Why do I need a home inspection?
Aside from the fact that most lenders will require a home inspection prior to issuing a mortgage loan, it is a good idea to have a professional look at the structure and systems of your home prior to the purchase. This will help to ensure you are not buying a home with hidden issues that could potentially cost you thousands of dollars in the future.
How long does a home inspection take?
Most home inspections typically run from 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours in length. This could vary slightly depending on several factors including the size and age of your home.
Do I need to be present for my home inspection?
No. We highly recommend you come to the inspection but it is not a requirement. Being present for the entire inspection will be a great benefit to you, allowing you to ask questions and see first-hand the issues your inspector finds at your home. It also gives the inspector a chance to better explain any findings to you and explain how the systems in your home work. This helps to reduce the amount of information that gets lost in translation when only reading a written report. If you can’t be present at your inspection, we will gladly talk you through all of the findings from our inspection on the phone, at whatever time is convenient for you.
Does it really matter which inspector I use?
Absolutely! Your home purchase is likely one of the largest purchases you will ever make. Many inspectors today will only inspect a home to the bare-minimum that is required by the State of Texas--these inspectors will come to your house with only a ladder, flashlight, clipboard and screwdriver. These same inspectors MIGHT spend an hour at your property! For obvious reasons, this is not sufficient to perform an in-depth inspection of your new home. At Spartan Home Inspections, we believe using the best tools and technology, and taking our time on every inspection is the only way to guarantee you the best service! We will crawl through the entire attic, check every outlet, and inspect every nook and cranny in your new home. We believe our service will speak for itself!
How long does it take to get my report?
Spartan Home Inspections will usually have your report ready within an hour of the inspection! This provides you with valuable time to think, negotiate, and make an informed decision during your option period. Don’t settle for an inspector who tells you they will get you the report “in a day or two”.
What if I have questions or issues after my inspection?
Please call us anytime! We truly believe the only way to make sure our business is successful is to treat people how we would want to be treated and above all, to be honest. We will always answer your calls and work with you to answer any questions and resolve any issues as quickly as possible. We realize the best way to get your referrals and repeat business is to treat people the right way, every time.