Home Inspection FAQ

Q: Can a home fail a home inspection? 
A: No. Houses do not pass or fail. A home inspection determines the condition of the home and it's systems. The report will detail the physical condition of the home and it's systems based on a visual inspection, and include what may be unsafe or need repair or replacement. 

Q: When do i get the inspection report? 
Anchor Inspection Group generates reports on-site. Along with a printed summary, you will have the report before we leave the property.

Q: What kind of report can i expect? 
Anchor Inspection Group's proprietary inspection report layout is concise, easy to navigate and includes full color photos of noted items.  Included in the report:

  • The general condition of the home including all systems listed on the Inspection Services page
  • Major and minor defects
  • Repair suggestions
  • Potential problem items in the future
  • Estimated remaining useful life expectancy of mechanical systems
  • Safety related items

In addition to a verbal presentation of the report, Anchor Inspection Group provides post-inspection support.  If you have any questions about your past home inspection, call us!

Q: When and how do i schedule a home inspection? 
You generally have between 7 and 10 days after your contract is executed to get a home inspected.  If the home is unoccupied, speak with your agent to confirm that gas, electricity and water are active in the home, as a home inspection without access to gas, power and water will be incomplete.  If the home is occupied, be sure to contact us as soon as you expect a contract to execute. By contacting Anchor Inspection Group as early as possible, you will allow plenty of time for our staff to schedule an inspection time slot with the homeowner/occupant.

Q: How much does a home inspection cost? 
Anchor Inspection Group does a standard home with one kitchen and less than 1500 square feet for $300.  This includes FREE re-inspection of any repaired items within 90 days AND post inspection support for any questions that may arise.  Square feet, pools, septic systems, and sprinkler systems may increase the cost of the inspection.

Q: How do I pay the home inspector? 
Payment is due at the time of the inspection. We accept cash, credit cards and checks.

Q: What will the home inspection cover? 
Anchor Inspection Group inspects all items listed in the NACHI standards in addition to complimentary inspection of fencing.  We also inspect all kitchen appliances.  See our Inspection Services page for more information!

  • Attic
  • Insulation 
  • Ventilation 
  • Roof & Flashings
  • Gutters
  • Basement 
  • Crawlspace 
  • Foundation 
  • Grading 
  • Retaining Walls 
  • Siding & Trim 
  • Driveways & Walks 
  • Ceilings 
  • Floors 
  • Walls 
  • Doors & Windows 
  • Chimney 
  • Fireplace 
  • Major Appliances 
  • Electrical System 
  • Water Heater 
  • Plumbing System 
  • Air Conditioning 
  • Heating

Q: How long will the inspection take? 
Though it varies, most inspections take 3-4 hours.  It's recommended that you attend the final hour of the inspection to ask questions, observe noted items and receive the verbal presentation of the report.

Q: Should I be present during the home inspection? 
We recommend that you be present during the final hour of the inspection, and ask any questions you may have. 

Q: Why can't I have someone I know who is a contractor, do an inspection? 
Home inspection requires knowledge in many facets of construction, repair, design and appraisal.  Anchor Inspection Group takes pride in maintaining a constant pursuit of new information, technology and technique to reveal even the most concealed flaws.  While a friend or acquaintance may provide valuable insight on the property, unless they are a certified, trained inspector, they are likely to overlook or be unaware of many potential problem items.

Q: What if I have questions after the inspection? 
Anchor Inspection Group provides post-inspection support and discount pricing on repeat clients.  We are YOUR DFW home inspectors.  Call us with any questions before OR after your inspection is complete.