Frequently Asked Questions about Sierra Pacific Home Inspection

What forms of payment are accepted?

Sierra Pacific Home Inspection accepts cash, checks and credit/debit cards.

How do you base your rates?

Rates are based on the square footage of residence, the distance traveled, the type of structure, and the complexity of the inspection. Our rates are fair and competitive, and will be thoroughly discussed prior to each inspection.

What days are Sierra Pacific Home Inspection available for inspections?

We are available Monday-Saturday, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, (closed on major national holidays). The last scheduled inspection of the day is 3:00 PM, to allow our inspector time to provide a complete and thorough inspection, with time to prepare the report.

Once the inspection is complete, when can I expect to receive the report?

When the inspector has finished the inspection, he will sit down with the client and verbally explain any areas of concern. The inspector will email a copy of the complete written report to the client and/or realtor within 24 hours.

Does Sierra Pacific Home Inspection offer military discounts?

Yes! We here at Sierra Pacific Home Inspection honor the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces. Plus, we also honor the men and women who serve, (active or retired), as First Responders.

What kind of experience or certification do your inspectors have?

We offer over 10 years of experience in home inspections, certified by the ICA (Inspection Certification Associates) and are a member of InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors). The lead inspector also has over 12 years experience as a California licensed General Contractor, license #B966892.

Will the inspector inspect a swimming pool or spa?

Yes, a visual inspection will be made of the overall appearance of the swimming pool and/or spa, regarding any safety concerns, and will inspect the plumbing and related pool/spa equipment.

If we purchase the home, is the inspector available to offer a quote to repair or correct deficiencies?

No. Per national and state standards, the inspector is not allowed to offer repairs, or correct deficiencies brought to the attention to the prospective buyer for a minimum of 12 months following the home inspection. This is to insure the prospective buyer receives a fair and honest evaluation of the property.

Will the inspector offer advice or opinions regarding the investment value or possible pitfalls of the purchase?

No. The role and responsibility of the inspector is ONLY to provide the client with factual, unbiased, honest information about the house you are considering. The inspector will bring any deficiencies or problems that are discovered to your attention, but will not attempt to influence the client regarding the potential purchase in any way.