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Our service areas include: Angier, Apex, Bahama, Benson, Beulaville, Black Creek, Butner, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Clinton, Creedmoor, Deep Run, Dudley, Dunn, Durham, Edmondson, Faison, Farmville, Flowers, Fountain, Four Oaks, Franklinton, Fremont, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Goldsboro, Grantham, Greenville, Grifton, Hickory, Hillsborough, Holly Ridge, Holly Springs, Hookerton, Hubert, Hugo, Indian Springs, Jacksonville, Jonestown, Kenansville, Kenly, Kinston, Knightdale, LaGrange, Leesville, Lillington, Lindell, Louisburg, Lucama,  Magnolia, Mar-Mac, Middlesex, Morrisville, Mount Olive, Mount Pleasant, Nashville, Oak Forest, Oxford, Pikeville, Pine Level, Pink Hill, Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove, Pollocksville, Princeton, Raleigh, Richlands, Rocky Mount, Rolesville, Rose Hill, Rougemont, Sanford, Selma, Siler City, Smithfield, Snow Hill, Stantonsburg, Stokes, Tarboro, Teachey, Trenton, Wake Forest, Wallace, Walstonburg, Warsaw, Wendell, Willow Creek, Wilson, Winterville, Youngsville, and Zebulon  Chosen Home Inspections, Inc. - North Carolina Home Inspections, Mold and Radon Inspections, Air Quality and Drinking Water Analysis.  Our service areas include: Angier, Apex, Bahama, Benson, Beulaville, Black Creek, Butner, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Clinton, Creedmoor, Deep Run, Dudley, Dunn, Durham, Edmondson, Faison, Farmville, Flowers, Fountain, Four Oaks, Franklinton, Fremont, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Goldsboro, Grantham, Greenville, Grifton, Hickory, Hillsborough, Holly Ridge, Holly Springs, Hookerton, Hubert, Hugo, Indian Springs, Jacksonville, Jonestown, Kenansville, Kenly, Kinston, Knightdale, LaGrange, Leesville, Lillington, Lindell, Louisburg, Lucama,  Magnolia, Mar-Mac, Middlesex, Morrisville, Mount Olive, Mount Pleasant, Nashville, Oak Forest, Oxford, Pikeville, Pine Level, Pink Hill, Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove, Pollocksville, Princeton, Raleigh, Richlands, Rocky Mount, Rolesville, Rose Hill, Rougemont, Sanford, Selma, Siler City, Smithfield, Snow Hill, Stantonsburg, Stokes, Tarboro, Teachey, Trenton, Wake Forest, Wallace, Walstonburg, Warsaw, Wendell, Willow Creek, Wilson, Winterville, Youngsville, and Zebulon  Chosen Home Inspections, Inc. - North Carolina Home Inspections, Mold and Radon Inspections, Air Quality and Drinking Water Analysis.  Our service areas include: Angier, Apex, Bahama, Benson, Beulaville, Black Creek, Butner, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Clinton, Creedmoor, Deep Run, Dudley, Dunn, Durham, Edmondson, Faison, Farmville, Flowers, Fountain, Four Oaks, Franklinton, Fremont, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Goldsboro, Grantham, Greenville, Grifton, Hickory, Hillsborough, Holly Ridge, Holly Springs, Hookerton, Hubert, Hugo, Indian Springs, Jacksonville, Jonestown, Kenansville, Kenly, Kinston, Knightdale, LaGrange, Leesville, Lillington, Lindell, Louisburg, Lucama,  Magnolia, Mar-Mac, Middlesex, Morrisville, Mount Olive, Mount Pleasant, Nashville, Oak Forest, Oxford, Pikeville, Pine Level, Pink Hill, Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove, Pollocksville, Princeton, Raleigh, Richlands, Rocky Mount, Rolesville, Rose Hill, Rougemont, Sanford, Selma, Siler City, Smithfield, Snow Hill, Stantonsburg, Stokes, Tarboro, Teachey, Trenton, Wake Forest, Wallace, Walstonburg, Warsaw, Wendell, Willow Creek, Wilson, Winterville, Youngsville, and Zebulon  Chosen Home Inspections, Inc. - North Carolina Home Inspections, Mold and Radon Inspections, Air Quality and Drinking Water Analysis.  