We know there are lots of home inspectors to choose from in the area. Your real estate agent, friends, or that guy in accounting at work may have even recommended some to you. How do you choose? What makes us different from the other guys?
Unlike most home inspectors, most of our referrals come from online and word-of-mouth, not real estate agents or lenders. We firmly believe that we work for you, and that allows us to tell you everything about a home – good, bad, and really, really ugly. We are the only firm in our area that is both ASHI and Independent. That’s really important to us.
We Take Our Time
In order to give you the best possible service, we only schedule one inspection per inspector per day. This way, we never have to rush through your inspection to fight traffic to get to the next appointment. At Inspections by Bob, we want you to know that you’re making the best investment for you and your family, so we take our time. We look in every crawl space, closet, and attic to find all the secrets. Even with our electronic reporting system, it can take up to an hour per 1,000 square feet of space. Factoring in travel time and time for questions, this means we average 3 hours per inspection. For larger properties, we will come in as a team so you’re not tied up for the whole day.
Anyone can take a two- or three-day class and call themself a “certified” inspector. But we don’t believe our learning stops with those initial classes. We’re committed to attending as many learning and educational opportunities as possible, and typically earn more than double the continuing education hours Maryland requires. Additionally, Bob and Welmoed are active in the American Society of Home Inspectors, both nationally and locally: Bob serves as a Director on the National board, and Welmoed is currently Vice President of MAC-ASHI, the local AHSI chapter. Welmoed is also on the faculty of Frederick Community College, and has taught the Home Inspection Certification classes there since 2016.
Have you ever gotten a home inspection report full of abbreviations and acronyms that you can’t decipher? That won’t happen with Inspections by Bob. Our electronic reports are easy to understand and comprehensive. We even provide a wide array of additional informational brochures on everything from wells and old septic systems to old HVAC systems and generators that are available to any of our customers. We want to make sure you are as informed as possible about your home, so we give you the information and make ourselves available to answer any questions you may have.
We Offer Options
Can’t make it to the inspection? We are experienced in doing “remote” inspections, where we schedule a telephone or video conference call to discuss the findings in the report. Would you rather have a female inspector? No problem; “Mrs. Bob” is available. Need to have your inspection on a weekend or holiday? For an additional fee, we can work around your schedule.
You’ll be glad you chose Inspections by Bob; we can guarantee you’ll get a home inspection experience like no other with us.
Quality Home Inspections in Central Maryland
Inspections by Bob’s team of knowledgeable, experienced home inspectors are committed to making sure you have all the information you need about your home. We offer pre-listing home inspections, final walkthroughs, home check-ups, and more. Contact us today to schedule your next home inspection!