We encourage the client to attend the inspection. However, Everett will ask you to not follow him into hazardous areas such as crawl space, attic or roof.
Everett guarantees the report delivery within 24 hours of the inspection, however, it is usually completed the day of the inspection. He reserves the right to review and modify the report within 48 hours of the inspection for quality control.
Many inspectors use checkboxes and auto "canned" comments to complete reports faster. Everett takes time to write narratives specific to the home. Investing a few extra hours writing a detailed and comprehensive report assists our clients in making better-informed home buying decisions.
A Pristine Inspection averages 3 hours. Everett has found it essential to have what he calls "dwell time" at a property. Some defects may take time to discover. For instance, moisture from a small leak around a toilet flange in an upstairs bathroom may take over an hour to migrate into the ceiling below where it will show up on a thermal scan.
Most real estate agents have very high ethical standards. However, some agents will seek to control the home buying process by recommending only one inspector. How did these recommended inspectors “qualify” to get on the “approved” list of the agent? Is the agent recommending a thorough non-bias inspector or is the agent recommending someone who they have a "working relationship" with so they can improve their odds of making a commission? Ideally, agents should provide you with a list of more than one inspector. If an agent discourages you from using an inspector of your choosing or insists that you use one of their “approved” inspectors, you should contact the State Real Estate Commission.
All licensed home inspectors in Kentucky, are required to follow standards of practice authorized by the Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors. Pristine follows a Standard of Practice published by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). These standards call for an inspection of the roof, exterior, basement, foundation, crawlspace, structure, heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, fireplace, attic, insulation, ventilation, doors, windows, and interior. Pristine exceeds the minimum standards by utilizing thermography and drones acquire additional information on the structure. Our reports also include additional information such as models, serial numbers and manufacturers date for major components such as furnaces and water heaters. For specific information, including exclusions, please click the button below.