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How much time does a home inspection require?

How much time does a home inspection require?

The average home inspection in America takes between two and three hours. Probably 90% of the 15,000-plus inspections we’ve performed since 1990 have required between two and three hours.

We strongly recommend that you invest the time to attend your home inspection. Ask questions, learn more about the safety features of the home, as well as any issues the home might have. Your experienced, knowledgeable home inspector can be an invaluable resource.


What if the home inspector takes longer?

We’ve heard that a few area home inspectors are now taking as long as five hours to inspect an average home. Unless the home is a mansion, this is ridiculous. A longer inspection doesn’t necessarily mean a better, more thorough inspection. It typically means that the home inspector doesn’t have the same level of experience as the average inspector.

The only exception to this is if you ask a lot of questions or the inspector is taking the time to help you learn more about your home. We are always happy to do this for our valued clients, as you can see by the online review below:

I can’t say enough good things about Charles and Rose! Charles is patient and takes time to answer every question. He explains every aspect throughout the inspection. We feel so much more prepared and informed after spending time with him. He is thorough, precise, and highly educated. I honestly can’t say enough good things about our positive experience. I will absolutely recommend him to all of my friends and family. Please choose them if you are purchasing a new home. You will not be disappointed. Thank you again!


What if the home inspector takes less time?

A smaller home or condo can require a little less time, but every home has components that will need to be inspected. A one-hour home inspection is a rushed inspection. A one-hour inspection will often miss things that will cost the homeowner in the future. A quick inspection does not allow enough time to be thorough.


Trust Housebusters

Housebusters is the area’s most experienced and most respected inspection services company. We can perform all of your needed inspections when purchasing a home. And since we can typically perform these inspections with one trip to the home, we can often save you money.

Call us at 800-847-3500 to schedule or book any of our services online.



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