and size of the home. Larger homes, older homes, or homes with multiple issues always take longer than smaller, newer, well maintained properties.
Do you get on the roof?
I “walk” every roof that I safely can and would estimate I’m able to walk on 70-80% of roofs I come across. For the roofs that are not safely accessible due to excessive pitch, weather conditions, height, or the roof conditions themselves, I utilize an aerial drone and provide pictures in the report.
What is your availability?
We do work 7 days a week, please see the online scheduler for available appointment time.