Our Services & Pricing
A properly inspected house brings peace of mind and contributes to a simple and trouble-free transaction. We understand that purchasing or selling a property is a major investment and we will do everything in our power to protect that investment.
It is our goal to provide you with a detailed property report, that ensures you are well informed and understand the condition of the property before your purchase.
We adhere to a high standard of code of ethics and provide ongoing training for our inspectors to keep them at the top of our industry.
Our experience, professional conduct and friendly attitude makes the difference.
The Report We Provide
We understand for most families your house is the single largest investment you will make in a lifetime. It is our goal to help you make that investment with confidence and the peace of mind you deserve.
Our detailed reports are easy to read and understand, and are great for those purchasing a home, preparing their home for sale, or if your home needs a check up with a home maintenance list.
During and after the inspection process, we strive to educate you and help you understand all the components of your property so we encourage you to be present at the time of the inspection.
As a NC licensed home inspector, we design the reports to comply with the North Carolina Licensed Home Inspector Standards of Practice and encourage you to read and get familiar with them.
You will receive your written report within 24 hours of the time of inspection. Your confidentiality is guaranteed with us. We will not release findings to others without the permission of you our client
RADON. What is it and how to test for it?
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That’s because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.
More information on radon can be found: https://www.epa.gov/radon
During real estate transactions all radon testing is SHORT-TERM TESTING.
Because radon levels tend to vary from day to day and season to season, a short-term test is less likely than a long-term test to tell you your year-round average radon level. If you need results quickly, however, a short-term test followed by a second short-term test may be used to decide whether and who gets to carry the cost for fixing the radon at the house.
We can provide short term testing using the most sensitive continuous radon monitors and get you results in as fast as 48hours.
Safe drinking water is often taken for granted but when our confidence waivers, fear about unsafe drinking water becomes the center of our attention.
We can help you get a test for the water if the house you are buying has a private well. We take a sample and send it to an EPA licensed water testing laboratory and get you quick results.
Unlike tap water sourced from a public utility, well water is not regulated by the Safe Water Drinking Act, which allows the EPA to set national standards for good drinking water. It’s important for people who have a private well to test water regularly.
Recommended schedule for testing by the NC Department of Health and Human Services:
Every Year – Test for total fecal and coliform bacteria.
Every Two Years – Test for heavy metals, nitrates, nitrites, lead, copper and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Every Five Years – Test for pesticides. If you know of a particular pesticide that is applied in your area, test yearly.
All private wells are tested when they are installed, but routine testing is important because changes in the surrounding environment, even miles away can alter what’s in the ground water. Ground water contaminants come from natural sources and processes, such as eroding mineral deposits and groundwater flow changes, as well as human and animal sources including construction and agricultural activity.
There are numerous contaminants you could test for that may require additional time and cost so it is important to communicate with us clearly what exactly you need tested or visit our website to find water tests offered.