Scheduling your inspection is a simple phone call away. Rose will take your pertinent contact information such as your mailing and email address, property address, contact information for any Real Estate agent with whom you may be working. as well as basic information you may have about the property. She will set a time and price that fits your schedule. A copy of your inspection contract and time of inspection will be emailed to you for your acceptance prior to the inspection.
All information concerning your inspection is proprietary and cannot be released or discussed with any 3rd party, including your agent, without your permission unless an immediate health or safety risk to the occupants.
A Sample Inspection Contract can be found HERE
We pride ourselves in being 25 year members of The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). As an ASHI Certified Inspector, we are bound by the ASHI Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
It is HIGHLY recommended that you and, if possible, your agent meet with the inspector at the end of the inspection to receive a verbal report on your pending written inspection report. Plan ½ -1 hour for this part of the process. The inspector will review basic items such as:
- the location of the main water, power, and gas shut offs
- point out recommended maintenance issues
- highlight any hazardous conditions, major defects, or expenses
Need To Knows
All items brought up during your walk-through will be covered in the written report. Don’t worry about retaining all the verbal information given. The walk-through is a visual presentation of items that will be covered in the written report. Reports are processed and sent to our clients within 24 hours. We are always just a phone call away.
The inspector arrives at the property anywhere from 2-4 hours before your meet time. The inspector, typically, cannot allow you access to the property before the scheduled meet time without an agent present. This is due to insurance and homeowner liabilities.
Protect Your Inspection Time
While you may be excited about your new potential purchase, the use of the inspection time slot is not the time to show off the property to family and friends, or use it to take room measurements, etc. These can easily be scheduled with your agent or the homeowner.
It is typical that the termite, radon, or other inspectors as well as appraisers are scheduled on the same day as the Home Inspection. Please reserve your meet times with these parties independent from the home inspector.
Don’t Be Overwhelmed
Buying a home can be one of the most important and stressful items in our lives. Just the process and amount of information about the property can stress out both buyers and sellers. We’ll get you through this!
There is no such thing as a stupid question. We have the answers, as long as it has to do with the condition of the property.
Questions We Can’t Answer
How Much is it Worth? That one is between you, the appraiser and your bank!
Would You Buy This House? Just a loaded question!
Is There Mold? The short answer is… Yes. Mold is present all around us. Considerations for health risks are not addressed. However the inspector can detail moisture conditions with the house envelope, existing conditions, and affects of mold and fungus on the structure and house components and what causes elevated levels in the home.
Are There Termites? Second Look will identify any visible damage or signs of Wood Destroying Insects (WDO) that may be visibly evident. Your termite inspector will determine if the activity is live and in need of treatment.
We look forward to working with you to help you “Make Informed Decisions When Purchasing Real Estate!”