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AmeriSpec FAQs for Home Buyers, Sellers and Renovators

Whether you are considering buying a home, renovating, or selling, AmeriSpec home inspections address all of your concerns to give you complete peace of mind, allowing you to make an informed decision. AmeriSpec understands that a home is a huge investment, and that it’s impossible to know too much about the condition of a property.

Understanding a home’s and property’s true and complete condition—inside and out, whether it’s a previously owned home or new construction—makes all the difference, and being there in person during the inspection is always advised.

AmeriSpec inspectors examine more than 400 elements of the home, both inside and out, and we offer additional services to augment your inspection. The inspector will explain the property’s condition on-site and in-person during the inspection, and detailed inspection findings are always presented to you in the detailed AmeriSpec Report.

If you’re interested in making an informed decision, you’ll immediately understand how and why AmeriSpec delivers peace of mind for current and prospective home buyers.

FAQs

Why should I have a professional home inspection?

For most people, a home purchase is one of the biggest investments they’ll ever make, and an inspection from AmeriSpec helps provide the information a buyer needs to feel confident about the purchase. After receiving our thorough, objective report detailing the home's condition, you'll be able to make a smart, informed decision.

How long does an inspection take?

Depending on the size, age and condition of the home, and any additional services provided, the process usually takes two to three hours.

Do I need to be present during the inspection?

Ideally, yes. The inspector’s goal is not just to inspect the property, but also to educate the homeowner or potential buyer about the property's condition.

What do I need to do during the inspection?

When you accompany the inspector, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • See the condition of each key component throughout the house and property firsthand, giving you a better understanding of the home and of the final inspection report.
  • Ease any concerns about findings that may seem distressing on paper but may be superficial. For example, the inspector may see that an inexpensive lubricant can quiet an appliance noise or that an unsightly column needs only a little paint.
  • Have all of your questions and concerns addressed as they arise.

Before the inspection, list any questions or concerns you may have about the property, and share them with your inspector to ensure they will be properly addressed. Bring your list to the inspection to make sure you get answers to all your questions.

How will the inspection help me determine the condition of the home?

During the course of the home inspection, the inspector will explain the condition of the property, and you’ll be free to ask as many questions as you like. To help you make an informed purchasing decision, you will also receive the AmeriSpec Report, an in-depth summary of the inspector’s findings and handy reference guide.

What is included in The AmeriSpec Report?

The AmeriSpec Report is your written recap of the inspection that details the condition of the home's major components (heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, roofing, etc.). You'll also receive a Seasonal Maintenance Checklist with tips for keeping your home in shape, a do-it-yourself Home Repair Manual and savings on home services from the ServiceMaster Family of Brands.

Why should I choose AmeriSpec over a local competitor?

There are plenty of great reasons to choose AmeriSpec. AmeriSpec has conducted more than 2 million inspections. More than 150 independently owned and operated businesses across the U.S. and Canada are staffed with insured, well-trained home inspectors who perform more than 80,000 inspections annually.

How qualified are AmeriSpec inspectors?

AmeriSpec inspectors are trained and certified to exceed the highest of industry standards. Every inspector receives classroom instruction and hands-on technical training in our dedicated training facility. AmeriSpec offers the best inspector education process in the industry.

To enhance our training facility classes and real-world learning scenarios, AmeriSpec uses a complete educational training system developed specifically for us by Carson Dunlop & Associates, one of the most respected names in professional home inspection training.

In addition to our initial inspector training requirements, AmeriSpec takes continuing education seriously. Technology is constantly innovating, and adapting it for use in our industry is an AmeriSpec priority. Technical training classes are held throughout the year to educate our franchise owners about new inspection services and changes to our industry.

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