Frequently Asked Questions
How long have you been in business?
We started doing home inspections in 1994, and have done thousands of inspections in Newton, Wichita, Hutchinson, McPherson, and the smaller surrounding communities. You want an inspector who has "been there, done that", and we offer that level of experience to our clients on a daily basis. Ask around...chances are your friends, Realtor, or relatives have had a "Voran" home inspection.
How long does an inspection take?
We typically take 2-3 hours to do the on-site inspection, more on larger houses, less if we bring two inspectors. We will give you as much time as you want, and do not rush to get to the next job. Many inspection companies schedule jobs every two hours, pushing the inspector to finish quickly. We are into quality, not quantity.
How much does it cost?
Inspections start at $350, and go up depending on many factors. Size, age, and number of heating/cooling systems are the main considerations. We charge extra for houses with sprinkler systems, crawl spaces, additional buildings, and radon testing.
Can I come along?
We encourage you to come along for the entire inspection. You get so much more out of the inspection if you attend, and we will answer your questions as we go. Many inspection companies don’t want you to attend because you slow them down…not us.
What does an inspection include?
We inspect and report on almost all the systems in the house, including structure, heat and air, electricity and plumbing. We test all plumbing fixtures, do electrical testing on outlets, open up furnaces and electrical panels for inspection, do carbon monoxide testing on all gas appliances. We get on the roof, in the attic, and in the crawl space.
What kind of report do you provide?
Our reports are 8 pages long, detailing each system and providing a summary page of the items we believe you need to focus on. We separate the minor and normal maintenance items from the safety or major issues so you can focus on the important concerns. We work on laptop computers on site, finish the reports at the office, and can email, mail, fax, or deliver your report later in the day or the next day. E-mail works best for out of town or state clients.
Are you insured? Certified? Guarantees or warranties?
We carry general liability and Errors & Omissions insurance, are bonded, our inspectors are both certified members of the American Society of Home Inspectors. We do not provide warranties or insurance policies.
Do you check for mold?
We do visual examinations of all properties, and if any mold is visible we report it. We do not do testing for mold, but can help you decide if that is necessary.