What To Ask An Inspector?

Is the inspector licensed by the State of Texas?

What is their license number?

Does the inspection report follow the State mandated report form?

Ask the inspector what professional organizations that he or she belongs to; The Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association (TPREIA),

American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).

How long has he or she been inspecting full time?

Does the Inspector have any actual building background?

Does the Inspector have a Supra Key to access the property?

What is his or her background and experience relating to inspecting?

How long will it take to perform the inspection?

Can you follow the Inspector thru the inspection?

Can I ask questions at the Inspection?

How much continued education do they take each year? The State of Texas requires 16-hour each year.

What items are inspected?

What items are excluded?

When will the report be transmitted?

Is the inspector available for post inspection questions?

What type of equipment will the Inspector use?

How is my foundation going to be evaluated?

What is the 'total' cost of the inspection?