The inspection fees vary depending on the size, age, location and general condition of the home. Most homes of standard size (1000 - 3000 sq. ft.) are $300 - $500 (additional charges apply for ancillary services). For more information on an inspection that fits your present needs, call 573-433-1547 and I'll be happy to assist in any way I can.
A Pre-Purchase Inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion a report will be distributed to you.
New Construction Inspections
New Construction Inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder's Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder's policy. The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before your final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be distributed to you.
Home Preservation Inspections
A Home Preservation Inspection is a wise choice for any homeowner who wants to know the current condition of their home. These should be conducted every 1 - 2 years in order to assure proper and safe operation of the main components of the home. The inspection is a visual, non invasive process that covers items such as air conditioning, heating, electrical, insulation, ventilation, plumbing, roofing and main structural components. Any items that are unsafe or show signs of potential failure are brought to the owners attention with a detailed computer generated report including digital photographs.
Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections
Warranty Inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be presented with a completed report after the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.
Seller Certified Home Program (Pre-Listing Inspections)
Listing Inspections are very good for the homeowner who may not be in tune with the condition of their home. A great many sales are cancelled due to the buyer's shock at the "functional condition" of the home. It may look great, but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner's knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing it on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issue found in the Inspection Report. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial towards completing the sale. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner can't make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.