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Residential Home Inspections

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Why do I need a Home Inspection?

When purchasing a new home, looks can often be deceiving. Hidden costly problems can be missed in the excitement of the brief house tours before the real estate closing. The best way to know if you made the right choice is to have the house inspected by a Home Inspection Professionals – H.I.P. 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. Our goal is to have you move into your new home with full peace of mind.

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What is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is an objective, visual examination of a home’s structural, 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 North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board safeguards the public health, safety, and welfare of buyers. It also protects the public from being harmed by unqualified personnel by licensing and regulating the use of the title Licensed Home Inspector. All home inspections through Home Inspection Professionals – H.I.P. will be performed in accordance with the Standards of Practice of the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board (NCHILB SOP).

What is inspected during a Home Inspection?

  • Foundation / Structure
  • Basement / Crawlspace
  • Roof / Attic
  • Insulation
  • Interior Walls & Ceilings
  • Exterior Structure
  • Garage / Porches / Decks (attached to house)
  • Windows & Doors
  • Water Heater
  • Electrical Systems & fixtures
  • Plumbing Systems & fixtures
  • HVAC (Heat & Air Conditioning)
  • Fireplace / Wood Stove

What is NOT covered by a Home Inspection?

  • Detached Garage, Carport, Barn, Shed (*additional fee)
  • Pool House, Guest House, Dollhouse (*additional fee)
  • Flood Insurance Requirement
  • CAMA Regulations
  • Tax Assessment
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Propane, Natural Gas, Heating Oil
  • Lead
  • Asbestos

Optional Inspection Services

Home Inspection Report

What is in a Home Inspection Report?

  • Specifications and Detailed Report of what has been inspected
  • Photos of area of concern
  • General maintenance suggestions
  • Energy efficiency improvements

Not included in Home Inspection Report

  • Cosmetic issues such as paint, carpet stains, peeling wallpaper
  • Building code compliance

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