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
· 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.
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
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
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
A Radon Water Test is recommended, particularly if the home uses a private
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
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
Fees will depend on the square footage,
location and age of the structure, and the optional services requested.
Are you Licensed? Are
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:
Is there a Code of Ethics for
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.
Please call or text to schedule your inspection: +1 (603) 714-5289