What To Ask An Inspector?

Is the inspector licensed by the State of Texas?

Does the report follow the State mandated report form?

Ask the inspector what professional organizations that he or she belongs to; Texas Association of Real Estate Inspectors (TAREI) Greater Houston Chapter, Southern Council of Professional Building, Inspectors (SCPBI), American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), Better Business Bureau (BBB)?

How long has he or she been inspecting full time?

What is his or her background and experience relating to inspecting?

Does the inspector 'walk' the roof when possible?

How long will it take to perform the inspection?

Can you follow the inspector thru the inspection?

Can you ask questions?

What is inspected?

When will the report be transmitted?

Is the inspector available or post inspection questions?

What equipment does the inspector use?

What is the 'total' cost of the inspection?