Frequently Asked Questions
Q: HOW DO I CHOOSE AN INSPECTOR?
A: Call up and ask about the inspectors credentials and experience. If for some reason you don’t feel comfortable asking this of the inspector when speaking with them on the phone, then how will you feel asking questions at the inspection. You must feel that the inspector is qualified, experienced and attentive of your needs.
Q: WHAT QUALIFICATIONS OR CREDENTIALS SHOULD A HOME INSPECTOR OFFER?
A: The very best qualifications and credentials consist of a combination of background and association with groups such as the National Association Of Home Inspectors and other local home inspection organizations, as well as several years of field experience. It is also vital to ask for references from past clients. I recommend more than 6 names of recent clients, This way you have a better chance of reaching these references, as opposed to having 3 names and getting answering machines for 2 of them.
Q: WHAT WILL THE INSPECTION COVER?
A: A thorough Inspection covers everything from the roof to the foundation to Safety, Fire, Health, Environmental, Pest & Dry Rot, Code issues, Systems Operations, and Structural. See what is inspected on our front page for more information.
Q: WHY CAN’T I HAVE SOMEONE IN MY FAMILY WHO IS VERY HANDY OR A CONTRACTOR, INSPECT MY NEW HOME OR PROPERTY?
A: This is the biggest mistake many potential buyers/sellers/homeowners make. Although the person you are considering may be very skilled, they are not trained or experienced at professional home inspections. Professional home inspection training and expertise is unique and like no other. Professional inspectors get, what we call, an inspector’s instinct for problems. That instinct takes extensive training and lots of experience doing inspections to develop. Many contractors, and other trades professionals, hire a professional home inspector to inspect their homes when they make a purchase.
Q: WHY USE OUR SERVICES?
A: The purchase or construction of a new home is one of the single most costly investments that a family will make. Our inspection is an excellent tool for you, the buyer/seller/owner, to help determine not only the condition of the home, but to also help foresee any immediate, unnecessary, additional cost that may go unnoticed without the help of a home inspection. Above all I am very confident that we provide the highest quality report available and provide the best service you will find in Hillsborough County.
Q: NOW THAT I KNOW I WANT AN INSPECTION–WHY HOUSE 2 HOME INSPECTION SERVICES
A: We offer outstanding customer service, detailed, computerized reports and impeccable service. We are family owned and operated we treat each home as if one of our family members were buying or selling it and once you are a client of House 2 Home Inspection Services, you are forever our client. We will always be available to our past clients. House 2 Home Inspection Services, inspectors are some of the most highly trained and experienced inspectors in Hillsborough County with hundreds of inspections performed and over 16 years of combined Real-Estate and construction experience.
Q: HOW MUCH “LEAD TIME” IS NEEDED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR AN INSPECTION?
A: Typically our inspections are scheduled on a “first come first served basis.” However, unlike most inspection companies we are willing to “flex” our schedule to accommodate yours (within reason). We even perform inspections on the weekends and will accommodate for RUSH inspections as long as day light allows us.
Q: DO YOU CARRY LIABILITY INSURANCE AND ERRORS AND OMISSIONS INSURANCE?
A: Yes-Licensed and Insured! but unlike many inspection companies, we carry General liability insurance and E&O with agent referral indemnity which protects you and gives you peace of mind.
Q: SHOULD I BE PRESENT DURING THE INSPECTION?
A: We recommend that you be present at the site of the inspection. By you being present, the inspector can show you defects and explain why they are defective as well as point out important maintenance issues.
Q: HOW LONG WILL THE INSPECTION TAKE?
A: Most Inspections take about 2-3 hours. These times may vary depending on the size, age & condition of the home.
Q: WHEN CAN I EXPECT MY REPORT?
A: House 2 Home Inspection Services makes every effort to either post your inspection report on our secure website or email you the report within 24 hours (typically in less time). Soon we will have the ability to provide results on site.
Q: WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS AFTER THE INSPECTION?
A: You can call us and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. Our service is a long-term investment. Our goal is that you will rely and refer our services for years to come.