Frequently asked questions:
Branden - why should I choose Buyer's Home Inspections Inc?
I have been in Grandville and operating since 1997. I have many years of housing inspection experience and have inspected thousands of homes. I am very educated on the topic of housing and have very good credentials - though unfortunately the state of Michigan does not offer licensing for Home Inspectors. I know those facts alone do not prove that I am the inspector for you. You should take the time to call and talk to me for a few minutes if you are unsure. I would wager that you will find me someone you would want as your inspector. It is a lot of fun helping with such an important part of the home buying process. I am ready to do my very best for you and predict you will be a very satisfied customer.
What does a home inspection cost?
It varies quite a bit depending on the house and its location - but still, it costs very little when you consider what is at stake. The inspection may uncover problems that can be dealt with prior to your taking possession of the home, sometimes saving you thousands of dollars. Even if no costly problems are found the additional piece of mind the inspection provides is valuable. Also, the information received will be useful to you in the years to come.
What does a home inspection include?
The inspection report covers all the major systems and structural elements of the house. This includes the condition of the homes' heating and air conditioning systems, plumbing and electrical systems, roof, foundation, attic and visible insulation, walls, doors, windows, etc. Radon air testing and wood destroying insect (termite) inspections are an optional, additional service we provide upon request.
Do I need to attend the inspection?
Yes; it is very valuable to attend - defects can be shown to you so you will better understand their significance - you can ask questions - and maintenance tips can be explained. The report is given to you at the end of the inspection and your payment is made. If you are squeezed for time I may arrange to do some of the inspection before you arrive, generally the exterior and roof / attic - but it depends on what is best for you.
How long will the inspection take?
The time will vary depending on both the size and condition of the home. For most homes 2.5 - 3 hours is typical.
What if the Inspection uncovers problems?
Our report will tell you the condition of the home and suggest what repairs should be done - but it is up to you to decide how any problems uncovered might affect your purchase decision.
Will you fix problems found during the inspection?
No, we only inspect homes.
Is a home inspection a guarantee or warranty?
No, there are risks associated with buying a home - that's a fact. Having a home inspection will reduce but not eliminate that risk. I promise to do my best for you - but will not pretend that a Home Inspection is a guarantee or warranty. There are legitimate Home warranties sold by specialized companies to buyers and sellers and those home warranty policies cover many systems in homes - and can be wise to consider depending on the age of the homes' mechanicals and appliances.
Buyer's Home Inspections Inc., 4215 44th St., S.W., Grandville, MI 49418
Phone: (616) 261-5334 E-mail: email@example.com