RESIDENTIAL HOME INSPECTION

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR HOME INSPECTION

Whether you are buying, selling or maintaining your home, Inspect It Right Carolinas provides professional and quality service from the moment you call us. A licensed home inspector will walk through the home with you and teach you as much as you want to learn.  You can feel secure in knowing that we comply with the American Society of Home Inspectors Code Of Ethics and the Standards Of Practice which ensures a professional, honest, and objective home inspection at all times.

 

With Inspect it Right Carolinas, our home inspection services meet, and in most cases exceed, the state and industry standards of both the North Carolina and South Carolina State Home Inspector Requirements, the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and the American Society of Home Inspectors.

After we walk through the home together, we will explain the overall state of the structures and systems with both you and your agent. You will be informed of any major issues that require immediate attention and we will point out any conditions that you will want to monitor for deferred maintenance. All of this will be detailed in an easy-to-read Spectora report, that will be delivered in HTML and/or PDF format. From that report, you’ll be able to see the items we discussed, with images for reference.

Inspect It Right Carolinas thoroughly inspects and reports on the following:

  • GROUNDS

    Grade, Drainage,Impacting landscape features (e.g., large trees, plant foliage, soil to siding, etc.),Retaining walls,Stairs,Driveways,Walkways,Fences falling down, Outlying buildings may be inspected at additional cost.

  • ROOF

    Materials,Gutters and downspouts,Chimneys,Flashed penetrations (e.g., vents, skylights, etc.)

  • STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

    Foundation,Support structures,Framing,Sheathing,Seismic (e.g., anchoring, bracing, etc.)

  • INSULATION AND VENTILATION

    Attics, Walls,Floors,Crawl spaces,Ventilation fans (e.g., whole house, bath exhaust, etc.)

  • EXTERIOR

    Siding,Trim,Doors,Windows,Decks,Patios

  • ELECTRICAL

    Service entrance,Disconnects,Main and sub panels,Grounding,Bonding,Breakers (including arc fault circuit interrupters),Switches,,Outlets (including ground fault ,circuit interrupters),Smoke detectors

  • PLUMBING

    Water and gas (or oil) supply lines and shut-offs,Water pressure,,Water heaters,Safety valving,Fixtures,Traps,Drains,Functional flow and drainage

  • HVAC

    Controls and thermostats.Heating/cooling components (e.g., furnaces, heat pumps, etc.),Supply and discharge lines.Venting.Filters, Ductwork, Registers.Fireplaces and inserts. Drainage

  • APPLIANCE

    Dryer vents,Ranges,Refrigerator/freezers,Dishwashers,Disposals,Built-in microwaves,Ceiling fans

  • GENERAL INTERIOR

    • Ceilings,Walls,Floors,Doors,Cabinetry

Inspection Exclusions:

  • Private Water or Sewage Systems

  • Saunas, Steam Baths, Pools, hot tubs

  • Solar Heating Systems

  • Termites, Pests, or Wood Destroying Organisms Radon or Lead or Mold

  • Cosmetic Defects

  • Underground Oil Tanks

  • Perimeter lighting, sprinklers, fountains Security System

  • Audio Visual Equipment

Your inspector is a home inspection generalist and is not acting as a licensed engineer or expert in any trade. If your inspector recommends consulting other specialized experts, client must do so at client’s expense.

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