Why did my realtor suggest a home inspection?
An independent third party inspection will give you unbiased in-depth information about the house you are buying or selling. The inspector can locate issues that are not obvious to most buyers.
Isn't an appraisal or city inspection enough?
An appraisal is simply a market value of your property and doesn't cover the condition of the home. A city inspection covers only city codes and does not cover the mechanical systems of the home or many other issues an inspector would find that could be lurking. Most city inspectors will not get on a roof or in an attic or crawl space. We cover it all.
How Long Does the Inspection Take and What is Done?
With 2 inspectors moving through the home effeciently, our thorough inspection takes about 2-3 hours or so, depending on the size and condition of the home. All accessible areas of the home are inspected from top to bottom. See a complete list on our Inspections page.
Do I Attend the Inspection?
We highly encourage that you attend the entire inspection. However, we know that your time is valuable. You can attend as you wish, follow us around or come and go as you please. If your time is limited you can come for an informational walk through at the end of the inspection to view the home and ask questions. We'll take every opportunity to teach you important details about your potential home.
What questions should I ask?
You should ask anything that comes to mind. We don't expect you to know stuff that is common to us, so if you don't understand something, please ask us to explain. Never feel like it's a stupid question, we would never think that. We have many years of inspection and hands-on home renovation experience so you can be confident asking whatever comes to mind.
What will I receive in the report?
A thorough, detailed report will be prepared for you following the inspection and you will receive it in PDF format via email so you can view and share it from any device. Wright-Pro uses leading industry software for easy to read, fully detailed reports. The report will include all areas of the inspection with multiple pictures and includes a summary section of any concerns found so you can see them all in one place. No need to search through pages for the information you really want to see most. See a Sample Report here.
What if the property doesn't pass inspection?
We do not pass or fail a property. The inspection is based on safety and function. It is informational in nature, giving you an unbiased assessment of the home and the information you need to make educated decisions going forward.
What is the Cost of a Home Inspection?
Our inspections are based on the home’s square footage, certain features of the home, and sometimes its age and location. Our prices start at just $325 for smaller homes under 900 square feet, increasing with additional square footage. Our home inspections typically range between $325-$425, more for larger homes. Radon tests are a separate fee. You can find a link to Radon fees in the question below.
What is the Cost of a Radon Test?
Radon Tests are priced separate from a home inspection. Our prices are competitive, starting at $125 for a 48-hour test. Pricing can change depending on the location of the home. See pricing here. Longer test periods (up to 5 days) are available at $25 per extra day past the 48 hour test period, however, 48 hours is the initial EPA suggested testing time for an accurate average and will give you a good idea of the radon level in your home.
What Type of Payment Options Do You Offer?
Payment options include cash, check, debit/credit card or bank transfer. A manual PDF invoice will be sent to your email once your inspection appointment is confirmed. Electronic invoices are sent upon request if you wish to pay online. Payment is due on the date of inspection. Note: Due to increasing costs, all online payments include a processing fee of 3.5%. This fee is retained by the processing company and is not paid to the inspector.
What types of properties do you inspect?
We inspect single-family homes, condos, mobile & manufactured homes, rentals, and multi-family properties up to 4 units.
What is not included in the inspection?
We do not perform underground pipe or septic inspections as we recommend they be done by a qualified plumber. We do not inspect swimming pools, play scapes, hot tubs or seasonal items such as roll-out awnings. We cannot inspect areas that are deemed dangerous to enter or may cause damage to enter. We cannot move furniture or large area rugs and wall hangings, however, we do ask the seller to perform certain tasks to prepare the home for inspection so we can test all components of the home for our client. Please see Disclaimer's page for a full disclosure.