Frequently Asked Questions

Get Answers to the most often asked Home inspection Questions!


What does an Inspection look at?

Our home inspector will examine all the major components of your home including Roof, Attic, Siding, Foundation, HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical, and a full interior inspection to ensure your new home does not come with surprises down the road.Missing Insulation

Where on the Island do you Inspect?

Dunn Right inspections covers all of Prince Edward Island tip to tip and everywhere in between. We do NOT charge extra for rural areas outside of Charlottetown and Summerside!

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How Long Will the Inspection Take?

A full inspection will take anywhere from 3 and half to 4 hours for a typical single family home, longer for larger homes.

What Type of Inspection Report is Supplied and When will I get it?

Your inspection report is available to you the same day and is delivered digitally through email and or text so you can look it over right away. This gives you the time needed to review before finalizing your purchase.

Is Anyone Allowed or Required to Attend the Inspection?

The home buyer is encouraged to attend the inspection with most buyers coming for the tail end to review the inspectors finding and ask any questions they may have.

Is it Possible for a Home to Fail an Inspection?

There isn’t a pass or fail in a home inspection, every home has some issues and any problems large or small can only be dealt with by being aware of them. Often issues can be used in negations to secure a better purchase price or have repairs done before hand.

Can the home inspector also repair any defects he or she finds?

At Dunn Right Inspections our code of conduct does not allow us to offer to repair or to suggest someone to repair issues. We are happy to point our clients in the right direction for repairs.

What is the Buy-Back Guarantee and how does it work?

From the Internachi Buy Back web page…

“If your InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspector® participates in the Buy-Back Guarantee, InterNACHI® will buy your home back if the inspector misses something on your inspection.

Here’s how this program works:

It’s valid for home inspections performed for home buyers only by participating InterNACHI® members.

The home must be listed for sale with a licensed real estate agent.

The Guarantee excludes homes with material defects not present at the time of the inspection, or not required to be inspected, per InterNACHI’s Residential Standards of Practice.

The Guarantee will be honored for 90 days after closing.

InterNACHI will pay you whatever price you paid for the home.”

When in the real estate transaction should I schedule a home inspection?

A home inspection is usually scheduled after an offer has been made and accepted, but before the closing date. That way, the inspector can rule out any major defects that could be dangerous or costly. Contact us and we will work with your agent to get you the next available time slot.

Home Inspection Cost?

The inspection fee for a typical single family home varies depending on a several factors such as the size of the house, its age and condition. Call to speak with a home inspector about your home and get answers and prices specific to your property.

Do not let price be a factor in deciding whether or not to get a home inspection.The sense of security and knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest-priced inspection is not necessarily a bargain.Rob Dunn Owner and Inspector