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How Do I Choose a Home Inspector?

Call up and ask about their credentials and experience. If for some reason you don’t feel comfortable asking this of the inspector when speaking with them on the phone then how will you feel asking questions at the inspection. You must feel that the inspector is qualified, experienced and attentive of your needs.

What Will Inspection Cover?

Premier Home Inspectors follow the Tennessee Standards of Practice and perform a visual non-invasive inspection that includes but is not limited to the following::

Attic
Insulation
Ventilation
Roof & Flashings
Gutters
Basement
Crawlspace
Foundation
Grading
Retaining Walls
Siding & Trim
Driveways & Walks
Ceilings
Floors
Walls
Doors & Windows
Chimney
Fireplace
Major Appliances
Electrical System
Water Heater
Plumbing System
Air Conditioning
Heating

How Long Will Inspection Take?

Most Inspections take about two to three hours. These times may vary depending on the size, age & condition of the home.

Should I Be Present During the Inspection?

We recommend that you be present at the site of the inspection, from start to finish.

Why Use Our Services?

The purchase of a new home is one of the single most costly investments that a family will make. Along with the extra stresses this will add, there is also the fear factor of, “Will This Home Stand The Test of Time?” It is also important to know what YOU, as the primary investor, are getting for your money.

A home inspection is an excellent tool for you, the home buyer, to help determine not only the condition of the home, but to also help foresee any immediate unnecessary additional cost that may go unnoticed without the help of a home inspection. Home inspections are not a prediction of future performance, but can pinpoint existing problem areas.

Why Can't I Have Someone in my Family, Who is Very Handy or a Contractor, Inspect my New Home?

This is the biggest mistake many potential new homeowners make when purchasing a home. Although the person you are considering may be very skilled, they are not trained or experienced at professional home inspections. Professional home inspection is a unique skill like no other. Professional inspectors get what we call an inspector’s instinct for problems. That instinct takes extensive training and lots of experience doing inspections to develop. Many contractors, and other trades professionals hire a professional home inspector to inspect their homes when they make a purchase. Also, if you are under contract to purchase the home you may need a written report from a third party to release you from the contract without financial penalty.

Are the Inspections Warrantied?

Depends on what you mean by warranty. An inspection is not insurance. An inspection will report on the condition of the home at the time of inspection. Sometimes there is a significant time frame from when the inspection takes place and when you move in. A lot of variables can play into that. The time of year (pipes freezing in winter), if the house sits vacant, natural disasters, and just Murphy’s law… The inspection can give you a lot of information about your house, but if you want a warranty of the appliances and systems like HVAC then may you need to purchase a home warranty. Typical home warranties that are purchased cover specific components for a specified time period (90 days up to a year). Home Inspections cannot offer a warranty of that nature.

What if I Have Questions After the Inspection?

You can call us and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. Our service is a long-term investment.

Premier Home Inspection
6001 Jackson Square Blvd.
Suite 400
La Vergne, TN 37086

615-481-7293 Office

Office Hours:

Monday thru Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Inspections by Appointment Only

Our team is experienced, licensed, and insured - together, we have a completed over 15,000 home inspections.

EXPERIENCED - LICENSED - INSURED

 

We are members of: National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) National Environmental Health Association- certified Radon tester (NEHA) Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors (MTAR) Women's Council of Realtors (WCR) Divorce This House certified inspector- http://divorcethishouse.com