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Inspection Services

Preferred Home Inspection

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 (EPA) and a water sampling test. 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 will include:

· Radon initial screening (two visits required)

· Roof, vents, flashings, and trim

· Gutters and downspouts

· Skylight, chimney, and other roof penetrations

· Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings

· Eaves, soffit and fascia

· Grading and drainage

· Basement, foundation, and crawlspace

· Water penetration and foundation movement

· Heating systems

· Cooling systems

· Main water shutoff valves

· Water heating system

· Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets

· Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats

· Electrical service line and meter box

· Main disconnect and service amperage

· Electrical panels, breakers, and fuses

· Grounding and GFCI’s

· Fireplace damper door and hearth

· Insulation and ventilation

· Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers

· And much more …

Choices Matter

We offer many forms of inspections to cater to your inspection needs.  There are many forms of property inspections based on buying, purchasing, investing, or commercial and environmental transactions.  Please consider our services and let us know if you have any questions.  We are happy to be of service.   

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Additional Inspection Services

Standard Home Inspection

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

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 - Sellers Warranty

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 Carolina Pines Home Inspections, LLC .  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 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. 

5-Pt Inspections

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. Running a holiday sale or weekly special? Definitely promote it here to get customers excited about getting a sweet deal.

Investors Inspection

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 demo 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. 

Commercial Property Inspections

We complete Commercial Property Inspections that include in depth reports that meet ASTM standards to include building, site, visual inspections.  A complete Property Condition Assessment may also be completed that goes in depth to include paving, drainage, structural components, roofing, mechanical, fire protections, vertical transportation clearances, ADA guidelines for property accessibility but also parking signage requirements. 

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Single System Inspections

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. 

Accessibility Inspection

NC laws 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 ADA 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. 

Construction Pre-Drywall Inspections

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. 

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