Buying a home is not a straightforward process, requiring weeks or even months of research and preparation. Fortunately, we are here to help. This brief FAQ should answer some of the common questions we hear in regards to hiring a home inspector. For more information, do not hesitate to reach out to us at ECS Home Inspections. We are one of the top inspection firms in Texas, and have served countless clients across the state for over three decades. Be sure to give us a call at (512) 387-2689 to learn more about how we can help.
Why hire a home inspector?
Buying a house is a major investment, one that should not be taken lightly. This is why it makes sense to have your prospective purchase fully evaluated before you fully commit. We can do a complete assessment of any residential or commercial building, helping you identify current and potential future problems such as structural damage, unresolved leaks, the presence of mold or pests such as termites, and more.
Furthermore, those who are looking to sell their property need to have a full assessment conducted before any sale can be made. This is where the certified professionals at ECS Home Inspections come into play, as we offer in-depth examinations at affordable prices.
What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a full, top-to-bottom assessment of the current condition of a home. They can involve visual inspections, and in special circumstances, more involved tools such as IR cameras. All of our inspection packages can be fully customized to your needs, and can include services such as termite testing, thermal image inspections, and more.
What are some things to look for when hiring an inspector?
This is a good question, as qualifications vary significantly between inspector to inspector. Fortunately, when you’re dealing with ECS Home Inspections, you know that you’re dealing with fully certified professionals who are certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. This also means that they are fully compliant with InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
When should I schedule my inspection?
A good time to move forward with scheduling an inspection is usually right as soon as you have made an offer on a property. Along these same lines, we highly recommend that you communicate with your real estate agent and ensure that the contract includes a grace period where the building cal be fully inspected before the transaction is finalized.
How long does an inspection usually last?
Different inspections involve different services, so an exact timeframe is difficult to estimate. Generally speaking, however, you can expect an inspection to take from around 2-3 hours.
What kind of report will I receive?
At ECS Home Inspections, we always include an in-depth report with every single inspection we conduct. This report is easy to follow and includes high-quality photographs, notes, and a summary page that highlights important takeaways from the results of the inspection.
When dealing with the type of investment that involves residential or commercial buildings, taking unnecessary risks just does not make any sense. Trust the qualified Texas home inspectors at ECS Home Inspections and call us at (512) 387-2689 to schedule your appointment today, or you can call our toll free number (866) 319-2118.
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