Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About the Home Inspection Process
How much does it cost to get a home inspection?

Unique homes and multi-family dwellings generally take longer to inspect, hence the fees for these homes will be higher. However, don't let the price of the inspection determine the selection of your home inspector, or whether you get a home inspection. The lowest priced inspector is not necessarily a bargain, because the knowledge gained from a Matrix Home Inspection may save you thousands in non-anticipated repairs, or provide you a better negotiating position in the purchase, or sale, of your home. The inspector's qualifications, including their experience, training, and professional affiliations should be your foremost consideration in selecting your inspector.

  • Typical single family home inspection: $350.00
  • Radon testing: Single Monitor-$125.00 Additional Monitors-$75.00 each
  • Termite Inspection (WDI): $75.00
What is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is a visual inspection of the structure and components of a home. The purpose is to find items that are not performing correctly or items that are unsafe. If a problem or a symptom of a problem is found, the home inspector will include a description of the problem in a written report and may recommend further evaluation. Before you close, you need to consider whether or not repairs are needed now and who’s going to pay for them. This inspection report puts you in a stronger position to negotiate the repairs, and/or the cost of the property.

Can a house fail an inspection?

No. A professional home inspector does not issue a pass or fail grade on a home. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of the prospective home. The home inspector will describe the physical condition of the home and indicate what may need repaired or replaced.

How long does an home inspection take?

Most home inspections take about three hours. These times may vary depending on the size, age and condition of the home.

Do I need to be present while the house is being inspected?

We strongly recommend that you, or a trusted representative, be present during the inspection. The home inspector can then explain and show potential issues in person, and answer any questions you may have before he leaves the site.

What to Expect

Home Inspections typically take about 3 hours to complete and include:

  • Roof, Vents, Flashing, and Trim
  • Gutters and Downspouts
  • Skylight, Chimney, and Other Roof Penetrations
  • Decks, Stoops, Porches, Walkways, and Railings
  • Eaves, Soffits, and Fascia
  • Grading and Drainage of the site surrounding the home
  • Basement, Foundation, and Crawlspace
  • Water Penetration and Foundation Movement
  • Heating System
  • Cooling System
  • Main Water Shut-off Valve
  • Water Heating System
  • Interior Plumbing Fixtures and Faucets
  • Drainage Sump Pumps with Accessible Floats
  • Electrical Service Line and Meter Box
  • Main Disconnect and Service Amperage
  • Electrical Panel(s), Breakers and Fuses
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • GFCIs and AFCIs
  • Fireplace Damper Door and Hearth
  • Insulation and Ventilation
  • Garage Doors, Safety Sensors, and Openers

Our reports are detailed, easy to read, and include color digital images of items of importance with explanation. We also know that time is critical when an offer has been made contingent upon inspection results. The reports can be retrieved by the client through our website within 24 hours of the inspection. The client will be notified when the report is completed and available, via an email from Matrix Home Inspection. This email will also provide a user name and password to ensure privacy. If you want others to be able to access the report let us know and we can also provide them with a personal user name and password.

Ohio Radon License RT974
Ohio WDI License #134552

Questions / Comments

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