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Your Local Certified Home Inspector.
The Scott Frederick Team are your Local Pillar To Post Home Inspectors.

The Scott Frederick Team provide professional home inspection services for:
The Greater St. Louis Area.

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The Scott Frederick Team - The Greater St. Louis Area Home Inspector
The Scott Frederick Team
900 S. Highway Dr. Suite 302
Fenton, MO 63026
tel: 314-571-9824
Scott.Frederick@pillartopost.com

What goes into a home inspection? Can I trust my home inspector? These might be some of the questions you have when you’re looking for someone to inspect your home.

The Scott Frederick Team at Pillar To Post understands the complexities associated with getting a home inspected. We know you have questions and we are here to help! Our house inspection team is dedicated to providing you with a thorough inspection and service after the inspection so you know you have a partner on your side that can help when you need it.

About Home Inspector Scott Frederick

Scott Frederick has provided over a thousand quality home inspections in the St. Louis area. Along with his team at Pillar To Post, Scott is experienced with many types of homes and has seen it all! Prior to his work as a home inspector, Scott owned a home remodeling business and has over 20 years experience as a firefighter. Scott's prior experience helps visualize and explain in a non-alarming way unseen hazards that could be dangerous to families.

American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Member #253192
Member of the St. Louis Association of Realtors and Better Business Bureau

What to Expect From Your St. Louis Home Inspector

  • Professional Training: Every Pillar To Post home inspector is trained in the classroom and in the field. All Pillar To Post inspectors are required to continually upgrade their skills and to keep current with new technologies and professional standards.
  • Quality Service: We take the time during your inspection to provide a comprehensive evaluation so nothing is missed. Every home inspection package includes a computerized report, executive summary, color photos, and emergency shut off tags you can use for water, gas, electrical systems, and more to improve the safety in your home.
  • Customer Care After the Inspection: If you have questions about your home inspection report, Scott and his team can answer them. We’re available any day of the week to discuss your concerns.

Home Inspector FAQ

What is a “Home Inspection?”

A home inspection is a comprehensive, real time analysis of the current conditions of a home.

How long does it take to do a home inspection?

The average home inspection takes approximately 3 hours. This does vary relating to the size and age of the home.

Why do I need a home inspection?

You need a home inspection to identify hidden defects, potential hazards, and general maintenance requirements.

Can I do it myself?

It is not recommended to perform a home inspection for yourself, an ASHI certified home inspector has a trained eye, which will identify hidden defects, potential hazards, and general maintenance requirements.

When do I call in the home inspector?

You generally call to schedule inspections following the acceptance of your contract.

Can a house fail inspection?

This is not a pass or fail evaluation; most defects can be remediated with proper negotiations.

What if the report reveals problems?

If the report reveals problems, we would recommend further evaluation by a licensed contractor for repairs. A realtor then would negotiate with the seller to reach a resolution.

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

A clean inspection report is a good inspection. The inspection process is designed to educate the client on proper maintenance and characteristics of the home being purchased.

Do I have to attend the inspection?

It is always recommended that the buyer attend the inspection. This will enable you to clearly understand what is in the written report, and to answer any questions as we go through the house together. We do understand that there are times that clients cannot attend, but we do make sure our inspector is available to go over the report with the client.

Do new homes need an inspection?

Absolutely! New homes should be inspected. There are often defects identified due to incomplete installation. A third party review of a new home is invaluable to the buyer and highly recommended.

How do I pay for my inspection?

You can pay for your inspection with cash, check, or all major credit cards.

What if I have questions after the inspection takes place?

The inspector is always accessible through phone or email for any questions you may have regarding the inspection.

What if I need the inspector to come back and inspect repairs that have been made?

As a courtesy to our clients, we provide a complimentary walk through prior to your closing, upon request.

Does a home inspection include an appraisal?

A home inspection does not include an appraisal – that is performed by a licensed appraiser.

Does a home inspection include checking for termites?

A termite inspection is an additional service for an addition charge. The inspector will, however, identity any termite related damage to the structure and make recommendations.

Does a home inspection include checking for mold?

During the home inspection if possible mold is identified, we will make recommendation for further testing, which can be performed immediately for an additional charge.

Does a home inspection include checking for radon?

Radon testing is an additional service at an addition charge. This is one of the most common additional services added to the inspection process. Radon is a very common environmental hazard in this region and testing is recommended.

Does a home inspection include checking for asbestos?

Asbestos is common in older homes, and testing is available for an additional charge. When suspected asbestos is identified in the home it will be identified in the report along with the safety hazards associated with the material.

Does a home inspection include checking the septic system?

Septic systems are an additional service for an addition charge. We have preferred vendors who are experts in this field, and will join us at the time of inspection for an independent report.

Do home inspections expire?

Home inspections don’t expire but conditions in the home change daily. An inspection is recommended with every transaction. We even recommend a building inspection following a prior inspection due to the deal falling through.

Why should I choose the Scott Frederick Team at Pillar To Post?

Scott Frederick Team at Pillar To Post is a team based on extensive, hands on, practical experience. We believe that a good inspector has spent time in the field, learning all aspects of building construction. What makes this team unique is that experience is shared with each and every one of our clients during the inspection process. Practical experience is one of the most important characteristics of a good home inspector.

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