inspection faq

What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a thorough, in-depth visual examination of the structure and operating components of a home. The home inspector will meet personally with the client at the property during the inspection and follow up with a written report containing the results.

The Home Inspection Report can be provided ON SITE and assesses the general condition of the following major components of the home. The written report can also be faxed or transmitted electronically if you prefer.

A trained inspector will point out areas of concern during the inspection as well as educate the buyer on proper care and maintenance procedures. This information will help you make an unemotional, intelligent and informed purchase decision.

How much does a inspection cost?

Our prices are competitive, but they reflect the quality and thoroughness of our inspection. The cost of inspection varies depending on age and size of the home. The inspector will spend, on average, 2 to 3 hours to make a thorough and detailed inspection of your property. He will also take photos (which are included in the report) and answer any questions you have if you choose to be there. Additional time is then spent preparing your report.

We will happily give you an estimate by phone. Please call us for a quote.

Additional services (radon testing and water sampling) are available for a modest charge.

What will my home report cover?

Roger follows the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for home inspectors. Your home inspection will cover the following components:

Exterior Components

  • Roof, gutters & downspouts
  • Siding, trim, exterior windows & storms.
  • Chimney, flashings, valleys
  • Driveways, patios, decks
  • Landscaping

Interior Components

  • Attic
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Heating
  • Walls, Floors, ceilings
  • Basement

Safety Hazards

  • Trip hazards in walkways
  • Handrails and balusters
  • Smoke detectors
  • Extension cord wiring
  • Open grounds, no GFCI (ground fault circuit inceptor) protection
  • Venting

How long does an inspection take?

Roger will spend an average of 2 to 3 hours at the property with the client. He generally completes the final report within the next day.

Should I be there?

Rixon Home Inspection recommends that the client be present during the inspection if possible. This is a valuable opportunity to get verbal feedback about the home and discuss any specific concerns with a knowledgeable inspector.

Your inspection is a great chance for learning more about your property. The home inspector will also provide helpful advice on maintenance procedures or estimated lifespans of key home components. 

If you are unable to attend the inspection, you will receive a thorough report, including photos taken on site, and a follow-up phone consultation if you desire or have further questions.

Does the inspection carry a warranty?

No. Rixon Home Inspection will do their best to determine the condition of the building and report it accurately. The home inspection is an opinion on the condition of the home at the time of inspection and is not a warranty.

When will I get my report and what kind of report will it be?

Typically you will receive your report within 24 hours of your inspection. It is usually transmitted electronically by email in .pdf format. A hard copy is available at an additional charge.

The home inspection report is a well-organized, easy-to-read, 20 to 33-page report complete with photos and comments by the inspector. Comments are typically made when components are in marginal or poor condition. The report covers the various systems and structures of the building which can be visually observed by the inspector. The report also contains helpful information about the performance of the inspection and the maintenance of the home.

The inspection report, once issued, is the sole property of the client. It will not be released to anyone else without the client's consent.

competitive pricing.

Our prices are competitive, but they will vary depending on the age and size of the home. Give us a call at (802) 524-4037 and we will gladly give you an estimate by phone.