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Home Inspection Services for Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Garner, Fuquay Varina, Moorisville, Clayton, and all other surrounding areas
Pre-Purchase/Buyers Home Inspection

A Buyers Home Inspection is the most popular inspection and for good reason. Purchasing a home is typically the largest financial decision you will ever make. The last thing you want to hear after the sale is complete and you have settled in is that the roof needs to be replaced, the foundation is cracked, or the electrical wiring is incorrect. Finding issues in your home after you have purchased it could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. Not only is this financially devastating but these issues could jeopardize the safety of you and your loved ones. Let Be Safe Home Inspections help give you peace of mind before purchasing your new home. We will thoroughly inspect all major components listed in the Standards of Practice, which includes structural components, exterior, roofing, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, interiors, ventilation, and built-in kitchen appliances. For more details about the inspection go to the Inspection Details page. We will give you a professional report clearly stating any defects and issues that were found during the inspection. You can then use this report as a negotiating tool to help adjust the listing price or to see if the seller is willing to repair any issues stated in the report. A Buyers Home Inspection performed by us can save you thousands in the long run as well as protect you and your family from any potential hazards. This Pre-Purchase Home Inspection report includes:

  • A thorough evaluation of the structure, exterior, roof, plumbing, electrical system, HVAC, interiors, insulation, ventilation, and built-in appliances with Recall Check. For a more detailed outline visit the Inspection Details page.

  • A comprehensive report clearly stating any defects, issues, or safety hazards that were found during the time of the inspection.

  • Graphics, colored digital camera images, and thermal imaging camera pictures with captions.

  • A 24 hour turnaround time and our Satisfaction Guarantee.

Pre-Listing/Sellers Inspection

A Pre-listing Home Inspection can help ease the stress when trying to sell your home as well as expedite the overall selling process. This inspection is the exact same as a Buyer’s Home Inspection except it is requested by the seller before the home is put on the market. By allowing us to perform your Pre-Listing Home Inspection we will be able to find any potential issues or safety hazards before you put your house on the market. This gives you the opportunity to fix these issues on your own time and eliminates any surprises or rush repairs that could be found by the buyer’s inspector. This Pre-Listing Home Inspection report includes:

  • A thorough evaluation of the structure, exterior, roof, plumbing, electrical system, HVAC, interiors, insulation, ventilation, and built-in appliances with Recall Check. For a more detailed outline visit the “Inspection Details” page.

  • A comprehensive report clearly stating any defects, issues, or safety hazards that were found during the time of the inspection.

  • Graphics, colored digital camera images, and thermal imaging camera pictures with captions.

  • A 24 hour turnaround time and our Satisfaction Guarantee.

Builder's Warrenty/1-Year Inspection

A Builder’s Warranty Inspection is one of the best investments you can make for your new home. Just because the home is new does not mean it is free of any defects or hazards. Even some of the best builders will make mistakes and often time these mistakes get overlooked by the county or city inspector. These inspectors are required to do multiple inspections a day and are limited to the amount of time they spend on each property.

It is common for the Builder to provide you with a 12-month warranty that covers defects with workmanship and materials. Any defects or issues found after the warranty has expired will become your responsibility. Common defects can include improperly installed shingles, decks, gas lines, plumbing, electrical wiring, and HVAC systems. Any of which could cost you thousands if not reported before the home warranty expires. Allow us to perform a thorough Builder’s Warranty Inspection for you before your warranty expires. This Builder’s Warranty Home Inspection report includes:

  • A thorough evaluation of the structure, exterior, roof, plumbing, electrical system, HVAC, interiors, insulation, ventilation, and built-in appliances with Recall Check. For a more detailed outline visit the “Inspection Details” page.

  • A comprehensive report clearly stating any defects, issues, or safety hazards that were found during the time of the inspection.

  • Graphics, colored digital camera images, and thermal imaging camera pictures with captions.

  • A 24 hour turnaround time and our Satisfaction Guarantee.

