On average, a home inspection can take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours. The length of the home inspection depends on the age, condition and size of the house. Another factor is if anyone is attending the home inspection with the inspector. A home buyer with questions will cause the inspection to run longer. We encourage the buyer to attend and ask questions. We give out so much information about the house and think about it, how often do you have a building expert in your house? Take advantage of this! Our business is centered around educating home buyers so they can make better decisions. We bring experience, knowledge and empathy to the home buying process.
We find all sorts of defects when inspecting houses. This is true for both old and newer homes. Water is the most common defect we find. Water penetration from the roof, grading issues, and ground water penetration. These tend to be the most destructive. We spend additional time during the inspection making sure we address those concerns. Other common defects include electrical wiring issues, open junction boxes with exposed wires, faulty plumbing, missing or defective GFCIs, windows not sealing properly, missing handrails, etc.
As home inspectors in Philadelphia, PA, we look at several different components during the home inspection. We do our best to educate our clients and once we complete the home inspection, we write up a detailed report with our findings, what we recommend for repair, an estimate of the costs for each repair and we also provide home maintenance tips. The home maintenance tips we provide will help buyers prepare and see what they need to budget for in the future.
At Eagle Inspections, our inspectors and support team are always available to you after the inspection as well. Questions about the inspection, questions about your house years later, we are always available to you as a resource.