Frequently asked questions

Welcome to our FAQ section! We understand that the home inspection process can be daunting, which is why we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you better understand the process and alleviate any concerns you may have. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned homeowner, we hope that the information provided in this section will be useful in your home inspection journey.

If you have a question we don’t touch on please contact us with questions you may have, we’d be happy to answer them.

As a home inspector in Connecticut, I would define a home inspection as a comprehensive evaluation of a property’s condition, including its major systems and components such as the roof, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and structural elements. The purpose of a home inspection is to help buyers make informed decisions about their purchase and to identify any potential problems that could be costly to repair in the future. At Straight and Level, LLC we offer thorough and professional home inspections to give you peace of mind and help you make a smart investment decision. Contact us today to schedule your inspection.Toggle Content

It’s important to understand that the cost of a home inspection can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the size and age of the home, as well as the location of the property ; and other factors. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation, where we can discuss your specific needs and provide you with an accurate quote for our services.

A number of varying factors can determine how long your homes inspection takes. For the average house a good rule of thumb is 1 to 2 hours, but can vary more or less depending.

In the case of a pre-purchase home inspection the buyer pays for the home inspection. 

In the case of a pre-market inspection the home seller pays for the inspection. 

It’s not necessary for you to be present during the home inspection, but it is recommended. Being present during the inspection can give you a better understanding of the condition of the home and any potential issues that are found. It also allows you to ask questions and get clarification from the inspector directly. However, if you’re unable to attend the inspection, most inspectors will provide a detailed report with findings and recommendations. Ultimately, the decision to be present during the inspection is up to you and what you feel comfortable with.

In the event repairs, or updates are required following a home inspection a home inspector should be hired for a re-inspection.

A certified home inspector has passed the certification test, but to become a licensed building inspector one must past the certification test, participate in over 100 inspections, and meet all the licensing requirements by the state.

No, appraisals are an assessment of the homes value. Where a home inspection is to ensure the home is built to code, and safe.

Straight and Level performs home inspections in Connecticut. Primarily in Litchfield County, Fairfield County, and New Haven, County.

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