Before you sell or purchase a house, it’s important to have it checked for structural and safety issues. Considering this, you might be wondering how long a home inspection will take. The experienced Inspectors at Zeller Home Inspections, a division of Z&H Enterprises in Lincoln, NE, have been providing reliable home inspection services since 2006 and share insights and factors that affect how long the typical inspection will take.
An average-sized, vacant house can be inspected thoroughly, inside and out, in just 3 – 4 hours. Certified inspectors review every aspect of the home to pinpoint troublesome areas. Their detailed services include inspecting the foundation, roofing, electrical, HVAC, plumbing installations, decks, and porches. This scrutiny will determine whether the property suffers from structural integrity issues, water and gas leakage, and other safety hazards.
A house with less square footage is likely to take less time to check than a larger home. On the other hand, a fully furnished home with a lot of clutter or large amounts of stored items may necessitate longer inspection times, as this can impact the Inspector’s access to important areas of the home. Additional time may also be needed, if the inspector discovers signs of serious degradation or structural issues. In some cases, the Inspector will recommend additional expertise to review critical findings.
Home inspection services should revolve around the code of ethics prescribed by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). To ensure this, you need an ASHI-Certified Inspector who will follow the organization’s safety procedures and verify the property is in compliance with minimum standards. Experienced, ASHI Certified inspectors at Zeller Home Inspections, a division of Z&H Enterprises, will handle your property inspection services with efficiency and a high level of expertise and professionalism, providing a detailed report of the results. Visit their website for more information about their services and call (402) 742-5806 to schedule a home inspection.