Frequently asked questions

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 inspection are not required by law, but they are defiantly 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 they inspector finds something you are unwilling to accept. So in a word, yes. They are necessary.




When does the inspection usually 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’ll 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 on average?


The cost of the home inspection will vary based on the size of the home and the age of the home. Accurate Property Inspection home inspections start around $357.00. Be sure and contact Accurate Property inspection at 970-667-6973 to inquiry about the cost of your next home inspection.




Is the inspection part of my closing costs?


No. You will have to pay for the inspection when its performed. It’s 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 and doors, foundation and more. They cover all parts of the house, including the installed systems. We do not test Washer and Dryers. We will test Sprinkler systems as an additional cost and according to seasonal temperatures.




Does Accurate Property Inspection check for Mold in the house?


For an additional cost Accurate Property Inspection can do air quality testing and Mold and testing.




Should we be present for the Home Inspection?


As the buyer, you should definitely be present for the inspection. That way, the inspector can point out the discrepancies on his report. Accurate Property Inspection asks that you show up mid-way through the inspection so the inspector can catch you up and go over the inspection report with you in person.




Can the seller attend the home inspection?


Technically, yes. It’s their house after all. But 90% of the time, the sellers will get out of the way during the inspection. It’s usually just the buyers, sometimes their agent and the inspector.




Does the seller get a copy of the inspection report?


No. Not usually. As the buyer, you’re 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).




What other services does Accurate Property Inspection offer at an additional cost.


- Radon Testing

- Mold and Air quality

- Sprinkler System

- Sewer scope

- Lead base paint test

- Aerial Drone Inspection and Images

- Thermal and Infrared Camera




Can a house fail a home inspection?


Accurate Property inspection’s 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 homes’ market value. It is also not a municipal inspection and does not verify local code compliance.