FOUR BIGGEST MISTAKES WHEN CHOOSING A HOME INSPECTOR...
1. DO NOT SELECT A CHEAP HOME INSPECTOR.
You get what you pay for. Discount home inspectors rely on low fees to retain work as they are not able to generate referrals due to poor quality inspections and/or reports. Does it make any sense to save a few dollars using a cheap home inspector that may overlook a large problem that can cost thousand of dollars to rectify after you take ownership?
2. QUESTION THE HOME INSPECTOR'S EXPERIENCE.
Why risk a new inexperienced home inspector when there are home inspectors such as House-Check where all the inspections are performed by a licensed engineer who has completed thousands of inspections?
3. LOOK FOR A PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION WITH HIGH STANDARDS.
We are a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). ASHI is North America's oldest and most respected professional society of home inspectors. Be careful of any other home inspector organization that allows an individual to take their home inspector's test online and unproctored. Television reporters and children have been able to pass this organization's test and have been offered membership as a certified home inspector.
4. CHOOSE A NAME THAT YOU CAN TRUST.
Some independent home inspectors change their names every few years due to complaints. Founded in 1982, House-Check is one of the oldest and most-respected names in the area.