Since 1994, A-Pro has been helping its clients make smarter, better and more informed decisions as they buy or sell a home. As one of the leading home inspection service companies in the world, A-Pro not only offers you the best possible home inspection, service, and value, but also provides you with the peace of mind that your investment is guaranteed.

Inspect the Inspector

posted by admin @ 9:49 PM
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Don’t Forget to Inspect the Inspector

As you make the decision to invite an inspector either into your own home, or a home you intend to buy, there are 5 key questions you should be asking. To make certain your home inspector is qualified and is a certified home inspection company, you need to “Inspect the Inspector.” The following information has been prepared to assist you in evaluating and selecting the best certified home inspection company: Here they are…

1. Are you CHI & PHI Certified?

CHI® and PHI® certifications are important, but they’re actually NOT required. These certifications will assure you that your inspector has undergone more than 300+ hours of education and advanced training, ensuring that your inspection is thorough and reliable! So… make sure your inspector has both!

2. Are you ISHI® certified or only ASHI® certified?

You want to make sure your inspector is ISHI® certified, as ISHI standards exceed ASHI® and other standards in 15 vitally important ways! What are some things that are inspected under ISHI that are NOT with ASHI®? Here are a few: foundation, furnace heat exchanger, all doors & windows, installed & portable appliances, all lighting & outlets, and more.

3. What if a potential problem is found during the inspection?

This may be hard to believe, but for MOST inspectors, if a potential problem is found during inspection, they will tell you to call an electrician, roofer, HVAC, or plumber to find out for sure. With A-Pro you will NEVER need to call upon another company, saving you time, money, and hassle.

4. What happens if the A-Pro home inspector misses something during the inspection?

With most inspectors if something is missed during the inspection, you’ll have to pay to repair or replace it or perhaps sue the inspector to get them to pay. Their evaluation is little more than an opinion. When you choose A-Pro “if we pass it, we protect it®” at our own expense, for up to 120 days. How do I know you protect it? Protection of covered systems and components on claims will not be turned down as a result of any pre-existing condition not documented in the inspection report.

5. Do your reports highlight POSITIVE attributes as well as the problems?

Most don’t, since it takes more expertise, reporting capabilities, as well as time. We feel that all inspectors should be required and trained to highlight positive attributes of a home so that the buyer will get a real picture of the home– not just a snap shot of problems. Our reports are fair and balanced and highlight all of the positive systems in your home as well. No wonder we’re recommended by buyers, sellers and real estate agents!

If you have any questions at all for A-Pro, including these questions, please don’t hesitate to call your certified inspector.

Other Questions to Ask:

• Can I see a sample inspection report?

• Will the report provide model numbers on the major systems in the home?

Call 1.800.793.APRO (2776) or click here to find an A-Pro “CHI” certified home Inspector.

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