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Questions For Your Home Inspector

Advanced Building Solutions Wants You to Know


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. How long have you been in the business?

The inspector should be able to provide his or her history in the profession and perhaps even a few names as referrals.

3. Are you specifically experienced in residential inspection?

Related experience in construction or engineering is helpful, but is no substitute for training and experience in the unique discipline of home inspection. If the inspection is for a commercial property, then this should be asked about as well.

4. Do you offer to do repairs or improvements
based on the inspection?

Some inspector associations and state regulations allow the inspector to perform repair work on problems uncovered in the inspection. Other associations and regulations strictly forbid this as a conflict of interest. If the inspector does not offer this repair himself ask him if can can offer referrals.

5. How long will the inspection take?

The average on-site inspection time for a single inspector is two to three hours for a typical single-family house; 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.

6. How much will it cost?

Costs vary dramatically, depending on the region, size and age of the house, scope of services and other factors. A typical range might be $300-$500, but consider the value of the home inspection in terms of the investment being made. Cost does not necessarily reflect quality. HUD Does not regulate home inspection fees.

7. What type of inspection report do you providea and when will I receive it?

Ask to see samples and determine whether or not you can understand the inspector's reporting style and if the time parameters fulfill your needs. Most inspectors provide their full report within 24 hours of the inspection.

8. 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.

9. Do you maintain membership in a professional
home inspection association?

There are many state and national associations for home inspectors. Request to see their membership ID, and perform whatever due diligence you deem appropriate.

10. Do you offer any special technology that sets you apart from other home inspectors?

Some inspection companies, like Advanced Building Solutions, use infrared technology, which gives them the advantage of seeing much more than the naked eye, being able to locate problems well before they develop into something serious.

These are just a few of the Cities/Zipcodes in the state of Louisiana that Advanced Building Inspections serves: Zachary, Denham Springs, Port Allen, Brusly, Hammond, St. Gabriel, Clinton, St. Francisville, 70791, 70706, 70767, 70719, 70401, 70776, 70722, 70775. And these are just a few of the Parishes we serve: East Baton Rouge , Livingston , West Baton Rouge, Tangipahoa, Iberville, East Feliciana, and West Feliciana.


If you would like a home inspection or a commercial building inspection in Louisiana and did not find your location on this list give us a call at 225-268-8307 and we will do everything we can to take care of your commercial and/or home inspection needs. At Advanced Building Inspections we understand that affordable home inspections and reliable service are important to you and so we make ourselves available to meet your needs... even on the weekends.

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