FAQ

What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a report on the overall condition of the home. Home inspections are usually performed by a certified home inspector who has both the trainings and the certifications to perform such inspections.

What does a home inspection include?

The standard home inspection report will cover the condition of the home's heating system, air conditioning system, interior plumbing, electrical systems, the roof, attic, and visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors, the foundation, basement, and structural integrity of the home. This is the standard for all home inspections but especially a pre-purchase home inspection, an inspection required by the state prior to the sale of a home.

Why do I need a home inspection?

A pre-purchase home inspection is used for a buyer to identify any major issues with a home prior to closing. This affords buyer(s) the chance to have a professional home inspection service in New Braunfels, Boerne, and San Antonio, TX ensure there are no problem with the home in question.

How much will it cost?

A basic pre-purchase home inspection takes about 2 to 3 hours and can vary greatly in cost depending on the home inspection service you choose. Because it will vary, be sure to contact Elevated Home Inspections, LLC. for more information what a home inspection in New Braunfels, Boerne, or San Antonio, TX will cost.

Why can't I do it myself?

It can be tempting to want to forego the home inspection, even if the home looks to be in pristine condition. However, getting an inspection can potential save you thousands of dollars down the road. A certified home inspector has the training to spot potential issues before they become severe problems. While it seems like
a good idea to save money on a pre=purchase home inspection now, it's better to notice any potential problems now rather than later when it will really cost you.

Can a house fail inspection?

Just like you can't "fail" a physical, you can't "fail" a pre-purchase home inspection. A home inspection is simply an assessment of the house's overall condition. However, a plethora of issues revealed in the inspection from the dedicated home inspection service could be the deciding factor in whether or not to actually purchase the home. A certified home inspector can assist you in revealing any potential problems.

How do I find a home inspector?

Finding the right home inspector is key for ensuring that your home inspection goes smoothly. If you're a seller, a real estate inspector can perform a pre-purchase home inspection to show you what needs fixing. If you're a buyer, a pre-purchase home inspection confirms that the home is ready or unfit for purchase. Contact us today to ensure your home is properly inspected.

What is InterNACHI?

The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) in the world's largest organization of residential and commercial property inspectors, including both home inspectors and real estate inspectors. We are certified by InterNACHI, ensuring that inspection will be thorough, with service in Boerne and New Braunfels, or San Antonio, TX.

When do I call a home inspector?

If you are selling a home, having a home inspetion through a real estate inspector take place before you put it on the market shows potential buyers that you are willing to be upfront about the property. If you are buying a home, hire a certified home inspector to ensure there are no potential issues you may face down the road.

Do I have to be there?

While there may be prior commitments or obligations, the buyer should make every effort to be present at the home inspection. It is important to be present during the pre-purchase home inspection to ensure that the buyer is getting their money's worth.

What if the report reveals problems?

If a home inspection report reveals problems, it is up to both the buyer and the seller to come to an agreement on what is the seller's responsibility to fix and what is not. Both a home inspector and a real estate inspector are both well equipped to assist in coming to an agreement on what is and is not the seller's responsibility.

If the house proves to be in good condition, did I really need an inspection?

It is better to ensure there is little to no damage/issues with the home than to not hire a certified home inspector and find out that there are potentially thousands of dollars worth of damage later on down the road. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry."