Do you have some questions?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHY SHOULD I GET A HOME INSPECTION?

It’s important to know that when you move in your new home, you and your family will be safe and comfortable. Safety is our number one priority, so we pay close attention to any safety hazards that may cause harm to you or your family.

Another thing we inspect for are major defects. A major defect is a system or component that is not working properly that will require repair to be made by a professional. Major defects can sometimes cost thousands of dollars. Home owners will want to know about these before they sign on the dotted line.

At Safeline, we also evaluate the livability of your next home. Home inspections are also a great service for homeowners who want to extend the life of their home by performing annual maintenance inspections. Every homeowner should have peace of mind knowing they don’t have to worry about any major ongoing repairs or defects in their home.

Can I attend the inspection?

Can I attend the inspection?

Yes! We always encourage all our home buyers to join us during the inspection process. It is usually the first and sometimes only opportunity you will get to spend a extended time and the house you are looking to buy. Take that time to get an in-depth discovery of your new space. Talk to your new neighbors about the neighborhood and find out whether this is somewhere you can really see yourself living. If you want you can also, walk around with us so we can explain to you what we are looking during the various aspects of the inspection process.

Home owner limitations during the inspection:

  • No homeowners on the roof
  • No Homeowners in the Crawlspace
  • No Homeowners in the Attic
  • Stay back at the electrical panels

In Short, Attending the inspection is always a clever idea!

How long will the inspection take?

Depending on the size of the property, its age, and the condition that it is in; an inspection will take generally between 2 - 4 hours. We have a team of inspectors that work together to complete the inspection which allows for a quicker evaluation of the home without being rushed. You want the inspection to go smoothly so that you can move forward in your home buying or selling process.

Do you walk on the roof?

The InterNACHI standards of practice does not require a home inspector to walk on the roof for it to be inspected. However, the answer to this question is yes. We feel that a roof cannot be properly inspected if you can not walk on it. Walking on a roof allows us to touch and feel conditions in the roof that could not be noticed otherwise. There are a few exceptions when we would not walk on a room (raining, too steep, material). We walk on 90 percent of the roofs that we inspect.

How much does a home inspection cost?

When will I get the report?

When will I get the report?

We understand how important the inspection process it. As someone buying a house you have to wait on a lot of thing. We don’t want you having to wait on the report. We have our home inspection reports complete within 24 hours.

What if defects are found?

This is a great question. It is the inspectors job to find defects, but it is not our job to repair them (that would be a conflict of interest). Safeline is a well connected local business and we will gladly refer you to other great local business that can help you repair anything that might be found at the inspection.

Can I share the inspection Report?

Yes, you can share the report to anyone you want. All our inspection reports are a digital PDF file. You would simply go to the download site to download any reports that you purchased with the inspection. To share them you could email the file, or you could share the link to the download site. Whatever works best for you.