FAQs

Q: How should I pick a Home Inspector?

A: Call any inspectors that interest you and inquire about their experience and their credentials or certifications. Consider the friendliness, openness, and clarity that the representative expresses, because these qualities will be important if you have more questions when the home inspector is inspecting your property. You want a home inspector with experience, intelligence, and a good rapport.

Q: What does my home inspection include?

A: An in-depth home inspection includes every part of your home, from its roof to its foundation. Expect us to check out your:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Ceilings
  • Chimney
  • Crawlspace
  • Doors and Windows
  • Driveways and Walks
  • Electrical System
  • Fireplace
  • Floors
  • Foundation
  • Grading
  • Gutters
  • Heating
  • Insulation
  • Major Appliances
  • Plumbing System
  • Retaining Walls
  • Roof and Flashings
  • Siding and Trim
  • Ventilation
  • Walls
  • Water Heater

Q: How much time will my home inspection take?

A: We allot about three hours for each home inspection. Specific times can vary due to the size, condition, and age of your home.

Q: Should I be at the home inspection?

A: Yes. We suggest that you be there through the duration of your home inspection.

Q: Can’t I just have a family member or handy contractor friend inspect my home?

A: Many new homeowners think this will be sufficient, but going this route is a mistake. Your friend may be skilled in their field, but only a trained professional home inspector is qualified to fully scrutinize your new home for issues. The sixth sense that comes with home inspection is honed through experience and extensive training. You’ll find that even contractors and skilled trade professionals hire trained home inspectors to check out their new homes.

Q: Why should you choose Greater Nashville Home Inspection?

A: Buying a new home is most likely the largest investment you and your family will make. We want to make sure that the house you’re planning to call home will last. It’s also important that you understand what you’re getting for your investment.

Home inspections help home owners understand the condition of their homes, but it also helps anticipate what additional costs may come their way. If you’re buying a new home, it would be helpful to know that in a year you may need your roof replaced, or that your electrical system may be faulty. We want to help demystify the process for you and help you anticipate any unforeseen costs. We take great pride in locating problem areas and giving you tools to solve them.

Q: What if I have questions about my home inspection?

A: Feel free to call us with questions before or even after your home inspection. We value our clients and look for long-term relationships with them. You’re also free to ask questions during your home inspection. We want you to fully understand the process and what your new home has to offer.