Ask The Inspector

If you're in the market for a new home, chances are you'd like to know the true condition of the property before you buy it.

The AmeriSpec experts have compiled this list of frequently asked questions and answers to provide you with information on the home inspection process and its benefits. If your question is not covered here, Ask the Inspector, or call 1-800-WE-SERVE®.

How long does an inspection take?
A typical inspection of a property under 2,000 square feet lasts approximately two and a half hours.

Does the homeowner need to be present at the time of the inspection?
Yes, it is to the homeowner's benefit to be present at the time of the inspection. AmeriSpec's job is not just to inspect the property, but also to educate the homeowner or potential buyer of the condition of the property, and this can be better achieved if you are present at the time of the inspection.

How do I determine the condition of the home?
During the course of the inspection, the inspector will explain the condition of the property. The inspector will provide you with The AmeriSpec Report™ so you can make an informed decision on purchasing or listing the property.

What do I get in writing?
The inspector will provide you with a 15-20 page computer-generated report in an AmeriSpec binder. The AmeriSpec Report™ contains a letter of introduction explaining our service, our inspection report, a seasonal maintenance checklist and a complete 190-page home repair handbook.
What about other types of inspections?
Depending on the region, AmeriSpec provides a variety of ancillary services that work hand-in-hand with the home inspection. Services offered include:
  • Radon Site Testing
  • Water Testing
  • Wood Destroying Organism Inspections
  • Septic Dye Tests
  • Carbon Monoxide Testing
  • Energy Assessments
  • Reserve Studies... and much more.

What are your inspector's qualifications?
All of our inspectors are trained and certified. Each inspector adheres to the standards set by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).
Do you have Errors and Omissions Insurance?
Yes. Each AmeriSpec business owner has extensive Errors and Omissions insurance to help protect our clients.