FAQ’s

FAQ’s

We’ve compiled the most common Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) that we’ve received and answered them here for your convenience. Check them out below! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out  or call us today at (479)225-3635  and one of our inspectors would be happy to assist you. – Gladiator Inspection

We do our utmost best at inspecting everything we can, but sometimes there are circumstances that prevent that (personal belongings blocking or limited access to components of a home). If situations arise that prevent us from getting to areas, we take pictures of the obstructions or reason and include that within our inspection report.

Unlike municipal inspections, which are a “pass-fail” system, a home inspection seeks to uncover as much information about a home as possible to then present that information to potential buyers or sellers in order for them to make an informed decision on either purchasing or making modifications to a currently owned property prior to listing.

We strongly recommend having an inspection, even new homes. Most contractors these days are high quality builders, but that doesn’t mean a portion of the work wasn’t sub-contracted out to third parties due to high demand. This can cause a little bit of chaos during the build and for the local city inspectors to keep up. It’s never going to be a bad idea to have a third-party home inspector come out to make sure your investment is going to retain its value. After all, a few hundred dollars spent could save you thousands in the end.

Inspections are typically a few hours, so many buyers opt to show up towards the end of the inspection to get a summary of defects or concerns found during the inspection. We always recommend for you and your realtor to attend the inspection. This allows all parties involved to be in the loop to reduce any possible confusion and it helps speed up the process on your end, as the buyer, by reducing delays in email communication times. Nothing beats face-to-face interaction when it comes to possible quick sales of a home!

We strongly believe that it’s not only best to learn all that you can about a potential home you wish to purchase and live in, but it also can save home buyer’s a significant amount of money during the negotiating stage of purchasing a home. They can use the information from an inspection to negotiate lower sales prices, cash at closing, or other extras that would be best explained by your realtor. Without an inspection, you’re buying the property “as is”.

A full, through inspection normally takes anywhere between two to four hours. This isn’t something that should be rushed so nothing is missed. The duration is effected by the square footage of the home, as well as the number of systems and components it has, as well as other issues.

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By having your home inspected prior to selling, it not only gives you a better understanding of your home’s current situation, but it also gives you a list of repairs that could help boost the resale value of your home. An extra bonus is by having your home inspected prior to listing is a potential buyer may even waive their right to an inspection based on your wise thinking and forethought! One final advantage to having your home inspected early on is it may even attract more buyers to your home because they know that your home is more likely in good condition than the other for sale in your area.

Once a client, always a client. We see everyone that we help as family. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have concerning your inspection report and we would be happy to help you! As always, thank you for choosing Gladiator Inspections!

We would like to answer this question by first saying that there isn’t a single house out there that doesn’t have some sort of defect, imperfection, or maintenance recommendation. On occasion we do find major defects or safety concerns. We annotate our inspection reports to help guide you on the best route to having an issue resolved. Every house is different and it’s up to you and your awesome real estate agent to determine how to proceed with negotiations once you receive the inspection.

A home inspection is a limited, visual inspection of the home and its systems and components to determine the condition of the home at the time of inspection. It’s not intended to be a comprehensive investigation or invasive inspection to determine causation or effect of issues discovered by the inspector.

  • Roofing and Flashing
  • Structural Components
  • Foundation
  • Basement/Crawlspace
  • Attic/Ventilation/Insulation
  • Driveways/Walkways/Garage/Carport
  • Porches/Patios/Decks/Balconies
  • Exterior (Doors/Windows/Siding/Molding/Trim)
  • Fireplace/Chimney
  • Interior (Door/Window/Floor/Ceilings/Stairs/Bedrooms/Living Spaces)
  • Kitchen and Bathrooms
  • Built-in Appliances
  • Electrical Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
  • HVAC Systems

While we do inspect most components of a home, there are a several items that we do NOT inspect and a few of those items are:

  • Commercial buildings
  • Outbuildings and barns (this can be included with additional fee)
  • Apartment buildings with more than four units
  • Manufactured or mobile homes (this service is coming soon!)
  • Water filtration/reverse osmosis systems or softeners
  • Fences
  • Solar panels
  • Septic systems
  • Well systems
  • Pool and spas (this service is coming soon!)
  • Low voltage systems (security, phone, cat5, etc.)
  • Mold/Biological growth
  • Termites/Wood-destroying organisms
  • Determining and testing lead based paint

Payment is due upfront in order to secure your inspection date. Once you schedule your inspection, we will send you an email confirmation with a link to make the payment.

We strongly recommend scheduling an inspection as soon as you go under contract on a property you’re interested in. With the way the market is, homes are selling fast! This also allows you additional time to have any corrective actions, such as repairs made on any defects the inspection finds.

Our guarantee is that you will receive your Spectora Inspection Report SAME DAY. No waiting, no wondering. Just results, fast.

As the client, you are the only person that will receive the inspection report. We believe it’s best practice to send the inspection report to the client only and it is then up to the client’s discretion as to whom they share it with.

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