Q: Why is having a home inspection so important?
A: Buying a home could be the single largest investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing home before you buy it. The home inspection may identify the need for major repairs, or building oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make future decisions in confidence.
Q: How long does a home inspection take?
A: The process usually takes three to four hours depending on size, age and condition of the home.
Q: Why should I choose AmeriSpec over a local competitor?
A: AmeriSpec has more than 150 independently owned and operated businesses with insured, well-trained inspectors who perform more than 80,000 inspections annually in Canada and the United States. An AmeriSpec Home Inspection is a visual inspection of over 400 items and 1000 check-points including the foundation, roof and structural components, plus visible electrical, plumbing and mechanical operating systems of the property. At AmeriSpec NL, we also perform a thermal imaging scan on every property we inspect at no extra cost. Our inspectors are not only fully trained on all the major structural and mechanical components of your new home, but will offer valuable information on the maintenance and safety aspects of these items. We will talk to you in plain, understandable terms, and will put things into a context of what is serious, what is not-so-serious and what is simply recommended.
Q: Why is thermal imaging beneficial during a home inspection?
A: An infrared thermographic inspection is a powerful, non-destructive and non-invasive means of diagnosing the overall condition of a home. The infrared camera detects infrared energy well before it can be seen with the naked eye. A trained thermographer can assist in identifying active moisture issues, electrical hot spots, missing insulation, and areas of heat loss.
Q: How much does a general home inspection cost?
A: Our prices are determined by the square footage of the home. Please call us at 709-687-4673 for pricing.
Q: What are your hours of operation?
A: Our office is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Q: What are the credentials for each inspector? How long has an inspector been in this business?
A: For information about our inspectors, please please visit the Our Home Inspectors page.
Q: If I refer AmeriSpec to a customer, am I liable?
A: AmeriSpec inspectors have extensive Errors and Omissions insurance. This means both you and your clients are protected if something should happen during an inspection. For further details, contact your local AmeriSpec inspector.