FAQS

A home inspection is conducted to ensure that your new or existing property is structurally sound, that there are no electrical or plumbing issues and that there is nothing unforeseen that you may run into once owning or selling the property. A home inspection is conducted by a home inspector who is trained to be a detective in regards to the construction and working parts of your property. An inspection can be done at any time, whether you are buying, selling, winterizing or simply checking the current state of a property.

Our goal is to educate property owners and buyers. Van Wert Inspections has been around since 1991, providing both commercial and residential inspections to all of Michigan. A family owned and operated business providing over 30 years of experience and expertise. We want you to walk away from the inspection not just knowing the issues or potential issues, but how you might resolve those issues, should you choose. For each inspection, you receive a personalized report containing pictures and descriptions of all issues or potential issues found. Our inspectors are very knowledgeable, friendly and are available to answer questions and provide consultations even after an inspection has been completed. We are available for inspections 7 days a week.

You can schedule an inspection by calling (989) 662-9378. Our call hours are from 8:00am EST to 6:00pm EST everyday, including holidays.

We will need your name, address, phone number, email address, square footage of the property, the buyer's realtor's name and contact information, the listing realtor's name and contact information and whether or not all of the utilities are turned on.

The cost of an inspection varies depending on the size and location of your home. Call (989) 662-9373 for pricing. Upon completion of the inspection payment is required.

We accept checks, cash and credit cards. If you pay with a credit card, you will be charged a credit card process fee.

A standard home inspections takes approximately 2 hours. The timing will depend on the size of the property being inspected. We will provide you with an estimated amount of time when you schedule your inspection.

You are not required to be present during the inspection. We do recommend, if possible, that you attend the inspection. You will gain additional insight to both the property and the inspection process.

The timing will depend on the size and amount of time spent at the property. The standard time frame is 2 - 5 days.

Upon completion of the inspection report, you will receive an email providing you a username and password. You can utilize your username and password to access your inspection report by going to www.homegauge.com.

Your report is available for at least one year, and potentially longer. This is dependent on the system in which we create and store the reports.

You can call us at (989) 662-9378. Our call hours are from 8:00am EST to 6:00pm EST everyday, including holidays. You are also welcome to email us at larry@vanwertinspections.com.

Yes, you can view both Sample Home Inspection Reports and Sample Commercial Inspection Reports. These are both accessed from our Services page.