At BEI Quality & Safety Inspections, LLC we do our best to answer all of your questions. Below you will find a list of what we believe are the most frequently asked questions. If you have any questions that have not been answered below, do not hesistate to contact me.
A typical inspection should take 2 to 4 hours to complete. This can vary, given the current condition and size of the home, the accessibility of mechanical systems, and so on. As a courtesy to sellers, I recommend that they be informed of the timeframe in a pre-purchase home inspection situation.
I inspect the major systems of the house. These include the Roof, Exterior, Structure, Electrical, Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Insulation, and Interior. My goal is to identify any existing major problems that would affect a typical buyer's concern.
My typical fee for an inspection is <$000>. However, some factors will affect the fee. If you are comparing home inspection firms, the fee charged should not be the deciding factor unless the level of service offered is identical. Remember, you are considering a major purchase and your choice of home inspector should be based on getting the best value, not just the best price.
- Complete home inspection conducted by an experienced professional.
- Comprehensive written home inspection report.
- Technical support for as long as you own your home.
- Additional services if subscribed.
Definitely. I encourage you to attend when I finish my inspection. The inspection is a valuable learning experience for homebuyers. Once I do my complete inspection, I will verbally point out concern areas and highlight some maintenance tips.
You don't have to take notes when I explain what I found during the inspection. I'll document everything in a detailed written report. It's also a great opportunity to ask questions and to clarify anything that confuses you.
Absolutely! You may want to bring some questions that you have regarding the home. You should also feel free to ask questions as they come to mind. If my comments or explanations are not clear, please ask for clarification.
You should dress comfortably and be prepared to spend roughly 1/2 hour at the end of my inspection, walking through the home as I explain what I discovered. You won't have to climb on the roof or go into the attic, so your clothes won't get dirty.
I recommend that you not bring your family; this is a technical evaluation, and you will be interacting with me at the end of my inspection — the fewer distractions, the better.
You will receive a written report. It would be unfair to ask you to remember all of the things I coverd during this home inspection. The report includes a summary of the condition of the home and details on all the major systems of the home. It will be delivered within 24 hours of the inspection.
No. My goal is to report on the condition of the house - indicating potential repairs and areas of expense. Ultimately, it is your decision as to whether or not you buy the house. The home inspection is very important but it is only one piece of the puzzle. Only you know all of the factors at play. Your real estate professional can help you with a decision to buy or not.
A home inspection is a professional opinion based on less-than-complete information. It's a little like getting a check-up from your doctor. It improves your odds of good health but there is no guarantee or warranty. Some problems can only be discovered by living in a house; they cannot be discovered during a home inspection. For example, some shower stalls leak when the shower is used but don't leak when you simply turn on the shower. Some roofs and basements only leak when specific weather conditions exist. Some problems will only be discovered when carpets are lifted, furniture is moved or finishes are removed. As such, I cannot and do not offer a warranty on the house. Home warranty programs are available from other providers. I would be happy to help you contact a warranty company. Remember, this is a limited visual inspection and is documented and is valid only for the day and time that I inspected it.
I am a graduate of the Inspection Certification Associates program. This included 120 hous of training and and additional 80 hours of hands on inspections and process/procedures activity. I am a member of InterNACHI (Internatioial Association of Certified Home Inspectors) and have other ancillary Certifications. I have excellent communication skills and hands-on experience. I have been working on houses for decades and have done countless renovations and repairs on homes. BEI Quality & Safety Home Inspections, LLC is Licenced by the State of North Carolina and is Fully insured. I keep my skills current with continuing education programs through InterNACHI.
I am state licensed in North Carolina (#5136) and am a member of the professional organization InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors) and ACHP (Association of Certified Handyman Professionals).
I am ready to serve you quickly. However, when the sale of a home is conditional on the results of a home inspection, we recommend that you allow at least three days to arrange for a home inspection.