2. How long have you been practicing in the home inspection profession and how many inspections have you completed? The inspector should be able to provide his history in the profession and perhaps even a few names as referrals. The inspector's work history and experience is very important.
1. What does your inspection cover? The inspector should ensure that their inspection and inspection report will meet all applicable requirements in your state if applicable and will comply with a well-recognized standard of practice and code of ethics. You should be able to request and see a copy of these items ahead of time and ask any questions you may have. If there are any areas you want to make sure are inspected, be sure to identify them upfront.