August 14, 2016

Oklahoma City Home Inspection F.A.Q.S

DO I NEED A HOME INSPECTION?
Considering this will probably be the largest single investment you will make, it is highly recommended. The cost of a inspection is only about $200.00 to $300.00 for a average size home.

SHOULD THE INSPECTOR HAVE INSURANCE?
All inspectors are state licensed. By Oklahoma state law all inspectors should carry liability insurance. Oklahoma Inspection Service believes this is not ample coverage for the protection of our customers. Oklahoma Inspection Service also carries ERROR AND EMMISIONS insurance and are Bonded. The inspector you use should be fully insured.

WILL IT HELP THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS OF BUYING A HOME?
By providing you with a professional, unbiased report on the condition of the home and the operability of the systems within, you will be able to make better and more informed decisions about your prospective home.

WHAT CERTIFICATION IS AVAILABLE?
The Oklahoma state health department has issued a license to Oklahoma Inspection Service (#00079) OIS is insured and bonded. We are also members of the only state wide home inspection association, ORCIA, Oklahoma Residential and Commercial Inspection Association. ORCIA offers certification, continuing education, bylaws, and a code of ethics. OIS is a charter member of ORCIA.

As of 2001 Governor Keating had signed a bill to license all home inspectors. State licensing was supposed to have been in effect July 1, 2002, but was delayed one year by the health department to work out standards of practice and code of ethics. Home inspection licensing is now in effect. At this time you will need to be careful whom you employ. Many inspectors good and bad were grandfathered in.