Avoid the Blind Inspector
The Seven Things You Must Know To Avoid Hiring The Wrong Home Inspector
(1) Hire a Home Inspector with lots of experience:
It takes a full-time Home Inspector hundreds and hundreds of inspections to develop the eyes, ears and nose for hunting down problems. Part-time inspectors simply do not have the proper time in the field to develop that kind of radar. Be sure to ask how many inspections he/she performs annually and for how many years. A good home inspector does at least 200 to 300 inspections annually, Blind inspectors conduct 50 to 100 inspections annually. Conducting 200 to 300 inspections each year requires extensive referrals by prior clients, lenders, real estate agents and others. So there is a much greater chance that the inspector isn’t blind.
Quality Home Inspections conducts 500 to 800 inspections annually and has been for over Nine years
Quality Home Inspections inspectors all perform over 350 inspections annually
(2) Education & Training:
Being a contractor is very different from being a Professional Home Inspector. Home inspectors are responsible for evaluating all of the systems and components of the home — not just one aspect such as the framing or the foundation. To be able to provide a competent evaluation of all of these system and components takes formal education and training.
Quality Home Inspections’ inspectors have attended one of the top home inspection schools in the country, completing more than 120 hours of course work. In addition, each inspector spends a minimum of 50 inspections training under the owner of the company, insuring consistency and completeness of the inspection process and reporting. Our quality control process is stringent as the Owner I review every inspection report and photo taken. Our Inspectors are all members of InterNACHI and NAHI and complete 40 hours of continuing education annually.
While certifications are certainly important, it’s the combination of Experience, Education and Training that make the difference in the competency of your next home inspector. Certifications let the world know that the inspector has sufficient knowledge to pass the testing requirements, but does not confirm his ability to perform a competent inspection in the field. We all know people who are certified for one thing or another that we wouldn’t hire under any circumstances.
There is simply no substitute for experience coupled with proper training, All of Quality Home Inspections inspectors are State Licensed and Certified.
Owner and Founder, Ted Hinderer, doesn’t allow the inspector to perform inspections on their own until he is beyond satisfied with the inspector’s level of training, knowledge and experience.
(4) Advanced Technology:
Buying a home is an extraordinary investment. So why would you want merely an ordinary inspection?
There is no reason to wonder if you’re getting the best inspection if the inspector is using cutting-edge technologies and the proper tools — such as Laser Thermometer, Hand-Held Computer, Moisture Meter, Outlet Testers, etc
Quality Home Inspections uses the latest and greatest devises to inspect your new home right the first time. We use Infrared scanning, Digital Moisture Meters, Drones for roof inspections State of the Art electrical testers and a Borescope
(5) The Inspection Report:
The top home inspectors in today’s business don’t produce handwritten reports. A professional inspector will provide at least a 30+ page narrative report, you should want the report to be written in plain English, not some “Techno Jargon”- that only the home inspector can understand.
Ted Hinderer has spent countless man hours perfecting the software utilized by Quality Home Inspections. Please click Our Sample Report to preview our sample report. Our report is detailed and yet very easy to navigate. All of our reports include photos and video links to drone roof inspections.
(6) How Long Has The Inspection Company Been In Business:
Is the inspection company locally owned and operated or are they some far away faceless corporation” where no one is monitoring and evaluating the quality of their work? Does the inspection company have dedicated employees performing Home Inspections?
Does the company have a Customer Service Department? Will you be able to call your inspector for follow-up questions and assistance after your Home Inspection?
Quality Home Inspections is locally owned and operated, Ted Hinderer founded the company in 2005 and has brought on staff over the years to meet the demands of the growing company. Our staff is dedicated, friendly and responsive. We understand the demands of “The Real Estate Contract” and the time sensitivity involved. Our inspectors return every call Same Day! Even if it’s in the evening. We are always available to answer any questions call is now at (302) 883-8797 and see for yourself.
(7) Ask To See What Other Home Buyers Have Said About The Inspector:
Quality Professional Home Inspectors ask their client’s for feedback, because you cannot improve what you do not measure, professional home inspectors want to know what they are doing right, as well as what might need improvement. If the inspector can’t or won’t provide client referrals, he might be blind in more ways than one! Click To See What Our Clients Say About Us!
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