Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What do you inspect in a standard home inspection? A:
(A) Structural Components;
(G) Air Conditioning;
(H) Insulation and Ventilation;
(I) Interiors; and
(J) Built in Kitchen Appliances
A home inspection is a visual evaluation on accessible systems and components of a home and is intended to provide the client with a better understanding of the home.
Q:How long does an inspection take? A: For a 1800 square foot home I plan to be there 3.5 - 4 hours. The larger the home the longer I will be on site.
Q: Do you expect the client to be there the whole time during inspection? A: No. It is preferred that the client meet me toward the end of inspection and plan to spend at least 20 minutes with me going over items seen. Sometimes it takes 1 hour and 20 minutes. The objective is to make sure the client has a complete understanding of our discussion points.
Q: How soon can I expect the Inspection report? A: The State of NC requires the report be completed and available to the client no later than 3 days after the inspection was completed. Typically, the client will have their inspection report by the evening of the following day.
Q: Will the additional radon results report be accompanying the home inspection report? A: No. It is usually sent a day of 2 later, depending on how long the test is set up for, which is most of the time a 48 hour time period.
Q: Are you certified to perform a radon test? A: Yes, through Inspector Nation.
Q: Do you do the pest inspection also while performing the home inspection? A: No. I am not certified to perform the pest inspection, but I will as a courtesy, line a pest inspection company up to be at the property while I am there to do the home inspection. It usually takes 3-4 days before I get the report from them to forward on to the client.
Built -In Appliances
All built-in kitchen appliances or those to be conveyed are operated and checked for defects. The 2 front burners are not operating on this unit.
Roof Structure and Components
Shingles can be replaced individually, but missing, broken, or torn shingles are common.
Wood Damage & Decay
These ended up being termite tunnels in the floor joists of the home.