Frequently Ask Home Inspection Questions

When should I request a home inspection?

If you are the buyer: The best time to order your Home Inspection is right after your offer to purchase has been excepted. Typically you will have a limited number of days to get all inspections complete. (Check with your Agent) 

If you are the seller: The best time to order your Home Inspection is before your home goes on the market. However if your home is on the market now it’s still a good time to have a home inspection.

What is a request of remedy? A request of remedy is a part of some purchase contracts as to where you agree to buy the property contingent upon the inspection findings. Most real estate purchase contracts only provide 7 to 10 days for you to have all inspections complete. Once the inspections are complete and you have requested items to be repaired your Agent will submit this to the selling Agent. Not all purchase contracts contain this contingency clause. (Check with your Agent)

How long does the home inspection take? A typical size home (less then 2000 square feet) takes around two-hours to inspect for one inspector, often times we provide two inspectors on the house, as one is inspecting and reporting on the electrical outlets, windows and appliances our lead inspector is preforming the main inspection with you, in this case the time for the inspection is less.

Should I attend the inspection? YES This is a great time for you to see your home from a professional inspectors view, walk with the inspector during the inspection, ask as many questions as you like. We provide you with additional information on your prospective home such as operating the systems with in the home, where and how the main utility shut off valves operate, furnace filter, electrical panel box and more.

Why did our Realtor refer your company? Our proven track record established over 30-years. The real estate agent that referred our services has typically done so in the past and over the years as their clients purchase and move in to the home they don’t get call backs claiming our inspection missed something.

Do inspections have warranties?  YES
Our home inspection includes inspecting for termite, visual signs of mold, mildew and moisture and we test and inspect interior gas lines all at no additional cost. We then include a one-year warranty on termite inspections a 90-day warranty on mold and gas line repairs and a limited 90-day warranty on home repairs*  

Can a property fail a home inspection? NO- As a professional home inspector we never pass or fail a home, our duty is to inspect, evaluate and report on the current condition of the building and provide clients with the information and findings that allow them to be a better-informed . 

Do you provide repair costs? While ARS Inspections does not make repairs. We are able to provide approximate costs for repairing anything found during the inspection. 

What can I do to prepare my house for a home inspection?  

Click Here for a copy of our basic home maintenance list.

Are you Certified, Licensed and Insured? YES

  • Licensed termite inspector and a pest control applicator (#13241 and #98081)
  • Licensed radon mitigation specialist (#218) and radon contractor (#118)
  • Certified mold inspector and certified mold mitigation specialist (#2984)
  • Certified FHA VA RD USDA loan compliance inspector (#1024)
  • We hold both General liability and E&O insurance 


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ARS Inspections Real Estate Inspection Company, property inspection, termite inspection, radon testing, mold inspection, mold testing, FHA VA RD USDA and well inspection.

ARS Inspections Real Estate Inspection Company is a professional home inspection and building Inspection Company located in Zanesville Ohio. Quality Inspections Since 1988: Real estate inspection reports, home inspection, commercial building inspections, termite inspection, gas line inspection warranty, radon testing, mold testing and private well water testing Services in Muskingum County, Perry County, Guernsey County, Licking County and Franklin County. Service Areas: Ohio Home Inspection and Ohio Home Inspector in, Zanesville Ohio, Nashport Ohio, Roseville Ohio, New Lexington Ohio, Somerset Ohio, Newark Ohio, Granville Ohio,  New Albany Ohio, McConnelsville Ohio, Dresden Ohio, Philo Ohio, Duncan Falls Ohio, Frazeysburg Ohio, Coshocton Ohio, New Concord Ohio, Cambridge Ohio,  43701 43702 43777 43025 43023 43055 43058 43056 43093 43722 43720 43723 43725 43727 43732 43734 43735 43736 43739 43749 43750 43755 43762 43764 43767 43778 43779 43780 43783 43784 43711 43722 43730 

*see warranties for details

We are affiliate members of the Guernsey- Muskingum Valley Association of REALTORS® and The Licking County Board of Realtors