Know what to expect and choose a professional you can trust.
Finding the Right Inspector
Look for an inspector who has expertise in many different fields. Keep in mind many don't. That's why it's important to check an inspector's education, references and number of completed inspections. Look for an inspector before you shop for a home. If you choose a home first, time is critical and you may feel pressured to pick the first inspector you meet. Look for an inspector with a broad knowledge of a home's systems and structures. Keep in mind the state of California does not regulate inspectors. It is important you look for credentials such as certifications by InterNachi, ASHI, or CREIA. Be sure to choose an inspector who carries errors and omissions insurance. It is important to consider an inspector who can deliver a completed report with plenty of time for review.