The following is an excerpt from a website. All too often I read things like this.
“This report is made up of 15 sections, including kitchen, bathrooms, heat/AC, electrical, roof, exterior areas and more. Within these 15 sections there are over 200 individual items which we evaluate thoroughly.”
At 200 individual items evaluated on a report it would take a minute or less to evaluate each item, unless, of course, each outlet, switch, door and window is counted as an individual item. And all for $250.00 (a little over $1.00 per item).
This seems to me like it could be opening itself up to an easy lawsuit for a client if they went to court. Any thoughts on this.
How water supply
Cold Water supply
Drain for leaks
Drain for correct drain type
Mold in cabinet
Doors of cabinet
Base of cabinet
Access of cabinet
Sink drain stopper
Sink Drain stopper handle
Overall visual condition
cracks in tank
I got 23 items off the top of my head and thats just one sink and one toilet!
The OP’s post is from my website, I use the Home Inspector Pro software. There are over 200 items on the typical report. Obviously you don’t spend a minute evaluating the condition things such as the door bell, ceiling fans, soap dispenser, mirror, etc etc. This is the same for many items, unless those items are in poor condition. Also, there are many items on the report which every home does not have. Many homes in my area of FL don’t have fireplaces or gas furnaces. This leaves plenty of time to spend on the electrical, plumbing, roof and other major systems.
Think about all the items you check on an inspection all the required sop notations and all the potential defects there are. That will add up to thousands of potential comments. Most all of my inspections do take over 3 man hours to complete and I think 300 specific observations would actually be a low estimate. Theres a lot of stuff we are looking at simultaneously.