The moment you are interacting with the home inspector, collect more details related to the report format. In general, home inspection reports will follow a fixed format. The style may vary, but most home inspectors work based on their checklist.
You can search for a home inspection in Houston for report format and the checklist. The expert home inspection report checklist will include basic inspection details.
The report is usually computer-generated at present time. The report will include a descriptive and narrative style of the home inspection issues.
If you have hired an expert home inspector then you will be able to view the report on-site. The normal report will be available for you onsite within a time frame of 4 to 6 days. You will be able to understand the pros and cons associated with any report, only on viewing it.
What does the report include?
If the report is generated by an experienced team then it will be in a descriptive format. Each of the inspected component or item will be in a descriptive format. The report will only mention the condition of the inspected item – poor, fair, or good.
In most cases, a detailed explanation of the inspected component will not be provided in the home inspection report.
What does the homeowner understand?
In general, the homeowner will only be able to understand the real condition of the inspected item or component. So if the report is only descriptive then he may not be able to predict the main issue with the inspected component.
If the bathroom tub was inspected, he will only understand if the tub is in good, bad, or fair condition.
Does it describe cosmetic issues?
Being in good, fair, or bad condition does not mention anything related to the cosmetic issues. The owner will not be able to judge the real problem that the tub has. He may not be able to identify the plumbing related issues.
Some of the reports submitted by the home inspector will add a little more to the issue description. So if the tub is still in bad condition, then the report will mention the faults minor or major. All types of wear and tear will be mentioned in the home inspection reports.
If the tub is not in the condition to be repaired then it will be mentioned in the report. Rust and stain marks will also be included in the report in detail. Descriptive reports are usually submitted by home inspectors who are experienced and narrative.
The expert team is always descriptive and narrative. So if the tub can be repaired then the suggestions for repairs would also be provided in the report.
The report contents will depend on the type of home inspection team you have hired.