Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the common questions from other customers like you. We’d be happy to answer your questions personally; just give us a call at (919) 436-HOME(4663) or send us a note.
About our Inspections
What's included in an inspection?
All of our comprehensive home inspections include a set of items as defined by the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board. You can find the full in the North Carolina Standards of Practice. The things that most differentiate our inspections from other providers include the leading-edge technology we use during the inspections such as drones and infrared, our comprehensive approach to coordinating all the different inspection services you may need, and our follow-up care such as the free return visit to validate items from the report that were fixed.
Do I have to be home for the inspection?
You don’t have to be there, but we do recommend that you and your agent plan to be there for at least the last 30 minutes of the inspection where we will go over any major issues discovered. If you’re not able to be there, then that’s OK, as our Inspection Report is quite comprehensive and will include photographs and descriptions. We’ll also follow up with a Report Review where we will answer any questions you may have about our findings. If you are buying or selling a home listed by a realtor, then we’ll use the standard secure entry that the realtor uses for showings. Of course, if you need a New Construction Warranty Inspection or an Annual Home Health Check-up, then we’ll need to make arrangements for entry to the home at the beginning of your appointment.
How long is a home inspection?
If you recommend a repair, how do I know if the contractor fixed it correctly?
Our Tools & Technology
How can you tell if there is lead in my home?
How do you know if radon mitigation is needed for my home?
How do Drones help in your inspections?
How do you know if mold is present in a home?
Pricing & Payments
How do you determine the price for an inspection?
- Comprehensive Inspections offer an in-depth assessment of your home and include a FREE drone video of roof and gutters and a FREE infrared scan of your ceiling and walls. This is the recommended inspection for real estate transactions, and our base price is $350 for most homes (plus $25 for each 500 square feet above 1,999).
- Annual Home Health Check-ups help you identify issues before they develop into a costly repair, and include coaching to help you stay on top of maintenance and create a prevention plan to save you money and keep your family safe. Our base price is $200 for most homes (plus $25 for each 500 square feet above 1,999).
- Five-Point Inspections focus on areas of your home most likely to be the cause of needed repairs: Roof, Structure, Electrical, Plumbing, Heating/AC. Our base price is $200 for most homes (plus $25 for each 500 square feet above 1,999).
We also offer individual prices for specific inspections or add-on services, such as Radon Gas Testing, Termite Inspections, Pre-drywall New Construction Inspections, and more. Give us a call at (919) 436-HOME(4663) or send us a note for complete pricing information.