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What You Should Know About Your Home Inspection: An Interview with Charlie Knox of Knox Home Inspections

By Charlie Knox

Tell us a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

I formed my Company about thirteen years ago. In addition to standard home inspections, I also perform Mold, Radon, Water testing and septic inspections.

What are two or three of the most common repairs that are needed on the houses you've seen in the area?

The most common repairs are the roof, electrical system, and the removal of mold.

What should a standard home inspection cover?

A standard home inspection should cover the Structure, Attic, Heating and cooling, Electrical system, Plumbing, and Basement.

How long should it take for homeowners to receive their inspection report?

The report should be done within 24 hour or less.

Should a quality home inspector also provide repair work? What are some of the reasons why or why not?

The inspector should not offer to do any repairs. I feel it is a conflict of interest. In my case, I would not have the time anyway.

What are the certification requirements in your state? What are a few benefits of hiring a certified and trained home inspector?

There is no state license requirements to be a Home Inspector. ( A builders license is very helpful which I am licensed). There is an online certification that you can get by taking the the test and passing (interNACHI). Inspectors have to be tested each year before renewal.

If a home inspector misses a major defect, do homebuyers have any recourse?

Most inspectors have a home inspection agreement that the buyers sign (This does not hold the inspector liable in most cases).

What is the best way for people to reach you and your company?

The best way is to call me to set up a time and date for the inspection at 810-441-5789.

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