Framing/Pre-Drywall Inspection

A Framing/Pre-Drywall Inspection can be one of the most important services performed when building your new home. This is the only phase during the construction process that specific framing elements as well as the entire framework of your home can be properly evaluated. Even though the majority of the framing elements are premanufactured they are often damaged during delivery or by poor installation practices. If these issues are not corrected in time then they will covered by drywall and may go unnoticed for a while, but may eventually shows signs of failure. This could cost you thousands in repair work, compromise your safety, and reduce the value of your home. All of which could have been avoided if a proper Framing Inspection was performed. Many people think just because the city or county inspector signed off on the framework then another inspection is not necessary. Unfortunately the county and city inspectors are overwhelmed with work and are limited to the amount of time they can spend on each property, which the primary reason many defects go unnoticed. Please allow us to perform a Framing Inspection for you. We will spend the necessary time required to ensure the framework of your new home if free of defects and installed using good construction practices. The Framing/Pre-Drywall Inspection report includes:

  • A thorough evaluation of the framework, structure, exterior, roof, plumbing, and ventilation.

  • A comprehensive report clearly stating any defects, issues, or safety hazards that were found during the time of the inspection.

  • Graphics and colored digital camera images with captions.

  • A 24 hour turnaround time and our Satisfaction Guarantee.

Home Maintenance Inspection

As a home owner it is common to get busy with work, family, or just life in general and end up neglecting proper home maintenance. Some home owners may not have the expertise or be physically able to climb a ladder or crawl under the house in the crawlspace to periodically check certain components. Whatever the case may be, we would be glad to perform a Home Maintenance Inspection for you. These periodic Home Maintenance Inspections can give you the ability to correct small/potential problems that were found before they turn into a hazard or costly repair. Many issues such a leaky pipe or roof and termite infestation could be repaired and treated with little expense if they are detected in time. This inspection not only could save you thousands of dollars in repairs, but will help maintain and could even increase your home’s value. The Home Maintenance Inspection report includes:

  • A thorough evaluation of the structure, exterior, roof, plumbing, electrical system, HVAC, interiors, insulation, ventilation, and built-in appliances with Recall Check. For a more detailed outline visit the “Inspection Details” page.

  • A comprehensive report clearly stating any defects, issues, or safety hazards that were found during the time of the inspection.

  • Graphics, colored digital camera images, and thermal imaging camera pictures with captions.

  • A 24 hour turnaround time and our Satisfaction Guarantee.

4-Point Inspection

Many home owners only want some of the main components of their house to be inspected for various reasons such as cost or insurance purposes. Our 4-Point Home Inspection will cover the roof, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems.  This inspection is typically brief but thorough and is less expensive compared to the other services offered. Any defects that are found can be submitted to your home insurance company. The 4-Point Home Inspection report includes:

  • A thorough evaluation of the roof, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems. For a more detailed outline visit the “Inspection Details” page.

  • A comprehensive report clearly stating any defects, issues, or safety hazards that were found during the time of the inspection.

  • Graphics, colored digital camera images, and thermal imaging camera pictures with captions.

  • A 24 hour turnaround time and our Satisfaction Guarantee.

Well/Water Inspection

Contaminated drinking water has been linked to numerous illnesses throughout the years and is still a common issue to this day. When purchasing a home with a private well, we highly recommend including a Well/Water Inspection to ensure the well system is working properly and the water is free of any harmful contaminants. A proper water analysis from a qualified professional is essential for detecting these harmful contaminates such as lead and bacteria. The main components of the well that will be evaluated or tested will be the well location, bladder/pressure tank, pump, head, cover, and controls to ensure proper function. A water sample will be taken and tested for bacteria under specific parameters based on your needs. If it is a FHA/VA loan the water sample will be tested for bacteria, lead, nitrates, and nitrites. Once the water analysis is complete the test results will be entered into a report and clearly explained with recommendations and a course of action if needed. The Well/Water Inspection report will include:

  • A thorough evaluation of the well location, pressure tank, pump, head, cover, and controls.

  • Water analysis clearly listing any contaminates found such as lead or bacteria and course of action needed.

  • A quick turnaround time to deliver your highly anticipated results.

