Preferred Home Inspection
- the most complete inspection and best value
The Preferred Home Inspection
is a thorough and objective visual
examination of a home's condition, performed by a trained
Inspector. I will thoroughly inspect all major components of
the property, describing problem areas as well as positive
aspects that were found. The Inspection provides homeowners
with a basic understanding of all systems in the home,
including electrical, plumbing, heat, cooling, and related
systems. This inspection may include an initial Radon
screening as recommended by the
Environmental Protection Agency
and a water sampling
This inspection is an excellent time for the buyer to ask questions about the home's condition.
The Home Inspector's goal is to educate the home owner, and to give that home owner a good perspective in making an informed decision.
Your Preferred Home Inspection
- Radon initial screening (two
- Roof, vents, flashings, and
- Gutters and downspouts
- Skylight, chimney, and other
- Decks, stoops, porches,
walkways, and railings
- Eaves, soffit and fascia
- Grading and drainage
- Basement, foundation, and
- Water penetration and
- Heating systems
- Cooling systems
- Main water shutoff valves
- Water heating system
- Interior plumbing fixtures
- Drainage sump pumps with
- Electrical service line and
- Main disconnect and service
- Electrical panels, breakers,
- Grounding and GFCI's
- Fireplace damper door and
- Insulation and ventilation
- Garage doors, safety
sensors, and openers
- And much more ...
Standard Home Inspection
- without the recommended Radon initial screening:
A Standard inspection
does not include Radon initial screening which the EPA recommends. It does include all other points of the Preferred Home Inspection
New Construction Inspection
- complements your new home's warranty:
In addition to the points included with a Preferred Home Inspection
, including Radon initial screening, I will also return to the home in ten months to re-inspect, based on your new home's one-year warranty.
Move In Certified Inspection
- the seller's advantage in today's market:
As part of your Preferred
or Standard inspection
report, any concerns with major systems or
safety issues will be described. You will have those items
corrected, then notify City of
Oaks Home Inspections and General Contracting,
. You will certify that there are no known safety or major systems defects. We will return to verify your statement and to lend you a Move In Certified yard sign. The online inspection report will be updated to include any repairs that were made. You may use the yard sign and the written
inspection report in your marketing of the property.
- when you know exactly what you're looking for:
The Investors Inspection
is designed specifically for investors who are either considering a property, or who are in escrow on a property. I will visit the property with you, to discover major concerns and potential major problems. This limited inspection is good for those who are going to gut and renovate, and it is also acceptable for remodeling when you don't need to know about the minor defects and cosmetic defects. If your investment is a commercial property, we will focus on the particular building systems that are most important to you. You will receive a brief online report that only describes the major concerns that we found.
- at the scope and size that you determine:
for buildings that will be used for any kind of business
purpose. The scope and cost of commercial inspections are
provided in a written proposal. Multi-unit apartment buildings
are also included in this service for dwellings not to exceed
four units. Commercial properties of any size can be
thoroughly inspected byCity of Oaks Home Inspections and
General Contracting, LLC of
- so your business can attract all potential customers:
Various laws around the world require public accommodations to provide goods and services to people with disabilities on an equal basis with the rest of the general public. Businesses benefit from the patronage of all people. Those who own, lease, lease out, or operate places of public accommodation should have as a goal the identification and reduction of physical barriers to this patronage. This Accessibility Inspection
report will help identify possible accessibility deficiencies in existing facilities. This report may be offered in conjunction with a complete Commercial Inspection
or offered as a separate, stand-alone inspection service.
- for your health and safety:
Some common health hazards cannot be
seen, but I can take samples for the laboratory to
analyze. The Environmental
Protection Agency recommends Radon
for ALL North Carolina homes and real estate transactions. Water Quality Sampling tests for ten common water contaminants. Drinking water can be sampled for coliform bacteria, nitrates/nitrites, or lead.
- the basics for most insurance needs:
Many insurance companies require a 5-point inspection
before issuing a new policy. This limited inspection includes roof, foundation, electrical, plumbing, and heating. Some insurance companies call this a "4-point inspection," but it's the same thing.
Single System Inspection
- one at a time:
If you just have a concern about a single system within the property, then this limited inspection will focus on that item only. Typical single systems include roof, foundation, electrical, plumbing, or heating.
- let's take another look:
and Standard inspections
may include one return visit within 45 days. If we have found something that needs to be repaired, and it gets repaired, you can ask me to return for that specific item or items. Some restrictions apply, so be sure to ask about the details. After 45 days, regular prices apply for re-inspections.
Construction Pre Drywall Inspections
- while the work is in progress:
If you are having a house built, you'll need a series of inspections along the way. Pre Drywall Inspections
focus on the systems as they are built or installed. This provides a good way to control cost overruns and to avoid surprises at possession of the house. A written proposal will be made to determine the number of inspections you require.