​Frequently Asked Questions

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Is the inspector certified?

There are two nationally recognized professional associations for Home Inspectors that have certification protocols.  These associations are ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) and NAHI (National Association of Home Inspectors).  Both require testing, peer reviews, continuing education, extensive training, and the completion of 250 Whole House Inspections.  The inspector may also carry additional certifications that have required continued education, testing, and field experience such as ICC (International Code Council), Certified Pool/Spa Inspection, Radon certification, and Infrared certification.

What is the typical background of a home inspector?

Home inspectors usually have a background in general contracting, building, architectural design, real estate or residential construction trade.  The better home inspectors have many years of experience within the trade, have inspected many homes, and have professional certification.

Will I need to sign an Inspection Agreement?

InspectRight requires a signed inspection agreement before proceeding with the inspection.  An agreement ensures that all parties understand the scope of the inspection, the pricing, and other terms.

Does InspectRight carry errors and omissions insurance?

Yes, InspectRight does carry errors and omissions insurance as well as general liability insurance.

How long does a typical home inspection take?

As an example, for a 2,000 square foot home on a slab, the inspection would typically take about two hours.  

How much is a typical home inspection?

We encourage you to call for a quote or submit the form for a quote.  There are many variables when inspecting a home such as the square footage of a home, the age of the home, and the foundation on which the home sits. Our pricing is competitive for the area. Be careful not to go with the "lowest bidder." If you want the best inspection for your large investment, then you need one of the top inspectors in the Southeast.

When can I get a home inspection?

InspectRight does inspections Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. timeslots. This allows time for all parties to get to the inspection and also permits ample time dedicated to clients between inspections to review findings. InspectRight can do inspections on Saturday upon request.  If your needs fall outside of these parameters, please be sure to contact the office to discuss.  We strive to be flexible while maintaining our own family balance.

Should I plan on being at the home inspection?

Being at the home inspection is critical.  This will allow you the opportunity to ask questions and go over concerns about the home in detail. Your home is likely the single largest purchase you will make.  It is recommended that both you and your agent attend the home inspection and invest the time to learn in person about the findings.

Will I receive a written report?

Generally within 24-48 hours of the inspection your detailed report will be available for you on-line.  The report is approximately 20 to 50 pages in length containing marked pictures with issues noted and details about the home and findings.  If there is urgency because of the due diligence period deadline looming, simply advise the office or home inspector so that we can work to meet your expectations.

Is there a cancellation fee?

If you cancel within 24 hours of the inspection time or cancel during the inspection, there is a cancellation fee of $200.  The inspection slot was held for your inspection, and InspectRight is not able to fill that slot with another inspection on such short notice.

Does InspectRight provide a guarantee?

Inspection companies that provide guarantees just want your business.  The home inspection is a point in time limited inspection of the home and primary systems.  Because others may either be in the home, come in to perform services after the home inspection, or the home is continued to be shown after the inspection, InspectRight will not provide a guarantee.  InspectRight will, however, stand by its inspection and work with clients who experience issues or feel that their expectations have not been met.  Our priority is our customers. We are your partner and resource and want a positive outcome and experience for everyone involved.  One of our goals is to have you as a repeat customer in the future or be referred by you or your agent as your "inspector of choice."