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Home Inspections

How long does a home inspection take?
Does the homeowner need to be present at the time of the inspection?
How do I determine the condition of the home?
What do I get in writing?
What about environmental inspections?
What are your inspector's qualifications?
Do you have Errors and Omissions Insurance?

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QuestionHow long does a home inspection take?
AnswerA typical inspection of a property under 2,000 square feet lasts approximately two and a half hours.

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QuestionDoes the homeowner need to be present at the time of the inspection?
AnswerYes, it is to the homeowners benefit to be present at the time of inspection. AmeriSpec's job is not just to inspect the property, but also to educate the homeowner or potential buyer of the condition of the property, and this can only be achieved if you are present at the time of the inspection.

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QuestionHow do I determine the condition of the home?
AnswerDuring course of the inspection, the inspector will explain the condition of the property. The inspector will give you the facts so you can make an informed decision on purchasing the property.

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QuestionWhat do I get in writing?
AnswerThe inspector will provide you with a 15 to 20 page computer-related report in an AmeriSpec binder. The AmeriSpec Report® contains a letter of introduction explaining our service, our inspection report, a seasonal maintenance checklist and a complete 200 page home repair handbook.

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QuestionWhat about environmental inspections?
AnswerDepending on the region, AmeriSpec provides a variety of ancillary services that work hand-in-hand with the home inspection. Services offered include:
  • Radon site testing
  • Water testing
  • Wood destroying insect inspections
  • Septic dye tests
  • Carbon monoxide testing
  • Energy assessments
  • Reserve studies...and much more

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QuestionWhat are your inspector's qualifications?
AnswerAll of our inspectors are trained through the AmeriSpec Technical Institute. The AmeriSpec Technical Institute adheres to the standards set by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).

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QuestionDo you have Errors and Omissions Insurance?
AnswerYes, our program is the longest running and most extensive Errors and Omissions programs in the home inspection industry.



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