Purchasing a home is a big investment for most families. Getting a pre-purchase inspection can provide you with the information you need to better evaluate the home. A TREC home inspection takes about an hour per thousand square feet of home. During this time I go through the major systems in the home and check them for deficiencies, safety issues, and other concerns. Each system is operated using normal controls or procedures. Results are recorded on my computer and when appropriate photographs are taken. This information is then used to produce a report that is delivered the same day.
I highly encourage clients and their agent to be present for the last hour of the inspection. During this time I will go through what I have found and ensure that any questions or concerns you have are answered.
While clients are welcome to be present for the whole inspection, there are portions of the inspection that are not safe for clients to participate in. Roof inspections, crawlspace inspections, and attic inspections are areas that I discourage agents, clients, and even owners from accompanying me on. The last thing I want to have happen is for you or your family to get hurt during the inspection.
Children are welcome to attend, but should be respectful of the property. Slamming doors, running around, and playing are not appropriate and can be a distraction to you focusing on the inspection findings.