Frequently Asked Questions
TEK Inspections serves Reno, Sparks, and Carson City, NV with our commercial and residential inspections. We also provide services in northern California from Truckee to the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Please see below for a list of commonly asked questions as well as misconceptions we have heard over the years, or request your inspection today by calling (775) 746-4990.
Drone inspections provide businesses with data for specific industries, such as agriculture, construction, industrial, and more. Drones capture information that can not normally be gathered through conventional means.
Our Walk N Talk Inspection is a one hour consultation that provides valuable insight into the condition of your property. Have a notepad and camera ready, as a report will not be provided.
We are located right on the state line and serve:
- Reno/Sparks, NV
- Truckee, CA
- Kings Beach, CA
- Tahoe City, CA
- Incline Village, NV
- Carson City, NV
- Dayton, NV
- Gardnerville, NV
No. As you probably know, there are very few perfect homes. A home inspector inspects for any major problems that you need to be aware of concerning the structure of the home and the mechanical aspects of the home. Home inspections can turn up items that are simply too expensive to fix and may not be fixable. If you move in and are relying on the home warranty, you may end up with items that the warranty doesn’t even begin to cover.
No. You want to make sure the inspector or inspection company has the experience to take care of you. Many people think of home inspection companies as a commodity. This can be a major mistake and leave you holding the bag, or in this case, a house with problems that are expensive to fix or unable to be repaired.
All inspectors in the State of Nevada are required to be licensed. The bad news is that home inspectors can receive their license with very little experience and may have never conducted a full inspection on their own.
One thing that can help you is if the company has several inspectors and has an in-house training program to keep the inspectors up to date on current issues and problems. The in-house training program is designed to constantly test even the veteran inspector to keep them from falling into complacency.
This may be true, but many homeowners have learned that the low price they pay for a one-man operation also means there is less standing behind that man.
If you have hired a one-man operation, you too may have experienced the problem of getting back in touch with him when and if there was a problem or if you needed to address an issue, he was too busy to get you taken care of in a timely manner.
As in all businesses and professions, the home inspection industry has its share of bad apples. I take no pleasure in telling you this, but some are unethical – and, sadly, a few are dishonest.
You will also find other home inspection companies – professionals, like us, who work hard to earn your trust and respect.
Simply not true. Many people believe that if they are buying a new home that everything is new and going to work perfectly.
Nothing could be further from the truth. While buying a new home is great because no one has lived in it and everything is brand new, from the carpet to the roof, this does not mean everything was put together right.
In fact, over my many years of experience, I have found that we find some of the strangest problems and situations in brand-new homes.
In one case, the builder somehow forgot to have any insulation put in the attic. That would have been a costly electric bill!
We also provide 11-month builder warranty inspections to have everything checked before your builder warranty expires.
No. If you ask just about any inspection company, they will tell you that their inspection is only good for the day and time of the inspection. That anything can and something usually will likely break at some point after the inspection.