Home Inspection Services
Why do you need a Home Inspection?
One of the many things to consider when purchasing a new home is whether or not the house is as good as it looks. Unfortunately looks can be deceiving and costly hidden problems can be missed in the excitement during the brief house tours before the real estate closing. No one likes surprises after the purchase has been finalized. It can be costly and stressful and can delay your move-in plans. One of the best ways to know if you made the ‘right choice’ is to have the house inspected by a licensed Home Inspector. A qualified home inspector will have the experience and training to provide information that will assist the buyer in making an informed decision.
The North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board safeguards the public health, safety and welfare and protects the public from being harmed by unqualified personnel by licensing and regulating use of the title Licensed Home Inspector.
What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is an objective, visual examination of a home's structure, electrical and mechanical systems. The written report details what can happen or what will result if nothing is done. It suggests what action should be taken and what trade or professional should be consulted to address the concern.
The home inspection will be performed in accordance with the Standards of Practice of the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board (NCHILB SOP). To obtain a copy of this standard please visit the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board website -> HERE
What is inspected during a Home Inspection?
- Foundation / Structure
- Basement / Crawlspace
- Roof / Attic
- Interior Walls & Ceilings
- Exterior Structure
- Garage / Porches / Decks
- Windows & Doors
- Water Heater
- Electrical Sytems & fixtures
- Plumbing Sytems & fixtures
- HVAC (Heat & Air Conditioning)
- Fireplace / Wood Stove
Not covered by a Home Inspection:
- Flood insurance requirement
- CAMA regulations
- Tax assessment
- Carbon Monoxide
- Propane, Natural Gas, Heating Oil
Different Types of Inspections
Residential Home Inspection
Inspection performed for the buyer prior to purchasing a home.
Pre-listing Home Inspection
Inspection performed for the seller prior to listing a home for sale.
Annual Maintenance Inspection
Annual inspection documenting needed routine maintenance of a designated area or system.
New Construction Inspection
Performed prior to expiration of 1-year builders warranty.
Inspection performed to verify radon exists.
Inspection performed to verify mold exists.
Inspection performed for the buyer or the seller to inspect for evidence of wood damaging insects (WDIR provided).
Inspection of the septic system prior to purchasing a home. Annual maintenance inspections available.
Well & Water Inspection
Inspection of the well and water systems to ensure proper operation and water quality safety.
Inspection of the pool systems to ensure proper operation, safe chemical level and leak detection. Annual maintenance inspections available.
Home Inspection Report
What is in a Home Inspection report?
- Specifications and detailed report of what has been reviewed
- Photos of areas of concern
- General maintenance suggestions
- Energy efficiency improvements
Not included in report:
- Cosmetic issues: paint, carpet stains, peeling wallpaper
- Building code compliance