Home Inspection Questions

1. How long will the inspection take?

While other home inspectors may only spend 1½ to 2 hours inspecting a home, my standard home inspection will take about 3-4 hours to complete. It is simply not possible to properly examine and test all of an average sized home’s components in 2 hours or less.

2. Do I need to attend the inspection?

You are welcome to attend the home inspection, however it is not required. My goal is to offer you the most comprehensive inspection and informative report. Since the average home inspection can take 3-4 hours to complete, many clients prefer to arrive at the end of the inspection for a “walk and talk” inspection summary.

3. Do you offer on-site reports?

No. A report delivered “on-site” means it was delivered “in a hurry”. Your written report needs to be as specific and as comprehensive as possible. Nothing should be omitted from the report due to time limits. In most cases, the report will be delivered by email within 24 hours.

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?

Should pest or termite activity be discovered during your home inspection, it will be reported to you. However, 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 these additional 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.