Choosing A Building Inspection Company

How to Find the Right Building Inspectors

Are you planning to buy a new property? If so, you have to know that getting a building inspection is an important part of the process. Building inspectors can give you a clear, unbiased look at the condition of the property. Read on to learn how you can choose the right building inspection company.

One of the most important things about choosing a building inspection company is the kind of services they provide. All building inspection service providers should inspect the inside and outside of the home, in order to determine the condition of the property. This includes the under floor space, the roof space, sheds, garages, and fencing. Inspectors should be looking for problems such as wall cracks, rising damp, a leaking roof, waterproofing, asbestos, structurally unsound areas, and so on. Any findings should be clearly outlined on the report that they provide. The language of the report should be clear and easy to understand.

Most building inspectors will check a standard range of things. However, you can ask your building inspection service provider to look for specific issues, if there is something in particular that worries you. Just remember that this may cost you more.

You should receive a thorough report within a couple of days of the inspection being completed. Some building inspection companies can provide you with a report on the day of the inspection. Most reports don’t include estimates of the costs to repair any problems found. However, you can insist that your building inspection company provide this service at an extra cost to you.

Before you hire a building inspection company, you should ask them questions. Here are some of them:

  • What prices do you charge?

  • What are your qualifications?

  • How long have you been in the building inspection industry?

  • What equipment do you use to carry out your inspection? (Some examples include:digital cameras, moisture meters, electrical testers, and infrared cameras)

  • What details will you include in your report?

  • When will I receive a report?

  • Will a receive a verbal report immediately after the inspection?

If you are looking for reliable building inspectors in Sugar Land TX, consult us. We are Stephen Wisneski & Associates, a company with 24 years of experience in the building inspection industry.