Thorough, Trustworthy Inspections Since 1989
FAQs & Resources
The process of buying a new home or property can be stressful. At Berks Realty Services – Home Inspections, our job is to make inspections hassle-free. Whether you need a full home inspection, or specific services such as radon testing, termite inspections, and more—we can help.
Can a house fail an inspection?
No. A house cannot fail a home inspection. Think of it as a check-up with your doctor. If we find problems or symptoms, we may recommend further evaluation. An inspection is not an appraisal, which determines market value, and it is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance.
What do I need to bring to the inspection?
- Seller’s disclosure document
- Camera (if you would like to take pictures)
- Tape measure (if you would like to take any measurements).
Do I need to attend the inspection?
It is not required, but it is strongly recommended that you attend to have a clearer understanding of the property you’re buying.
How can I pay?
You can pay online with a credit card when you electronically sign your home inspection agreement or bring the payment along to the inspection. The completed inspection report will not be released until payment is received. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
What does it mean to be ASHI®-Certified?
The American Society of Home Inspectors® (ASHI®) is the oldest leading non-profit professional association for independent home inspectors. Members of ASHI® are independent professional home inspectors that meet rigorous technical and experience requirements. ASHI® members are required to follow the Society’s Code of Ethics, and to obtain continuing education credits to keep current with the latest in building technology, materials, and professional skills.
You may be overwhelmed at the thought of getting your potential new home inspected, but we’ve made the process simple. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about inspections and testing!
Berks Realty Services
P.O. Box 179
Kutztown, PA 19530