Home Inspections

for home buyers

Home sweet home

You've heard it before, "A man's home is his castle." A house is probably the largest purchase you'll ever make. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or seasoned in real estate lingo, you want to find the perfect house to turn your dream into a reality. Be certain with Cingo.

A home inspection allows buyers to identify areas that may need to be addressed so purchase decisions can be made with confidence. Cingo home inspection pricing depends on several factors, but averages $400 and includes a comprehensive pest inspection and security evaluation.

Home Inspections vary in length and detail, often depending on the age and maintenance of a home. For example, you can see sample reports for a well-maintained 2-year-old home as compared to a fairly-maintained 43-year-old home.

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Simple process

Buying a home can be stressful, and the details can be overwhelming. We get it. For that reason, we make the process simple - no need to involve a second company. All of our inspectors are licensed and trained to conduct a comprehensive inspection, including a pest and security evaluation of the property.

What to expect from Cingo

Let us know you need an inspection
Our Customer Care team will contact you
Cingo will perform the inspection
Review inspection results
Let us know you need an inspection
To get started, we just need some basic information and the property address. Additional details can be provided later.
Our Customer Care team will contact you
Cingo will contact you (or your agent, if preferred) to finalize the inspection. The Customer Care team is available 24/7 to answer any questions.
Cingo will perform the inspection
Home inspections take approximately 3 hours. If possible, we prefer the buyer to be present during the last hour of the inspection.
Review inspection results
Results and recommendations are delivered electronically by the end of the next business day.

Owning a new home starts with an inspection

structural components

The inspector will inspect the foundation and framing and describe the foundation, floor, wall, ceiling, and roof structures.


The inspector will inspect wall coverings, flashing, trim, exterior doors, attached structures and railings, grading and surface drainage, walkways, and driveways.


The inspector will inspect and describe the roofing materials, as well as, inspect roof drainage systems, flashing, skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations.


The inspector will inspect and describe the interior water supply, drain, waste, and vent piping materials, water heating equipment, and location of main water and fuel shut-off valves.


The inspector will inspect and describe the amperage rating, location of main disconnect and subpanels, presence/absence or smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms, and the predominant circuit wiring method.

heating and cooling

The inspector will inspect and describe the energy sources of the installed heating and cooling systems.


The inspector will inspect the walls, ceilings, floors, stairways, countertops, representative number of installed cabinets, doors, and windows, garage doors and operators, and installed kitchen appliances.

insulation and ventilation

The inspector will inspect and describe the insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces and the absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces, as well as, inspect ventilation of attics and foundation areas, and the exhaust systems of the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry.

fireplaces and fuel-burning appliances

The inspector will inspect and describe fuel-burning fireplaces (and installed accessories), stoves, and fireplace inserts.

Owning a new home starts with an inspection

termite, rodents, and pest inspection

Our inspectors are trained and registered to conduct a comprehensive termite, rodent, and pest evaluation. They are not salesmen from a pest control company.

security evaluation

The home inspector will conduct a home security evaluation on the property. Your home inspection report will include Best Practices tips and Cingo's recommendations to secure your home.

customer care team

The Cingo Customer Care team is available 24/7 to answer questions or to schedule follow-up dialogue with your inspector.

inspector training

Homes are complicated and inspectors must be continually trained for inspection expertise, and safety and risk management, for you and themselves. Cingo supports its inspection team in a way that a single-inspector inspection firm cannot.

Schedule an inspection

For Metro Atlanta, click here. For all others, please continue below.

Meet our inspectors

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Erik Alstad

Director of Home Inspections

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Taylor Alstad

Home Inspector

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Cody Griffis

Home Inspector

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Rodney Hope

Operations Manager

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Nathan McLeod

Home Inspector

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Brad Smith

Home Inspector

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Chase Still

Home Inspector

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Russell Youngblood

Home Inspector

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Your family deserves the comfort and peace of mind that only Cingo home protection provides.

Frequently asked questions

What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation.

What does a home inspection include?

The standard home inspector's report will cover the condition of the home's heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components. The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) publishes a Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics that outlines what you should expect to be covered in your home inspection report.

Why do I need a home inspection?

Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you'll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence. If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs. If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.

What will it cost?

The inspection fee for a typical one-family house varies geographically, as does the cost of housing. Similarly, within a given area, the inspection fee may vary depending on a number of factors such as the size of the house, its age and possible optional services such as septic, well or radon testing. Do not let cost be a factor in deciding whether or not to have a home inspection or in the selection of your home inspector. 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. Use the inspector's qualifications, including experience, training, compliance with your state's regulations, if any, and professional affiliations as a guide.

Why can't I do it myself?

Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector. An inspector is familiar with the elements of home construction, proper installation, maintenance and home safety. He or she knows how the home's systems and components are intended to function together, as well as why they fail. Above all, most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may have an effect on their judgment. For accurate information, it is best to obtain an impartial, third-party opinion by a professional in the field of home inspection.

Can a house fail a home inspection?

No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value. It is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement.

When do I call a home inspector?

Typically, a home inspector is contacted immediately after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed. Before you sign, be sure there is an inspection clause in the sales contract, making your final purchase obligation contingent on the findings of a professional home inspection. This clause should specify the terms and conditions to which both the buyer and seller are obligated.

Do I have to be there?

While it's not required that you be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended. You will be able to observe the inspector and ask questions as you learn about the condition of the home and how to maintain it.

What if the report reveals problems?

No house is perfect. If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn't mean you should or shouldn't buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect. If your budget is tight, or if you don't want to become involved in future repair work, this information will be important to you. If major problems are found, a seller may agree to make repairs.

If the house proves to be in good condition, do I really need an inspection?

Definitely. Now you can complete your home purchase with confidence. You'll have learned many things about your new home from the inspector's written report, and will have that information for future reference.

Your family deserves the comfort and peace of mind that only Cingo home protection provides.

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Our guy was very informative and listened to everything I had to say
- Jennifer Rose | January 2020
The agent Russel Youngblood was courteous and professional. He was very knowledgeable and also recommended the company's other services that might be of benefit to the property. His fellow agent was also quite...
- Damian Francis
We've had issues with ants and needed at through ant treatment of our yard. melchor fabillar was sent to our house . He arrived on time, very courteous and took the time to explain everything he was going to do. I am...
- Tricia Messer
Bill Flammer is an amazing asset to have on your team! Bill's knowledge, attention to detail, and detailed filled inspection report gave my wife and me the confidence to make an informed decision on our home...
- William Ash | May 2020
Chase and Taylor were very knowledgeable and thorough. Also, very nice guys who take their job seriously. Thanks for the excellent inspection fellas!
- Eric Dunn
Jamie did a great job at being friendly and thorough.
- Nicole Turner, July 2020
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See the smile on my face? I'm a happy person making people happy. I love my job and the company that I work for is just awesome.
- Brian Zbierski | Pest Specialist
Chase was great! Incredibly friendly and so thorough. He made sure I fully understood his findings and was quick to respond to my follow up questions. My husband and I were very impressed with the level of detail in...
- Ashley Kendrick