Frequently Asked Questions
Everything You Need to Know
WHAT IS A HOME INSPECTION?
The inspection is an important part of the home buying process. This is when a Certified Accurate Property Inspector reviews the house to find structural, electrical or mechanical flaws. The home inspection is designed to protect the buyers by revealing problems they might not have noticed otherwise. It is a “non invasive” examination of the property, which means the inspector will not cause any damage to the home while inspecting it.
WHY IS A HOME INSPECTION NECESSARY?
Home inspections are not required by law, but they are definitely worth the money. The inspection helps protect your investment. It gives you the peace of mind that comes from knowing the true condition of the home. The home inspection also gives you a way to back out of the contract, if the inspector finds something you are unwilling to accept.
WHEN DOES THE INSPECTION TAKE PLACE?
In most cases, the inspection takes place shortly after the seller accepts the buyer’s offer. It happens before the appraisal. You want to schedule the home inspection with Accurate Property Inspection as soon as you can, so you can have time to make repair requests. If the inspector uncovers something serious enough to be a “deal breaker”, you will want to know sooner rather than later. As the buyer, it is your responsibility to schedule the inspection.
HOW MUCH DOES A HOME INSPECTION COST?
The cost of the home inspection will vary based on the size and age of the home. Accurate Property Inspection home inspections start around $347.00. Be sure to contact Accurate Property inspection at 970-667-6973 to inquire about the cost of your next home inspection.
IS THE INSPECTION PART OF CLOSING COSTS?
No. You will have to pay for the inspection when it is performed. It is not part of your closing costs. The same goes for any repair costs.
WHAT DOES THE INSPECTOR LOOK FOR?
Accurate Property Inspectors will look for problems with the home’s heating and cooling system, structure, roof, plumbing, electrical system, windows, doors, foundation, and more. They cover all parts of the house, including the installed systems. We do not test washers and dryers. During warmer months, weather permitting, we will test sprinkler systems for an additional cost.
DOES ACCURATE PROPERTY INSPECTION CHECK FOR MOLD?
Accurate Property Inspection can do air quality testing and mold testing as an additional service. If we see a fungus-like substance during our basic inspection we will report it, but we are not able to legally claim it is mold unless tested.
SHOULD WE BE PRESENT FOR THE HOME INSPECTION?
As the buyer, you should definitely be present for the inspection. That way, the inspector can physically point out the findings within the home.
CAN THE SELLERS ATTEND THE HOME INSPECTION?
Yes. It is their house, after all! We do not require or urge them to do so, though.
DOES THE SELLER GET A COPY OF THE REPORT?
No, not usually. As the buyer, you are the one paying for the inspection. The report is your property. The only thing the seller gets is your repair request (if you make one).
CAN A HOUSE FAIL A HOME INSPECTION?
Accurate Property inspections are an examination and objective assessment of the current condition of a house. A home inspector will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement. A home inspection is not an appraisal and will not determine the home's market value. It is also not a municipal inspection and does not verify local code compliance.
WHAT OTHER SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
- Radon Testing
- Mold and Air Quality
- Sprinkler System
- Sewer Scope
- Lead Based Paint Test
- Aerial Drone Inspection and Images
- Infrared Inspection
- Stucco Inspection
- Gas Line Leak Test