FAQ

What is a Home Inspection?

 

A Home Inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation.

What does a Home Inspection consist of?​

 

The standard home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement, and structural components.

I know a bit about construction, can I do this myself? 

 

Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the education 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.

Do I need be present during the inspection?

 

No, but it is suggested that you are present for at least end of the inspection to go over the inspector's findings.

How long does the inspection take? 
 
Inspections typically will last 2 to 3 hours, but I remain a consultant for as long as you own the home.  If you have any questions 1 day or 10 years or more after buying your home, you can contact me with any concerns. 
 
How soon after the inspection will I recieve my report? 
 

At TRW Inspections we print and prepare your report at the time of the inspection from our mobile office. You will also be provided with a digital copy of the report.