PSG Inspections LLC believes there are ten important questions you should have answered before you select your home inspector.
1. What does your inspection cover?
The inspector should ensure that their inspection and inspection report will meet all applicable requirements in your state if applicable and will comply with a well-recognized standard of practice and code of ethics. You should be able to request and see a copy of these items ahead of time and ask any questions you may have. If there are any areas you want to make sure are inspected, be sure to identify them upfront.
2. Do you offer to do repairs or improvements based on the inspection?
The State of Florida prohibits home inspectors from performing repair work on problems uncovered during the inspection
3. How long will the inspection take?
The average on-site inspection time for a single inspector is 1 ˝ to 3 hours depending on the condition and size of the property. Anything significantly less may not be enough time to perform a thorough inspection. Additional inspectors may be brought in for very large properties and buildings.
4. How much will it cost?
Costs vary dramatically, depending on the level and type of inspection, the property floor area, property geographical location and the inspector’s qualifications. A typical range might be $300–$500, but consider the value of the home inspection in terms of the investment being made. Inspection cost does not necessarily reflect quality.
5. What type of inspection report do you provide and how long will it take to receive the report?
See the attached sample inspection report under the tab “Sample Reports”. At PSG Inspections, LLC, we will do our best to provide an inspection report within 24 hours of the inspections.
6. Will I be able to attend the inspection?
This is a valuable educational opportunity, and an inspector's refusal to allow this should raise a red flag. Never pass up this opportunity to see your prospective home through the eyes of an expert.
7. Do you maintain membership in a professional home inspector association?
Yes, inspectors are members of InterNACHI, the only home inspector school accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.
8. Do you participate in continuing education programs to keep your expertise up to date?
Yes. All inspectors in the State of Florida must participate in continuing education
9. Are the inspectors licensed, insured and bonded?
Yes, the inspectors at PSG Inspections are licensed, insured and bonded. They are also background checked and fingerprinted.
10. When do I pay for the inspection?
The Inspection Agreement and payment must be signed and paid prior to the inspection.