Frequently Asked Questions
As a potential first time homebuyer, you’re likely to have questions about the home inspection process. For example, is an inspection necessary? What does an inspection involve?
We welcome all your questions and will do our best to answer each and every one of them here. In the following queries, we’ll explain how inspections work, why they’re valuable, and how they benefit you and your family. Don’t hesitate to contact us at (904) 625-7936 with any of your own questions.
Why should I have a home inspection?
The purchase of a home is one of the largest single investments you’ll ever make. Since it’s such a big investment, you need to know the current condition of the property — as well as any repairs and maintenance that will be needed in the future.
A professional home inspection informs the homebuyer of the property’s condition. Things aren’t always as they seem. A fresh coat of paint might be hiding serious structural concerns. Stains on the ceiling may simply be the result of a resolved leak, or they could indicate chronic roof leakage and mold damage. There could even be extensive termite damage that compromises the integrity of the home. After evaluating the property, our home inspectors will present their professional opinions on the property’s condition. This will give you a clear understanding of the home so you can make a confident decision.
If you’re selling your house, getting an inspection before you put your house on the market can help identify and remedy any potential concerns. Call FYI Home Inspectors, LLC at (904) 625-7936 to schedule a home inspection today.
What is a home inspection?
An inspection is a visual examination of the readily accessible systems and components of a home. If you are thinking of buying a home, condominium or mobile home, you should have it thoroughly inspected by an experienced and impartial professional before the final purchase. When you choose our firm to do the evaluation, you can rest assured that your home inspection will be performed by the very best in the industry.
What parts of the house will a home inspector assess?
We offer the most comprehensive home inspections in N.E. Florida. Our service area covers St Johns, Flagler, Duval, Nassau and Clay Counties. Our inspections will include evaluating the drainage system, crawl space and ventilation, insulation, framing, plumbing, ABS pipe, complete exterior, complete interior, air conditioning, swimming pool and spa, electrical system, foundation, masonry, appliances, windows, doors, roofing, heat pumps, furnace, siding, and more.
When should I schedule an inspection?
The best time to schedule an inspection is directly after you have made an offer on a property. The real estate contract usually allows for a grace period to inspect the building. Ask your real estate agent to include this inspection clause in the contract, making your purchase obligation contingent upon the findings of a professional inspection.
What should I look for in an inspector?
Unfortunately, not all home inspectors are alike. You do have choices. This means that some are not as qualified or experienced as others.
I have been in business for over ten years right here in St Johns, FL and I am a State of Florida licensed Home Inspector. I have over 25 years of industry related experience. I have been a member in good standing with the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors for over ten years. I am a InterNACHI certified Home Inspector. My extensive certifications and credentials mean that I am the very best choice for you.
How long will a typical inspection last?
A typical inspection will take from two to four hours, depending on the size and features of the home.
Should I meet my inspector on-site to review the report?
Although it is not required that you attend the inspection, reviewing the findings with the inspector on site is crucial to understanding the report and is an important part of any professional home inspection. If you can not attend the entire inspection, it is helpful to at least be able to review the summery and arrive a half hour prior to the end of the inspection.
What kind of report will I receive?
Some home inspectors hand write notes on a sheet of paper. These “reports” are often unorganized, unprofessional, and hard to read. FYI Home Inspectors, LLC generates a computerized report which includes high-quality photographs and videos describing the issues at hand and pinpointing their locations. Your report will include comments and recommendations and will also include a summery page. Better yet, in most cases, you’ll receive your report the very next day. View one of our sample home inspection reports by clicking the “Sample Report” button at the top of and website page.