Frequently Asked Questions
Our professional home inspectors are the best in the business at delivering trustworthy results at the best value. We truly want to answer all of your questions before during or after your home inspection. Here are some home inspection FAQs:
What Is A Home Inspection?
A home inspection is a visual inspection of the readily accessible systems and components of a house at the time of the inspection. This will provide you with a better understanding of the physical conditions of the property as a result of our Home Inspections.
What Is Inspected?
We inspect all of the readily accessible systems and components of the house. These include, but are not limited to, The Roof & Attic, Exterior coverings including site grading, All Living Areas, Garages, Structure/ Foundation, Electrical, Heating and Cooling, Kitchens including appliances, Laundry Room including Fire and Safety items.
What Is Not Part Of The Home Inspection?
A home inspection is not a code compliance inspection nor does it cover any area which is not exposed or any items that may be concealed. The inspection does not include any destructive testing or dismantling, It is not intended to determine the property value. It does not protect a client from future failure of any system or components and is not intended as an insurance policy.
What areas do you cover?
We cover most central Texas to include Waco, Lorena, Robinson, China Spring, Woodway, Hewitt, Crawford, Valley Mills, Clifton, Whitney, West, Hillsboro, Temple, Gatesville, Marlin, Riesel.
Can The House Fail The Home Inspection?
No…..There is no “passing” or “failing”. Our Home Inspectors goal is to accurately report on the physical condition of the house in a very calm, straight forward, and professional manner while indicating what repairs might be necessary or what items may need to be monitored for change in the future. The results can then be compared to the real estate ‘Offer To Purchase and Contract’ and a determination made as to what items are subject to negotiation.
Can I Follow The Home Inspector?
Absolutely, In fact, every client is strongly encouraged to attend their Home Inspection. The Home Inspection is a valuable learning experience for most home buyers and we consider the clients’ presence a very important aspect of the inspection. The Home Inspector will provide valuable insight and perspective concerning the home and its systems and will comment on important maintenance issues regarding the house.
What Kind Of Report Will I Receive?
Basically…..a complete and thorough report. We employ the very latest hardware and software to create a computer-generated report to transmit our findings and we include digital photographs of pertinent issues that we might find. We strive to construct our reports in an easily “readable” format without the use of fancy jargon; anyone, irrespective of their background or knowledge of homes, should be able to read and understand our reports. We generate the report in a PDF format and is emailed to you. Our report has proven to be very Effective and has been very well received.
When Will I Receive The Inspection Report?
The client receives the report via E-Mail within 24 hours and most typically on the same day that the inspection was performed. H4 Property Inspections doesn’t make anyone wait until tomorrow or next week to provide the information that our clients pay us to provide.
How Long Does An Inspection Take?
A typical inspection for an average size home will normally take 2.5 hours to accomplish. Larger and/or older homes may take significantly longer because, simply there is more to inspect and report on.
What Will The Home Inspection Cost?
Typical fees for H4 Property Inspections vary on several different factors. They are quoted upon request in accordance with our fixed fee schedule.