Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of common questions that our clients ask us. If you need more information don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

What is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is an unbiased and non-invasive visual examination of the physical condition of a property. It is often, but not always connected to a real-estate transaction. However, with the growth of the industry, 95% of all real estate home transactions nowadays involve an inspection.

What is the Cost of a Home Inspection?

The cost of a home inspection usually comes out of pocket for the potential homebuyer. Shop around and talk to a variety of home inspectors, especially if you have never used one before. Keep a running list of comparative information on each inspector. Costs can vary, depending on the size of the home and the region in which you are making your purchase.

What Does a Home Inspection Include?

A home inspection will usually include an examination of the foundation and basement, roof, attic, heating and water systems, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as the general condition of the structure itself. As for a condo, it will include electrical, plumbing, heating, deck & other interior components of the unit, plus garage An inspector will look for poor construction practices and make note of any repairs that might be required or any general maintenance issues.

How Long will the Inspection Take?

Knowing the length of time for an inspection is important because you usually have to arrange a time with the realtor and the current owner for the inspector to examine the house. Since an inspection usually involves looking at pipes, wiring, roofing, and areas that may be hard to reach, it may require hours to complete.

Is it Possible for a Home to Fail an Inspection?

The inspection is designed to tell you what needs to be repaired on the house. There may be some requirements that the house needs to meet in order for your financial lender to lend you the money for the home. This does not mean that the house has “failed” the inspection and will not be able to be sold.

How do I keep my Timber Flooring Clean?

At Nook & Cranny Home Inspections LLC, we stock a huge range of cleaning products for timber flooring, specially formulated to bring out the colours and textures of all timber floors – from bamboo flooring to vinyl and laminate timber flooring.

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