Home Inspection Service FAQ's

Q: When should I book my home inspection? 
A: The home inspection should be booked when you are out of attorney review.

Q: How much does the home inspection cost?  
A: The cost of the home inspection depends on the house size and its complexities. When you call to book the inspection, we will ask you all about the home. Having the information ready is recommended.

Q: Who attends the home inspection?   
A: The person(s) buying the home are recommended to attend. It is not recommended to bring many people to the inspection as they can get in the way of the inspector and may make it difficult to perform the inspection due to their distractions. If you have a realtor, they will be present. If you do not have a realtor, the current homeowner, or representative will have to let us in.

Q: Do all home inspectors perform the same inspections?  
A: All New Jersey Home Inspectors should be inspecting to the same standards. New Jersey has the strictest standards in the country. Obviously, some inspectors are better than others are, but they all should be conducting similar inspections using specific tools and techniques .Please note, Cornerstone also has staff members that outperform the New Jersey Standards, including Mold testing, Pool Inspections, Oil tank sweeps and Level 2 Chimney Inspections. Very few companies actually offer these inspections.

Q: Should I book an IE, Pool Inspection, Oil tank sweeps or Chimney Inspections at the same time?   
A: As a convenience, the other inspections can usually be performed at the same time as your home inspection. This way you do not have to make multiple trips to the home, which often is a bother for the current homeowner.

Q: When should I expect my report(s)? 
A: Our reports are sent out the same day, in the evening. If you did not get your report, please check your spam or junk folder. If it is not there, then please call us the next day so we can double check your email address and correct it, and send the report(s). The radon and mold reports will not be ready for 5 to 7 days, due to the nature of those tests.

Q: Do the reports have pictures? 
A: Our reports have pictures of issues after comments explaining why it’s a concern. The report is easy to read and pictures are close by so you can see the issues for yourself.

Q: Once we get the report, can we call to discuss the findings?  
A: Please call as soon as you have had a chance to look over the report. Your questions should be related to the content and not about a decision making process. We can help you understand the report, but we cannot guide you on the decision to buy the home or what you want the seller to address.

 

New Jersey House Inspections in:
Somerset County, Morris County, Hunterdon County, Middlesex County, Union County, Warren County, Essex County, Passaic County, Bergen County and Hudson County