Please reach us at 256-808-2600 if you cannot find an answer to your question.
The Standard Inspection covers the visual and accessable components of a home. This typically includes the exterior, roof, foundation, crawl, attic, permanently installed appliances, fixtures, and visible components of HVAC, electrical, and plumbing. Important items that are not included are detached Buildings, septic systems, sewer lines, Chimney flues, and other non accessible areas or components as well as non permanently installed appliances. Read our SOP here ://www.nachi.org/sop.htm
The purpose of a home inspection is to protect YOU. Alabama is a buyer beware state. Legally a seller is not required to disclose any issue with a home, known or unknown. Therefore if you skip an inspection you are opening yourself up to severe financial risk as well as possible safety hazards.
There are a lot of factors that go into pricing an inspection. We base our prices off of multiple factors including age, square footage, distance to property, and any additional services. our average inspection cost is typically between $400-$500 and includes a same day report, an in person education on the property, and a thermal image scan of the home.
We pride ourselves on efficiency, and our inspection process and software have been designed to complete an inspection in the most effective and efficient manor possible. We typically have a 2 man team that can complete an inspection in 1-3 hours depending on the condition and size of the home.
The short answer, only you. It is never recommended to share the full inspection report with anyone but your personal Realtor. This is an expensive non-transferable document that YOU paid for. YOU NEVER SHARE THE REPORT WITH YOUR BANK as the findings are not legally available to anyone but the buyer, and the report may impact your loan process. It is the duty of the bank to discover any issues with a property for themselves. We have a built in repair request tool that allows you to make repair requests or cash requests including images and comments on the defects from the report. this function excludes all other information except what the buyer chooses to share.
Eathan Heard Owner & Lead Inspector
- 4 Years experience
- Certified Inspector by InterNachi
- Graduated from American Home Inspector Training Institute
- Inspector in Training
- Inspection and Marketing Assistant
Serving others is our passion. As a former Law Enforcement Officer I had a passion for helping others, and I live that passion through my work every day as an Inspector. We will take our time and explain every detail to insure a clear understanding of anything we find.
At Heard Inspections your family's safety is our top priority. The smallest details can put your loved ones at risk. Protect your family and your wallet with an inspection from Heard Inspections.
Purchasing a home can be a stressful experience, but it doesn't have to be. Our detailed report will give you peace of mind as you begin this exciting chapter in your life! See our SOP by clicking the following link ://www.nachi.org/sop.htm
"In everything I have shown you that, by working hard, we must help the weak. In this way we remember the lord Jesus' words: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive."
"It is my hope that no family in my service area is forced to forgo an inspection due to hardships." -Eathan Heard, Owner-
Alabama it is a buyer beware state, this makes it the buyers responsibility to discover any issues with a property prior to purchase. Our goal with this program is to show Gods love and provide help to those who would otherwise be forced to forgo an inspection.
We have a limited budget for this program and our inspectors donate their time and knowledge at their discretion. Therefore we ask that you utilize this program only if it is truly a need.
Thank you and God Bless!
Personal residence purchases only. Due diligence period for inspection should be no less than 14 days. Home value $150K or less. Size of home 2500 sqft or less. Must be located in Etowah or surrounding counties. Does not include any additional inspections,
re-inspections, products, or services. There is no guarantee that an inspection can be completed. Inspections will be completed during vacant appointments or cancelations, and timing is subject to change to accommodate regular bookings. Subject to resources and availability.
To get a free quote, or if you have questions or special requests, just drop us a line. We look forward to serving you!
4403 Indian Hills Drive, Southside, Alabama 35907, United States
Monday - Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm