Pinnacle Home Inspection Serves the Following Areas
Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville, Bella Vista, and surrounding NW Arkansas areas.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM PINNACLE HOME INSPECTION AT MY INSPECTION?
The inspector will make every attempt to walk on and inspect the roof from the roof, carefully walk through every part of the attic, and if present, every part of the crawl space. Every accessible window will be opened, every accessible electrical receptacle tested, and every electrical panel opened to inspect the interiors. All visible plumbing will be turned on and examined for leaks. Heating and cooling units, along with most appliances will be inspected and run through a simple series of tests to verify function. This is just a portion of the inspection, but it is an example of the thoroughness that Pinnacle Home Inspection strives for. Overall, there are 84 possible categories that are reported on in each home inspection report.
SHOULD I ATTEND THE INSPECTION?
Clients are more than welcome to follow the inspector. Due to the concentration required to perform a thorough and accurate inspection, the inspector will complete the inspection before reviewing the findings and answering any of your questions.
If your schedule does not permit you to attend all of the inspection, a second option is for you to arrive near the end of the inspection. If this option is better suited to your schedule, we still recommend you come in order to see the photos and hear the explanation of the findings first hand. The inspector will explain all of the issues using the pictures taken. You will find the onsite explanation to be more helpful when reading through the report on your own. The inspector may take 80-150 pictures to verify that all areas have been inspected. These often include pictures of the top of the roof, the back side of the attic, the corners opposite the crawl space's access entry, open electrical panels, functioning gas fireplaces, etc.
Finally, if you're not able to attend; the inspection report contains enough detailed information and accompanying pictures to help you understand the inspectors findings and recommendations. Typically, the inspection report will be emailed to you, and if you wish, to your agent, by the end of the day.
WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO SCHEDULE AN INSPECTION?
When you are ready to schedule an inspection, you should have the following information ready:
Client's name or names that will be on the inspection report. If the purchase is being made by a group of investors, trustee, parents for college student, or for elderly parents, then fill one of the following: "Name of the LLC (In care of: legal investor's name); If it is a trust, then "Name of the trust (In care of: legal trustee's name); Purchase for a college student or elderly parent, then "College student or elderly parents name (In care of: legal buyer's name).
Shortly after scheduling your inspection, you will be sent two emails. The first will be an introductory letter with information about the inspection. The second email, which will follow shortly after the first, contains the online "Inspection Agreement" for you to eSign. It will simply say: "Please review and sign Pinnacle Home Inspection Agreement." The attached document can be reviewed on your computer, signed by typing your name, and then returned with the push of a button. A PDF version of the signed Inspection Agreement will be sent to your email address immediately after completing it.
For more information on a home inspector's responsibilities you can visit Arkansas Home Inspection Registration Board's website at: www.ahib.org. This site contains information about Arkansas's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
There are several important details that the owner's and/or their representatives need to be aware of for the inspection to get started properly. They include the following:
Vacant House - A letter will be sent to your real estate agent to verify that the utilities (water, gas, electric) will be "On" prior to the inspection.
Provisions should also be made to safely secure all family pets. Please inform sellers, it is not safe to assume any pet will be friendly to a stranger.
WHAT MAKES PINNACLE'S INSPECTION REPORT UNIQUE AND WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO RECEIVE IT?