However, if you know someone in the home inspection business, let us know who they are. We will make sure they respond for your home inspection needs at the availability of us, you and the property to be inspected.
BTW – most home inspections need to be scheduled – unless the property is vacant and if that is the case – a notification is necessary to the notify the property owner(s) and their agent.
During the home inspection – do you best to ask questions that come up. Don’t be SHY – if the home inspector has a problem with you showing interest in the home you are buying – time for a new home inspector 🙂 – Of course, don’t be bothersome – but inquisitive is fine!
Also – Bring a check or some form of payment. Home inspection prices range from a few hundred dollars to over a thousand – depending on the home inspector, size of the home and the intricacies therein.
Before the inspection – you may be handed documents showing past permits for the home. Maybe someone installed different piping or a fence – those items may have needed city approval – if that’s the case, most home inspectors will have those documents. Sometimes permits are pulled and never finished – they will have that info too.
Most home inspectors will have recall notices on HVAC units (Air conditioning and heating) – they may also generate warranty recall documents for other home systems if they exist.
At the conclusion of the inspection – the home inspector should have a stand around chit chat with you about what they had found in the performance of their duties. Maybe they have big issues to discuss or smaller “finds” which have been revealed.
They will also ask you to sign some legal documentation. Talking about the “scope” of the inspection, pertaining to them not moving furniture – only inspecting the visible areas. In addition, they are an overall expert – not a specific expert. Such as a Geologist. However, if you needed to have another type of inspection performed – they would be the one to let you know.
Here are some of the home inspectors we have used in the past – Call and Interview at will…
- Kiwi Home Inspections – Allan Clarkson – 661-435-9383 www.kiwiinspections.com
- So Cal property pros – Eddie Gundry – www.socalpropertypros.com,
- Assure Home Inspection – www.assurehomeinspection.org,
- Carl Reese Home Inspection – www.carlreese.com,
- Classic Home Inspection – www.classichomeinspection.net,
- House Mouse Inspection – 661-294-9565 – Javier
- J and R Home Inspection Services – 661-253-2488
- JPI Home Inspection Service – 661-212-0738 – Jeff Pope
- American Home Inspections – Mark Gilbert – 661-305-3477
- They are wonderful people – Frank Martinez and Raul Ortega – 661-373-2617 – BraveHeartPestandTermiteControl.com
Copy and paste their websites into your browser to see more about them. While we have worked with most all of the home inspectors in the Santa Clarita Valley, we have not worked with all. I obtained these results from the First Page of Google in the Local Section!
We have used all of these at one point or another.
Please call them to see who will be the best fit for you.
Reminder, We want you to be present at the home inspection, it’s your dime, you should ask whatever questions that may come to mind!