Many when advertising will put in what I call Buzz words (Or Letters) that really don’t mean diddly past what any one else is doing but impresses the heck out of Some People that are not informed. “EMP” is a buzz phase that actually means (only part) of Standard Home Inspection…I mean come on what (standard) Home inspection does not include Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing?? (crap if I was the average home buyer and it was marketed (without any other explanation) that I was getting an EMP inspection…I would be pretty bummed if I found out later my house was not protected from Electro Magnetic Pulse Weapons…
Now to the point of charging more for Crawlspaces?? I Do! simply because 98% of the homes where I am are either slab on grade or basement (my base price figures no crawlspace, which is the norm)… Heck, a crawlspace can take just as long as if it were additional sq. ft.>>> usually much more time crawling 1,000 than walking that same square footage. You are also most likely going to be reporting more items simply because a slab will not allow you to “see” the defects you can find under a home.
I charge more for pools also, even if they are getting a pool company to do an inspection also, simply because you can not complete the “E” inspection without checking the pool electrical panel as it is part of the Home’s System. and I also charge more based on age and mileage which all calculate to more time and more work.
I’m glad I’m in a State that does not put limitations on my business and the services I can choose to perform.