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.