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"Where your home and safety is our #1 concern" 

 

If you are buying a home in the San Fernando valley and surrounding LA County's of southern California you have found the right home inspection company. Buying a new home can be one of the biggest investment decisions you will ever make. Let us give you peace of mind in your home buying decision by performing a Certified Home Inspection for you and your family by providing a comprehensive report with high quality pictures and full details on the condition of the property you are considering to invest in. 

 

A home is not just what it appears to be on the surface. It consists of many complex components including structural framing, physical components, electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems. When considering a home for purchase, you may be able to settle for minor cosmetic repairs, but you need to make sure that everything beneath the surface is in shape. This is why an extensive home inspection is both valuable and necessary.

 

Your satisfaction is guaranteed! At Quality Care Home Inspection's we give all of our clients a 100% Money Back Guarantee, if your not satisfied with our service at the time of the inspection then we'll refund your money- No questions asked.

We are committed to providing you with the highest quality service and home inspection report possible. That's why our inspectors are assigned to only one inspection per day. So, they can focus on inspecting your home only and inspecting it right. By employing these types of principles we can provide you with a service level that exceeds the industry standards.

Quality Care Home Inspection's will perform a visual evaluation of the home systems which covers more than 400 items. We know that's a lot of
information to process at one time; so our findings are presented to you in an easy-to-reference layered report with the most relevant 
information. Color header tabs are located at the top of every section of the report to help you move through the report with ease to the 
section you want to review. 

During the inspection you are encourage to accompany the inspector. This will give you an opportunity to ask important questions and
become familiar with the systems of your potentially new home.

 

What is a Home Inspection?

 

A pre-purchase home inspection, performed by a professional, is a visual examination of the readily-accessible areas of a home to provide an accurate evaluation of the home's condition at the time and day of the inspection. Home inspections are designed to disclose defects in the property that could materially affect its safety, livability or resale value. They are not meant to disclose cosmetic defects. The evaluation is presented to the buyer in a comprehensive report so buyers are fully informed of the home's condition prior to purchase and before the close of escrow.

 

How quickly should I get the home inspected?

 

Complete your home inspection as quickly as possible. It usually takes place seven to 14 days after the contract is accepted. You should have already conducted your home inspector search before this time, however. If you try to find an inspector once an offer is placed on the house you may not be able to find an acceptable one, or you may run past the deadline for the inspection.

 

Should I be present at the inspection?

 

Absolutely yes. This inspection will provide you with greater insight on the condition of the home. It's a good idea to schedule it during daylight hours. And you are encouraged to ask questions. This will allow you to be fully informed about the home and feel confident about your decisions.

 

Will the home inspector discuss the defects only?

 

No. A comprehensive inspection should not only bring defects and problem areas to your attention; it will also highlight the positive aspects of a home as well.

 

How long does an inspection take?

 

It depends upon the size of the home and the number of rooms. An average inspection takes about 2-2½ hours (1-1½ hours for a condo). The time is well-spent considering there are more than 500 components in the average home.

 

What happens if there are some problems on my inspection report that I was not aware of, but I want to proceed with purchase. What should I do?

 

First find out how much it will cost to fix the defects. Weigh the positives against the negatives. If you have time, you could get some repair estimates from licensed contractors. Then, you have some options on what to do. You could negotiate with the seller that you will remove the inspection contingency if they pay for and complete the specific repairs according to the estimates. Some defects, such as structural problems and termite infestation have historically been the seller's responsibility. You can also offer to fix the defects yourself in turn for a lower purchase price on the contract. Finally, you can offer to share in the cost of repairs with the seller. Just remember that every deal is different and negotiable, and much depends on the current demand in the real estate market.

 

How much does a home inspection cost?

 

A home inspection can cost between $200 and $500, depending on the square footage of the property & its location. Our prices are very reasonable compared to others. We offer free re-inspection's on utilities that were not "on" at the time or day of the inspection. (Electricity, Gas, Water).

We also offer a 15% discount on re-inspection's for returning customers who have decided to make a decision on another home.

 

The Home Inspection Checklist for Buyers:

 

  • Allow 2-2½ hours for a home inspection (1-1½ for a condo).

  • The buyer (client) should accompany the home inspector--for educational value.

  • Contact the property owner to confirm the date, time (during daylight hours), and estimated duration of the home inspection.

  • Provide the home inspector with the buyer's full name, address, and phone number(s).

  • Provide the home inspector with the property address, specific directions and access or lock box.

  • If an appointment needs to be cancelled or postponed, contact the home inspector at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled inspection.

  • Turn on all utilities: gas, electric, hot water heater, and refrigerator. • Inform the owner that appliances, systems and equipment will be inspected.

  • Arrange/ensure access to garage, closets, attics, etc.

  • Advise the owner to remove all items that may block access to air conditioner, hot water heater, attic, access panels, electric service panel, etc.

  • Payment is expected upon completion of the inspection.

 

 

 

 

What we inspect

 

  • Roof

  • Gutters, Flashing & Drainage

  • Exterior Cladding

  • Deck & Porch

  • Foundation

  • Driveway & Sidewalks

  • Garage

  • Doors & Windows

  • Attic

  • Crawlspace & Basement

  • Insulation

  • Fireplace / Chimney

  • Floors, Walls & Ceilings

  • Bathrooms

  • Kitchen

  • Ventilation

  • HVAC

  • Plumbing

  • Electrical

  • Pool