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Frequently Asked Home Inspection Questions

How long does a home inspection take?

The length of a home inspection depends on the size of your home. In general a single family 3 bedroom/2 baths house would take about 2 hours to inspect given no serious issues are discovered. In addition, home inspections for homes built before 1930 may take a little longer.

Is anyone allowed or required to attend the home inspection?

Yes, anyone is allowed to attend the home inspection. However, typically the buyer is the only one that attends. We encourage the buyer to be present during the inspection and ask any questions they have.

What do you look at during the home inspection?

Home inspectors in New Jersey are required to perform their inspection according to the New Jersey Standards of Practice, N.J.S.A. 13:40-15.16.

What if the home inspection reveals problems?

Any problems discovered during the home inspection are required to be conveyed to the buyer in a written report. From there the buyer can make the decision on what to do moving forward.

How long will it take to get my home inspection report?

My home inspection reports are emailed the next day and include photo's.

Do you follow any specific set of standards?

Yes, we follow the standards of practice of the New Jersey Home Inspection Advisory Committee, N.J.S.A. 13:40-15.16 require.

Home far in advance do I need to schedule my home inspection?

Home inspections are usually scheduled right after the attorney review process is finished. That provides plenty of time to complete the home inspection before the end of the review period which is usually 10 business days.

Do you inspect newly built homes?

Yes, we do expect newly built homes. Surprisingly minor things are found even in new construction, so it is important to even have your new home inspected.

Do my utilities need to be turned on for the home inspection if my home is vacant?

Yes, having all utilities turned on in the home before the home inspection is very important. Without the utilities on then the information provided in the inspection report would be very limited.

Will my realtor get a copy of the home inspection report?

The report belongs only to the client purchasing the property. Any one can be copied with the client's permission.