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Looking to buy a home? Or maybe you’re looking to see what needs to be fixed on your current home before you go to sell it? Either way, it’s important you schedule a home inspection to know exactly what you’re getting into. Before scheduling the service, you may be asking yourself how long does the average home inspection take? On average, it takes 2-3 hours; but it depends on a lot of factors.

How Long Does the Average Home Inspection Take?

On average, a home inspection service can take anywhere from 2 – 3 hours. The problem with giving a definitive answer though to how long it will take is that there are a lot of factors involved. For example, an empty, two-story town-home with an unfinished basement could easily take less than 2 hours to inspect. On the flip-side, a fully-furnished 5 bedroom 4 bathroom home will probably take every minute of the full 3 hours (if not more).

What Factors Affect How Long a Home Inspection Takes?

A home inspection’s length depends on a lot of factors. If the home is immaculate and small, your inspection will be done much faster than a larger home with lots of issues. Each issue we see we must write down in detail. Additionally, the more rooms and space there are to cover the more area that requires inspection. Lastly, a fully-furnished home with a finished basement will have more obstacles to navigate around, making it take longer to reach every square inch during the Maryland home inspection.

Are There Shorter Inspections?

If you’re really in a rush, and just want to know what needs to be fixed with the major systems in your home, there are other options available besides the most in-depth of home inspections. 4U Home Inspection offers services such as a quick evaluation home inspection during which we look for any major problems in the home to give you peace-of-mind while respecting your time limitations.

Do I Need to be Present During a Home Inspection?

In reality, you don’t need to be present during your whole Maryland home inspection. We recommend you be there the whole time so you can see all that we see, but it’s not necessary. We will still give you a detailed report at the end of the inspection so you know exactly all the trouble areas within the home.

If you’re looking for a quality Maryland home inspection, get in touch with 4U Home Inspection. 4U Home Inspection is Maryland’s preferred home inspection team providing thorough and reliable home inspections for homeowners in Maryland. To schedule a home inspection for your home or future home, fill out the form on our website, or give us a call at 443-539-8710 today.