Frequently Asked Questions
The purchase of a home or commercial building is one of the largest single investments you’ll ever make. Since it’s such a big investment, you need to know the current condition of the property — as well as any repairs and maintenance that will be needed in the future.
A professional home inspection informs the homebuyer of the property’s condition. Things aren’t always as they seem. If you’re selling your house, getting an inspection before you put your house on the market can help identify and remedy any potential concerns. In addition to residential assessments, we also specialize in commercial inspections.
An inspection is a visual examination of the structure and the systems of a building. If you are thinking of buying a home, condominium, mobile home, or commercial building, you should have it thoroughly inspected by an experienced and impartial professional before the final purchase. When you choose CalPro to do the evaluation, you can rest assured that our certified inspectors are the best in the industry.
The best time to schedule an inspection is directly after you have made an offer on a property. The real estate contract usually allows for a grace period to inspect the building. Ask your real estate agent to include this inspection clause in the contract, making your purchase obligation contingent upon the findings of a professional inspection.
A pre-listing inspection is a great start if you're planning on listing your home for sale. Don’t let hidden flaws derail a sale or cause you to drop your asking price. An inspection from a certified CalPro home inspector can save you time and money by revealing the hidden defects in your home — before prospective buyers come for a tour. Remediate the problems on your own time and list your home, confident of the asking price.
Unfortunately, home inspectors are not legally required to be licensed or certified in California. This means that some are not as qualified or experienced as others. All of our inspectors are licensed, insured, and have been certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). Our extensive certifications and credentials mean that our home inspectors are the best in the industry.
In California all inspections should be performed to the standards adopted by InterNACHI. To become a member, an inspector must pass a written examination to prove their competency. InterNACHI and other professional training and certifying agencies train and certify their members through rigorous classroom and field testing. Moreover, InterNACHI inspectors must participate in continuing education courses to maintain their certifications and memberships. InterNACHI-Certified Professional Inspectors® adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice.
A typical inspection will take from two to three hours, depending on the size and features of the home.
Yes, reviewing the report with your inspector is crucial to understanding it and is an important part of any professional home inspection.
Some home inspectors handwrite notes on a sheet of paper. These “reports” are often unorganized, unprofessional, and hard to read. At CalPro Inspection Group, we create a typed report that’s customized to your home. These reports include several high-quality photos, detailed notes, and a summary page. Better yet, you’ll receive your report the same day of the inspection. View one of our sample reports.
It’s always best to find out for sure with a mold inspection from CalPro. If needed, we’ll conduct indoor air sampling and/or surface sampling and then send it off to a lab for verification. Once we have the results, we’ll be able to advise you on whether or not remediation is needed.
At CalPro, all of our inspections come with a 90-Day Limited Structural and Mechanical Warranty. This includes the following valuable services: RecallChek©, SewerGard, 5 Year Platinum Roof Protection Plan, MoldSafe, and Full Concierge Service. In addition, we offer a 12-Month Warranty Plan, and full inspection buyers have the option to upgrade to our 18-Month Home Warranty, one of the best values on the market — for the price of our 12-month plan!