Our most frequently asked questions.

At JLS Squared we do our best to answer all of your questions. Below you will find a list of what we believe are the most frequently asked questions. If you have any questions that have not been answered below, do not hesitate to contact us.

How long does the home inspection take?
A typical inspection should take 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. This can vary, given the current condition and size of the home, the accessibility of mechanical systems, and so on. As a courtesy to sellers, we recommend that they be informed of the time frame in a pre-purchase home inspection situation.

What do you examine?
We inspect the major systems of the house. These include the Roof, Exterior, Structure, Electrical, Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Insulation, and Interior. Our goal is to identify any existing major problems that would affect a typical buyer’s decision to purchase.

How much does a buyer’s inspection cost?
Buyer’s home inspections start at $330. However, some factors will affect the fee. If you are comparing home inspection firms, the fee charged should not be the deciding factor unless the level of service offered is identical. Remember, you are considering a major purchase and your choice of home inspector should be based on getting the best value, not just the best price.

What is included in the fee?

A complete home inspection conducted by an experienced professional, thermal imaging of the entire house, and a comprehensive written home inspection report.
Technical support for as long as you own your home.

Can I follow along?

Definitely. We encourage you to attend. The inspection is a valuable learning experience for most homebuyers.

Do I have to take notes?

If you are having a buyer's inspection performed, you don't have to take notes during the inspection. We will document everything in a written report. It is much better to follow the inspector through, listening to his comments to make sure you understand. It's also a great opportunity to ask questions and to clarify anything that confuses you. If you are having a pre-listing consultation or thermal imaging consultation, yes, you will need to take notes, unless Lori is accompanying James, then she will be taking the notes.

Can I ask questions?
Absolutely! You may want to bring some questions that you have regarding the home. You should also feel free to stop the inspector and ask questions as you go. If the inspector's comments or explanations are not clear, please ask for clarification.
What should I wear?

You should dress comfortably and be prepared to spend roughly 2 1/2 hours walking through the home with the inspector. You won't have to climb on the roof or go into the attic or crawl space, so your clothes won't get dirty.

Can I bring my family?

We recommend that you not bring your family; this is a technical evaluation, and you will be interacting with the inspector — the fewer distractions, the better.

Do I get a written report? When?

For a buyer's home inspection, you do receive a written report. It would be unfair to ask you to remember all of the things we cover during a home inspection. The report includes a summary of the condition of the home and details on all the major systems of the home. It is delivered by 8:00 PM the following day. For a pre-listing consultation or thermal imaging consultation, you will receive a check sheet.

If it's really bad, will you tell us not to buy the house?

No. Our goal is to report on the condition of the house, indicating potential repairs and expenses. Ultimately, it is your decision as to whether or not you buy the house. The home inspection is very important but it is only one piece of the puzzle. Only you know all of the factors at play.

Do you offer a warranty on the house?

We participate in, and offer a Home BuyBack Guarantee. More information can be found here.

How many inspectors do you have?
We currently have 1 professional available to perform inspections. Our inspector has an extensive background and experience in construction, inspection, and beyond, and has been through a comprehensive training program. Continuing education is also a part of every good home inspector’s life, and is required of every InterNACHI certified inspector.
Are you members of any professional organization?

Our inspector is state licensed and a member of InterNACHI.

How many days notice do I need to give you?

Our inspector is ready to serve you quickly. Inspections can be scheduled with as little 24 hours notice.