FAQ

Progauge Home Inspections is an accredited home inspection company that operates in NYC and New Jersey area. Progauge Home Inspections performs Home Inspections, Buyer Home Inspections, Seller Home Inspections, Building Inspections, Condo Inspection, Townhouse Inspections, Multi-Unit Inspections, and New Construction Inspections. As a quality home inspection company, we value education and transparency. You perform best when we do.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Should I be there for the inspection?

A: It is preferable for the client to be present. We do encourage clients to arrive towards the end of the inspector’s evaluation. Think of “the inspection” as two halves: the first being the inspector’s assessment and the second half being the inspector’s walk-through with clients.Part 1: It is important for the inspector to have a safe and unobstructed opportunity to assess the overall and individual components of the property. Like any other professional, the inspector has a specific routine that he adheres to in order to perform at his best on the clients’ behalf. Inspecting homes is potentially dangerous; inspectors typically remove covers at live electrical panels, climb tall ladders, walk on roofs, and crawl through cramped under-floor areas. For these reasons we do not recommend the client, or any other persons, participate in this part of the process. At this time that the inspector takes detailed notes and digital photographs while conducting his assessment of the property.Part 2: Upon completing his assessment, the inspector will share their reportings with the client. The inspector will pay as much time as necessary to answer all of the inquiries the clients may have.

Conducting the inspection in this manner saves time for all of the parties concerned and reduces the quantity of on-site variables. By doing so, the highest quality and most effective inspections are performed.

Q. Are you licensed?

A: There is no licensing requirement for home inspectors in the state of New York. Anyone can market themselves as a home inspector. This is why choosing the lowest price inspector is so risky. Most veteran real estate professionals insist on recommending only CREIA certified inspectors. CREIA is a voluntary, nonprofit public-benefit organization of real estate inspectors (creia.org). To become a member of CREIA, an inspector must meet rigorous professional and technical requirements, including the successful completion of two comprehensive exams. In addition, he or she must perform at least 250 fee paid inspections and complete at least 30 hours of continuing education annually.

Q. How long will the inspection take?

A: A typical single family home inspection takes about two (2) hours on site. Large homes, custom built homes, and older homes with raised foundations may take considerably longer while condos may take less time as there are fewer exterior objects. We can provide you with a time estimate during the scheduling process. These time estimates vary and do not include time spent generating the report.

Q. What payment options do I have?

A: Payment is due at time of inspection. If you are unable to attend we will make other arrangements. We accept cash, personal check, debit cards, and credit cards. We typically do not process payments made through escrow unless there is a special circumstance.

Q. When will I receive the inspection report?

A: Most inspection reports will be delivered via e-mail within 24 hours in PDF format. The report highlights all major areas of the home including, but not limited to, heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, roofing, and more. A sample inspection report exists on this site for your review. Inspection reports on large Commercial buildings may take longer.A: If you’re a purchaser, you must schedule an examination as soon as you have a signed contract in place. The standard contract agreement solely permits seventeen days for buyers to perform investigations and perform removal of contingencies, but most REO and bank foreclosure sales enforce even shorter contingency periods. If you’re selling a property, think about a pre-listing examination before putting the property on the market. This will provide you with time to contemplate making any necessary repairs to boost buyer confidence and facilitate your home rise above the nearby competition.

Q. How much does a property inspection cost?

A: Property inspection fees depend on a variety of factors, including: square footage, age of the home, number of heating and air conditioning units, and location. A ballpark figure on an “average” property would be $300 (condo), and $400 (single family). Commercial properties sometimes undergo a bidding process, depending on the time frame available, and can have multiple options in the bid. Contact us for an accurate quote.

Q. Do Home inspectors find every problem?

A: A home inspection is limited to a visual inspection of the home’s components and systems. Inspectors do not do damage to walls or ceilings, use invasive tools, or disturb personal property. Problems that cannot be seen during the extensive walk-through of the property are not within the scope of a standard home inspection.

Q. Will the inspector recommend someone for repairs if necessary?

A: Depending on what is found during an inspection, we may recommend that you have specific home components evaluated by a specialist, such as a plumber or electrician, for possible updates or repairs. We never solicit bids on repairs or promote a single contractor. We suggest soliciting referrals from friends or family in the area.