4 � Do you offer
If not, how do you plan to stand behind your findings if
5 � Can I see a Sample Inspection Report?
for a narrative description that fully explains each problem-- a check-off box
with Good, Fair and Poor isn't good enough! Is the information presented and explained
clearly and completely?
A good home inspection is much more than a stroll
through the house with a flashlight.
Be sure that the inspector:
6 � Do you belong to the American
Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)?
ASHI sets certain standards, including
what constitutes a thorough inspection, and enforces those standards along with
a code of ethics for its members. Many companies also belong to statewide home
inspection industry associations. But don't necessarily turn a non-member away
if their experience and references still check out.
7 � Do you carry
errors and omissions insurance and general liability insurance?
makes mistakes! Even the best inspector can overlook a problem, and insurance
indicates the inspector is prepared for it. Don't be surprised if they ask you
to sign a waiver limiting the company or individual's liability to the cost of
Okay, Quiz Over!
You're done inspecting
the inspector. What do you do next? Inspect the home!
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