Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ
It depends on the services ordered, size of the property and number of properties. Some inspections on site time can be as little as an hour, some can take 6-8 hours or more. PST can perform limited evaluations and also detailed condition assessments. Please contact our office manager, Robin Comer, or one of our project managers for an idea of how long services will take. Contact Robin Comer here.
Yes, we ask that all buyers or owners be present for the inspection, if possible. Your PST Engineer or Inspector will document the property condition in his report, but the verbal communication is priceless. He will be able to answer your questions and share his concerns regarding the property. He is there to identify the “unknown” for you, if your child needed to see a cancer doctor, would you send him in a taxi and then ask for written report? Of course not, consider the evaluation by PST as a doctor appointment for your property. Write your questions down ahead of time and get your concerns addressed.
The cost of inspections are based on the time needed by the Engineer, Designer or Project Manager: Drive Time, On-site Time, Research Time, Report Time. So the fees are determined by the location, the type of inspection or evaluation, expertise needed, and the complexity of the report. The fees can be determined by the office manager, Robin Comer, or one of our project managers.