If you need more information, have questions, or would like to schedule an inspection please give me a call or text at (505) 350-1695. You can also contact me via email or by filling out the form at the bottom of the page.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What days of the week and times of the day do you schedule inspections?
My primary schedule is Monday through Friday with inspections scheduled at either 9:00 am and/or 12:00 pm. On occasion I will book Saturday appointments, but typically I keep that day reserved for special circumstances.
What is the purpose of a re-inspection ?
Sometimes clients wish to have a re-inspection once all of the repairs are made, in particular for roof and crawlspace issues that are not readily observable by the client. I recommend in the report that major repairs, such as roof, plumbing, mechanical and electrical be preformed by licensed companies and the buyer should secure paid invoices as evidence that repairs are made. However, for further assurance of the repairs made, a re-inspection service is an option.
How long does the inspection process take?
Typically the inspection process takes about 2 hours. This time may be longer depending on the size of the home and other factors such as a crawlspace or other systems that require additional time.
Should I attend the inspection and can I follow you through the process?
The client is always welcome to attend the inspection, however it is important to understand that the inspection process requires intense concentration and the inspector works best when free of distractions. At the end of the inspection I will provide a summary with photos of the issues discovered and will answer any questions that you may have.
What forms of payment do you accept?
When the Buyer is required to pay, I can accept cash, check or credit card at the time of the inspection, or just complete payment online from the link in the confirmation notice that is sent prior to the inspection. When the Seller is required to pay, I will send them a separate electronic invoice to pay prior to the release of the report.
Do you offer home warranties?
I do not offer home warranties. I recommend to my clients to research the top rated home warranty companies and make a selection based on those results.
What is your service area?
Typically I stay within the Albuquerque - Rio Rancho city limits with occasional inspections in the East Mountains, Los Lunas and Placitas.
Inspection Cost Information
Home Inspection Pricing:
Establishing a set fee structure for the home inspection is difficult due to three primary factors: the age, size and location of the home. However as a general guide, the average fee is $400 plus tax, which also includes the termite and dry rot inspection. To be exact, please reach out to me with the specific address and I will provide a firm quote.
Establishing a set fee structure for a re-inspection is also difficult due to the amount of deficiencies to evaluate, the location and how it will fit into the schedule. However as a general guide, the average fee is $75 plus tax for homes in the Albuquerque - Rio Rancho area. The home inspection report will indicate the exact cost in the supplemental section.
Termite and Dry Rot Pricing:
Nearly every home inspection includes the termite / dry rot inspection, so the cost is just built into the home inspection fee. While the inspector does not just perform a termite / dry rot inspection, there are times the service is coupled with a stand alone mold or radon test and in those cases the price is usually $80 plus tax.
The fee is $150 plus tax when added to the home inspection and $175 plus tax when requested as a stand alone test. The radon test cost is largely governed by the location. If your test location is outside the Albuquerque - Rio Rancho area, please inquire for an exact estimate.
The price for mold air sampling is $250 plus tax when added to the home inspection and about $425 plus tax when requested as a stand alone mold inspection. The large difference in pricing is because the home inspection process duplicates much of the investigative process, so it is significantly less cost when added to the home inspection. The fee is based on a typical scenario where two indoor samples are taken along with an exterior sample. Larger homes, or homes with more areas of concern may have an increased cost due to extra air sample locations.