SERVICES AND PRICING
The bitter taste of a poor quality home inspection lingers long after the sweet taste of low price is forgotten.
Cheap inspections aren’t good, Good inspections aren’t cheap.
Do some research and don't always go with the bargain price. Ask yourself, is the low price a substitute for thoroughness. You're getting ready to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars, don't skimp on the inspection. We want all of our customers to experience the impressive level of professionalism when working with Benchmark Home Inspection LLC. All of our services exist to inform you of the current condition of the house prior to making that big financial decision. You can trust us to supply you with a comprehensive, honest and objective report as well as top quality customer service after the inspection. All Home Inspections are conducted IAW the Washington state and the InterNACHI Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for home inspectors. This is because Idaho doesn't require its home inspectors to be licensed nor does it set forth any rules, regulations, code of ethics or standards of practice for home inspectors to abide by. This is what sets me apart from the competition. Home inspections are not code inspections -- they are inspections for safety issues, health issues and system defects. For reasons related to liability, it’s important to keep the two separate.
A standard home inspection is just like a pre listing inspection but you're buying and not selling. Never trust a sellers disclosure, its too easy to play ignorant and say "I didn't know". Its nice to know what the seller isn't telling you or trying to hide with new paint and some trim.
PRE LISTING INSPECTION
Thinking of selling your home and want to know what needs to be done prior to listing? I will do a complete inspection on your home and give you a list of the issues that are a priority, a list of what can wait and/or possibly be negotiated. If you are selling your home, please make sure your service panel, furnace and water heater are accessible and not blocked by personal items.
WELL BEING INSPECTION
You go to the doctor for regular check-ups, why shouldn't you do the same for your home. Not every home owner is a DIY'er and lets be honest, a lot of us think that it was good when I bought it, its probably still good....right? When is the last time you walked your roof, went in the crawlspace or attic? These areas go unseen for the life of the home unless something happens and then its too late. Schedule a well being inspection for your home today and I will check those areas for any damages, defects, aging materials, leaks or moisture. I will also perform a limited interior inspection including moisture readings in all bathroom walls, ceilings and floors, the most common areas where moisture is found that if left unchecked, can lead to costly repairs.
NEW CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION
Look around, at the rate that these new homes are popping up, there is no possible way for the builders to keep tabs on all of the contractors and sub-contractors. Attention to detail is lacking in all aspects of the build from crooked outlet covers, cracked bathroom tiles, uneven floor tiles, gaps in hardwood flooring, plumbing fixtures and drain pipe joints not properly fastened leading to water in the crawlspace, I look for and call out everything. A lot of corners are being cut, inferior products are being used and poor quality work is the outcome. I've caught a few different builders/contractors not following code in attics, crawlspaces and decks. Some of these issues were thousands to repair not to mention the lost man hours. I like to nit pick new builds because you paid for quality, lets hold the builder to it! The same goes for the 1 month and 11 month warranty inspections.
All prices are based on the size of the home and/or time.
A 15% military discount is available with valid ID.
Radon testing is available at an additional $100 fee and requires a 24-48 hour drop off and pick up schedule. Have your realtor contact me for scheduling a radon test. Test results may vary due to many variables. All windows and doors must remain closed during testing so New construction homes are difficult to test due to contractors, cleaners, open hoses, etc... the doors and windows are always open. Same goes for houses that are occupied by current owners/renters/tenants.
All radon test results will be emailed directly to you and usually takes 10 business days. I also have a self administered Radon test available for $50, this fee covers the radon kit and the fee for testing at the laboratory.
0 - 1499 sqft = $300 (*3 hours)
1500 - 1999 sqft = $350 (*3.5 hours)
2000 - 2499 sqft = $400 (*4 hours)
2500 - 2999 sqft = $450 (*4.5 hours)
3000 - 3499 sqft = $500 (*5 hours)
+ 3500 sqft = $125/hr
*all times shown are a minimum, some inspections can go longer, please plan accordingly.
Method of payment: Cash, Check, *Credit Card
* A 2.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions.