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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 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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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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Home Inspection Checklist: NC Edition

It’s essential to understand what a home inspection is and what it’s not. We hope this post clears up any lingering questions you may have about what a North Carolina home inspection checklist includes. “According to North Carolina state law, home inspectors must visually examine structural components, such as the foundation, floors, walls, ceilings, and …

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What’s Included in a Home Inspection?

A home inspection examines a home’s condition, completed by a licensed home inspector who will use hands-off methods to acquire information about its safety and functionality. A home inspection is non-invasive, which means that home inspectors cannot damage the home. For example, when a plumber looks for a leak, she may need to open walls or …

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Home Inspection Series: The Different Types

Regardless of whether you intend to make your new property purchase a forever home or fixer-upper, keeping the property in its best condition is usually a top priority. That’s why we always recommend getting a licensed home inspection to avoid any unforeseen and costly surprises. You will receive video documentation of the process so you …

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New Construction Home Inspections

    Even in New Construction homes like this one, water intrusion and high moisture levels can quickly create organic growth (e.g., mold) on surrounding materials. In this case, we noted suspected mold on support beams which was verified by mold swab tests. Since this area is also going to be partially finished, an indoor …

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The Value of a Home Inspection

Why is this photograph concerning? Water intrusion into the crawl space is never a good thing because 1) it can introduce organic growth/mold that can impact air quality in the home, and 2) it can cause wood rot or other damage to the home’s support structure. You should never skip or waive a home inspection, …

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Crawl Space Water Intrusion Doherty Home Inspections

Crawl Space Captain

Homes with crawl spaces need extra TLC. Water is the #1 enemy to your home and the entire structure is designed to shed water away from it. When water gets into your crawl, bad things can happen (think rotting support beams, mold entering into your living space). Crawls are dark, dirty, cramped – not a …

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End of Warranty Home Inspections in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill and the Triangle

Did you buy a new house last summer in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill or anywhere in the Triangle? Now is the time to schedule your End of Warranty/11th Month home inspection! You’ll receive a very thorough and detailed inspection including advanced tools like thermal imaging, wood moisture detection, and laser thermometers to detect …

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