What to expect
A standard inspection will consists of the following components:
Visible floor, wall, ceiling, and roof structure
Siding and trim
Entryway doors and windows
Decks, balconies, patios, walkways, steps railings
Site drainage and vegetation
Roofing materials, gutters, downspouts, and flashings
Visible framing structure
Skylights, chimneys, and other roof penetrations
Visible interior water supply and distribution
Visible drainage piping
Plumbing fixtures, faucets, tubs, showers,
Hot water heating equipment
Service panel and distribution panels
Switches, outlets lights, GFCI, AFCI
Heating and cooling equipment using normal operating controls
Fireplaces and the visible components
Window and door assemblies
Pre inspection checklist
Being prepared for a home inspection is difficult when everyone is on a different page. The home inspector, client, client’s Realtor, seller’s Realtor, and the seller all have to be on the same page. Below is a pre-inspection checklist for both the seller and buyer.
Signed and complete the written contract
It is not necessary to be present for the home inspection. It is often to your benefit to be present for the last hour of the inspection so we can answer any questions and discuss the findings of the report.
If the client wishes to enter the property during the home inspection, he/she must be accompanied by a licensed NC real estate broker.
Write down any questions you may have for the home inspector.
Clean and declutter inspection access points such as closets, around appliances, attic, crawlspace, and basement.
Plan to leave your home an hour before the inspection.
Please allow your dogs and cats to take a vacation with friends, family or pet day care. Please cage all other pets if you are unable to take them with you on the day of the inspection.
Please leave remotes and the necessary keys to access the property, such as garage remotes, unattached garage keys, crawlspace access keys, and keys for gates.
Ensure all utilities are on in the home such as gas, electric, and water.
Leave any paperwork for any maintenance, repairs or insurance claims.