Gage Home Inspections believes there are ten important questions you should have answered before you select your home inspector. If you have questions in addition to the 10 listed below, please type them in the comments section at the bottom of this page and we will address those as well. Make sure to include a return email address in the comments section in order that we can respond to you.
1. What does your inspection cover?
We inspect the roof to foundation, structure, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, interior, exterior, garage. Anything that we can safely get on and into, we do. We also perform a courtesy check on appliances.
2. How long have you been practicing in the home inspection profession and how many inspections have you completed?
Been in business since 2013, 1000’s of reports generated with background in all phases of construction and management
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?
To avoid a conflict of interest and following inspection standards, we will not perform work on a home for 12 months from the date of inspection.
5. How long will the inspection take?
The average on-site inspection time for a single inspector is 1 ½ to 3 hours depending on the condition and size of the property. 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?
We use “Square” to process credit cards just add 3% service fee. Costs vary dramatically, depending on the level and type of inspection, the property floor area, property geographical location and the inspector’s qualifications. A typical range might be $225–$500, but consider the value of the home inspection in terms of the investment being made. Inspection cost does not necessarily reflect quality.
7. What type of inspection report do you provide and how long will it take to receive the report?
We deliver a PDF copy of the inspection report, generally, in about 48hours, depending on workload.
8. Will I be able to attend the inspection?
Our clients are more than welcome to attend the inspection and ask questions. We easily work with out of state buyers as well.
9. Do you maintain membership in a professional home inspector association?
Kerry R. Gage is an InterNACHI and IAC2 member.
10. Do you participate in continuing education programs to keep your expertise up to date?
Absolutely! All professional licensing requirements are met.