Offering home inspection services for the Northern Utah area.
Our mission as a business is to provide the highest quality service to our customers.
If you have navigated to this page, then you are one of the fortunate few who are able to take advantage of the current market conditions to aquire a new home. That's great news, because the time has never been better. We provide clear, and acurate reports, delivered the same day, both soft copy and hard copy. We also believe it is important that our customers get the time and attention they need to understand the results of their report. It is spending this time, and the level of detail in our reports, that sets us aside from our competition. You did not rush into buying a home, don't let your inspector rush through inspecting it. Let us help ensure your investment is sound and without any ugly suprises. Thanks for the opportunity to earn your business.
Contact us today for your quality Home Inspection. you won't be disappointed.
Choosing an inspector
“Just because an inspector is an NACHI member doesn't guarantee that you'll get a good inspection, but it certainly increases the likelihood that you'll be working with a qualified professional,"
All NACHI certified members have performed at least 250 inspections have passed two written proficiency exams. They must also adhere to standards of practice, continuing education requirements, and code of ethics.
ASHI Certified inspectors also have a strict policy of educational and experience requirements. At Albion we would be honored if you choose us as your inspection company, but if you elect to choose another company please make sure they are NACHI or NSHI certified. This one step will help make sure that an experienced and knowledgeable inspector will perform your inspection. A home is to big an investment to leave up to chance.
NACHI & InterNACHI recommend you interview several inspectors before choosing one. Some of the questions you should ask include:
What does the inspection cover? Make sure the inspection and the inspection report meet all applicable requirements and comply with the NACHI Standards of Practice.
How long have you been in the profession and how many homes have you inspected? Again, NACHI Members are required to have completed at least 250 paid professional home inspections and passed two written exams that test the inspector's knowledge, and continue 40 hrs of education each year.
Are you specifically experienced in residential inspection? The answer should be yes. If someone says they have specialized training in something like construction or engineering but not in residential inspection, you may want to move on to the next candidate.
Does the inspector's company offer to do repairs or improvements based on the inspection? The answer should always be no. This is against the NACHI Code of Ethics because it might cause a conflict of interest.
How long will the inspection take? The average for a single inspector is two to three hours for a typical single-family house; anything less may not be enough time to do a thorough inspection. Some inspection firms send a team of inspectors and the time frame may be shorter.
How much will it cost? Costs vary quite a bid depending on the region, size of the house, scope of services and other factors. A typical range might be $250.00 -350.00, but consider the value of the home inspection in terms of the investment being made.
Does the inspector prepare a written report? Ask to see samples and determine whether you understand the report. Does the inspector provide the report on site? The next day?
Does the inspector encourage the client to attend the inspection? This is a valuable educational opportunity for you to learn about how things work around what could be your house, and the inspector may point out things that don't quite merit a mention in the report but which you should keep an eye on. An inspector's refusal to allow you to be present should raise a red flag.