When it comes to making your building look great, work well, and ensuring it’s performing optimally, you don’t want to leave the task to just anybody. You wouldn’t hire just anyone to service your AC or paint your walls. And building inspections shouldn’t be any different.
Inspections are important and especially for your home or business, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the best of the best.
If you want to get the most out of your building inspection, there are some key characteristics to keep an eye out for. Here we’ll break down the most important things to look for when hiring an inspector.
Four Things to Look for in A Great Building Inspector
1. Read the Reviews
It’s 2019, everyone is reading and writing online reviews today.
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Do a simple Google search and you can see other consumers’ experiences. Any established inspection group will have reviews on pages like Yelp, Facebook, or REDFIN.
2. Get a Sample Report
Inspections are unique and can be confusing, but they’re important and you want to ensure that the inspector’s reporting style is up to your standards.
Getting a sample report can help you assess how the report is formatted, how clearly written it is, and if it succinctly explains defects and how they can be resolved.
A great inspector should also be able to tell you how your building is going to perform, not just what’s “wrong” with it.
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3. Check Out Their Services
A run of the mill building inspection usually includes HVAC, electrical, plumbing, structure and foundation, roofs and a handful of other aspects. If you need additional services such as Radon Testing, Energy Audits or Expert Witness, check to see if your inspector can fill your need.
Construction consulting, pre-listing and pre-purchase inspections are specialized services that not all inspection groups offer or are qualified to do. If you need more than just the “norm,” consult a professional with a wide range of service offerings.
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4. Ask about Estate or 1-Visit inspections
Larger properties like commercial buildings, substantial homes or multi-family complexes need more than one inspector to get the job done. Working with an inspection group that has a whole team of inspectors will limit the amount of time required on-site to complete your inspection.
Inspections are time consuming, but they don’t really need to take multiple days. Ask us about 1-Visit Estate Inspections including HVAC, Building, Radon, Sewer and any other trade required for your building — all in ONE DAY.
If you’re serious about obtaining a deep understanding of your building or project, you’ve come to the right place. We might not be the only inspector in town, but our dedication to providing thorough, informative inspections is second to none.
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