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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a home inspection?

  A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation. Having a home inspection is like giving it a physical check-up. If problems or symptoms are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation.

  Our standard Home Inspection Report consists of approximately 300 individual items covering 13 primary areas of the building. Some of the major components are HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and Roof, as well as Interior and Exterior conditions.
Why do I need a home inspection?

  The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment that a person ever makes. Learning as much as possible about the conditions of the property, the positive aspects of the home as well as the need for any major repairs, before the purchase, can minimize unpleasant surprises and difficulties afterward.

Can a house fail an inspection?

  No. A house cannot fail a home inspection. Having a home inspection is a like giving it a physical check-up. If problems or symptoms are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation. A home inspection is not an appraisal, which determines market value. It is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance.

How do I schedule an inspection?

  An inspection may be scheduled by contacting our office at 610-618-0797. An inspection can be requested by fax at 610-618-0797 or email at geisthomeinspections@yahoo.com.

Must I attend the inspection?

  It is not required that the customer be present for the inspection, however, it is strongly recommended that the customer attend in order to have a clearer understanding about the property to be purchased.

What do I need to bring to the inspection?

Pre-Inspection Agreement (PIA)
Seller's disclosure document
Notebook (if you would like to take notes from the inspection)
Camera (if you would like to take pictures)
Tape Measure (if you would like to take any measurements)

When do I pay for an inspection?

  You can bring the payment along to the inspection or mail it in ASAP or call my office with the credit card  information. The completed inspection report will not be released until payment is received.

When do I get the completed report with the inspection results?

  The completed report will be e-mailed out the day following the inspection. The report can also be faxed or mailed if those methods are preferable.

What Gets Inspected?

  Please review the NAHI Standards of Practice - www.nahi.com

What is Radon?

  Please visit www.nahi.com for a full report.