Whether you are selling a home or buying one, you can benefit from having your home inspected by a professional home inspector. Potential sellers know what areas they may need to fix up in order to sell their home while potential buyers know what they are getting into with a home simply from the home inspection. However, while it is not necessary to be present at these inspections, you are strongly encouraged to be present. As such, you might wonder how long the home inspection process will take.
In most cases, you can expect a home inspection to take roughly 2-3 hours for most standard homes. It could be less or it could be more. Factors that affect the home inspection length include:
- The size of the home
- How many questions you field to the inspector (if you are present)
- Structural components of a home
- The number of questionable areas
The biggest factor in how long the process will take is of course how big a home is. However, an unexpected factor is the amount of areas that merit a closer look. For example, if the roof or plumbing are particularly old, a home inspector may want to look at more problem areas than they would if those areas where newer. A longer inspection, however, is never a bad thing as it just means they are being particularly thorough.
While it is strongly recommended that you are present at the home inspection, even if the inspection does take longer than expected and you need to leave, your inspector will still provide you a written copy of any areas that need to be addressed for your reference. This is a very comprehensive checklist that can help you make sure the building is actually in good shape and doesn’t just look like it is.
At Bee Sure Home Inspection Services, LLC, we work hard to ensure that every last detail is uncovered during your inspection. This includes using thermal imaging during our inspections; this advanced technology allows us to get an even more detailed look at your property’s condition. This style of inspection is known to protect homeowners and buyers from costly issues.
To learn more about the home inspection process, give us a call today! We offer home inspections & thermal imaging service to homes in Vernon Hills, IL, and beyond.