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 80 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 panel, 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 CAN I EXPECT AN INSPECTION TO UNCOVER?
Below are some things you will find to be true about every home inspection.
  • The house is in a particular condition. Finding and expressing that condition, simply and accurately is the basis for a quality home inspection.
  • The house will have cosmetic flaws, which are not issues, and irrelevant to a home inspection.
  • The house will have issues. This includes new houses as well. Subcontractors sometimes forget to complete a task.
  • Many of those issues are simply maintenance issues. These typically are not a cause for major concern and shouldn't prevent a house from being purchased.
  • There will be room for improvements or upgrades to the house. Such recommendations to add, adjust, or improve some components are not intended for the Sellers to take care of. These suggestions, to Buyers, are based on the building industry having a better understanding of safety, advancements in technology, improvements in materials, or a new understanding of the building sciences.  


WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO SCHEDULE AN INSPECTION?

It is recommended that client's have the following information ready when scheduling an inspection:

  1. Client's name or names that will be on the Inspection Report

  2. Full address of property to be inspected
  3. Client's cell phone & email address
  4. Real Estate Agent's name, cell phone, & email address
  5. Square footage of structure being inspected (Pricing is based solely on square footage)
  6. Other Inspections available: Lawn sprinkler system, Outbuildings (detached garage, pool house, barn, shop)

WHAT TAKES PLACE LEADING UP TO A HOME INSPECTION?

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 sign. 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 returning 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.

  • Occupied House - The homeowner must know and agree to the inspection date, time, and be made aware of the length of the inspection. The inspection will take approximately 3 hours, but can take longer depending on the size of the house, optional inspections, or if there are a large number of issues present.
  • Provisions should also be made to safely secure all family pets. It is not safe to assume any pet will be friendly to a stranger.

  • Typically, real estate agents will verify that the inspector will have access to the premises (open gate or gate code), the house itself, and other potentially locked areas such as: crawl spaces, attics, storage areas, and outbuildings if applicable.
  • The following forms of payment are acceptable: Visa, MasterCard, Discover Network, Debit cards, local checks, and cash. Payment can be made at the inspection or the Inspector will call you after the inspection to get a credit or debit card number. The inspection report will not be released until the inspection agreement has been signed, returned, and payment received.


WHAT MAKES PINNACLE'S INSPECTION REPORT UNIQUE AND WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO RECEIVE IT?

Pinnacle's software was developed from the ground up in order to present our Clients with a compact, user friendly report. Providing a very detailed, easy to read inspection report was paramount in the design process. The report is approximately 12-15 pages long and divided into 3 main sections. The first section contains a cover page, a brief letter, and 4 pages containing the 81 categories that are inspected. The second part, the "Report Summary", is often 1-3 pages long. This part of the report itemizes and presents the issues in a very descriptive summary form. Each issue listed in the summary receives a numeric rating, scaling each issue from 0 - (not a concern) up to 4 - (immediate concern). The third and final section contains the large color photos associated with the issues mentioned in the summary. These are provided to help visually understand the issues in the summary. The report will be emailed by the end of the day. To see an actual report click on the blue "Sample Report" button above. The names, personal information, and location of the home in the report have been changed for the sake of privacy.

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