Office Telephone: 901-755-6426
Things that will help the inspection go smoothly:
1. Arrive on time. If slightly delayed, just call us or we’ll call you.
2. Make sure all utility services (i.e.) water, electric and gas are turned on and all pilot lights are lit.
3. Be prepared to inform the inspector about any special concerns you may have.
4. Insure the seller (or Realtor) has opened or provided access to all areas we must inspect: attic doors or hatches, electric service panels, closets, fence gates, outbuildings and basement/crawl space.
5. Ensure that pets won’t hinder the inspection. Make sure that there is a responsible party to properly attend to the pet. Placing an indoor pet in a particular room, which we can inspect last, is helpful.
6. Seller should remove items blocking access to heating and air conditioning equipment, electric service panels, water heaters, attics and crawl spaces.
7. Make sure all security systems are disabled prior to start of the inspection.
IMPORTANT:The inspector will not open gas or water valves, light pilot lights for gas appliances, activate electrical services that have been turned off or cut locks open to gain access to vital areas. The Client is solely responsible for ensuring that all utilities are turned on, that all pilot lights are lit, and that all areas and crawl spaces are unlocked and/or accessible prior to the inspection. Inspections cancelled because utilities were off, pilot lights were not lit, or important areas were locked or otherwise inaccessible may be subject to a cancellation fee of $50.00.
The Inspection Process
A typical home inspection should take 2 to 3 hours to complete. This can vary, given the current condition and size of the home, the accessibility of the mechanical and structural systems, and so on. We inspect all of the major systems of the house.
These include the:
Exterior siding & trim
Foundation and other Structural components
Heating and Cooling Systems
Attics, including insulation & ventilation
Interior floors, walls, ceilings, doors and windows
Kitchen and Bathroom Appliances
Our goal is to identify any existing major problems that would affect a typical buyer’s decision to purchase.. You should feel free to ask questions. If the explanation is not clear, please ask us for a further explanation. Generally, within 24 hours of completion of the inspection you will receive to your email address our written computer generated report(s) in a PDF format file(s). The report(s) include a summary of the condition of the home, details on all the major systems of the house and photos of any defects encountered (if a photo will assist in locating, explaining or repairing an item). It should be noted that some problems can only be discovered by living in a house; they cannot be observed during a home inspection. For example, some shower stalls may leak when people use the shower but don’t leak when you simply turn on the shower. Some roofs only leak when specific weather conditions exist. Some problems will only be discovered when the carpets are lifted, furniture or storage is moved or through regular use.
What is included in the fee?
Complete home inspection conducted by an experienced professional.
Comprehensive written home inspection report with photographs.
Phone consultation with the client for as long as you own the home.
Home Inspection Service for West Tennessee and North Mississippi