Hedrick Home Inspections, LLC will answer any question you may have about the property and inspection. Below are the most frequently asked questions about home inspections.
1. What does the home inspection cover?
The inspection covers all visible and accessible components and areas of the home including, roof covering, roof structure, exterior, interior, built-in appliances, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and foundation.
2. How much will the inspection cost?
Costs range from $300 and up depending on the size and age of the home. Most lenders will allow the inspection cost to be added in with closing costs for the home. Speak with your real estate agent about the inspection fee being added to closing.
3. How long will the inspection take, and can I come to the inspection?
The average on-site inspection time is 1 ½ to 4 hours depending on the condition and size of the property. We recommend that you attend the inspection to gain a better understanding of the home and any defects that are found. Most home buyers like to come at the end of the inspection to go over all issues with the inspector.
4. Will the home pass or fail the inspection?
The inspector does not pass or fail the home. The inspection report will give you a list of all defects with the home. Work with your real estate agent to determine which issues are of more significance.
5. Do all defects need to be corrected before I can buy the house?
The home inspector does not require you to fix all defects. It is recommended that any safety issues or costly repairs be addressed before purchasing.
6. Who will pay for the repairs?
Speak with your real estate agent regarding the negotiability of any repair items.
7. How long will it take to receive the report?
The inspection report will be delivered to you via email within 24 hours of the inspection.
8. What will be on the report?
The report will contain a description of building materials, plumbing, electrical, HVAC etc. and all items required to be described by the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board. The report will contain many pictures and a write up of all defects with the home. A summary page at the beginning of the report will include all defects that will also be duplicated in the body of the report.