How long should a home inspection take?

Home inspection scheduling is more an art than a science.

Generally we plan on around 4 hours for a single family home in Key West. Sometimes it can take a bit less, or a bit more depending upon what we find.

For instance if there is a crawlspace, and we find water damage, we need to try to describe not only the damage found, but its source.

Sometimes this is obvious like a leaky toilet or sink drain. Sometimes it’s not so easy as is the case when a roof failure has allowed water to run inside a wall. This takes a bit more investigation to connect all the dots.

This is why we always try to get our clients to think of a home as a collective of many connected ‘systems’ that all work together.

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