Our service areas include: Angier, Apex, Bahama, Benson, Beulaville, Black Creek, Butner, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Clinton, Creedmoor, Deep Run, Dudley, Dunn, Durham, Edmondson, Faison, Farmville, Flowers, Fountain, Four Oaks, Franklinton, Fremont, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Goldsboro, Grantham, Greenville, Grifton, Hickory, Hillsborough, Holly Ridge, Holly Springs, Hookerton, Hubert, Hugo, Indian Springs, Jacksonville, Jonestown, Kenansville, Kenly, Kinston, Knightdale, LaGrange, Leesville, Lillington, Lindell, Louisburg, Lucama,  Magnolia, Mar-Mac, Middlesex, Morrisville, Mount Olive, Mount Pleasant, Nashville, Oak Forest, Oxford, Pikeville, Pine Level, Pink Hill, Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove, Pollocksville, Princeton, Raleigh, Richlands, Rocky Mount, Rolesville, Rose Hill, Rougemont, Sanford, Selma, Siler City, Smithfield, Snow Hill, Stantonsburg, Stokes, Tarboro, Teachey, Trenton, Wake Forest, Wallace, Walstonburg, Warsaw, Wendell, Willow Creek, Wilson, Winterville, Youngsville, and Zebulon  Chosen Home Inspections, Inc. - North Carolina Home Inspections, Mold and Radon Inspections, Air Quality and Drinking Water Analysis.  Our service areas include: Angier, Apex, Bahama, Benson, Beulaville, Black Creek, Butner, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Clinton, Creedmoor, Deep Run, Dudley, Dunn, Durham, Edmondson, Faison, Farmville, Flowers, Fountain, Four Oaks, Franklinton, Fremont, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Goldsboro, Grantham, Greenville, Grifton, Hickory, Hillsborough, Holly Ridge, Holly Springs, Hookerton, Hubert, Hugo, Indian Springs, Jacksonville, Jonestown, Kenansville, Kenly, Kinston, Knightdale, LaGrange, Leesville, Lillington, Lindell, Louisburg, Lucama,  Magnolia, Mar-Mac, Middlesex, Morrisville, Mount Olive, Mount Pleasant, Nashville, Oak Forest, Oxford, Pikeville, Pine Level, Pink Hill, Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove, Pollocksville, Princeton, Raleigh, Richlands, Rocky Mount, Rolesville, Rose Hill, Rougemont, Sanford, Selma, Siler City, Smithfield, Snow Hill, Stantonsburg, Stokes, Tarboro, Teachey, Trenton, Wake Forest, Wallace, Walstonburg, Warsaw, Wendell, Willow Creek, Wilson, Winterville, Youngsville, and Zebulon  Chosen Home Inspections, Inc. - North Carolina Home Inspections, Mold and Radon Inspections, Air Quality and Drinking Water Analysis.  Our service areas include: Angier, Apex, Bahama, Benson, Beulaville, Black Creek, Butner, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Clinton, Creedmoor, Deep Run, Dudley, Dunn, Durham, Edmondson, Faison, Farmville, Flowers, Fountain, Four Oaks, Franklinton, Fremont, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Goldsboro, Grantham, Greenville, Grifton, Hickory, Hillsborough, Holly Ridge, Holly Springs, Hookerton, Hubert, Hugo, Indian Springs, Jacksonville, Jonestown, Kenansville, Kenly, Kinston, Knightdale, LaGrange, Leesville, Lillington, Lindell, Louisburg, Lucama,  Magnolia, Mar-Mac, Middlesex, Morrisville, Mount Olive, Mount Pleasant, Nashville, Oak Forest, Oxford, Pikeville, Pine Level, Pink Hill, Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove, Pollocksville, Princeton, Raleigh, Richlands, Rocky Mount, Rolesville, Rose Hill, Rougemont, Sanford, Selma, Siler City, Smithfield, Snow Hill, Stantonsburg, Stokes, Tarboro, Teachey, Trenton, Wake Forest, Wallace, Walstonburg, Warsaw, Wendell, Willow Creek, Wilson, Winterville, Youngsville, and Zebulon
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How and What is Inspected

