FAQ (frequently asked questions)

Is an inspection necessary?

Sometimes it is required based on your lender. It’s always a good idea to have an unbiased licensed inspector take a look at the structure. Home inspections can uncover potential problems like faulty wiring, roof leaks, water in the crawl space and possible structural concerns that can cost a lot of money to repair or even be a safety concerns after you already own the home. Most potential buyers have a contingency window after a home inspection to walk away from the purchase or negotiate on the price of the home. A thorough inspection is a critical step in purchasing a home. It can provide you an out in the event there is a deal breaker or a major concern and provides you peace of mind. It’s a great opportunity for you to learn about your homes various systems and when routine maintenance should be performed.

Do I need a real estate agent to get a home inspection?

No. It’s a great idea to get a routine inspection whether or not you are ready to sell. It’s important to get a licensed inspector to take a look at the house and help identify small problems before they become costly or major.

Is an inspection pass or fail?

No. In the State of Washington there is no pass or fail. Home inspectors do not determine whether or not the home is suitable for you. Pacific Home Inspections does not advise you to buy or not buy the home.

How long does a home inspection take?

Usually a home inspection takes about three hours and is based on findings. The more findings there are the longer it can take. Also, the bigger the home, the longer it can take.

What happens after the home inspection?

A report will be emailed to the client and the client’s real estate agent usually the same day; however, all reports will be delivered within twenty-four hours.

I waived my inspection. Should I still get an inspection even though I already own my home?

Yes! An inspection can help identify any concerns that are present and help identify any problems that may arise if you were to sell your home in the future.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Pacific Home Inspections accepts all major credit cards, checks, cash, Google and Apple pay.

Can a home inspector make repairs?

If Pacific Home Inspections performed the inspection, they are not allowed to make home repairs, replacements, or upgrades for 365 days after the inspection date. Pacific Home Inspections is allowed to perform home repairs, replacements, and upgrades on homes that were inspected by other inspectors.

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