How long will the inspection take?
inspection time will vary based on the age, size, and condition of the
property. A typical four bedroom, two and one half bathroom colonial style
home will take approximately two and one half to three hours to inspect.
I need to be at the inspection?
no, but we strongly encourage you to attend the inspection. The inspection
includes the visual inspection of the property, a written report and verbal
disclosure and explanation by the inspector during the physical inspection.
A home is a major investment, as well as, a place to live. Take advantage
of the home inspection to learn as much as you can about the home you
are purchasing. Additional fees may apply if you do not attend the inspection.
you guarantee your work?
H&J Freile guarantees that if you do not love your home inspection,
its FREE! If you are unsatisfied with your home inspection for any
reason, notify us and return your inspection report within 10 days of
the inspection and we will refund your home inspection fee. (Additional
services ordered and performed will be invoiced at the current published
rate). A home inspection is NOT a guarantee or warranty of the property
you had inspected. A home inspection is thorough but is limited to a visual
inspection of the property, operation of the major mechanical system using
normal operating controls and reporting the condition on the day of the
inspection. The inspection is not intrusive or technically exhaustive.
Due to the limitations of the inspection, there is some probability that
problems will exist that are not apparent on the day of the inspection.
We will rank the probability that you will encounter an unexpected problem
as high, medium or low at the completion of our inspection. Additional
inspections are available at additional cost which can reduce the risk
that you will encounter an unexpected problem. The home inspection is
designed to reduce your risk at a reasonable cost. Guaranteeing or warranting
the property would dramatically increase the cost of the inspection package.
A note of caution: Some companies claim to guarantee or warranty the property.
Be sure to obtain a written copy of the guarantee or warranty prior to
scheduling the inspection so you know what is covered, what is not covered,
how long is it covered for, what is the maximum coverage and is there
the inspector get on the roof?
all H&J Freile home inspectors carry a ladder with a minimum length
of twelve feet. Roofs that are safely accessible will be walked. Historically,
we have found that we are able to walk approximately 70% of the roofs
we inspected. Roofs that cannot be walked, include those that are too
high to reach or too steep to safely walk. Sometimes debris on the roof
or rain/snow will prevent safe access to the roof. The individual inspector
will use his discretion to determine if there is safe access to the roof.
If a roof cannot be walked, the inspector will view the roof from the
ladder at eave edges, dormer windows, or from the ground with binoculars.
Typically, steeply pitched roofs can be adequately viewed from the ground.
Flat or low slope roofs typically cannot be seen from the ground and should
be viewed from a ladder or by walking the roof. Tall ladder inspections
are available and can be ordered separately.
the inspector provide estimated remaining life on major systems?
the inspector will give you the probability of replacement in the next
the inspection report include estimated replacement or upgrade costs?
The HomeBook includes a useful Life Cycle and Cost guide.
H&J Freile insured?
H&J Freile carries General Liability insurance, Workmens Compensation,
and Errors and Omissions insurance.
the inspector prioritize the problems for me?
problems and concerns are grouped as major or minor.
you come back to complete the radon test?
H&J Freile personnel will set and retrieve the radon test device.
Some inspection companies ask the homeowner or realtor to mail-in
the radon test. This obviously saves the inspection company time and money.
Good for them, not good for you. We feel that having someone (untrained
and possibly biased) completing an important test is not in your best
interest. The NJ DEPE requires that anyone conducting a radon test for
real estate purposes be licensed.
long will it take to get my report?
HomeBook reporting system and a major concern summary are
is given to you at the time of the inspection.
The completed report is e-mailed
or faxed the next business day. Environmental
and other reporting are e-mailed, mailed or faxed in three days to three weeks depending
on the type of test or inspection.