Septic Inspection

Many homes in North Carolina have their own private septic system. The septic system is crucial for properly receiving, treating, and disposing wastewater from your home through the plumbing system. A defective or improperly maintained septic system could cost thousands to repair or replace. A clogged system could cause severe damage by allowing raw sewage to overflow into your home. A cracked septic tank could allow raw sewage to seep out into the surrounding soil and even into your drinking water. This not only could affect the health of you and your family, but have a negative impact on the environment as well. As with many components in your home, a thorough Septic Inspection by a professional is a must in order to avoid any disasters that may occur. We partner with some of the best experts in the Triangle to ensure your septic system is operating properly and free of any defects. Whether you are buying, selling, or currently own your home, please allow us to help you ensure your septic system is properly inspected. We highly recommend that the septic system receives a thorough inspection by a licensed professional at least every three years to avoid any costly disasters. The Septic System Inspection report includes:

  • A thorough evaluation of the septic system including the location, septic tank, pump tank, piping, and drain field.

  • Recommended maintenance such as pumping, repairs, cleaning, and chemical adjustments.

  • A quick turnaround time to deliver your highly anticipated results.

Radon Testing

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in soil, rock, and water. Radon gas is released from the ground into the air as the breakdown of uranium occurs. This radioactive gas is odorless, invisible, and tasteless but can cause severe long-term health problems. The CDC states that radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer. High concentrations of radon are typically found in homes built on natural soil with high levels of uranium deposits. Radon gas can enter the home through cracks in the flooring, walls, and gaps around pipes or electrical wires. High levels of radon gas in homes are a far too common occurrence. The EPA reported that 1 in 15 homes in the United States have elevated radon levels. Any home may have elevated radon levels, new or old. Please keep in mind that just because the neighboring homes may not have high levels of radon does not mean that your home will not. Concentrations of radon gas in the soil can be localized. Do not make any assumptions when the health of you and your family is at risk. The only way to know if there are dangerous levels of radon in your home is to have it tested by a qualified professional. In fact, the United States Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency both recommend that radon levels should be tested in every home. Please visit www.ncradon.com for more information regarding radon in NC.

Radon testing is very easy and typically involves placing a monitor in the lowest level room for 48 hours. While the monitor is in place it is required that doors and windows stay closed, except for normal entry, and ventilation systems/fans turned off. If high levels of radon are found then repairs or mitigation systems will be required. Don’t worry, these services can be provided by a licensed contractor and doesn’t require any major alterations to your home. This is a small price to pay to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. Whether you are buying, selling, or have been living in your house for some time, we highly recommend Radon Testing in your home. The Radon Testing report will include:

  • Radon level results from a 48 hour short-term monitoring test.

  • Recommendation for repairs or mitigation systems if required.

  • A 24 turnaround after the test is complete and our Satisfaction Guarantee.

Termite Inspection

Termites can be some of the most destructive insects to a home and repairs are often expensive. Termites can cause damage to structural components which could put you and your family at risk for a catastrophic failure. Most of the initial termite damage goes unnoticed because termites eat wood from the inside out. The framing components may appear normal on the outside, but are hollow on the inside.  By the time you realize there is a termite infestation it is usually too late and the end result could be a collapsed deck, wall, or stairs. We highly recommend getting a Termite Inspection at least once a year and before buying or selling your house.

Termites will typically tunnel into the home from the ground along columns or walls by building mud tubes to travel in. Soft spongy wood and insect droppings/frass could also be a strong indication of termite activity. Being able to recognize these signs can help you take the necessary actions required to control the infestation. We highly recommend that when buying a home that you always request a termite inspection. A proper Termite Inspection performed by a qualified professional can help identify if there is a current infestation or any prior infestations. Whether you are buying, selling, or currently own a home we highly recommend requesting a Termite Inspection to help preserve your investment and to protect your family. The Termite Inspection report will include:

  • A description regarding the presence or absence of wood destroying insects.

  • Specific areas that have visible damage.

  • Evaluation of the soil and area under the house.

  • Recommendations and treatment options.

  • A quick turnaround time to deliver your highly anticipated results and our Satisfaction Guarantee.

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