What We Inspect
Heating and Air Conditioning system
Insulation and Air/Vapor Barriers
Mechanical and Natural Ventilation systems
We follow the North Carolina Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
TYPES OF INSPECTIONS
This happens after a buyer has made an offer on a home and before closing the sale. After the inspection, the buyer can renegotiate their offer if issues arise. This allows the buyer to make sure they are paying a fair price before they make the big final decision.
If a home is still under construction, then this inspection can be performed. A first inspection is carried out, so the inspector can examine the framing and installation of systems. It is inspected a second time in order to inspect everything else once the home is completed.
11 Month / Builder’s Warranty
Just before the builder’s warranty expires, this inspection is carried out. It is very important for finding defects in the home that may have happened during the homeownership process and may have not been found before. This helps the homeowner to avoid paying out of pocket for the damage.
This is completed to assess the tools that insurance underwriters and insurance companies use to determine risk. The components inspected include the electrical system, plumbing system, roof and structure, and HVAC system. This identifies the key areas that most commonly result in insurance claims.
No matter who does the work, improper repairs are common in real-estate transactions. A re-inspection is performed if the buyer has doubts about the quality of work being performed and to ensure that any repairs made by the seller are up to code and done well.
WDO / Termite Inspection
This is a type of inspection done to check for wood-destroying organisms, including termites. The attic is inspected for small damage that may point to a housing issue. This also identifies conditions that could lead to an infestation or conditions that support an existing one.
Pre-Listing / Seller’s Inspection
Before someone places their property on the market, this inspection can provide the seller with upfront information about the condition of the property. This allows them more control over repairs and may strengthen their negotiating position. It communicates to potential buyers that the seller is operating in good faith.
New Construction Phase Inspections
While a home is being constructed, this inspection is performed for people who want an objective, honest and professional opinion on the quality and installation practices being used in their home. It ensures that building defects are not being concealed and that the homeowner is aware of them.
Home Maintenance Inspection
This is designed to look for routine maintenance or any repairs that may have gone overlooked. It helps to identify any seemingly minor problems with the home that could be hazardous or expensive to fix in the future.
Loan Draw Inspection
Inspectors will visit the worksite to evaluate the progress against what has been reported. This inspection validates that all work items and materials included are in place. This also can assist in calculating the appropriate release of funds.
This tests for radon, an odorless, colorless, tasteless radioactive gas that breaks down in soil, rock, and water. It is recommended by the Surgeon General and EPA that this be tested for below the third floor in all homes due to its harmful cancer-causing properties.
Some chemical contaminants found in a water source can cause long-term health problems that develop over several years. A water inspection can identify unsafe water and ensure that the water treatment system is satisfactory.
Tools and Technology
Thermal imaging requires a device that translates heat into visible light. This helps to analyze the surroundings, specifically for detecting living things and mechanical equipment. It is precise, making these things visible in the dark.
This kind of camera encapsulates a 360-degree panoramic image inside or outside your home. Rather than sorting through several pictures, the 360-degree camera can give you the experience of a virtual tour, allowing you to view your home as a cohesive whole.
This is a tool that measures the moisture content of various building materials. This includes roofing, siding, insulation, drywall, plaster, wood, tile, and fiberglass. It can help detect moisture that would not otherwise be seen.
Gas Leak Detector
Using a handheld combustible gas leak detector, gas leaks within your home can be identified. Natural gases and propane gas are both widely used in homes in many different devices and are composed of methane. It is best to stay on the safe side and keep these in check.
The Inspection Co. are members of the Triad and Triangle MLS with Supra and SentriKey access along with the Canopy MLS.
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