FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- I live in a 3 bedroom house with a 2 car garage. How long will your inspection take? A standard home with three bedrooms with two and a half baths, generally takes 2 to 2.5 hours. The size and condition of the home or property may take more or less time accordingly.
- Do I need to be there for the inspection? Neither buyer nor seller needs to be present for the inspection. However both are welcome and encouraged to attend. We do explain the properties central systems, review major concerns and remedies and provide helpful maintenance advice during the inspection.
- Can I pay your inspection fee with a check or money order? InSight 20/20™ accepts checks and all major credit cards. All fees must be paid for at the time of the inspection.
- When will I get the written report of the completed inspection?All reports are emailed to the prospective buyers, their lawyer, and their sales agent the next business day following the completed inspection. Commercial properties generally take longer depending on their size and conditions. Most commercial property inspection reports are emailed within 48 hours after completion of the 20/20 inspection.
- I did not see smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on your list. Do you inspect these? We do not inspect smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. This is done by the town in which the property is located. All properties must have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to receive a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) before new owners can move in. This responsibility falls upon the present owners of the property.
- Is Radon testing required and if so what are my considerations. No, Radon testing by a seller or buyer is not required by state law. However the risk of developing cancer as a result of Radon contamination is very real. Radon is a known class 4 carcinogen and second to smoking as a leading cause of lung cancer. If you are aware, as a seller, of a Radon problem, you are legally obligated to disclose that information with all potential buyers.
- I have an underground oil tank, do I need to remove it to sell my home. No, as long as it is in active use it can be used by the new buyers as well. However, the presence of an underground oil tank must be disclosed to the new buyer. If the tank is not in active use, it must be either removed or decommissioned according to the town’s ordinances. Removal can be done by a licensed tank removal company and does not typically cost a fortune. If however oil has leached into the soil, removal of the tank and contaminated soil can be expensive.