How Long Does a Home Inspection Take, and What Does It Entail?

If you’ve read our blog, you know how important it is to make sure you attend the home inspection!A house with a checkmark, signifying a home inspection

You may need to take some time off work or block off time on a weekend- which can be stressful if you don’t know how long it takes!

Below is a quick breakdown of the time a home inspection takes, as well as some of what it may entail.


A home inspection should take around two to three hours from start to finish. After this, your inspector will do a comprehensive write up- which will be around 30 or more pages. Make sure you read not only the summary but the entire report! You want to ensure you don’t miss any information!


Your inspector should be detail oriented. They will know what to look for and how to spot it.

Your inspector doesn’t look for scuffed walls, torn wallpaper, or dingy appliances. They will, however, inspect anything related to safety, livability, and functionality. Some things your inspector will likely examine are: exterior cladding, foundations, roofs, attics, electrical panels, HVAC, plumbing and any damaged areas.

There are some things your inspector may not be certified to inspect, but are still important. To read more about that, click here! Mountaineer Inspection Services not only goes above and beyond, but we also offer other services that can be utilized in addition to our home inspections. We have you covered in radon testingmold testing, and even energy audits! These are important tests and audits to have- the last thing you want to do is move into a home infested with mold or have high levels of radon!

Now that you’re prepared with this knowledge, plus our top tips from Inspector John, and you know what to look for when choosing your home inspector, you’re ready!

Here at Mountaineer Inspection Services, we offer top-quality home inspections. For years, we have proudly provided the Bridgeport, WV area with all their comprehensive home inspection and inspection-related needs. Our reviews speak to not only our professionalism, but our exceptional service. To get started with your home inspection, call us at 304-709-3200.