Frequently Asked Questions
A home inspector should be licensed by the state in which
are doing business. To be licensed in the State of
Mississippi, a home inspector must pass a national home inspectors
well as a required amount of schooling. It is always a plus
inspector has prior experience in the construction industry. They
should be covered by an errors and omissions insurance policy, as well
as a general liability insurance policy.
While it is not required that you be at the inspection, it is
recommended that you attend so any specific concerns you may have can
be discussed between you and the inspector face to face. It
is also a
good idea to attend so you have a frame of reference when reviewing the
A. You! As per the Mississippi Code Of Ethics, a home inspector must enter into contract with an interested party to whom the inspector is obligated to be impartial, with regards to an oppinion not biased by any other business interest financial or otherwise. This means that the inspector should only have his clients' interest in mind, and is not financially vested in the sale or condition of any given property.
Q. Can an inspector perform work on the house that he inspects?
A. Home inspectors shall not
repair, replace, or upgrade, for compensation, systems or components covered by
Exterior - The overall condition of the fascia and soffitt boards, the siding and trim, proper sloping of the ground surrounding the building and proper surface drainage.
Interior - Sheetrock staining, loose, cracked or damaged ceiling and walls, and evidence of improper drafting in a fireplace. Loose stair banister and railings.
Roof - Defects caused by aging or improper installation.
Structure - Sticky doors and windows, cracking at the slab or foundation wall, buckling siding, or a sagging roof line.
Electrical - Safety issues such as no ground fault curcuit interrupters in the kitchen or bath, improperly wired outlets and switches, improper wire size for specific applications, and improper grounding.
Plumbing - Insufficient water flow, slow water drainage, proper installation of the water heater, loose toilet, and proper installation of any gas service piping.
HVAC - Damaged or rusted heat exchangers, improper firing of the burners, inadequate installation or dilapidated ductwork in the attic or crawlspace, and improper airflow through the house and the a/c distrubution registers, as well as improper cooling of the a/c. A. We will gladly accept cash, check or credit cards at the time of the inspection. As an added convenience we can accept payment by phone in advance of the inspection date. A. Customer convenience and satisfaction is a top priority for us. So to better fit within our clients schedule we offer home inspection services six days a week. 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. We will make special acceptions for Sunday inspections if needed. A. You will receive your written report via e-mail within 24 - 48 hours of the actual inspection. A. The client. An inspection is confidential, and is between the inspector and his client. You may give the authorization to release the report to your agent or the selling agent or you may wish to give out copies on your own.
A. No. The inspection is a report on the overall condition of the home at the time of the inspection. Issues may arise between the time of the inspection and the date of the closing and Bienvenue Home Inspections LLC can not accept responsibility for any items that break or malfunction after the date of the inspection.
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