Will we get a written report?
Yes. A comprehensive written inspection PDF report will be available within 24 hours upon the completion of the inspection. PDF version of the report is also available by email to you and your agent if agreed..
Can you provide images or video?
Yes,Lots of photos are included in the report. Thermal images may be included if needed to look closer at questionable areas of the home and commercial inspections at no additional cost. Video is available at additional cost.
In the event I have concerns prior to closing, can I contact the inspector?
Yes. Your Advaned Home Inspector can be reached by phone between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week.
Do you provide a warranty on your home inspections?
Yes. Advanced Home Inspections does provide limited guarantee. However, most newer Homes should have some type of warranty from the builder. We recommend the buyer review the builder warranty prior to closing. We also strongly recommend that the property is fully insured for water damage, fire, theft, structural, etc.
Do you do repairs or recommend contractors?
No. Advanced Home Inspectors are certified home inspectors and not experts in the contracting or construction field. Our job is to identify any possible problems or saftety issues and give advice. We do however recommend the home buyer, condo or commercial property own consult the North Georgia's Builder’s Association for referrals.
What is your Inspection Process
This checklist is based upon the International Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection, which is located at www.nachi.org/sop.
This checklist may be used to perform a visual inspection of a home and provide the inspector with a written report identifying the defects that were (1) observed and (2) deemed material.
The purpose of clarity, the following terms may be used by the inspector:
A material defect is a specific issue with a system or component of a residential property that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property, or that poses an unreasonable risk to people.
A major defect is a condition of a system or component that renders it non-working, non-performing, non-functioning or unsafe, and requires a professional contractor to further evaluate and repair, correct or replace.
A minor defect is a condition of a system or component that renders it non-working, non-performing, or non-functioning, and may be repaired, corrected or replaced by a professional contractor or the homeowner.
A cosmetic defect is a superficial flaw or blemish in the appearance of a system or component that does not interfere with its safety or functionality.