Get the most out of your home inspection
Chose an inspector who wants you around during the entire inspection. We recommend bringing the clients there during the inspection every single time from start to finish.
Ask for a sample report. See if the reports are clearly written and how they are formatted. A good report should identify the defect, explain why it matters and suggest what should be done to fix it. All good reports also include photos.
Ask if the inspector is a member of a professional inspectors group, it indicates a degree of professionalism and training.
Ask about experience and certifications. How long has the inspector been in business? How many inspections has be or she done? Has he or she taken specialized courses? Make sure you hire hire someone who does inspections full time rather than as a side job.
Ask what won't be included and how to find out the condition of those items. In colder climates, for example, the roof, deck, patio, driveway and other exterior featues can't be inspected when they are covered with snow.
Get copies of license and insurance documments.
Ask if the inspector can do ancillary inspections. If your home has a septic system, for example, or if foundation problems are common in your area, ask ahead of time if the inspector can do those inspections and if there awill be an extra fee.
Seminars will be held the following Wednesday of
April, June, September and November
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21 April, 16 June, 22 September and 17 November
NNEC 2021 Annual Membership $325 for ASHI members
Non-members $150 each per seminar
Call Tim @ 603-770-0444
Karen @ 781-789-7040