|Why should I have
a home inspection?
home purchase is one of the biggest investments you will ever make.
A home inspection provides you with the information you need to feel
more confident in your decision. An Apple Tree Home Inspection will
provide you with a detailed, objective report of the home’s
condition so you can be aware of what you are about to invest in.
Do new or recently
built homes need to be inspected?
Absolutely. Defects in workmanship, improper use of building
materials, appliance recalls, inadequate home improvements and
non-professional repairs are just a few of the problems that can be
detected in any age home.
How should I prepare for an inspection?
sure the inspector can access all areas of the house. Clear
all furniture, boxes, etc., and other items that may block access to
the furnace, water heater, electrical panels, attic crawl spaces,
under sinks, etc.
How long does the inspection take?
typical inspection of a single-family property lasts approximately
two to four hours (less for townhouses and condominiums).
I need to be present at the time of the inspection?
Yes, we strongly encourage all of our clients to accompany us during
the inspection. You should feel free to ask the inspector any
questions you may have during the inspection process. The inspector
will point out problems and explain them to you. The inspector will
also show you the good points of the home as well. Plus, we will
explain what routine maintenance is needed to keep the home in top
What is included in the home inspection report?
Your home inspection report is narrative, detailed, informative and
extremely thorough. The report outlines all major areas of the home
including heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, roofing
Can a home/ building fail inspection?
A professional home inspection is an evaluation of the current
condition of your prospective home. It is not an appraisal, which
determines market value, or a municipal inspection, which verifies
local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or
fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and
indicate any deficiencies found.
What if the report
house is perfect. If the inspector identifies deficiencies, it
doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't buy the house, only that you
will have knowledge of existing issues before you close instead of
afterwards. A seller may adjust the purchase price or contract terms
if major problems are found. If move-in condition and minimal
maintenance are important factors in your purchase decision, this
information will be helpful to you as well.
How and when will I receive my report?
In most cases your report will be ready
within 1-2 days of the inspection.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We currently take
cash, check, and PayPal (for credit cards usage)