At San Diego Home Inspection Perfection, we are committed to home inspections with perfection. Experience confidence and security in our home inspectors to professionally respond to your needs for a comprehensive inspection. Our response starts with that first call (or email)… and never stops. From our flexible scheduling to our informative home inspection reports delivered to you personally by your home inspector!
Once a customer… always a customer.
San Diego Home Inspection Perfection takes home inspections seriously. We are professionally trained with continuous ongoing training and we actively monitor all technical and business issues relating to the home inspection industry. When time is of the essence, you’ll find Inspection Perfection a reliable partner to the ever-demanding process of buying a home.
You can have the utmost assurance in us. We are backed with full-coverage insurance including E&O, general liability and we are also bonded.
Why have a home inspection? Investments in Knowledge Pay Dividends
A professional home inspection is such a valuable investment. An analysis of the property, conducted by a specially trained and completely objective home inspector, can identify non-functioning systems, damaged building components, safety issues and quality installations. Having this information before you purchase, sell, repair or remodel can return many dividends, both financially and emotionally.
Qualified inspectors are confident in the quality and value of an inspection. They’re eager to answer any questions to demonstrate the depth and importance of an inspection. Since inspectors are not required to have a state license, it is critical to ascertain & verify the following information:
- California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) active membership. Most established and national Real Estate brokerages require their agents to only work with CREIA members. For the right reasons, CREIA has developed the Standards of Practice that outlines the minimum scope of a home inspection, Code of Ethics that mandates professionalism, integrity, dedication and good faith to the client. CREIA holds members to a high standard of ongoing education, often requiring twice as many educational credits compared to other professions serving the real estate community.
- How long have you been in business?
- Tell me about your training, certifications and any specialized services.
- How many inspections have you completed?
- What types of insurance do you carry? Are you bonded? Home inspectors must carry liability insurance. It is one of the major costs for a home inspector, request proof of coverage.
Frequently Asked Questions about Inspections and Home Inspectors
- Q: Does the State of California license home inspectors? A: No. However California has defined some regulations for inspections under California Business & Professions Code 7195-99. It is recommended to only work with active CREIA members.
- Q: What is covered in an inspection? A: Generally, home inspections include the evaluation of the outside area, roof, structural, electrical, plumbing, fireplace, & HVAC. This usually includes inspecting the crawlspace, attic, walking the roof and removal of any electrical panels. For more information, please visit Inspections.
- Q: Are there standards? A: Yes San Diego Inspection Perfection adheres to CREIA Standards of Practice as a minimum standard. This Standard is accepted by both the Real Estate & Legal communities in determining compliance.
- Q: When buying real estate, am I required to have a home inspection? A: No, a buyer can decide not to have a home inspection, but a quality home inspection provides assurance from a independent 3rd party. Everyone involved benefits from a home inspection. Even new homes, condos and condo-conversions benefit.
- Q: When to order or who orders a home inspection? A: Most home inspections are requested and paid for by the buyer during escrow and time is usually of the essence. It is important to have an inspection completed and reviewed by the buyer and buyer’s agent in a timely manner to determine if any requests for repairs need to be submitted to the seller. The report may recommend a further evaluation by a specialist in determining a remedy.
Many times new sellers will request a home inspection to be done prior to listing their dwelling. This has numerous benefits: it allows ample time to remedy the affordable repairs and decreases any liability exposure by supplementing the Transfer Disclosure Statement. It also minimizes the chances of “discoveries” as a result of any buyers inspection during escrow.