Frequent Questions

You have Questions, and IM Home Inspections has answers!

Why should I have a Home Inspection?
Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you will want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. An IM Home Inspection may identify the need for 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. A seller may wish to have an inspection to learn of potential issues now, before your sale is held up later.

The house I am buying was recently remodeled, do I still need an inspection?
Yes, a remodel may or may not only cover cosmetic issues. A home inspection covers the homes components beyond fresh paint and new counter tops. Condition of the electrical, plumbing, attic roof and foundation, for examples, are components that still need to be inspected.

What does a Home Inspection cover?
A Home Inspection is a visual and non-invasive examination of a houses structure and components. My report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; visible insulation; visible issues pertaining to walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components. I follow InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics

Will You Do the Repairs?
No, under California Law sec 7197 (a)(1) it is illegal for a Home Inspector to work on a house they have inspected with in 12 months of an inspection. If any home inspector offers to also do repairs, run!

Should I attend the Inspection?
While not required, I highly recommend my clients make time to join me on my visit. This allows you to observe the inspection, ask questions as you learn about the condition of the home, how its systems work, and how to maintain them. After you have seen the property with me, you will find the written report easier to understand.

Do you inspect roofs and crawl spaces?

When will I get the written report?
Your report will emailed with-in 24 hours.

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