Questions To Ask Your Inspector

  • Is the inspector licensed in the state of Alaska as a Home Inspector?
  • What is the inspectors background? (Desirable backgrounds include work as a contractor, architect, tradesperson, or engineer although such back grounds do not automatically qualify an individual.)
  • How long has the inspector been in the home inspection business?
  • Does the inspector have adequate insurance? (Clients should ask for written proof of Errors and Omissions Insurance (E&O) and liability insurance.)
  • What does the inspector do during a typical inspection?
  • Is a written report provided (as opposed to a verbal report)? How many days after the inspection will the client receive the report?
  • What information does the report contain?
  • Will the inspector be available for follow-up questions?
  • Can the client attend the inspection?
  • How long will the inspection take and how many inspections does the inspector perform in a single day?