Inspection Process

A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems and their solutions, so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision. Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take an average of two to four hours. To have visual reinforcement of your written report, you may accompany your inspector during the consultation.

All the major systems and components in the home are completely and thoroughly analyzed. A clear, descriptive report of what was found is provided, with any problem areas noted. I also provide a free telephone consultation after your inspection.

Your inspection report will include

  • Computer generated reports in 24 hours
  • Pictures
  • The most comprehensive report possible
  • I will inspect your home as if I were buying it myself and that’s a guarantee!

Residential Standards of Practice

Click here for Guidelines for a Dwelling Inspection.

Henson Home Inspections Inspection Process

Henson Home Inspections provides a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. The professional inspection process takes approximately 3 1/2 to 4 hours. We are happy to answer any questions you may have at the beginning or end of the inspection. Initially, we will go over together the Pre-Inspection Agreement and payment will be secured at this time. Then we will begin the inspection, our process involves a “three pass” procedure to insure a complete and thorough coverage of the property.

First, the inspector will make three passes around the exterior of the home. Next, he will inspect the attic and the crawl spaces for structure, insulation, electrical and other items. Finally, the inspector will make three passes through the interior of the residence. Doors and windows are opened and closed; air-conditioning and heating systems are operated. The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Then the inspector will take time to document his findings.

Once he has completed the inspection documentation, the inspector will prepare the printed report for you on site. This is the best time for any questions, so if you can be present for the presentation of the report, our inspector can review it with you to make clarifications, or if needed, recommend specialists for any property deficiencies.

Home Inspection History

How often have we heard that the Home Inspection Profession/Industry is new to the real estate world?

To this day, the home inspection profession is still considered a relatively young profession, but in reality, people have been seeking the services and advice of others about home purchases since — well, since forever. However, prior to the late 1960s, early 70’s, that expert was usually a grandfather, father, cousin, uncle, or some other friend or relative who had some background or experience in real estate or construction. True that experience was limited. Normally these consultants or advisors had either already gone… continue reading.