Below is a listing of the fees for the services we currently offer:
All fees, after any discounts are applied, will have 4.71% Hawaii GE Tax added to the fee total.
Once a time for the inspection is established, the client will receive an email with a link to the inspection agreement and a link to pay online with a credit card. Payment is due prior to the inspection or at the property with cash, check or credit card. Order 2 or more additional services and receive 10% off the entire fee. Please note the agreement must be signed prior to the inspection – we cannot inspect a home without a signed agreement.
|Single Family Homes Base Inspection Fees||Price|
|Up to 650 sq. ft. (Home + Attached Garage)||$475|
|Up to 1,000 sq. ft. (Home + Attached Garage)||$575|
|1,001 to 1,250 sq. ft. (Home + Attached Garage)||$600|
|1,251 to 1,500 sq. ft. (Home + Attached Garage)||$625|
|1,501 to 1,750 sq. ft. (Home + Attached Garage)||$650|
|1,751 to 2,000 sq. ft. (Home + Attached Garage)||$675|
|2,001+ sq. ft. (Home + Attached Garage)||Call for quote|
|Multi occupant - separate living areas, duplicate appliances or utilities, more than 3 bathrooms, large areas of finished exterior space, detached garages or buildings, and AC systems may be subject to additional fees.||Call for quote|
|Decks/Lanais/Porches - Optional inspection, typically maintained by the HOA and excluded from the inspection.
0-49 sqft - $0
50-249 sqft - $25
250-499 sqft - $40
$20 every 250 sqft thereafter.
|Raised foundations – Post and pier or concrete columns with above grade floor systems; anything other than a concrete slab with no crawlspace.
We inspect the structure below the home by walking, crawling and/or by using our specialized remote control cars.
Homes with 6' or more space below the home that can be walked: $50 up to 2000 sqft. $25 every 1000 sqft thereafter.
Homes with less than 6' that need to be crawled or accessed with remote control car take a significant amount of time to properly inspect: $50 up to 1000 sqft. $25 every 500 sqft thereafter.
|Walkthrough and Repair Verification Inspections: $250.00 or 50% of original inspection fee, whichever is greater. Fees may be higher if verifying a large number of repairs or repairs that require significant time to verify. Please provide the list of repairs to be verified and request a quote. A brief report of our findings similar to the original report is included.||See Description|
|Condos and Townhomes Base Inspection Fees||Price|
|Up to 650 sq. ft. (Condo + Attached Garage)||$350|
|651 to 1,000 sq. ft. (Condo + Attached Garage)||$475|
|1,001 to 1,250 sq. ft. (Condo + Attached Garage)||$500|
|1,251 to 1,500 sq. ft. (Condo + Attached Garage)||$525|
|1,501 to 1,750 sq. ft. (Condo + Attached Garage)||$550|
|1,751 to 2,000 sq. ft. (Condo + Attached Garage)||$575|
|Condos with raised foundations - Optional inspection, typically maintained by the HOA and excluded from the inspection. See raised foundation pricing in the Home section above.||See Description|
|2,001+ sq. ft. (Condo + Attached Garage)||Call for quote|
|Walkthrough and Repair Verification Inspections: $250.00 or 50% of original inspection fee, whichever is greater. Fees may be higher if verifying a large number of repairs or repairs that require significant time to verify. Fees may be higher if verifying a large number of repairs or repairs that require significant time to verify. Please provide the list of repairs to be verified and request a quote. A brief report of our findings similar to the original report is included.||See Description|
Add-On Services Listing
KHIS Additional Inspection Options: Please let us know if you would like to include any of these options with your home inspection or if you have any questions.:
- Infrared moisture inspection of the entire home beyond what we normally do at plumbing fixtures, kitchens and bathrooms. This is a useful service to check for conditions that promote mold growth and can be packaged with our mold testing service.
- Mold testing.
- Sewer line scoping of the main drain lines - a camera is sent down the drain line to check for blockages, damaged pipes and root intrusion, up to 100 ft from the clean out nearest the home to the cesspool/septic system.
- Septic and cesspool inspections to determine proper function, damaged components and maintenance recommendations.
- Swimming pool and spa inspection.
- Solar water heating and photovoltaic inspection.
|What happens if we see or smell indications of mold?
We provide an infrared moisture inspection at kitchens, bathroom and other interior plumbing fixture and appliance locations, using the same equipment and process as the mold specialists. This service can be expanded for an extra fee that is based on the size of the home to include the interior floors, walls and ceilings that are not obstructed by cabinets, furniture, wall hangings or other personal belongings. Mold does not grow without adequate moisture and proper conditions. Indications of mold like substances that we observe or smell is noted in the report. The difference between our services and that of a mold professional is that as certified home inspectors we are not considered mold experts and we are not allowed to instruct how to repair or remedy mold or interpret lab results.
We do offer mold testing, which may be the next step if indications of mold are observed with the eyes or nose. An infrared scan of the interior of the home and mold testing can be performed during the course of the inspection. Air tests are typically taken: A sample is taken at the exterior as a control to compare to the interior test or tests. Air tests may be taken at separate areas of the home or just at an area of concern. Swab samples may also be taken at areas of visible mold like substances. Swab test results indicate if and what type of mold(s) are present. The samples are sent to the lab with results being available in 5-7 business days after the inspection. Each test with lab analysis is $150.
|Lead based paint and asbestos testing:
Lead Paint: The use of lead based paint was discontinued in 1978. Homes built prior to 1978 may have lead based paint. An approximately 1" square of all layers of paint is needed. KHIS offers lead paint testing but as certified home inspectors, we are not allowed to instruct how to repair or remedy lead paint or interpret lab results.
Asbestos use is in some manufactured products is still allowed, but some were banned. EPA Information Samples are attempted to be taken from inconspicuous areas when possible but it may leave noticeable damage. Permission from the seller must be granted before samples are taken.
|Pool and Spa
Pool inspections include a visual inspection of the pool material surrounding the pool, the pool surface, pool electrical, plumbing and equipment components for basic functionality and damages. Adequacy or efficiency of the various components is not determined.
|Solar: Solar Water Heating: Inspection includes the condition of the panels, insulation at exposed pipes, roof penetrations, any visible wiring and any other component associated with the system. The efficiency or production of the system is not determined.||$35|
|Photovoltaic: Photovoltaic inspection includes a visual inspection of the condition of the panels, visible roof penetrations, visible wiring and electrical panels associated with the photovoltaic. The adequacy, efficiency or production of the system is not determined.||$100-250|
|Septic / Cesspool Inspection: Septic/cesspool inspection - Inspection includes proper flow from the main drain line, checking the sludge, effluent and scum layer levels, and to make recommendations regarding pumping/maintenance or other items that may affect the performance of the system.||Call for price|
|Sewer Drain Line Camera: Sewer line scoping of the main drain lines - a camera is sent down the main drain line to check for damage and roots, up to 100 ft from the clean out adjacent the home nearest the cesspool/septic system/sewer.||Call for price|
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