FAQ

We follow InterNachi’s Standards of Practice. For a complete list of what we inspect, please click here but in general we inspect the following:

 

STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS
Foundations, grading & drainage, basements, walkways, and floor, wall and ceiling structures.

ROOFING
Roof coverings, drainage systems, flashings and skylights, chimneys and other roof penetrations.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

Service entrance and panels, branch circuits, connected devices and fixtures, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and making sure your outlets are GFCI-protected.

PLUMBING

Fixtures and faucets, water supply systems, drain, waste and vent systems, water heater, vents, flues and chimneys, and any sump pumps or fuel storage and distribution systems.

HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

Heating and cooling equipment, ducts, vents and flues.

APPLIANCES

Dishwasher, garbage disposal, range hood, range or oven, cooktop, microwave, trash compactor, bathroom exhaust fans, garage door operator, and other built-in appliances.

An inspection is an excellent way to discover the overall condition of a real estate property. It is vital to conduct a home inspection to avoid any potential costly mistake of investing in a property that may be in need of major repairs. A good inspector will help you understand the condition of the real estate property that you are inquiring about and empower you, alongside your real estate agent, to make the best investment/purchasing decision for you.

Payment is due before service and it paid via the customer online portal.

If an inspection is canceled or rescheduled for any reason within 24 hours of the inspection start time there will be a $150 fee to the at-fault party.

We are headquartered out of Northwest Georgia. We currently serve Northwest Georgia and will be serving Southwest Tennessee very soon!

You can expect a well-executed home inspection followed by a thorough educational experience and a detailed home inspection report filled with quality images and videos. Our inspection will leave you empowered to journey on in your decision-making process.

 

Keep in mind that a home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components of the home. Inspections are based on the observations made on the date of the inspection and not a prediction of future conditions

We estimate up to 1 hour per every 1,000 sq ft. But this really depends on factors such as occupancy, age of the home, condition of the home, additional systems like pools and septic systems, as well additional buildings.

Absolutely! We inspect the roof and the crawlspace every time so long as the weather or the conditions of the property do no put our inspectors’ safety at risk.

Typically, the same day, but always within 24 hours. The bottom line is, we want you to have a quality report, rather than a quick report.

Yes, most agents will be present during the inspection process. The typical parties involved are the home buyer, home buyer’s agent, and the home inspector, plus any other professionals that a client hires, such as a structural engineer, electrician, plumber, roofer, etc.

It’s common practice that the seller is not present during an inspection, however, the seller does own the property and whether to stay present or not is ultimately their decision. Ideally, the seller prepares the property for inspection by having the home tidy and by making all areas of the home accessible to the inspector.

We do not perform official pool inspections because they are outside of the SOP for all home inspectors. However, we can point out safety features, defects, and check the overall performance of the pool because our inspectors are Certified Pool Operators.

We focus on delivering the best possible home inspection. We believe if we offer all of these extra services, we wouldn’t be the best at the main service….the home inspection. With that being said, we have developed great relationships with trusted vendors in all service areas that we would love to recommend to you.

 

Radon tests are not mandated in the state of Georgia or Tennessee for most real estate transactions, yet we highly recommend testing with every home purchase to protect against the radioactive gas that has been proven to cause lung cancer. We can provide a great recommendation for radon testing.

 

We do not perform septic inspections, nor do we provide sewer scope services of the system, or any of its plumbing elements. We can provide a great recommendation for plumbers who do provide this service.

We are licensed, certified, and highly trained professionals; however, we may not always have the answers for determining more in-depth analyses of systems. Think of home inspectors as family physicians. When you go to the doctor for cheat pain, they may run some basic tests but will refer you to a cardiologist. Complaining about digestion issues, they will refer you to a gastroenterologist.


We always refer items outside of our scope of practice or expertise to be further evaluated by a licensed professional within that field. This will be documented in your inspection report, and we aim to inform you of these findings on-site at the end of the inspection process. We can also provide recommendations for those professionals as we highly recommend following up with these professionals prior to moving on to closing.

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