Frequently Asked Questions

For Buyers & Sellers

Sellers are not obligated to do a pre-listing home inspection, but it is highly recommended. A home inspection helps identify potential issues before listing your property for sale. Newer homes may not require a pre-listing inspection but it is a wise decision for older properties. Older homes are more susceptible to wear and tear issues that may not be easily visible to the naked eye.

A general home inspection is a thorough examination of a property to assess its condition. It provides valuable insights into the property’s structural, electrical, plumbing, and other systems before you make a purchase. A general home inspection covers the home’s major systems, such as the structure, roof, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, insulation, and more. It identifies potential issues, ranging from a leaky roof to faulty wiring.

A general home inspection provides a thorough overview, but it is not exhaustive. For specific concerns, such as potential mold or pests, you may require specialized inspections.

Our inspectors are fully licensed and qualified to perform inspection in the State of Ohio. They are trained to meet the industry’s highest standards and undergo continuous training to stay updated with the latest inspection techniques and guidelines. If you want to see specific qualifications for our team members, visit the Meet the Team page.

A general home inspection usually lasts between 2-3 hours for a typical 2,000 square foot home. However, the duration may vary depending on the home’s condition and any limitations the inspector may encounter. Additionally, adding square footage, outbuildings, and/or ancillary services such as mold or radon testing will also increase the inspection time.

Although it is not mandatory, we highly recommend our clients attend their inspection. The day of the inspection is typically when buyers have the most time inside the property before taking possession. By being present, clients can receive in-person explanations of recommendations and have any additional concerns addressed by the inspector.

To reschedule your inspection, call us at (330) 679-8161 and one of our team members can assist you.

Absolutely! We’re here to assist you. If you have any questions about the report or anything else, feel free to contact us.

Although our inspectors are thorough and experienced, it is important to note that a home inspection provides a snapshot of the home’s condition at the time of inspection. We do not provide warranties or guarantees, but we stand by the quality of our work.

We accept several payment methods, including cash, checks, credit and debit cards, and direct bank transfer. You can make payments by phone, online, or on-site with your Inspector*.

*Inspectors do not have the ability to give change for payments. Exact payment must be provided on-site.

We recognize the importance of receiving information promptly. Typically, clients receive their full inspection report as soon as our inspector departs from the property. In all other scenarios, you can anticipate receiving your comprehensive report within 24 hours.

Radon Reports: 2 days

Well & Septic Reports: 2-3 days

Mold Reports: 3 days

Lead Clearance Reports: 5-7 days

No. Since you requested us to perform a service at a specific address and did not proceed with the purchase, you will not be refunded. However, we do offer discounts for repeat clients.

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