FAQs



  • How do I schedule?

    To schedule online click on the “Schedule an Inspection” tab at the bottom right of our homepage. You will be directed to a form to fill out, click “submit” at the bottom of this page to submit your inspection request to Janish Home Inspections and expect to hear from us within 1 business day.

    If you choose not to schedule online please contact us at: 434-770-0602 or pjinspections@gmail.com.

  • How do I pay?

    It’s easy to pay for your home inspection report online. To pay online:

    • Click on “Products” at the top middle of the home page.
    • Click “continue” on the product item that fits your home square feet.
    • Next click “Add to cart”.
    • Then click “View Cart
    • After verifying that the item(s) in your cart is correct
    • Click “Proceed to Checkout”, this will bring up the Billing Details form.
    • Next fill out the “Billing Details” form
    • Then click “Proceed to PayPal”

    We accept Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and PayPal.com.

    Payment is made before or at the time of inspection by the purchasing party.

    If the client is not present for the inspection, payment is made in advance. The report will be sent via email within 2-4 business days, or sooner of received payment.

  • Do I need to sign an Inspection Agreement?

    The Home Inspection Agreement is a legal agreement constructed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the state of Virginia. The agreement contains: terms, conditions, and limitations of the Home Inspection following the “Standards of Practice”.

    Janish Home Inspections must have a signed agreement with the client before the home inspection can begin.

  • How quickly can you get me in?

    Scheduling a home inspection appointment is quick and easy!  You can schedule: online, by phone and/or email. We can usually schedule a home inspection within one or two days in the winter season, two - four days in the summer season is most common.

    We can also schedule same-day inspections if we have an opening, but this can’t be guaranteed, although we’ll try if a last minute inspection is needed.

    Once you have a verbally accepted offer, schedule your appointment with us online or give us a call.

    If the property is currently occupied and therefore there are no utilities that you need to have turned on, then you are ready to schedule!  Contact us and we will get you inspected and on your way!

  • What do I need to complete prior to my home inspection?
    • Schedule your inspection online at www.janishhomeinspections.com
    • Read and sign the Home Inspection Agreement and return the agreement to Janish Home Inspections.
    • You’ll want to make sure all utilities to the house are turned on (if vacant) during this period for your inspection if possible. This includes Electric, Water, and Gas. Once you have confirmation that all the utilities are on, or being turned on by a certain date, call us and schedule your inspection.
  • Do the utilities need to be turned on?

    Yes, Once there’s an executed contract between you and seller, your inspection period will follow. You’ll want to make sure all utilities to the house are turned on (if vacant) during this period for your inspection if possible. This includes Electric, Water, and Gas.

    Once you have confirmation that all the utilities are on, or being turned on by a certain date, call us and schedule your inspection.

  • What type of clients do you serve?

    We Serve: Home Inspections for buyers, Pre-Listing Home Inspections for sellers, Commercial Inspections for Buyers, Home Maintenance Inspection, and Home Warranty Inspection.

  • How long does it take to receive my report?

    An inspection report can be sent within 2-4 business days or sooner, depending on completion of the inspection agreement, payment being made, inspection volume and the needs of our clients.  We customize each and every report to the individual property and the purchaser's inspection needs.

    If you’re in a hurry and need the report quickly we can usually make arrangements to do so; however we must be given adequate notice, and all agreements and payments must be made to ensure a speedier report.  When you schedule we can guarantee an estimated time for you for when you will receive your report.

  • When will I receive my report?

    You will receive your inspection report via e-mail within 2 to 4 business days, or sooner, depending on completion of the inspection agreement, payment being made, inspection volume and the needs of our clients.  We customize each and every report to the individual property and the purchaser's inspection needs.

    If you’re in a hurry and need the report quickly we can usually make arrangements to do so; however we must be given adequate notice, and all agreements and payments must be made to ensure a speedier report.  When you call to schedule we can guarantee an estimated time you will receive your report

  • What is the cancellation policy?

    The purchasing party is given 48 hours to cancel or reschedule an inspection with a representative of Janish Home Inspections without penalty. That notice can be given by email or phone call as long the message was received by us. If 48 hour notice is not given, a $150.00 cancellation fee shall be due within 24 hours of cancelled/rescheduled appointment.

  • Do I need to be present during my inspection?

    No.  You do not have to attend your inspection. We do encourage attendance at the end of the inspection to get a personalized walk-through with the inspector to point out all issues found and discuss any questions or concerns that you may have, but attendance is not mandatory.

  • What do you inspect?

    All components related to the home including: Foundations, Grading & Drainage, Roof, Attic, Walls (Interior & Exterior), Ceilings, Floors, Doors, Windows, Stairways, Fireplace/Chimney, Porches, Decks, Carport, Electrical Panel, Branch Circuits, Heating Equipment, Cooling Equipment, Ducts, Vents, Water Supply System and Fixtures, Exterior Faucets, Kitchen Sink, Bar/Utility Sink, Bath Sinks, Bathtubs, Showers, Commodes, Bathroom Exhaust Fans and/or Heaters, Laundry faucets, Dishwasher, Food Waste Disposer, Range Hood, Ranges/Ovens/Cooktops, Microwave Cooking Equipment, Trash Compactor, Garage Door Operators, Door Bell and Chimes, Dryer Vents, Swimming Pools and Equipment, and Gas Supply Systems.

