Frequently Asked Questions
A professional building inspection prepares you with documented
facts about the physical condition of the structure and
all its working components…the data you need to make an
unemotional, intelligent, informed purchased decision.
Feeling really confident about one of the largest investments
in your lifetime will take only a few hours…and provide
complete understanding of your new home.
WHY HIRE HOME RATERS?
Since 1976, Home Raters, Inc. has been the leading building
inspection firm in the nation-- respected for objectivity,
an uncommonly high level of expertise and fast, courteous
service. Property inspections are our only business.
WHO ARE HOME RATERS'
Home Raters' inspectors are the most qualified inspectors
with extensive field experience and knowledge of national
and local codes. All Home Raters inspectors participate
in continuing education programs and field training to
keep them abreast of changing building materials and construction
methods that affect your home.
Inspectors arrive fully equipped
with the most sophisticated instruments available including
natural gas/carbon monoxide detectors, pressure gauges,
amprobes, moisture meters, and circuit testers.
Every Home Raters' inspection
exceeds the guidelines set down by the American Society
of Home Inspectors (ASHI), a not-for-profit association
which demands strict technical and ethical standards from
HOW LONG WILL MY INSPECTION
An average home inspection takes two to three hours and
covers over 300 individual items. Scheduling is fast and easy: over 95% of Home Raters inspections
are scheduled to occur in less than two working days.
CAN I ATTEND THE INSPECTION?
Home Raters encourages you to attend the inspection. Your
specific concerns and questions can be readily answered
or explained and potential problems are immediately understood,
preventing confusion when you go over the report.
ARE INSPECTORS INSURED?
All Home Raters' inspectors
are covered by company sponsored workmen's compensation,
general liability, and errors and omissions insurance.
CAN I PURCHASE A HOME
Home Raters is able to offer
the best home warranty in the industry. Choose a Zero
deductible One Year Plan. Feel secure about your purchase.
WHAT IF I AM SELLING
Home Raters can inspect your
property when you are listing or preparing to sell your
ARE OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE?
Home Raters can inspect commercial and industrial properties.
We offer 203 K inspections, and can help you with environmental
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IS MY HOME ENVIRONMENTALLY
Home Raters can help you determine if your home is Environmentally
Safe as well as structurally sound. We offer additional
fee testing for: