How Long Does a Home Inspection Take?

If you’ve found your next home and gotten far along in the process of securing your mortgage, one of the final steps you’ll take involves a home inspection. But how long does an average home inspection take? The average home inspection time is between 2-3 hours. This can depend on a few factors, so the experts at The BrickKicker cover what to expect with your inspection below.

How Long Does an Inspection Take?

So, you’ve been asked if you’d like to tag along for a home inspection and are wondering how long an inspection will take. Most assume it will last a long time, but expert inspectors can handle the job in 2-3 hours, allowing additional time for larger homes. An inspector will look at some of the following:

  • – Damages: The inspector will check for anything in the home that appears to be damaged by water and more.
  • – Code Violations: Each home has to be up to code, and a home inspector is trained to spot violations within the average home inspection time.
  • – Electric System and More: Inspectors look for electrical issues, HVAC system problems, problems with lighting fixtures, and more during the average home inspection time.
  • – Other Kinds of Inspection: Mold and termite inspections usually require specialized services, so be sure to ask about these if you’re wondering, “How long does an inspection take?”.

After this is done, you’ll receive a written report from the home inspector, after which it’s up to you to decide what to do.

What Happens After a Home Inspection?

Besides wondering “How long does an average home inspection take,”– many ask about what to do with the results of the report.

  • – Mandatory Repairs: Code violations and other kinds of issues must be repaired by the homeowner.
  • – Requesting Repairs: Issues with the roof or other systems may not be required, but you can request them from the homeowner.
  • – Doing it Yourself: While it’s great when a homeowner fixes problems found in the inspection, they are often doing this quickly and sometimes cheaply. If you want to make sure the job is done according to your standards, it’s possible to obtain something called a repair credit.

Contact the BrickKicker for a Home Inspection

The experts at The BrickKicker are trained to conduct efficient and thorough residential home inspections and seller inspections across the United States. If you’re still wondering, “How long does an average home inspection take for large homes,” or “How long does an inspection take for commercial buildings,”– contact us today!

The BrickKicker COVID-19 Response 

The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted businesses and markets all across the globe.

At The BrickKicker, our reputation has continued to stand tall during these times of uncertainty just as it has over the last 30 years. We continue to strive for highest regards to transparency and reliability, ensuring our customers will continue to count on us. With that, it is important for us to share how we are managing our business during these uncertain times.

First and foremost, we will continue to be laser focused on monitoring all WHO, CDC & DOC broadcasts to a) guarantee The BrickKicker is contributing to keeping our community safe & healthy and b) to take advantage of additional resources available to offer comfort to our employees and clients alike.

Our team at The BrickKicker will remain committed to delivering full operational support throughout the weeks and months ahead. For the continued safety of all our employees and staff, we are still asking to keep the number of those attending the inspection to a bare minimum, if any at all. Our inspectors are equipped with SentriLock access (with proper agent approval) and take plenty of photos during the inspection to produce a very detailed report. Oh, and no need need to be a worry of missing valuable information or stress over deadlines, our team is great about getting the reports out within 24 hours or often the same day.

Each inspector will be disinfecting all tools, self and vehicles after each inspection and may even wear gloves and masks on sight. This will help ensure we minimize the spread of this disease as much as possible.

In addition, our staff is fully available as if we never shut down, via phone or website to answer any questions that come up once reviewing the inspection report. The inspection is often an educational session, we must not lose sight of this. To make things as efficient and safe as possible, our inspection agreement and payment can be made electronically, via the confirmation email that went out upon booking.

We wish to remind our clients that we have a full service team supporting all your needs and it is the strength of our team that will allow us to continue to maintain our high service levels in the months ahead.

In fact, The BrickKicker isn’t stopping here to service our customers during this difficult time. We have expanded our availability and will assist with pricing concerns as they arise in order to keep services going. 

Despite taking all precautions, we strongly recommend our clients to contact us in regards to changing inspection dates in the short term, and to provide us with any questions they have up front so that we can ensure all gets answered by the time the report is delivered.

Finally, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or call with any requests or questions you may have.

Thank you,


Andrew Fox