Grand View Property Inspections FAQ

Many of our clients have frequently asked us questions about our services, so we have compiled a list of commonly asked questions and answers to aid our clients at large. Please check out our FAQ and let us know if we can assist you in your home buying journey today!  Still have a question please feel free to contact us or call us at any time.

Inspection ReportSame Day – Inspection reports are typically sent the same day, late afternoon or evening.  Occasionally it may be the following morning if there is a lot of work that needs to go into the report.  If your inspection objection deadline is also the same day as the inspection appointment, please let us know so we can prioritize this report.

All additional services are received the same day with the exception of those listed below:

Radon Results2-5 Days – Radon testing requires a 48 hour testing period in the home and we can drop the equipment at the inspection appointment or 2 days before.  After 48 hours, we will retrieve the tests and submit them for analysis to the Ohio Department of Health approved lab.  Result will be sent via email as received.

Mold Testing 1-3 Days – Mold testing samples are sent by express overnight mail.  Monday-Thursday we typically will have results available the next day.  Friday & Saturday testing would receive results on Monday or Tuesday.  Saturday appointments must be scheduled no later than 1 PM to receive results by Tuesday.

The time to perform a home inspection varies due to differences in the size, age, and overall condition of the home.  In general you can expect the inspection to last around 2 – 2 1/2 hours, however this time could extend further depending on the size of the home, any additional testing you opt for, and how accessible the home is.

Absolutely!  Please come if you are able to, even if it is only for part of the inspection.  The best time would be the last half hour of the inspection.  We are happy to give you a quick summary of the overall condition of the home on site and also to show you important areas of the home such as water shut off valves, where your HVAC system is located, etc.

After we book your appointment you will receive a confirmation email which contains a button called “inspection details”.  This will take you to your hub for all things related to your inspection: reports, agreements, payments, inspector information, etc.  In this area there is a way to pay online via credit card or you are welcome to bring a check or cash to the inspection if you will be there.  Please note, payment is due before or at the time of the inspection.

We are certified through interNACHI which is short for the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.  In addition to this, we have hands on training under The HomeSpection Training Institute which provides us over 46 years of on demand experience and mentorship.  We carry both liability and errors and commissions insurance which is important for you as a buyer to make sure whoever is inspecting your future home has both of these policies in place.

As a Certified Property Inspector through InterNACHI and being trained through The HomeSpection Training Institute a local Ohio accredited we have a combined 46 years of experience and on demand mentorship available to us to be able to provide you with the most comprehensive and trusted inspection available.

As a client of Grand View Property Inspections you are protected by InterNACHI’s Buy Back Guarantee.

If we miss anything then we will buy your home back at FULL PURCHASE PRICE!

And now for the “fine print”:

  • Honored for 90 days after closing.
  • Valid for home inspections performed for home buyers by participating InterNACHI members.
  • We’ll pay you whatever price you paid for the home.
  • The home must be listed with a licensed real estate agent.
  • Excludes homes with material defects not present at the time of the inspection, or not required to be inspected per InterNACHI’s Residential Standards of Practice.

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday 8am-6pm, Saturdays 9am-1pm, and Sundays – we are closed.

Inspection Hours:

Monday – Saturday with multiple inspection slots available.  Sunday’s can sometimes be scheduled ahead of time by calling at 614-769-5605.

Schedule online 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Once you receive your report(s) and look everything over you are more then welcome to ask us as many questions as you need.  Our job is not complete until you are comfortable and understand the report in its entirety.  At that point, typically you work with your Real Estate Agent to figure out if and what you might ask the seller to fix from the inspection report.

Our earliest inspection time is usually 8am and the latest is 3-4PM.  During the winter months it is best for us to start no later the 3pm so there is plenty of daylight left. There isn’t always adequate lighting in the home for the inspector when the sun starts to set, especially in vacant homes.

We understand there are many people involved in getting an appointment booked.  You, your Agent, the seller and our calendars sometimes all have to match up.  However, we find that sellers are usually pretty flexible with inspection dates/times and typically if we pick a date and time that is a day or 2 out that usually works out.  We can reschedule appointments within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment with the click of a button.

Your Real Estate Agent usually works with the sellers agent to confirm the time/date that works best and/or can let us know what might work better in the case of needing to reschedule.

Our schedule is posted online for your view.  If we have an open slot tomorrow we can book it as long as the inspection agreements can be signed prior to the inspection.  If you are in a pinch and we are showing unavailable please call us with your needs and we will do our best to accommodate.

We recommend a certified professional home inspector.  Please understand that most homeowners do not have the experience of inspecting homes.  A home inspector has trained and prepared to evaluate all types of homes.  Also, if you’re a buyer, you will emotionally react to a home that you want and this could affect the judgments of a personal inspection.  An inspector will provide the necessary unbiased opinion of the properties condition.