Frequently Asked Questions

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Is A Buyer's Eyes insured?
Yes. To enhance your confidence in ABE, we have Basic Liability, Errors and Omission, and Structural Pest Inspector coverage.
In which areas of Washington State do you primarily do inspections?
We are located in Grays Harbor county and can inspect in any area of *Washington State. Places surrounding us include Aberdeen, Brady, Central Park, Copalis Beach, Cosmopolis, Elma, Grayland, Hoquiam, Montesano, North River, Ocean Shores, Raymond, South Bend, Westport, Wishkah, Bay Center, Humptulips, Amanda Park, Long Beach, Mc. Cleary, Elma, Oakville, Rochester, Centralia, Olympia, Summit Lake, Pacific Beach, Forks, Lake Quinault, Tumwater, Brooklyn, Artic, Menlo, Oyhut, Satsop, Ocean City, Malone, Porter, Tokeland, Ocean Park, Naisel...
Do I really need a Home Inspection?
A better question may be: How much do I want to know about this house before I commit to purchasing it? One purpose of a comprehensive Visual Home Inspection is to help the client make an informed investment decision. Are the systems of the home functioning as designed? Have systems been compromised through shoddy workmanship? Are there systems reaching the end of their functional life? Should I be budgeting for a new: Roof, Water Heater, Heat pump...
How much will my inspection cost?
Call for pricing and scheduling availability. Prices vary with size, age and features of the home.
How much does a Visual Home Inspection cost?
Pricing varies depending on many factors including: additional structures or units, heating or cooling systems, square footage, age, overall condition and location. While the average Home and Structural Pest Inspection together costs around $500 individual prices do vary. Payment of cash or check must be made at time of...
Is there anything I should do before the inspection?
Yes. Make sure that all of the utilities are on. Clear personal items away from things you want to have inspected. There should be access to the electric panels, water heaters, and furnaces. We cannot inspect what we cannot access so obstructions and personal items should be moved ahead of time. If accesses are locked or nailed shut they should be opened before the inspection. While we do inspect electrical panels and plumbing fixtures we cannot be responsible for energizing...
Approximately, how long will a comprehensive Home Inspection and Structural Pest Inspection take?
The Washington State SOP is fairly comprehensive, and the length depends on factors such as fixer-upper/pristine, crawl space/slab, and number of structures...
Should I be present during the inspection process?
Yes. One of the purposes of the inspection is to inform you of the condition and likely maintenance issues of the property you are considering. We are here to serve our clients and we encourage them to come to the inspection and to bring their questions. While we do highly recommend that you are present, our reports are...
What is covered in the report?
The Washington State Standards of Practice page explains what we look for at each inspection. Your report will be emailed to you within 24 hours, providing...
Is a Home Inspection the same thing as a warranty?
No. A Home Inspection is not a warranty. A Visual Inspection is a report on what is visible at the time of the inspection. Some defects may be hidden behind drywall or paneling; a pipe may be at the point of failure and yet still holding water. Even the best inspectors cannot see through walls or into the future. A...