THOROUGH HOME INSPECTIONS
Whether you are buying a home, or whether you are selling a home, we provide thorough inspections that help you make the right decisions. We spend a great deal of time inspecting, and we encourage you to follow along, ask questions, and see what we see.
WHAT IS A HOME INSPECTION
A home inspection is a non-technical, thorough, visual examination of the home, condition, and property. The house is inspected from the ground up. The inspection includes observation and when appropriate, operation of the Ten major systems of a home, Roofing, Exterior, Garage, Interior, Structural Components, Plumbing, Electrical, Heating /Cooling, Insulation/Ventilation, and built-in Kitchen Appliances. Each of these systems are inspected and reported on at the time of the inspection.
Inspections and reports are performed in conformance with the “Standards of Practice” of the North Carolina State Board of Home Inspectors. You can view the standard at the following link.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Heating & Cooling
Residential heating and cooling systems affect the value of a property and can adversely impact your health from poor air quality. Heating and cooling system functionality and efficiency determine immediate and long-term costs associated. A professional HVAC home inspection can save you thousands. We include a thorough inspection of the entire heating and cooling system.
Water damage can be extremely destructive to your residential investment quickly and without warning. We will perform a thorough inspection of all the plumbing, including but not limited to, shut off valves, pipe material (lead pipes may cause health risks), hot water heater, faucets, toilets, showers, possible leaks, and signs of water damage. Leaky pipes inside walls can have profound consequences on air quality and electrical dangers.
The roof protects your investment from obvious natural elements. But the roof has other functions that protect your home which may not be so obvious including, but not limited to, structural integrity, ventilation, and insulation. A roof inspection can reveal life expectancy, potential hazards, and overall condition of the roof. Due to high costs associated with residential roofing, a professional inspection by a licensed home inspector will provide information that can protect the buyer and seller, alike.
Caution is strongly advised with electricity. Faulty electrical wiring poses serious risks to human life. For this reason, cost should not be a factor when the reward is an accurate, professional home inspection. Consider the number of outlets, light receptacles, and electrical switches in your home. Of course, then you have appliances, circuit breakers, connections behind walls, and in crawl spaces. A proper home electrical inspection takes considerable time and experience.
Home insulation is important for energy conservation efforts. Proper insulation will reduce the stress on your heating and cooling system, reduce your energy costs, promote noise absorption, and promote comfortable living. Determining the proper insulation values is best left to the inspection experts. Our in-depth professional home inspection can educate both, the buyer and the seller, on the property’s insulation performance.