Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a home inspection?
Home inspections are very beneficial in many ways, most importantly, safety. Even if the home you are purchasing is brand new, you want to have it inspected so you can ensure there are no defects that cannot be seen, or safety hazards that you may have looked over in your initial walkthrough.
Who pays for the home inspection?
If you are purchasing a home, you as the buyer, are responsible for the cost of the home inspection. In some cases the cost can be part of your closing costs and can be added to the mortgage of the home, but that needs to be discussed with your lender, Realtor, or title company in advance.
How long does a home inspection take?
Average inspections take 3 hours to complete, but that can take longer based on the size of the house. We try and make it simple for you by offering 2 times, morning or afternoon, and setting our walkthrough with you at either 11:30pm or 4:30pm. If you have larger of a home, or additional buildings to inspect, that time can be extended and we will work that out with you upon scheduling.
What all does a home inspector look at?
A standard inspection will cover the home's exterior, roof, garage, electrical, structure, attic, basement, HVAC, fireplace, plumbing, and all interior rooms of the house. Keep in mind, our inspectors are trained to make sure all systems are functioning properly, but if problems arise, they would recommend you hire a qualified professional for further evaluation and repair if necessary.
What standards do Zeller Home Inspections follow?
At Zeller Home Inspections, we follow the American Society of Home Inspectors "Standards of Practice" for all of our Inspections. To View the ASHI Standards of Practice, click the link below.