Home Inspection Expectations

What To Expect During A Home Inspection

At Skilled Inspections, we believe a home inspection is an essential process for BOTH buyers and sellers of a property. It provides the opportunity for a professional inspector to inspect, evaluate and report on the condition of the home in order to give both parties an accurate understanding of the property’s condition prior to finalizing any sale agreement. 

For buyers, it provides assurance that they are making a sound financial investment. During a home inspection, potential problems or maintenance needs with the structure and systems within the property are identified so that buyers can make sure necessary repairs are addressed before purchasing. Home inspections also provide buyers peace of mind by uncovering issues that could have been missed during their own visual inspection when looking at properties

On the other hand, sellers may benefit from a home inspection by having the opportunity to address any necessary repairs prior to placing the property on the market. This can help to avoid surprises, delays, or further negotiations with potential buyers down the line. In addition, sellers are more likely to get their asking price if they can provide proof of a professional home inspection that certifies the property is in good condition.

Overall, a properly conducted and thorough home inspection will benefit both parties in a real estate transaction by providing detailed information about the property’s condition that each party can use when deciding whether or not to move forward with it. It is an essential step for both buyers and sellers alike.

Here at Skilled Inspections, we provide a comprehensive home inspection to ensure our customers have the peace of mind they need before making a purchase or sale. Our team is highly experienced and certified in all aspects of residential property inspections. We will conduct a thorough evaluation of all major components and systems within the home, as well as any defects or potential safety issues that might be present. We inspect all interior and exterior elements, including walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, electrical wiring, plumbing fixtures, heating/cooling systems, attic insulation and ventilation, roofs, and chimneys. We also offer optional services such as radon testing or wood-destroying insect inspection (WDII). Our service includes a detailed written report featuring photos and descriptions of all issues found, along with suggested repair solutions.

It’s important to remember that not every issue identified during a home inspection will be a deal-breaker, but it can help alert you to expensive repairs you may need to make in the future. Be sure to ask questions and get an estimate of any repair costs before making your final decision. The home inspection is just a critical step in the process of buying a house, so it’s crucial to do your research and be prepared for what lies ahead.

We understand that time is of the essence when it comes to buying or selling a home, and our goal is to provide an accurate and complete assessment as quickly as possible. On average, our inspections take between 2-3 hours to complete, although some more complex properties may take slightly longer. Depending on the size and complexity of your property, we will provide you with an estimated completion time prior to beginning the inspection process. Our team takes pride in delivering high-quality work and attention to detail so that you can make informed decisions about your potential purchase or sale quickly and confidently.

Common issues found during one of our home inspections vary widely but may include structural problems, water damage, foundation issues, electrical and plumbing problems, roof damage, safety issues such as faulty wiring or gas leaks, lack of insulation and ventilation, pest infestations, and drainage or grading concerns. Other potential problems could include mold growth due to high humidity levels or inadequate ventilation systems, and insufficient egress routes for emergency exits. It is important to us that you are aware of all potential risks before purchasing a home so you can budget appropriately for repairs or other related costs. Home inspectors are trained professionals who can help provide an objective assessment of the condition of the house and identify any potential hazards that could impact its value. A thorough inspection will help you make an informed decision about your purchase and ensure that you are buying a safe home.

It is also important to note that while one of our inspectors will provide a thorough assessment of the property, they will not be able to detect every issue or potential problem that could arise in the future. This includes hidden defects such as water damage on interior walls, behind appliances, or underneath the flooring, which may not be visible until after the sale has been completed. Additionally, some issues may require specialized tools or expertise to diagnose accurately, and an inspector may need to gain the necessary skill set to detect these types of problems. Therefore, it is best practice for you to obtain additional opinions from contractors who specialize in specific areas if they have any concerns after a home inspection has been conducted.

Getting a home inspection from Skilled Inspections is the best way to ensure that your property is in good condition before you commit to buying or selling. Our experienced inspectors will review every inch of your home, making sure it meets all safety standards and providing you with an honest assessment of its condition.  

We use the latest technology and tools during our inspections so that we can accurately assess the condition of your home. At Skilled Inspections, we take pride in doing the job right the first time and delivering outstanding customer service. Our team is passionate about what we do and dedicated to providing our clients with excellent service every step of the way. We understand how important it is for you to have peace of mind when buying or selling a home, and we’re here to help. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an inspection. Let us help you get the most out of your home purchase! (918) 408-3652

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Homeowners in Tulsa and across the country are increasingly turning to new construction inspections as a vital part of their home purchase process. At Skilled Inspections, our experienced and knowledgeable inspectors understand new construction from the foundation to the roofline, which can help protect you from costly repairs or unfortunate surprises down the road.

After our new construction inspection, we provide comprehensive reports detailing all our findings. Our reports are easy to understand and include photos so you can fully appreciate any issues that need attention or corrective action. We also offer advice on how to remedy any problems that may have been found during the new construction assessment.

At Skilled Inspections, we take pride in providing a thorough new construction inspection process with excellent customer service throughout Tulsa and surrounding communities. Whether you’re purchasing a new home or evaluating an existing one, contact us today at (918) 408-3652 for more information on our new construction inspection services!

Skilled Inspections
11063-D South Memorial Drive #345
Tulsa, OK 74133
Phone: (918) 408-3652

Helping You Is Why We’re Here

  • Steve sincerely wants his clients to attend their home inspection if possible so that he can present his findings in person, addressing any concerns you may have while it’s all out in front of you
  • A good home inspection requires more than one approach in order to determine the full scope of a property’s strengths and deficiencies—that’s why Skilled Inspections uses technology such as thermal imaging, aerial drone photography, gas leak detection, and more to complement our standard visual assessment
  • After an inspection has been completed, clients are more than welcome to contact us over the phone at any time to discuss the inspection findings and to ask any additional questions


When he’s not out performing home inspections, Steve likes to work in his yard and generally spend time out in nature. Whenever his schedule permits, Steve also enjoys relaxing for a day or two out at the lake house.

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At Skilled Inspections, we strive to provide a constructive home inspection experience that will not only improve your understanding of a home’s condition, but will also lay out specific maintenance strategies that you’ll be able to readily implement if you choose to close on the home. Contact us today to request an inspection.

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