Inspection FAQ

FAQ, Our Ten Most Frequently Asked Inspection Questions

Serving the St Louis, Mo and southern IL areas since 2010Before you make the largest purchase of your life review or FAQ.  Most realtors recommend and many lenders require having a professional home inspection                    performed.  A home inspection may save you thousands of dollars by revealing structural or safety issues that may not have been obvious. It may give your home a clean bill of health; either way knowing is always better than guessing.

Before you choose a home inspector you should ask the following questions:

  1. Q Are you and your inspectors licensed by the State of Illinois?
    A All of our inspectors are trained and licensed by the State of Illinois and take extended trainings throughout the year.
  2.  Q Do you have errors and omissions and liability insurance?
    A Yes, we have E&O, general liability and workman’s compensation insurance on all of our employees
  3.  Q Can you provide references?
    A Visit our web site at for both text and video testimonials
  4. Q What professional organizations do you belong to?
    A We are a member in good standing of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating, the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors, the Realtor Association of Southern Illinois, the St Louis Realtor Board and the International Association of Certified Professional Home Inspectors (interNACHI)
  5. Q Is it OK to attend the inspection?
    A Not only is it OK to attend, we feel strongly that the buyer should be present for the complete inspection. Most inspections will take about four hours, if you need to leave you can leave us a cell phone number and we will contact you when we are finished
  6. Q What other services do you provide?
    A We provide free termite inspections with every inspection and when requested  for an additional cost Radon, Air Qualifty, Mold, Asbestos/Vermiculite, Sewer Scope and Septic inspections are available.
  7.  Q Do you provide repair services?
    A No, it is considered unethical for an inspector to perform repairs or profit from suggested repairs within three years of an inspection they have performed
  8.   Q How soon can you schedule an inspection?
    A. We try to accommodate your schedule, we work seven days a week and evenings, most inspections can be completed within 3 days.
  9.  Q What are your charges?
    Inspections start at $250 based on square footage, termite inspections are included and we give discounts for homes less than 3 years old. Veterans receive special pricing
  10. Q How soon will I get the results of my inspection?
    A. Our goal is to have all inspections emailed within 24 hours.

The Hawley Home Inspections LLC Team

for more information on common home inspection questions visit our website at

check us out at:

the Better Business Bureau

The State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations


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