Our inspectors have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers to provide you with information on the home inspection process and its benefits.
How long does it take to complete a full inspection?
This will vary depending on the size and age of the home. Since our inspectors are trained above industry standards, our inspections typically take 2–3 hours, based on a home of 2,000 square feet. We are always seeking to incorporate the latest technology to increase our efficiency.
What are your inspector’s qualifications?
The State of Illinois has a law requiring that all home inspectors and corporations practicing home inspections be state licensed. Our Inspector’s license is # 050000332, and the Corporation’s license is # 051000154.
For state licenses, there are several requirements—one must have a certain amount years of experience, complete classroom training and continuing education, and pass the National Exam. All of the inspectors at High Point Inspections Inc. follow the standards set by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), and also have Errors and Omission Insurance coverage. We treat the regulation of the home inspection industry with serious regard.
What do I get as the final reporting product?
The inspector will provide you on-site with a 40–50 page computerized and detailed final report. With the High Point Final Inspection Report, you will receive a 90 day home warranty. The purpose of providing you with this complete package is to assist you with the purchase and maintaining of your lifetime investment.
Does the buyer need to be present at the time of the inspection?
Not necessarily, but we do encourage the buyer to be present. The High Point Inspections’ job is not just to inspect the property, but also to educate the buyer of the condition of the property. This can be better achieved if you are present at the time of the inspection.
If problems are found during the inspections, can we hire you to repair them?
The Code of Ethics of ASHI and the State of Illinois prohibits its members from performing any repairs on homes that they inspect. Because of this, our inspectors at High Point Inspections are only interested in providing you with an accurate, unbiased evaluation of the current condition of your future home.
If your question is not covered above, please call High Point Inspections at 1-866-799-8299.