Avoid the Blind Inspector

aLearn Eight Things You Must Know To Avoid Hiring The Wrong Home Inspector


Get A Home Inspection From An Experienced Company:

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It takes a full-time inspector hundreds of inspections to develop the eyes, ears and nose for hunting down problems. Part-time home inspectors simply don’t have the time in the field to develop that radar. Be sure to ask how many inspections the inspector performs annually and for how many years. A quality full-time home inspector conducts between 200 and 400 inspections annually – blind inspectors conduct 50 to 100 inspections annually. Conducting 200-400 inspections each year requires extensive referrals by prior clients, lenders, real estate agents and others – so there is a much greater chance the inspector is not blind!

The Company That Offers The Cheapest Price is NOT The Company You Should Hire:

The company that offers the cheapest price is generally showing you a couple of things; (1) they are new or part-time and (2) they really do not know their costs (they will not be in business very long).

If you want a thorough Home Inspection of what most likely will be the largest purchase of your life, you will want an experienced Home Inspection Company on your side. Hiring a Home Inspection Company that has been performing home inspections for years and understands that they are working for you and no one else is critical. Making sure that you, the buyer, understands the condition of your new property is our first priority.

  • Home inspectors that charge less, know less, do less and therefore inspect less. They typically do not carry the technology and tools that are necessary to complete a thorough inspection. Additionally, they usually do not carry the proper industry related insurances.

Education & Training:

A contractor and a Professional Home Inspector are very different.  Home Inspectors are responsible for evaluating all the systems and components of the home not just one aspect such as the foundation or framing. To be able to provide a competent evaluation of all these systems and components takes formal education and training.



While certifications are certainly important, it’s the combination of Experience, Education and Training that make the difference in the competency of your next home inspector. Certifications let the world know that the inspector can pass a test, not that he can inspect a home properly. We all know people who are certified for one thing or another that we wouldn’t hire under any circumstances.

Advanced Technology:

Buying a home is an extraordinary investment. So why would you want merely an ordinary inspection?

There is no reason to wonder if you’re getting the best inspection if the inspector is using cutting-edge technologies and the proper tools — such as Laser Thermometer, Hand-Held Computer, Moisture Meter, Outlet Testers, etc

– Newer technology such as these will uncover “hidden” signs of damage and potential problems that might otherwise go undetected in an “ordinary” inspection.

The Inspection Report:

The top home inspectors in today’s business don’t produce handwritten reports. A professional inspector will provide a comprehensive report using software written especially for home inspections. These reports usually contain information that does not pertain directly to the property being inspected. You want your report to be in plain English, not some “Techno Jargon” that only the home inspector can understand.

The report should NOT contain repair cost or action plans for repairs. Professional home inspectors inspect – they don’t repair! Inspector should NEVER make repairs or offer to make repairs at a later date.

An inspector that makes repairs should always be avoided due to the conflict of interest inherent in that situation. All national home inspection associations forbid this lack of integrity and objectivity.

Ask for a sample of an inspection report so you’ll know what you can expect for your time and money. After all, you are the client!

  • Click here for a copy of our Sample Report

How Long Has The Inspection Company Been In Business:

Is the Home Inspection Company locally owned and operated or are they some far away faceless corporation where no one is monitoring and evaluating the quality of their work? How long has the company been in business? Does the Home Inspection Company have dedicated employees perform Home Inspections? Will you be able to call your inspector for follow-up questions and assistance after your Home Inspection?

Ask To See What Others Have Said About The Inspector:

Quality Professional Home Inspectors request feedback from their clients. Because you cannot improve what you do not measure, professional home inspectors want to know what they’re doing right, as well as what may need some improvement. If the inspector can’t or won’t provide client referrals, he might be blind in more ways than one!

  • HK Inspections’ clients gladly provide their feedback and we are happy to share them with you. Take a look at what they are saying about us Our Reviews


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