Whether you are a home buyer, seller, or owner, Chosen Home Inspections performs every home inspection the same caring way.  We ensure that you are represented well and give you, the client, confidentiality.  Using the latest technology in equipment and software including our experience, professionalism, and integrity, we are here and ready to meet your home inspection needs!  Your inspection will be unbiased and be assured that you will have all the facts you need to make an educated and informed decision.  We take our business very serious!  If you are not completely satisfied with your home inspection or report within 30 days of the inspection, we will refund your money!

Depending on the age and size of the home, a home inspection will take a minimum of about 2 hours to perform.  Accessible roofs and attics will be walked and crawlspaces will be entered with everything in between inspected that’s accessible.  Here is a list of what we inspect:

 
Interior:
bullet Walls, Ceilings, Floors.
bullet Counters, Built-in Cabinets.
bullet Steps, Stairways, Balconies, Railings.
bullet Signs of Water Intrusion.

 


Exterior:
bullet Siding, Flashing, Trim.
bullet Decks, Balconies, Stoops, Steps, Porches, Railings.
bullet Vegetation, Grading, Drainage.
bullet Retaining Walls (to their effect on the dwelling).
bullet Eaves, Soffits, Fascias.
 

Roof and Attic Area:
bullet Visible Framing, Insulation, Ventilation.
bullet Roof Covering, Flashings, Chimneys, Penetrations.
bullet Drainage Systems.
bullet Signs of Water Intrusion.
 

Floor Structure:
bullet Foundation Area.
bullet Visible Framing, Piers, Ventilation, Insulation.
bullet Signs of Water Intrusion or Moisture.

 
Fireplaces:
bullet Gas Logs.
bullet Fire Chamber.
bullet Damper.
bullet Visible Flue.
We Also Inspect and Operate the Following:
bullet Heating System and its Components.
bullet Air Conditioner and its Components.
bullet Plumbing Fixtures and Components, Water Heater.
bullet Electrical System including Electrical Panels, Visible Wiring, Receptacles, Lights, Switches, Ceiling Fans, Smoke Detectors.
bullet Windows and Door Assemblies.
bullet Built-in Appliances.
bullet Ventilation Systems.
bullet Garage Door Openers.
bullet AND MORE!

 

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Tips to Have Accomplished Before a Scheduled Inspection

Our goal is to give you a quality and thorough inspection.  To meet this goal, we request the following be available or accessible if possible:

bullet All utilities including gas pilot lights and electrical breakers should be turned on.
bullet Attics, crawlspaces, electrical panels, water heaters, heating and air conditioner units, windows, and doors should be accessible.
bullet Deadbolt locks for doors be unlocked.

Here are some other helpful hints you may want to consider having done prior to your inspection:

bullet Replace HVAC filters and clean return ducts behind the filter and ensure floor ducts are free from dirt or debris.
bullet Replace any damaged or missing HVAC supply air duct registers.
bullet Clean range exhaust filters if there is a greasy build up.
bullet Ensure smoke detectors are working.  If smoke detectors are not present, recommend installation.
bullet Ensure all windows open properly and none are sealed or painted closed.
bullet Replace any missing or burnt out light bulbs.
bullet Replace broken or missing light switch or outlet cover plates.
bullet Clean rain gutters and downspouts if present.
bullet Tighten loose door knobs and ensure all locks on doors and windows are working properly.
bullet Replace worn weather seals around doors and windows if applicable.
bullet Replace damaged or missing door stops.
bullet Tighten loose or install missing hardware for the attic pull down stairs if applicable.
bullet Caulk around exterior portion of door and window frames if needed.
bullet Trim back any tree limbs that may be touching or is near the roof and remove vegetation that is touching or growing on the side of the home.
bullet Repair any visible or known plumbing leaks, any rotten or damaged exterior wood, and visible roof coverings that may be damaged.

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Pre-Sale Home Inspections for Sellers

Home buyers can be picky, choosy, and sometimes unwilling to negotiate when it comes to repairs.  Having a pre-sale home inspection before or after placing your house on the market will help ease the process of selling your home.   A pre-sale inspection provides you the opportunity to receive an evaluation of your home in its current condition by an unbiased third party.  Additionally, the inspection helps pave the way for a more qualified sale and assists you in getting the most buck out of your sale.  In fact, more Real Estate Agents are recommending pre-sale inspections knowing that less stress will occur with a quicker sale.  Here are some other facts to think about:

bullet An inspection prepares the home to improve its marketability.
bullet Inspections may reveal concerns allowing you to make repairs ahead of time reducing delays at closing.
bullet Buyer’s concerns and suspicions may be relieved with an increased awareness to help promote a sense of trust between you and the buyer.  It signals the buyer that you are a conscientious seller.
bullet If repairs are needed, you now have the time to decide to correct problems or re-evaluate the sales price of your home based on the cost of repairs.
bullet An inspection can give you the information needed to disclose the home’s condition eliminating the negotiation of the sales price.
bullet It may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
bullet It may alert you to items of immediate personal concern and safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.
bullet The sale is less likely to dissolve compared to a buyer’s inspection.  
bullet An inspection and its report can be used as a marketing tool to help sell your home.

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Pre-Purchase Home Inspections for Buyers

Buying a home can be a stressful ordeal.  After all, it’s probably one of the biggest purchases you will ever make.  With that being said, a home inspection will give you ”Peace of Mind” on the current condition of the home that you are in the process of purchasing.  Most sellers are honest and often unaware of some defects that are uncovered during an inspection.  Understand that sellers are not obligated to repair anything that may be mentioned in an inspection report.  My advise is to keep things in perspective.  No home is perfect.  Don’t allow minor defects found by an Inspector to “Kill a Deal.”

