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C & C Home Inspection asks you to please be present during your home inspection.
Budget 2-3 hours to accompany the inspector. The interactive communication during the
process is essential and invaluable.
What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is an objective, unbiased visual examination of the physical structure
and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation, and surrounding property. Having
a home inspected is like a physical exam. If problems or symptoms are found, the
inspector may recommend further evaluation by someone who specializes in that
How long does a typical inspection take?
Our Inspections can take between 2 to 3 hours, depending on the size of property, varying
components of the property, and conditions of the various components. We will take as
much time as needed to give you a complete and accurate report of our findings.
What is covered in your inspection report?
At the conclusion of our inspection, you will be given a complete report covering:
• Grounds, walkways, drives,drainage, and porches
• Roof coverings, chimney, gutters, siding and trim
• Exterior electrical, air conditioning compressor, and garage
• Kitchen, laundry, and utility rooms
• Bathrooms, interior rooms, and bedrooms
• Interior attic, windows, fireplace
• Basement, crawl space, or slab
• Plumbing systems
• Heating and cooling systems (weather permitting)
• Electrical system and panels
• Summary of findings, safety concerns, and deferred cost items
Why do I need a Home Inspection?
The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment you will ever make. You
should learn as much as possible about the condition of the property and the need for any
major repairs before you buy to minimize unpleasant surprises and difficulties afterwards
The home inspection also points out the positive aspects of the home, as well as the steps
necessary to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will have a clear
understanding of the property you are about to purchase.
Do I need to be present for the Inspection?
While it's not necessary to accompany the inspector, we very much encourage you to do
so. We feel that you will benefit most from being present during the inspection process
Any concerns and questions can be immediately addressed and you will leave with a much
better understanding of your new home and confidence that you made the right decision.
What happens if you find a problem with some part of the home?
No house is perfect. It does not necessarily mean that you should not buy the house, only
that you will know in advance what to expect. It is our job to assess the condition and
functionality of the systems found in the home. We do not provide repair services, nor can
we quote any estimates on the costs of repair or replacement. With the information you
receive in the report, you will be able to quickly determine who to call for that particular
problem or concern. You are in control of the information received and can decide what
you want to do. A seller might adjust the purchase price or contract terms if major
problems are noted. If your budget is tight, or if you do not wish to become involved in
future repair work, this information will be extremely important to you.
Will the current owner be present during the inspection process?
While we cannot assure that the home will be vacated during the inspection, most times
your Realtor will try to arrange a time convenient for all parties. Your real estate
professional also wants you to receive a complete and unbiased report.
Who else receives a copy of the report?
At the conclusion of the inspection, you will receive 3 copies of the report. You decide who
you want to get a copy of the report. The information contained in the report becomes
your property to do with as you choose.
What if I do not understand a particular item in the report or need additional
clarification after the inspection?
We understand that you will be given a great deal of information about the property
inspected. We hope that you will take the time to thoroughly "digest" the information at
your convenience. If you have any questions or concerns, we will be available at any time
to discuss and clarify any issues you might still have.
Can the house fail an inspection?
NO! An inspection is a visual examination of the property detailing the current conditions
found during the process. The inspection does not "pass" or "fail" a home, but presents
you with information and descriptions to use when evaluating your purchase.
What if I'm selling my home? Should I consider a pre-sale inspection?
By all means! A pre-inspection of your home can alert you to any potential problems that
may arise during the sales process. It will allow you to address any areas that may cause
delays or lost sales. The pre-inspection will certainly add value to your home, as the
potential buyer will know that any concerns have been noted and addressed. We will also
(for a reduced fee to the buyer) walk through the home with them, explaining the report
and the results. A pre-inspection tells the potential buyer that you are concerned with the
condition of the home, reduces "last minute" problems at closing, and speeds the entire
|When a home is for sale, a professional home inspection makes a difference to the seller and the buyer.
Top Three Benefits: Security - Protection - A Smoother Closing.