What to Expect from Your Inspection

Whether you are buying, selling or maintaining your home, Gideon Home services provides professional and quality service from the moment you call us. Our licensed home inspectors will walk through your home with you and teach you as much as you want to learn. We strictly follow the Standards of Practice for home inspectors established by InterNACHI, the leading home inspection association.

After we walk through the home together, we will explain the general condition of the home and systems with you and your agent. We will talk through any major issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. We will also mention the items that you will want to keep an eye on for deferred maintenance. All of this will be detailed in our easy-to-read Spectora report, that will be delivered in HTML and/or PDF format. From that report, you’ll be able to see the items we discussed, with images for reference.

FAQ

Should I walk around the house with you?

Absolutely. I’m happy to explain everything I’m looking at. There will be times where I need to focus and evaluate, but feel free to tag along and ask questions.

Can my agent be there too?

Yes! Agents are encouraged to be there and be engaged so they can know what they’re writing up in your Repair Request Addendum.

How long is the Home Inspection?

Usually a standard home inspection is 2 to 3 hrs but it depends on the size, age and other factors of the home. Dependable Home Inspections guarantees to take as long as needed to get the job done right.

When will the report be available?

The report will be published and emailed to you within 24 hours of inspection.

What should I be looking for on the report?

My reports have lots of images to help you recall what you’re looking at. I break down my reports into areas that are safety hazards and other recommended items to fix/ask for.

The summary will be the most helpful area of the report, right at the top.

Can I call you if I have questions after the I get the report?

Absolutely. This is one of my favorite parts. Call, text or email.

Will there be recommendations on who to call?

With each defect I include which type of contractor you will need to search for to get quotes.

Can you give me some preferred contractors to call?

I have a few contractors that I’ve worked with in the past that I can recommend. I still recommend you contact at least 3 in each area for quotes and do your own research.

What is included in a home inspection?


What's Included in a Home Inspection – An infographic by Spectora