Frequently Asked Questions


Our years of experience provides the answers to just about every home inspection question that homebuyers, sellers, and real estate professionals have about the home inspection process. Just ask us! Here are just a few of the most commonly asked home inspection questions:

What is inspected during the home inspection?
Visit our Sample Inspection Tour to see what is inspected.

Should I have my house tested for Radon?
The EPA and the Surgeon General both agree that every home should be tested for radon.

How long will the inspection take?
Allow between 2 and 3 hours for the typical home inspection.

Will the inspector walk on the roof?
The inspector will walk on the roof if safe and accessible. Sometimes because of poor weather conditions, extremely steep pitched roofs, or very high roofs the inspector will not be able to walk the roof. He will try to get to the edge if possible and will also use binoculars where accessibility is a problem.

Is a written report included with the inspection?
You report will be generated and given to you via PDF file emailed the same day.

What is the cost of the home inspection?
Our fees are based on the size of the home and the number of units if multi-family. If the home is located outside our general service area, a travel fee may apply. Please call (585) 261-6936 for a quote.

How much lead time do I need to schedule an appointment?
We can typically schedule an appointment within 1 or 3 days of notification

When is the payment due?
The report is delivered the same day as the inspection, therefore, payment in the form of cash or personal check is required at the inspection.

Termite / Pest Inspections:

The Termite | Pest Inspection is an important part of the home buying process. Like a chimney inspection, it should not be left to the General Practitioner, or the Home Inspector with no pest management experience. There's simply too much at stake.

All of our termite and pest inspections are performed by NYSDEC licensed inspector.  All reports are provided with FHA and VA forms and are completed the same day of the inspection

Common Problems Found During a Pest Inspection:

  • Termites
  • Wood Boring Beetles
  • Ants
  • Carpenter Bees
  • Rodents and Bats

Have you heard the phrase "You Get What You Pay For"

You don’t want the cheapest priced inspection.  A cheap inspection may be the most expensive thing you’ll ever buy. It may cost you thousands of dollars down the road because of missed or overlooked problems.  Cheaper inspectors often know less and do less, which is one reason why they are cheaper.  Part-time inspectors may also charge less and are part-time inspectors for a reason (they don’t do enough inspections to make a living at it).  Ask yourself if you really want the cheap home inspection?