The buyer does not always need to be present for the duration of the inspection as long as someone can be there to allow access. A review of the property can be scheduled for a different time following the inspection. These do require some time so you can thoroughly understand the report and ask questions.
This varies a great deal on the type of project; from dental offices to large apartment communities. We can always provide an estimate based on the commercial space you wish to have inspected. Some inspections take as little as 4 hours whereas others can take as long as several days. We do have a team of inspectors which allows us to move quickly and complete projects faster.
Access is required for all areas that are being inspected. Coordination with managers, owners, and/or tenants is required prior to inspection time. Communicating with all these parties in advance to provide access will be required and very helpful.
A residential home inspection is primarily for those people looking to buy or sell residential property fewer than four units. Anything over 4 dwellings is considered a commercial inspection. While there are various types of commercial inspections, there is one standard for residential home inspections. These standards of practice are set by the State of Washington and are the minimum requirement for all home inspectors. Commercial inspectors do not have the same licensing requirements, but they can be certified and trained by experts in the industry. Our commercial inspectors have been to school and certified to perform these types of inspections. [...]
Price is determined by the services requested and the size of the home. We would love to get you a quote for your next home inspection. We offer several packages that bundle services together!
This depends on the services requested, age, and square footage of the property. A home inspection can potentially take between 2-4 hours. On average, our inspections take 2-2.5 hours.
Inspection reports are considered deficiency-based reports. Any deficiency we find, photograph, and review with you will be put into the report. Additional items include general house information such as styles and materials, health and safety recommendations such as smoke detectors, and general maintenance items we may discover onsite.
Yes! We provide a digital report of all our findings! We also will review all of our photos with you onsite after the inspection is completed. That information is then put into a full report and emailed to you the following day.
All home inspectors are required to be licensed by the state of Washington to perform home inspections. On top of the state required training, our inspectors go through our Sterling Training Program. This includes nationally certified continued education requirements from InterNACHI, an international inspector association. On top of that, our team receives monthly training on current and best practices so we can provide the best inspection in Washington.
No, we cannot repair anything on the home we are inspecting. We do, however, have a lot of great resources for you if you are looking for a quality professional to take care of needed repairs.