    The items listed above are subject to the general conditions of the home, type of home, weather and other factors that would limit the inspector’s ability to get to or properly inspect such item. Ex high rise buildings, freezing temperatures, locked or inaccessible areas by current occupants etc. can and do keep certain items from being inspected at the time of inspection.

  • What type of payment do you accept?

    We accept Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express securely through PayPal.com (you do not need an account with PayPal).

  • When is payment taken?

    Payment is made before or at the time of inspection by the purchasing party.

    If the client is not present for the inspection, payment is made in advance. The report will be sent via email within 2-4 business days, or sooner of received payment.

  • Are you a licensed home inspector?

    Yes. We are members/license holders in NC, SC & VA. Also with local, national, and international associations. In these we include:

    • Commonwealth of Virginia Certified, and Licensed Home Inspector.
    • American Home Inspector Training Institute, Home Inspection Master Course Certification.
    • Associate Member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI Member)
    • Dan River Region Association of Realtors Inc. (Affiliate Member)
  • Will I get a walk-through with my inspector?

    Yes. Every client that attends his or her inspection will receive a complete walk-through at the end of the inspection with the inspector.  This is a great value, because it allows for a complete understanding of the findings and allows the client to ask any questions or cover any concerns with the inspector at that time.

    We want you to feel completely confident walking away from the house knowing exactly what’s going on.  You’ll be made aware of potential changes with the house over the course of time, things to look out for, whether immediate service is needed to fix a big problem, or code compliance issues that can be addressed at a later time.

    Either way, the walk-through, coupled with the detailed, customized 30-40 page inspection report will give you all the information you need to make those important decisions about the home when you need it the most.

  • How long will the inspection take?

    Janish Home Inspections will vary depending on the size of the home, year built and other factors such as having a crawl space (for pier & beam foundations) or not, pool & spa or not, two story or one story and most importantly the square footage of the home. Most homes inspections last three to four hours.  We can tell you for sure once we receive the details of your home.

  • How long are the inspection reports on average?

    The average inspection report is between 30-40 pages. Some reports are longer.  These reports include digital color photos and detailed explanations in the comments section of the report.  Our reports alone are worth the entire price of the inspection, if you’re looking for clear, unfiltered, quality inspection reports, we’ve got you covered.

  • What are your hours of operation?

    Monday through Saturday, 8am to 6pm. Excluding all major holidays.

  • Do you guarantee your work?

    Yes. We are more than happy to guarantee the work and integrity of the home inspection including the report.  We offer the highest level of service and dedication to our clients, and will gladly resolve any issue quickly and effectively.

  • Can I forego the utilities being turned-on?

    Yes.  We are more than happy to inspect a home without the utilities being turned on; we just like to make sure our clients are aware that a complete inspection won’t be performed without all utilities.  However, we can perform a modified inspection without them.

  • What areas do you serve?

    Charlotte NC Metro area including SC

  • What type of homes do you inspect?

    We inspect every type of residential home including but not-limited to: Lofts, Town-homes, Condominiums, Duplexes, Tri-plexes, Four-plexes, and Single-family houses ranging from 600 to 12,000 sq. ft.

  • Do you inspect large commercial and apartment buildings?

    Yes, we gladly will inspect commercial buildings or large multi-family apartment complexes.

  • Can a realtor receive their clients inspection report?

    Yes. We will send the home inspection report to realtors as long as written permission from the client is given to do so. We will need the agents: full name, email, number and brokerage office.

    The inspection agreement the purchaser will sign has a designated area to list the realtor's contact info for the report to be sent. Therefore; inspection agreements that provide the realtor's contact info will receive a copy of the inspection report once completed.

    Thanks for reading.  We look forward to fulfilling all your home inspection needs!

  • What is Radon? Should I get it tested?

    What is Radon?

    You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That’s because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.

    Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can be found all over the U.S. It can get into any type of building — homes, offices, and schools — and result in a high indoor radon level. But you and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home, where you spend most of your time.

    Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon.

    EPA Recommends:

    • Test your home for radon — it’s easy and inexpensive.
    • Fix your home if your radon level is 4 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher.
    • Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases may be reduced.
    • Radon is estimated to cause thousands of cancer deaths in the U.S. each year.

    * Radon is estimated to cause between 15,000 and 22,000 lung cancer deaths per year according to the National Academy of Sciences 1998 data.  The numbers of deaths from other causes are taken from 2001 National Safety Council reports.

    “Information above courtesy of United States Environmental Protection Agency website”

    NOTE: Radon gas testing is a 48 to73 hour test. Special test conditions must be obtained in order to receive the most accurate results. The test may be conducted during any season, as long as closed building conditions can be maintained. All external doors, windows, and vents should be kept closed from 12 hours before starting the test until the end of the test. You don’t need to change your normal entry and exit routines, just make sure you close the door behind you. If the building has a permanently installed radon mitigation system, air to air heat exchanger, and/or combustion air supplies for furnaces, etc., they should be operated normally. However, do not operate any whole house or window fans during the test. This test should not be started if severe weather is predicted. For example, a major storm system with winds exceeding 30 miles per hour.

  • What states are you licensed to do inspections in?

    We are licensed to do inspections in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.