FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Home Inspection?
A Home Inspection is a visual examination of a home's major structure, systems, and components that are visible and safely accessible
Why do I need a Home Inspection?
Whether you’re buying your very first home, a vacation home, an investment property, or selling a home, the home inspection is an important part of the process. Without it, Buyers and Sellers would be left with unanswered questions and at the mercy of parties with biased interests. The home inspection serves to offer you the honest, unbiased, and reputable advice you need before making one of the biggest decisions of your life.
Why should I choose Dunne Inspection Services to conduct my Home Inspection?
In an area like Torrington where home inspection companies are not regulated, meaning they are not required to be licensed...or even complete any training, at Dunne Inspection Services it is our firm belief that our clients deserve the same level of service they would expect anywhere else in the nation. As a result education, training, and top-of-the-line technology is put at the forefront to continually deliver to our clients the highest quality house inspections available...anywhere.
Do properties ever fail an Inspection?
No, properties never fail an inspection. The goal of our assessments is to inform you of the home’s condition and help you discern if you want the house. A home inspection is completely different than appraisals and municipal inspections.
Should I be present for my Home Inspection?
Many of our clients are out of state and unable to attend. While your presence isn’t mandatory, we definitely encourage it. We allow all of our clients to walk through the home during the inspection with our inspectors. This gives you the chance at the end of the inspection to ask questions and see any problems or needed repairs firsthand. Our home inspectors can also teach you about the home’s systems, which will give you an even better understanding of how the home functions.
How much should my Home Inspection cost?
Inspection costs vary from company to company. At Dunne Inspection Services, we recommend paying a little more for an experienced, certified home inspector instead of hiring the cheapest one. When it comes to home inspections, you definitely get what you pay for. In fact, paying a slightly higher inspection fee may save you thousands of dollars in the future. Certified inspectors are trained to find problems that non-certified inspectors won’t see. Since your home is one of the largest investments you’ll ever make, ensure you’ll receive a quality inspection by choosing Dunne Inspection Services.
Do I need to hire an inspector or will my real estate agent?
Your real estate agent may recommend a few inspectors, but the client normally chooses and hires an inspection company. When you call us, we work directly for you.
Will the Inspection Report include the cost of the repairs?
No. Home inspectors should stick to what they do best, which is educating and reporting information. Providing costs and giving estimates would be best suited for a contractor who would be more in-tune with material and labor costs than your home inspector would.
How Should I Prepare for an Inspection as the Seller?
Please view our home preparation video.