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Frequently Asked Questions

As a potential homebuyer, you likely have questions about the home inspection process. For example, is an inspection necessary? What does an inspection involve?

As the one of the most trusted in Placer County, we are a home inspection company in California, Cal Pro Home Solutions welcomes your questions. In the following queries, we’ll explain how inspections work, why they’re valuable, and how they benefit you and your family. Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions you may have, we'd be glad to help.

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Why should I have a home inspection?

The purchase of a home or commercial building is one of the largest single investments you’ll ever make. Since it’s such a big investment, you need to know the current condition of the property — as well as any repairs and maintenance that will be needed in the future.

A professional home inspection informs the homebuyer of the property’s condition. Things aren’t always as they seem. A fresh coat of paint might be hiding serious structural concerns. Stains on the ceiling may simply be the result of a resolved leak, or they could indicate chronic roof leakage and mold damage. There could even be extensive termite damage that compromises the integrity of the home. After evaluating the property, our home inspectors will present their professional opinions on the property’s condition. This will give you a clear understanding of the home so you can make a confident decision.

If you’re selling your house, getting an inspection before you put your house on the market can help identify and remedy any potential concerns. Call Cal Pro Home Solutions at 800-474-3540 to schedule a home inspection today. In addition to residential assessments, we also specialize in commercial inspections.

What is a home inspection?

An inspection is a visual examination of the structure and the systems of a building. If you are thinking of buying a home, condominium, mobile home, or commercial building, you should have it thoroughly inspected by an experienced and impartial professional before the final purchase. When you choose to do the evaluation, you can rest assured that our inspectors are the best in the industry.

What parts of the house will a home inspector assess?

Cal Pro Home Solutions offers the most comprehensive home inspections in Placer County and Sacramento County. Depending on the package you choose, our inspections can include evaluating the drainage system, crawl space and ventilation, insulation, framing, plumbing, ABS pipe, complete exterior, complete interior, air conditioning, swimming pool and spa, electrical system, foundation, masonry, appliances, windows, doors, roofing, heat pumps, furnace, siding, and more.

When should I schedule an inspection?

The best time to schedule an inspection is directly after you have made an offer on a property. The real estate contract usually allows for a grace period to inspect the building. Ask your real estate agent to include this inspection clause in the contract, making your purchase obligation contingent upon the findings of a professional inspection.

What should I look for in an inspector?

Unfortunately, home inspectors are not legally required to be licensed or certified in California. This means that some are not as qualified or experienced as others.

All of our inspectors are licensed, insured and have been certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). Our extensive certifications and credentials mean that our home inspectors are the best in the industry.

How is the industry regulated?

In California all inspections should be performed to the standards adopted by InterNACHI. To become a member, an inspector must pass a written examination to prove their competency. InterNACHI and other professional training and certifying agencies train and certify their members through rigorous classroom and field testing. Moreover, InterNACHI inspectors must participate in continuing education courses to maintain their certifications and memberships. InterNACHI-Certified Professional Inspectors® adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice.

How long will a typical inspection last?

A typical inspection will take from two to three hours, depending on the size and features of the home.

Should I meet my inspector on-site to review the report?

Yes, reviewing the report with your inspector is crucial to understanding it and is an important part of any professional home inspection.

What kind of report will I receive?

Some home inspectors hand write notes on a sheet of paper. These “reports” are often unorganized, unprofessional, and hard to read. At Cal Pro Home Solutions, we create a typed report that’s customized to your home. These reports include several high-quality photos, detailed notes, and a summary page. Better yet, you’ll receive your report the same day of the inspection. View one of our sample home inspection reports.

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Home inspections are an integral part of real estate transactions and home-ownership, providing valuable information about the condition of the structure and systems in a house. Cal Pro Home Solutions is the company that Sacramento home-buyers, homeowners, and real estate agents have trusted for nearly a decade with their essential assessment needs. Contact us at (800) 474-3540 to schedule an appointment with a professional home inspector today. You may also view our testimonials, check out our resources and our do-it-yourself videos.