What to Expect From Your Inspection

On inspection day, Schmidt’s will likely have already spent time on the roof and grounds of the property by the time you arrive.  Once the client and agent are both on site, we will go over a quick attack plan for how the property will be inspected. We will also collect any relevant information from the agent regarding areas of concern (if any) so we can direct special attention to those items.  The inspector will then begin his work inside, compiling relevant photo documentation of any findings. We follow a formal Standards of Practice for home inspectors established by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (see the standards). These standards lay out exactly what systems and features are to be inspected, and how they are to be inspected.

After the inspection is completed, I will immediately prepare a summary report in real-time that we can use to walk through the house and see first-hand what is being documented as defective.  This is a great time for you to ask questions and get a feel for how to react to any observed defects. I will advise what items are simple maintenance issues to watch out for, versus items that would be advisable to correct immediately due to adverse health or safety of the occupants.

All of this information will be compiled utilizing industry-leading software from Spectora and delivered in both HTML and PDF format. We will review the highlights on site after the inspection, and I’ll email you your final detailed report usually the same evening as the inspection.  Or within 24 hours at the latest. My job isn’t finished until you understand everything in the report.