Doherty Home Inspections

Sneaky Leaks Revisited

Sneaky Leaks in the Crawl Space Another day, another inspection, another plumbing leak in the crawl space. Those who have had an inspection with us know how thorough we are with testing your plumbing fixtures, faucets, tubs, sinks, the whole shebang. But it doesn’t stop there. If you have a crawl, you can bet we

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Crawl Space Tips

Did you know that having an adequate vapor barrier in your crawl space (one that reaches each corner of the crawl) is one of the easiest and best ways to reduce moisture in the crawl? It literally says it in the name – vapor BARRIER. You want a nice dry crawl space so that your

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So Your Home Warranty is Coming to an End…

Over the course of your home ownership, you may come across some confusing terminology and processes. While a real estate agent can answer many questions for you, one area you’ll want to learn about on your own (if you haven’t already) is home warranties. A home warranty is not actually a warranty; it’s more like

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Briar Chapel Home Inspections

Home Inspections in Briar Chapel

Being communicative, meticulous, and thorough is our specialty. After five years in the business, we’ve learned time and again that advocating for our clients and their agents is what we do best. Even after performing over 1,000 inspections, we STILL value quality over quantity. We are patient and friendly and genuinely enjoy working with everyone

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Air Quality & Mold Testing

What’s Hiding in Your Crawl Space? Possibly Mold & More

If you don’t see any mold inside of a house, does that mean it’s all clear? No. Oftentimes, the crawl space is the real culprit for organic growth (especially when there are moisture issues) and that growth can absolutely impact your breathable air in the living space. Mold flourishes in places with high humidity and

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maintenance inspection
Crawlspace

Maintenance Home Inspections – Plumbing Pipes & Fixtures

Plumbing pipes – something you rarely think about or even see in most homes, let alone get them inspected. Now, there are limitations with plumbing inspections, especially for homes on slabs. But if you have a crawl space, getting a maintenance inspection will also include thoroughly testing your plumbing fixtures as well as the pipes below. Was I able to coax out any leaks while testing? You’d be surprised how often that answer is yes. Call now or schedule online at www.dohertyhomeinspectionsnc.com

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Radon Testing
End Of Warranty Inspections

Schedule A Radon Test Today!

Did you know that according to the U.S Surgeon General RADON GAS is the second leading cause of lung cancer-related deaths each year in the United States? We don’t say this to scare you. It’s important to raise awareness of health issues such as these, especially if they can be avoided. Your home is one

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HVAC Cleaning
Air Quality & Mold Testing

Let’s Talk About Air Quality!

Did you know? The air inside your home can be five times more polluted than outside air. It’s true! Although most of us do our part to keep our indoor spaces clean and free of outdoor pollutants, indoor air quality can be much worse than outdoors. Most of us are concerned about outdoor air pollution

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Crawlspace

Crawl Space Challenges in the Triangle

   We see this so often in crawl spaces in North Carolina. Why? Well, we have a very humid climate, which is exactly what mold likes. There’s not much we can do about southern summers. HOWEVER – there is A LOT we can do to combat moisture intrusion, organic growth, and wood rot found in

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HVAC Inspection
HVAC Tips

HVAC Inspections

We spoke about the importance of getting an HVAC inspection. An HVAC inspection is a process of examining the ventilation, heating, and air conditioning systems in a home. A home inspection is non-invasive, which means that home inspectors cannot damage the house. We do NOT take off panels and remove compressors for HVAC inspections, which

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