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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 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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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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Common Issues Found with New Construction Home Inspections, Part 1

This new construction home is supposed to be closing this month. Obviously landscaping/grass still needs to be installed (and the downspout needs to be extended), but another very important issue here is the grading. It is very common to see improper grading in new construction which can and does lead to water intrusion and many …

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What’s Wrong with this Crawl Space?

What serious concerns do you see in these pictures and what is the main cause of these concerns? Pictures 1 and 2 are suspected MOLD. Picture 3 is rotted a rotted wood beam. What do they all have in common?  Moisture. It’s the number one enemy of your crawl space and your home and all …

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?

This thermostat is in a brand new construction home and was working when I tested it at the beginning of the interior portion of the isnpection. At some point, however, I heard the HVAC switch off and when I checked the thermostat, it had gone completely blank and did not respond to any touch commands. …

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REALTOR Spotlight

REALTOR Spotlight: Kelly Alexander, Go Realty – Better Homes and Gardens. We have had the privilege of working with Kelly and her clients on many occasions and we have seen first-hand her dedication to the people she represents and her knowledge about the buying and selling process in the Triangle area. She is very responsive …

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EVERY LITTLE THING…

Our home inspections cover A LOT. Typically, we inspect every single room and component inside and outside of your home or prospective home (when accessible). Imagine buying a home and moving in and then realizing the oven doesn’t work, the exterior wood trim is decayed and letting water in, the crawl space lights don’t function, …

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THink New Construction Means No Problems? Can You Spot These Issues?

In a perfect world, brand new homes and homes less than a year old would be flawless. Every nook and cranny carefully created and perfectly assembled. And mostly this is true – builders do really want you to have your perfect home. But important things DO get missed ALL THE TIME. I have never done …

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