KROKER HOME INSPECTION P.L.L.C.
P.O. Box 10025, Bedford, NH 03110 Ph: 603-714-5289
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KROKER  HOME  INSPECTION  P.L.L.C.


  ANSWERS  YOUR  QUESTIONS

 

 

Why Should I have an Inspection?


The purchase of a home is one of the single most costly investments that you and your family will make.  It can be very stressful.  Are you:

·       Afraid of what you will discover?

·       Uncertain if you have made a good home choice?

·       Wondering if you are getting honest answers?

 

A home inspection is an excellent tool to help:

·       Determine the condition of the systems and components of the home.

·       Identify and inform you about those systems and components.

·       Anticipate any additional costs that may go unnoticed without a home inspection.

 

Home inspections are not a prediction of future performance but can locate existing problem areas.



Please call to schedule your inspection at 603-714-5289.

 

Do I need to be Present for the Inspection?

KHI encourages the Client to be present and participate in the Inspection.  Steve Kroker, your Inspector, can answer your questions and make suggestions as you walk through the Property.  

Please make sure the house is ready for the Inspection and that all utilities are “on.”  For example:

·       Electricity and Water are on.

·       Gas is on and Pilot Lights are lit at the appliances that use pilot lights. 

·       Alarm System is deactivated.


Please make sure that any pets are off the premises for the duration of the inspection.

If you are the prospective Buyer, you should make arrangements with the Seller in advance of the Inspection.  If the house is not ready for inspection in a readily livable setting, there will be limitations in performing the Inspection. The complete and total fee quoted will be due regardless of condition.

 

How will I receive the Results of the Inspection?

KHI will provide the Client with a written Inspection Report containing KHI’s findings and opinion.  The Report will have information as to the apparent general condition of the building’s components and systems including identification of significant observable deficiencies as they exist at the specific date and time of the inspection.  A follow-up inspection may be scheduled for areas not observable.

KHI will provide the Inspection Report electronically and securely within 48 hours.  The Report will be easy to read and understand.  Any major defects found during the inspection will be highlighted and explained, and where possible, photographed.

In most cases, the results of tests performed as Additional Services will be sent to you directly by the testing facility.

 

Do I need a Radon Test?


There are 2 tests for Radon:  Air and Water.  KHI recommends testing for both in New Hampshire.


Radon is a naturally occurring colorless, tasteless, odorless radioactive gas.  The American Lung Association and Environmental Protection Agency have identified exposure to Radon as the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.


Levels vary from home to home, development to development.  Radon gas moves through small spaces in the soil and rock.  It enters a home through dirt floors, floor drains, cracks in the foundation, cracks in the basement floor, cracks in slab floors in homes without basements, holes for sump pumps, and through hollow core block foundation walls.


A Radon Air Test is usually performed in the basement with doors and windows closed.

A Radon Water Test is recommended, particularly if the home uses a private well.

 

Is a Home Inspection Expensive?

The cost of a home inspection is a bargain in comparison with the purchase price of the home. 

·   Buyers: Why buy a home without an Inspection, only to discover unexpected problems needing repair after taking ownership?  An Inspection could save you thousands of dollars. 

·      Sellers:  Do an Inspection before you list your home for sale.  Find and repair the problem areas before the Buyer’s Inspector identifies them.

The cost of a Visual Inspection is generally based on the square footage of the home.  A large home takes longer and has more area to inspect than a small home. 

Fees will depend on the square footage, location and age of the structure, and the optional services requested.   Please call to schedule your inspection at 603-714-5289.

 

Are you Licensed?  Are you Insured?

Steve Kroker is a licensed New Hampshire Home Inspector.  His NH License Number is 00251.  He is a Member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and ASHI - Northern New England Chapter.   

Steve carries both professional general liability insurance and errors and omissions insurance.


Are there Standards to follow?  

The Inspection will comply with the New Hampshire Standards of Practice for Home Inspectors.  The NH Standards of Practice are available for review at Chapter Home 600
www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/state_agencies/home100-700.html. 


Is there a Code of Ethics for Home Inspectors?

Yes.  The NH Code of Ethics details the core guidelines of home inspection professionalism, conduct and ethics.  It covers crucial issues such as conflicts of interest, good faith, and public perception. Integrity, honesty, and objectivity are fundamental principles embodied by this Code.

Established in 2012, KHI is independent and has no agreement with any real estate professional.

 

   

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