What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a complete check of the home and its installed systems. You take your body to a doctor to get a physical, and you hire a licensed home inspector to perform the visual inspection on your home.
What is covered by a home inspection?
A home inspection is a functional check of the following components with a sample list of items:
|Structural Components:||foundation, crawl space/basement, floors, walls, roof|
|Exterior:||siding, trim, doors, decks, windows|
|Roof:||coverings, flashing, skylights, chimneys, etc.|
|Plumbing System:||water heater, pipes, faucets, toilets, etc.|
|Electrical System:||meter, main/subpanels, lights, receptacles, etc.|
|Heating System:||units, ducts, thermostat, registers, filters, etc.|
|Cooling System:||units, ducts, thermostat, registers, filters, etc.|
|Interior:||walls, ceilings, doors, windows, cabinets, etc.|
|Insulation & Ventilation:||attic, crawl space/basement, vapor barriers, etc.|
|Built-in Kitchen Appliances:||dishwasher, range, oven, microwave, etc.|
What area do you serve?
We proudly perform inspections in Wake County, NC such as Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon. We also venture out of Wake County into areas such as Angier, Lillingtion, Coats, Erwin, Dunn, Benson, Four Oaks, Smithfield, Selma, Clayton, Bunn, Louisburg, Franklinton, Youngsville, Creedmoor, Durham, Chapel Hill and Pittsboro. We can serve other areas but we need to talk to you first.
When will I get the report?
The report is typically delivered within 24 hours of the inspection via email. You can download a sample report here.
Do I need to be present at the inspection?
It is always recommended that you attend the entire inspection but it is not absolutely necessary. It is a great opportunity for you to see the many things that we inspect and to learn about the systems in your new home. We do our best to education you about your new home so your move goes smoothly. Regardless of your attendance, we must get a contract signed before performing the inspection.
How long will an inspection take?
It depends on the size and age of the house. The bigger and older the house is, the longer it will take to inspect. In general, an inspection will take about 3 hours onsite at the home. If you cannot attend the entire inspection, you could show up near the end and we could discuss the issues we have found during the home inspection.
What type of problems might be found?
Each house is different. However, we regularly see some common problems at many houses that we inspect. You can download a report of common problems here.