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FAQs

What is a Home Inspection?
ANSWER: A home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home. If you are thinking of buying a house, you should have it properly inspected before the final purchase by an experienced and impartial professional home inspector.

Why do I need an Inspection?
ANSWER: The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment you will ever make. You should know exactly what to expect - both indoors and out - in terms of repair and maintenance and their costs.

Of course, a home inspection will point out the positive aspects of a home, as well as the type of maintenance that will be necessary to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will have a much clearer understanding of what it is you are about to purchase, and you will be able to make your decision confidently.

What does it include?
ANSWER: A complete home inspection includes a visual examination of the house from top to bottom. The inspector examines the heating system, the central air cooling system, the interior plumbing and electrical systems, the roof and visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, the foundation, basement and visible structure.

When should I call?
ANSWER: The best time to call in the home inspector is after you’ve made an offer on the house but before you’ve committed to the contract. Or, you can ask your realtor to include an inspection clause in the contract, making your purchase obligation contingent upon the findings of a professional home inspection.

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Who should be there?
ANSWER: It is not necessary for you to be present for the inspection, but it is a good idea. By accompanying the home inspector around the house, and by observing and asking questions, you will learn more about your new home and get some tips on maintenance in general - information that will be of great help to you after you’ve moved in.

What if there are problems?
ANSWER: If the inspector finds fault in a home, it doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t buy it, only that you will know in advance what types of repairs to anticipate. The contract may already determine how problems uncovered by the home inspection are to be resolved or a seller may be willing to renegotiate the purchase price because of significant problems discovered in an inspection. If your budget is very tight, or if you don’t wish to become involved in future repair work, you may decide that this is not the house for you. The choice is yours.

What if the report is good?
ANSWER: If the report is good, you can complete your home purchase with peace of mind about the condition of the property and all of it’s equipment and systems. You may have also learned a few things about your home from the inspector’s report, and you will want to keep that information for future reference. Above all, you can feel assured that you are making a well-informed purchase decision and that you will be able to enjoy your new home the way YOU want to.

How large is your service area?
ANSWER: We consider the entire 757 and 804 area codes our service area. But on request we will inspect homes outside this area including Northeastern North Carolina and Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

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Serving Southeastern and
Central Virginia, including:

  • Virginia Beach
  • Chesapeake
  • Norfolk
  • Portsmouth
  • The Virginia Peninsula
  • Richmond area

We also service:

  • Virginia’s Eastern Shore
  • Northeastern North Carolina

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