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Compare Us to the Competition!

Use the form below to call other home inspection companies.  Ask them to answer the following questions:

1) REM        PHONE:  (703) 923-9769

2)________________        PHONE:  ______________

3)_______________          PHONE:  ______________

Question #1

Will the inspector: Climb up on the roof, crawl through the attic and crawl space, open the electrical panel, check the furnace heat exchanger, look for deteriorated wood conditions, check for toxic substances, operate all the appliances and equipment and report on basement water leakage evidence?
1) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

Question #2

Will the inspector: put your property into perspective by comparing it with its peers (i.e., houses of similar vintage, material usage, intent)?
1) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

Question #3

Will the inspector: summarize the major points of concern and the significant qualities of the property?
1) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

Question #4

Will the inspector: provide a written report the level of complexity of the property and the probability of undiscovered problems?
11) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

Question #5

Will the inspector:  list and price those components, which have a high probability of failure within the coming five-year period? (Good home inspectors will do this for the roofing, heating and air conditioning, kitchen and laundry appliances, and water heater)
1) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

Question #6

Will the inspector: identify potential remodeling problems, such as materials containing asbestos; electrical systems that cannot be expanded to accommodate a new kitchen; and old galvanized plumbing supply pipes that will not deliver an adequate supply of water or may leak?
1) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

Question #7

Will the inspector: inform you about amateur workmanship or substandard maintenance, or advise when to consult an expert to look more closely at suspected problem areas?
1) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

Question #8

Will the inspector: detail the maintenance for all the components of the house?
1) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

Question #9

Will the inspector: list problems in major and minor groupings? (Major problems are defined as problems that cost $500 or more to repair or constitute a significant safety hazard)
1) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

Question #10

Will the inspector: report potentially dangerous or harmful elements, such as: 

Unlined fireplace flues
1) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

Aluminum general lighting circuitry
1) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

Improperly vented gas space heaters
1) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

Implications of toxic substances such as asbestos
1) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

Inadequate combustion air or clearances to heating equipment
1) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

Recessed and overheating light fixtures buried in attic insulation
1) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

Inadequate insulation
1) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

UN-tempered glass shower doors
1) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

Restrictive ventilation in attics and crawl spaces
1) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

Wood close to earth, increasing the risk of wood borer and rot damage
1) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

Evidence of previous termite treatments
1) REM - YES          2)________             3)________

All these items and many more are covered in the Residential Inspection utilizing The Homebook®

If you would like the most complete inspection possible, choose an inspector who uses The Homebook® Reporting System!

 

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