Arkansas Home Inspector

Providing Home Inspections in Central Arkansas
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AR License HI #1570

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Richard Costello is an Arkansas Home Inspector with over 30 years in the home building industry. This expertise results in an objective, thorough, and consistently high quality home inspection. We treat every home with the care as if it were our own.

Frquently Asked Questions

Buying or selling a home is one of the most important transactions you will make. At Home Inspection and More, we believe in the importance of a fair, accurate, and unbiased inspection, to help you understand the condition of the home you are buying or selling, or prior to performing a remodel, and for regular home inspections.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What is a home inspection?
  2. Why is a home inspection important?
  3. What does a home inspection include?
  4. What if the report reveals problems?
  5. If the house proves to be in good condition, did I really need an inspection?
  6. Can I do the inspection myself?
  7. Should I attend the home inspection?
  8. What will it cost?
  9. How do I schedule an inspection?

1. What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from roof to foundation. A home inspection report or home inspection service is similar to the auto mechanic's inspection of a vehicle prior to your purchase or the checkups we get at the doctor's office. When problems or symptoms of problems are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation or remedies, providing you with the knowledge to make an informed decision, or to take action on items addressed in the report.

2. Why is a home inspection important?

Home Buyers need an objective report on the home they are considering or in process of purchasing. To obtain the most accurate information about the condition of a home, it is wise to use the services of a licensed home inspector, and one who has many years of experience in the home building industry.

Home Sellers can take early action on problems that could deter offers, delay a closing, or reduce their selling price. A home inspection is a wise part of your investment. You can stay in control of the negotiation process by deciding whether to perform repairs. You can also disclose items of concern to potential buyers before their home inspector discovers the item.

3. What does a home inspection include?

An inspection report will review the condition of the home's heating system, central air-conditioning system (temperature permitting), interior plumbing and electrical systems. Also included are the roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement/crawlspace, and visible structure. The inspection is neither intrusive nor destructive to your home. It consists of a thorough visual and systems inspection. The items that can not be inspected or tested are noted on the report.

4. What if the report reveals problems?

Home Inspection and More provides an accurate and unbiased inspection, since every home is different, the potential issues will be different. If a problem(s) is reported, it provides feedback to help the home buyer/seller prioritize the issue(s), and evaluate possible repairs, replacement, or other investigation. The findings in the report present the condition of the property at the time of the inspection, which gives you additional knowledge about the home, possible budget needed for repairs, and when those repairs should be done.

Repair and maintenance is a normal process for a home, and these are common items noted on a report. See our for a basic understanding and overview of the type of issues discovered in a home inspection. The Home Inspection and More report gives the buyer or seller an opportunity to make planned and educated decisions about what needs to be addressed, the cost of the items, etc.

5. If the house proves to be in good condition, do I really need an inspection?

We believe homes should be inspected on a regular basis - just as we have our cars inspected. If the report indicates the home has few, if any issues, you now have a good basis and knowledge of the condition of the property, and the equipment and systems. As a seller, the inspection will provide a consolidated report you can use as a selling advantage, and share it with potential buyers.

6. Can I do the inspection myself?

Most homeowners do not have the breadth of knowledge and expertise to evaluate a property. At Home Inspection and More, we are both a licensed home inspector and have extensive experience, depth of knowledge, and training to make an unbiased, comprehensive, and informed report on the condition of a property. We are familiar with the many elements of home construction, and their proper installation and maintenance. An inspector understands how the home's systems and components are intended to function together, as well as how and why they fail.

7. Should I attend the home inspection?

While it is not necessary for you to be present, we recommend you be available during the inspection. This allows you to ask questions, and we provide additional information about how the home's systems work, routine maintenance tasks, etc. Our report will be easier to follow when we spend some time at the home to point out concerns. We are also available by phone or email to answer any questions you have after the inspection.

8. What will it cost?

The cost of an inspection is very reasonable with Home Inspection and More, and your investment is definitely worth it. Our is included on our website so you can easily see our pricing for sizes, ages, and types of homes. Knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the time and nominal expense.  We provide reports via a download on our website as a part of the inspection service.

9. How do I schedule an inspection

Scheduling an inspection with Home Inspection and More is very straightforward. You can call us directly at (501) 412-7793 or complete the scheduling form to request an inspection. We will quickly respond to schedule the time and day to meet your needs.

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Home Inspection and More, LLC
815 Technology Dr. #242483
Little Rock, AR  72223

Richard Costello, #HI1570
(501) 412-7793
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