Home Inspection Questions

1. How long will the home inspection take?

An average sized home will take about of 2-3 hours to inspect. For larger homes that may have a swimming pool, or older homes that may require a wind mitigation and 4 point inspection, the time needed to complete the inspection will increase.

2. Do I need to attend the inspection?

You are welcome to attend the home inspection. However many people work or are moving from out of state and are unable to attend. That’s no problem. My goal is to offer you the most comprehensive inspection and informative report. Your inspection report will list all of the information you need to make an informed decision about your home purchase.

3. Are on-site reports available?

No. I do not offer on-site reports. Your written report needs to be as specific and as comprehensive as possible. To accomplish that, I will not rush the report writing process. I will email you the report within 24 hours of the inspection.

4. Can the house fail the home inspection?

No. A home inspection is a visual examination of the current condition of a house and its components. It is not an appraisal, which can determine market value. It is not a municipal inspection, which can verify local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement.

5. Do you offer pest and termite inspections?

No. A pest and termite inspection must be completed by a licensed pest control contractor. To remain unbiased, Hidden Hazard® Home Inspection Service, LLC does not offer any pest control services.

6. What is inspected and what is excluded?

The inspection and the written report are governed by the Florida Home Inspection Standards of Practice. Please click here to view and download a copy.

7. Aren’t all licensed home inspectors the same?

Absolutely not. A home inspector provides their client with an opinion about the condition of the home and the mechanical components. A less experienced home inspector may have a different opinion than an experienced home inspector. All home inspectors do not have the same background and training. All home inspectors do not utilize the same tools and techniques to form their opinion. When choosing a home inspector, be sure to research their qualifications and review a sample home inspection report.

Please click below to download a sample report.