have a relative who works in construction and will inspect my
home for me. Do I still need a home inspection?
Yes. I have done many home inspections for contractors, builders,
and code officials. Most people who work in construction specialize
in one or two phases of construction (i.e. roofer, electrician.
or framer). As a home inspector I have the experience and training
in all phases of construction. I once asked a code inspector
why he hired me? He put it best when he said "You do this
every day. Your eyes have been trained to find the defects in
am buying a home that is foreclosed and is as-is. Should I still
get a home inspection?
I tell my clients it is even more important to have a home inspection
on homes that are as-is. These homes are as-is for a reason.
If you are buying a home that is as-is are you prepared for
those unseen expenses (example... a new roof or HVAC system)?
How about insect damage in the crawlspace? A home inspection
will determine if there is any major damage that could cost
the buyer a lot of unseen money or money the buyer might not
have. It is better to know what you are getting into before
you buy it then after you buy it.
I have my home inspection how do I know the repairs I have requested
have been completed?
Hawk-Eye Home Inspections offers a Free follow-up inspection.
The inspector will go back to the property and reinspect the
items of repair that a buyer request that was on the original
report at no additional cost. This is a one time service. Most
inspection company's charge a minimum of $75.00.
What separates Hawk-Eye Home Inspections from other inspection
Experience! Many of todays home inspectors have never
worked in the construction industry at all, much less on building
homes. Home inspections is one of the quickest growing occupations.
This has attracted many people with various backgrounds from
auto mechanics to beverage waiters. Most schools for inspectors
are a simple 40-hour long training program. Would you want somebody
inspecting your home with only 40 hours of experience? Here
at Hawk-Eye Home Inspections not only have I worked on homes
for over 10 years, but I built them from the ground up.
Do you test all the appliances?
No. Hawk-Eye Home inspections test only the fixed appliances
on a standard home inspection. We will test other appliances
only if requested in advance.
you do repair work?
No! It is against the States Standards of Practice for
any home inspector to perform repair work on a home they inspected
with in the last 12 months.
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Phone: 843-575-4430 | Fax: 843-525-6331 | lenny@HawkEyeHome.com
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