Frequently asked questions

How much do you charge?


Home inspections start at $305 plus $0.04/sqft for any type of single-family home inspection up to 4,000 sq ft. Contact us for pricing and lead time on homes larger than 4,000 sq ft. Multi-family units like duplexes, ADUs, and homes with “granny units” add $95 per unit. Radon testing is $135 and includes a detailed document with hourly measurements of radon levels, temperature, air pressure, and humidity. Sewer scope inspections are $170 and include a video of the sewer service lateral going from outside the house to the city connection as well as a brief document describing any notable observations. Order the Platinum Package to combine all three and get a $50 discount.




How soon will I get my report?


Reports are routinely sent out the same day, usually within hours of completing the inspection. In the rare event that a same-day report cannot be sent out, reports will be sent within 24 hours.




Can I attend my inspection?


If possible, yes. The best time to attend is about two hours after the start of the inspection. This gives the inspector enough time to get a good “feel” for the house as well as have the major components inspected prior to your arrival.




Should I test for Radon?


If you want an awareness of radon levels in your home, then yes. The EPA has set the action level of radon at anything greater the 4pC/L. According to the EPA map North Idaho is Zone 1, which means levels are predicted to be above 4pC/L. Radon levels are frequently tested to be much higher than that. For more information about radon, take a look at the EPA website.




What should I expect from an inspection?


An inspection for your home is like a physical or health check up from your doctor; It’s not invasive like a surgery but is meant to look for the red flags. Here are some more specifics:

  • A home inspection is a visual examination of the home’s observable physical structure and systems. Because only what can be seen can be inspected, issues hidden from view cannot be accounted for. For example things obstructed by furniture or personal belongings and things behind walls or below ground.
  • A home inspection is a snapshot in time. The defects found during the inspection are the ones that were present and observable at the time of the inspection. While we do our best to identify potential future problems and suggest preventive measures, you should expect future issues in the house that your inspection cannot predict.
  • Home inspections are not code inspections. Although many home defects have roots in code compliance, we do not enforce building code. For a more comprehensive picture of what is inspected, look at the InterNACHI SOP.




How can I schedule an inspection?


Click the Schedule an Appointment button on the front page of the website.




What areas do you serve?


Coeur d'Alene and surrounding areas, not including the state of Washington.




Should I get a sewer scope inspection?


If you want to know the condition of your service lateral, the portion going from the outside the house to the city connection, then yes. Ignorance is not bliss. A video inspection of the service lateral will give you a heads up if there are roots, cracks, clogs, breaks, or other possible issues that could cause problems with that section of the house’s plumbing.




What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?


That depends, African or European?





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