Home Inspection Experts Since 1986!
Purchasing a home is one of the biggest financial investments most people ever make in a lifetime. Fear not, ProTec Inspection Services is here to help. With tried-and-true specialty and home inspection services, ProTec will help bring you peace of mind during the buying process. Contact us today!
What We Inspect
Our ASHI and InterNACHI certified home inspectors are trained to identify problem areas and provide guidance on what needs immediate attention. A standard home inspection includes an evaluation of all of the following:
Why Get a Home Inspection?
When you’re in the market for a new home, it’s often standard for potential buyers to consider an inspection of the property prior to closing. After the inspection, a report is delivered to the client, which they can use to evaluate any damage within the home, and weigh in repair costs to the total amount of sale before proceeding.
Inspections typically last around 1-2 hours depending on the properties age, and square footage. Some large homes exceeding 5000 square feet may require multiple inspectors to make sure everything is covered.
An important thing to note is that a home inspection is different than an appraisal. Inspectors are used to evaluate the damages and upkeep of a home, and cannot evaluate the recommended price of a home based on their findings.
A ProTec Home Inspection Will Help You:
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After the inspection, you will receive a detailed report on your property from the inspector.
Are Home Inspections Required?
Home Inspections aren’t required, and while some may choose to waive a contingency in a busy market, the importance of a home inspection should not be undervalued. Especially when bids for a property can exceed thousands over listing price, you will want to know exactly what you’re getting yourself into.
When you have an inspection report, you’re charged with the information to make the best decision on the property, and can often negotiate repairs, and price with the seller depending on the findings.
If you waive a home inspection on a property, and discover problems the seller didn’t specifically disclose, you’re often left with little recourse, and can leave you out of pocket for the repair costs.
What Kind of Home Inspection Do I Need?
A standard home inspection is typically what you need when you look to purchase a property. This includes a scheduled appointment, and is the only way to receive a detailed report from the inspector.
If you consider waiving your contingency, a Walk & Talk inspection is an hour-long appointment with an inspector where they examine common areas of concern but this doesn’t include a traditional report. This is best chosen when you still want an expert’s opinion, but the property is expected to be off the market quickly.
Certain counties may also ask for specific types of inspections to be included when you schedule. Radon Tests, Termite Tests, Oil Tank Sweeps, and more are commonly required in areas we service. These aren’t always included in the inspection itself, but often can be added on for a discounted price.
To find out required inspections in your area, check with your agent, or refer to you county’s online resources.
Luxury Home Specialists
ProTec is the #1 inspection company for estate homes in the DMV, Baltimore, PA and NJ. For the past 30 years, our inspectors have acquired a specialized skill set to handle the complexities of larger homes. Systems commonly found in estate homes are typically more complicated than most inspectors are capable of handling. Our team approach allows us to complete the entire inspection in timely manner and gets multiple eyes on any complexities.
The ProTec Advantage
InterNACHI & ASHI Certified
Our inspectors follow a rigorous training program that keeps them at industry standards.
80,000+ Inspections Completed
Since 1986, ProTec has been leading the industry in experience and excellence.