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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most common questions we get from customers. If you can't find what you're looking for, we'd be happy to help answer any questions you have personally by phone, text or email.

  • What is a home inspection?
    A home inspection is a visual, non-invasive evaluation of the house intended to provide the client with a general understanding of the condition of the property at the time of the inspection. For more details, check out our article on A Buyer's Guide to Home Inspections.
  • What is covered during a home inspection?
    During our comprehensive inspection, your home inspector will evaluate the major systems of the house, assess the overall condition of the property and point out any issues discovered. Our inspection findings will then be documented in a comprehensive digital report with plenty of pictures. All inspections are performed in accordance with the NC Standards of Practice defined by the NC Home Inspector Licensing Board (NCHILB) which can be downloaded at their website: NC SOP Some of the components/system to be inspected include: Siding Roofing Grading Foundation and structure Windows/doors Decks/patios Electrical Plumbing Heating and cooling systems Insulation and ventilation Interior Built-in Appliances
  • Why should I get a home inspection?
    Home inspections give client's the opportunity to gather an unbiased, professional evaluation of the condition of the home. It is especially critical if you're buying, selling, and even building a home to uncover any potential issues that you may not be aware of. Remember, your home is likely the largest investment you'll ever make so why not help protect it with a home inspection? For more information on your particular situation, check out our Inspection Services page.
  • How much does a home inspection cost?
    The cost of a home inspection varies based on the size and age of the home, as well as if any ancillary services such as radon or water testing are included. Check out our Pricing page where you can enter the home's information and get an instant quote or read our article on the Average Home Inspection Cost in Raleigh NC.
  • How long does a home inspection take?
    Typically a home inspection will take between 2.5 and 4 hours depending on the size and age of the home.
  • Should I be present for the home inspection?
    We highly recommend you attend the home inspection. This allows you to see any issues with the home first-hand and ask questions along the way. If you're not able to make it, that's ok too. We'll complete the inspection and follow up with you afterwards to go over the report in detail and answer any questions you have.
  • When will I get my home inspection report?
    After the on-site inspection, it take a significant amount of time to compile all of the findings and details of the home. We strive to deliver reports within 48 hrs of the inspection, but in some cases it may take up to 3 business days. When the report is ready, we'll send you an email with a link to the digital report where you can review it online and download in PDF format.
  • What is radon?
    Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless and radioactive gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US. It permeates from the soil and concentration levels can vary greatly from one house to the next. To help protect your health, we highly recommend radon testing for any home purchase.
  • Are you available on weekends?
    Yes! We try our best to work around your schedule and make the inspection process as easy as possible.
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