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Home inspection is perhaps the most important step in the home purchase process because this is when purchasers have a chance to evaluate the home they are buying. The home inspector’s job is to educate the client about the home. Along with the written report about the major systems, components and the stucture itself, the home inspector helps the client put things in perspective. While no home is perfect, most are in acceptable condition.
The home buyer should accompany the inspector and ask questions as they come to mind. Entering the attic and crawl space with the inspector is a great education.
The home inspector’s primary concern is to educate the client and help the client determine that the home being inspected is in the anticipated condition.


FREQENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HOME INSPECTIONS

What will be included in the report?
Can I have the home checked for radon and termites and have the water tested?
Can I have tests performed for lead in the paint and water?
Should I be there at the time of the inspection?
How long should I plan to spend at the inspection?
When should I request a home inspection?
When may I have a home inspection?
What should I do if the home inspector finds a problem?
How do I pay for the home inspection?
When will I receive the written report?
Where did Contented Ewe Home Inspections get its name?


Q: What will be included in the report?
A: As applicable, condition of the structure, basement, heating and cooling systems, plumbing, bathrooms, electrical, kitchen, attic, interior and exterior walls, windows, doors, roofing, grounds and more will be contained in the written report.
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Q: Can I have the home checked for radon, termites and have the water tested?
A: Yes, please discuss this with your Contented Ewe home inspector prior to your scheduled inspection. Also let the home inspector know about other special concerns at the same time so they may make any special required arrangements in advance.
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Q: Can I have tests performed to check for lead in the water?
A: Yes, of course. Let your Contented Ewe home inspector know in advance if you’d like to have water samples taken to be evaluated by a Washington certified laboratory.
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Q: Should I be there at the time of the Inspection?
A: Yes, by all means! Being there allows:
1. You to ask questions of the inspector.
2. You to see how the inspection is conducted.
3. You get to know the home.
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Q: How long should I plan to spend at the inspection?
A: Generally, a thorough, complete home inspection takes at least 2 1/2 hours, sometimes longer. Contented Ewe’s policy is to spend as much time with you as you require and to explain the findings of the inspection to you.
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Q: When should I request a home inspection?
A: As soon as possible after you become aware that you want one is the time to call. Normally, this happens when a seller accepts a buyer’s offer. There is usually a contingency built into the offer limiting the number of days allowed to have the home inspection, so time is of the essense. Call Contented Ewe Home Inspections as soon as possible at 1-888-312-4300 TOLL FREE.
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Q: When may I have a home inspection?
A: Any day of the week, during daylight hours. Contented Ewe Home Inspections puts you first. We try to schedule the inspection at your convience. Your inspection can usually be scheduled within 5 days, sometimes sooner.
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Q: What should I do if the home inspector finds a problem?
A: As much as we would like it to be, no home is perfect. The home inspector may find defects which you did not notice when you first viewed the home. Most such defects can readily be cured or tolerated as is. Seldom would the defects be reason not to purchase the home. You should discuss any defects with the home inspector. Then you should talk to your real estate professional. He or she is trained to advise you on such matters.
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Q: How do I pay for the home inspection?
A: Payment in full will be expected at the beginning of the inspection. This allows the home inspector and you to focus on the inspection without any financial concerns. When you make an inspection appointment, you will be told the fee. We accept cash, check, Visa and Mastercard.
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Q: When will I receive the written report?
A: Usually at the conclusion of the inspection.
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Q: Where did Contented Ewe Home Inspections get its name?
A: When Cliff Steelman, the owner of Contented Ewe Home Inspections, is not inspecting homes, you can often find him pursuing his hobby training Border Collies to herd sheep for sheep dog trials.
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