Frequently Asked Questions

Buying a home is a complex process, so we’ve compiled this brief set of questions and answers to provide some info on the home inspection process. As one of Southern California’s most trusted and esteemed inspection companies, we at ECS Home Inspections look forward to providing you with our unmatched services. If you have any other questions not covered by this page, or if you want to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals, be sure to give us a call at (866) 611-7644.

Why do I need a home inspection?

The purchase of a home is a massive investment, perhaps the largest one that you will make during your lifetime. It only makes sense that you get an in-depth inspection of the property you’re looking to purchase. We can check your prospective home for all sorts of current and future problems, including unresolved leaks, structural damage, the presence of termites, and more.

If you’re selling your house, it is absolutely vital that you receive a detailed assessment of the property before it goes up for sale. Regardless of the circumstances at hand, we at ECS Home Inspections can provide you with the services that you need.

What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is simply an assessment of the current condition of a home or property, primarily conducted visually and in some instances, with specialized equipment. Our inspections can be custom-tailored to match your needs, and can include complete evaluations of the foundation, electrical system, plumbing and sewage, exterior and interior structural condition, windows and doors, appliances, and more.

What are things to look for in an inspector?

Not all home inspectors are made equal! In fact, many home inspectors are not legally certified or licensed, as the state is rather lax on these requirements. To ensure that you’re dealing with qualified professionals, you need to be on the lookout for certain qualifications and licenses. At ECS Home Inspections, every single one of our inspectors is certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and fully compliant with InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

When is a good time to schedule an inspection?

We recommend that you schedule an inspection right after you’ve made an offer on a property. You should also make sure to have your real estate agent include in the contract a grace period that allows you to inspect the building before the sale is finalized.

How long does the typical inspection last?

Although this can vary based on the specifics of the inspection, you can expect one of our professional home inspections to take anywhere from two to three hours.

What kind of report will I receive?

At ECS Home Inspections, every single inspection comes with a detailed, typed report that is easy to read and understand. Our reports always include high-quality photographs, detailed notes, and a page that features the important highlights of the inspection.

When you’re making a decision this large, why take any chances with unqualified or inexperienced inspectors? We at ECS Home Inspections have continuously served Southern California for years, and offer our services in regions such as Orange County, Riverside County, San Diego County, Los Angeles, and more.

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