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Why do I need a home inspection?
Home Inspection General Orange County: If you are buying a home, a thorough home inspection will help to minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties. With a Home Inspection General home inspection you will learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. Our home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance.  Do not, repeat do not, buy a home without a thorough, independent home inspection.

If you are selling your home, a home inspection from the Home Inspection General identifies areas of the home that you can improve or upgrade that will put the house in better selling condition.

If you already are a homeowner, a periodic home inspection can identify problem issues early so that you can take preventative measures that will help avoid potential future repairs that can be even more costly.

Can I inspect a home myself?
Home Inspection General Orange County: You can, but even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector. As an experienced home inspector in Orange County, the Home Inspection General is familiar with the elements of home construction, a home’s systems and its components. We will also remove any emotional factors attached to buying or selling a home and give you a professional, independent and impartial evaluation.

What does your home inspection include?
Home Inspection General Orange County: Our home inspection will generally cover the  following areas of the home: heating system; central air conditioning system; interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components. For a more detailed explanation see services included in a home inspection in Orange County.

How long will your home inspection take?
Home Inspection General Orange County: The time required to complete a home inspection will vary depending on both the size and condition of your home. An inspection of a single family home under 2,000 square feet will generally take us about 3 hours. For larger homes and multi-family homes, or homes in poor condition, it may take longer. 

Who is present during the home inspection?
Home Inspection General Orange County: Although not required, the Home Inspection General highly recommends that if you hire us, you should be present for your Orange County home inspection. You will be able to observe, ask questions and learn as we inspect. If you are a home buyer, you might want to have your agent accompany you. If you are a home seller, you too should have your agent accompany you. If we represent you as the buyer, we prefer the seller of the home to not be present at the inspection although the decision is up to them.

What will the home inspection cost?
Home Inspection General Orange County: The cost of our home inspection in Orange County (and surrounding counties) will vary from home to home depending upon the square footage, age of the home, the existence of a pool or spa and any optional services that you may request. Generally our price range is typically between $250 to $500. The Home Inspection General offers you a free, no obligation estimate so don't hesitate to give us a call. Do not let cost be  the primary factor in the selection of your home inspector. You will find the experienced, competent and ethical home inspectors in Orange County, like the Home Inspector General, will be very close in price. But, we hope you select the Home Inspection General based on our strong qualifications; including our experience, training, professional ethics, client pledge and testimonials.

When can I expect to get my report?
Home Inspection General Orange County: We are committed to getting your home inspection report to you within 24 hours. Depending on the complexity and timing of the inspection, we can often get the inspection report to you on the same day. Your report is also available to you on line
by accessing it on this website. You can  review a sample report of an home inspection in Orange County on our website.

What if I have questions after my home inspection is complete?
Home Inspection General Orange County: The Home Inspection General is available via phone or email if you have any questions after your home inspection. The complete home inspection document is lengthy and it might take time for you to review the entire inspection. As part of our Customer Pledge we will provide complete follow up service.

What if the report reveals problems?
Home Inspection General Orange County: As you know, no house, even a newly constructed house, is going to be perfect. The primary objective of our home inspection is to provide you with detailed information about the home and to point out any major defects or deficiencies. If you are a home buyer you have information as to the condition of the house. But, the seller is not required to produce a perfect house therefore most repairs are subject to negotiation. If you are the seller a home inspection will let you know the condition of the house before you place it on the market or have it inspected by a potential buyer. Making easy upgrades or repairs will often increase the market competitiveness of your home, reduce the number of conditions put forth by a potential buyer, make it easier for you to foster goodwill and potentially ease negotiations.

Why should I use the Home Inspection General?
Home Inspection General Orange County: Because if you made it this far into our website, you know that we will provide you with the highest standards in professional home inspections. You will receive a thorough, high quality, independent home inspection at fair and competitive price.  Give us a call when you need a home inspection in Orange County.
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