What about new homes.  Should they be inspected?  Absolutely!!!  No home is perfect!!!  Don’t let a new home that is fresh and looks great fool you.  Let an Inspector go beyond that freshness and appearance and if that Inspector digs hard, he/she will find something.  I've inspected a lot of new homes over the past few years and I've never found a perfect home!  Here are some defects I've found on new homes with their potential implications: 

bullet Receptacles wired improperly (electrical shock).
bullet Floor joists completely cut or partially cut out of limits (floor settling).
bullet Roof shingles improperly installed (roof leaks).
bullet Waste lines not installed under the home (sewage spilling on the ground and rotting the wood structure to include mold growth).
bullet Heating and air conditioning ducts crushed, torn, and/or disconnected.  Ducts also seen within the crawlspace or attic going to a room with no register seen within the interior of that room (heating and air inefficiency).
bullet Clothes dryer venting into the crawlspace or bathroom exhaust fans venting into the attics (increased moisture with the promotion of mold growth).
bullet Wires exposed from electrical junction boxes (safety hazard).
bullet Wires not installed correctly in electrical panels (safety and possible fire hazard).

All these defects were found on new homes that passed mandated codes and were inspected by local municipalities and contractors.  Don’t let anyone talk you out of an inspection!  Here are some other things to think about:

bullet A home inspection will help give you “Peace of Mind” on one of the biggest purchases you will ever make.
bullet You will be given data from your Inspector to help you make educated and informed decisions.
bullet Potentially costly repairs can help negotiate the sales price.
bullet Again, no home is perfect!!  Shortcomings can even exist on new homes that have passed mandated codes.

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Home Maintenance Inspection for Homeowners

Your home is probably the largest investment you will ever make.  So, it is even more important to maintain that investment just as you would your own vehicle.   Homes are exposed to different environmental elements that can cause deterioration over a period of time.  Additionally, components and their systems can change due to normal wear and tear, and daily personal use.  Any of the before mentioned issues can happen within a short period of time, therefore proper and on-going maintenance is essential to retaining and increasing the value of your home.  Preventative home maintenance can help you prevent more costly repairs down the road. 

How do you know something is wrong with your home to begin with?  Licensed Home Inspectors are trained to uncover issues that a homeowner may not see.  If issues are found early enough, most home related problems can be addressed before those small issues become large problems.  We suggest a Home Maintenance Inspection every 2 years.

A home maintenance inspection is performed in the same manner as our standard home inspection and we will generate the same easy to read comprehensive report with photos of all areas of major concern.

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1-Year Builder’s Warranty Inspection   

This inspection is designed for homes that are less than a year old and coming up at the end of the builder’s warranty.  Its purpose is to identify potential defects that you can address to your builder before your warranty expires.  If we performed your initial inspection, the builder’s warranty inspection will be performed in the same manner—thorough and detailed.  The inspection should be accomplished a couple of months before the end of your warranty to allow your builder to make repairs during the warranty period. 

You may be asking, “Is this inspection really necessary since I had an inspection performed prior to purchasing my home?”  Yes and allow me to explain through my own personal experience.  I bought a new home and performed my own inspection.  Almost a year later, I performed another inspection and found my master bathroom shower leaking into the crawlspace which was beginning to cause wood rot to the floor structure.  This never existed during the initial inspection.  Not caught early, this leak would have caused major damage to my floor with a high cost in repairs!! 

You may also be asking, “How can this happen after having a professional home inspection?”  Components and their systems can change over time through normal wear and tear, and daily use.  Additionally, a home’s condition can change due to its exposure to various environmental elements which could cause different types of deterioration.  Furthermore, homes can possibly settle slightly which can also trigger some defects.  Lastly, unfortunately, things can just happen.  Even a new vehicle can experience some problems months after driving off a dealership lot.

Builders do not call to remind you that your warranty is about to expire, and they do not come back to perform an inspection.  Your builder is responsible for most defects during the first year and we can help you find those defects. 

If we performed your initial home inspection and you would like another inspection before your 1-year warranty expires, we will take 10% off the regular home inspection fee.

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Helping the Realtor

You and your clients come first and we are here to help anyway we can!  This is what you can expect from us in helping you and your client:

bullet We know you work long hours and we are here to assist you 7 days a week.
bullet Inspectors will be professional, on-time, courteous, and neatly dressed.  We want to help you maintain a professional and long lasting reputation.
bullet Rest assured, your client will receive a thorough and detailed inspection and report to help make educated and sound decisions.
bullet We will convey our inspection findings to your client in a professional and non-alarming manner.  We will not give hints that the real estate transaction should be dissolved.  We believe in educating the client and not using scare tactics.
bullet We are here to answer questions and concerns at AND after the inspection.  We know you work hard to achieve a client for life and we want to be part of that process.
bullet You can expect confidentiality from us.  We will not release inspection findings to others without permission from you and/or your client.

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