What's Inspected

 

What Exactly Is a Home Inspection?

Wherever you are in the buying or building process, we’ve got just the inspection you need to go from feeling uncertain to a confident decision. We offer Buyer’s Inspections for traditional home sales, New Construction Inspection packages, and Radon Testing.

Buyer’s Home Inspection

Our most popular type of inspection, this covers all homes, new and old. It’s a non-invasive look at all the major systems of the home. It’s a 400-point inspection, covering the following systems:
Roofing
Your Charlotte home inspector will look at the roof from all angles from the ground. You’ll learn about the condition of the home’s roofing system, including:

  • roof coverings
  • flashings
  • skylights
  • chimneys
  • roof penetrations
  • drainage systems
Structure
  • Foundations
  • Basements
  • Crawlspaces
  • Structural walls, floors, and ceilings
  • Roof structure and attic
Built-in Kitchen Appliances
  • Dishwasher
  • Ranges, cooktops, and ovens
  • Range hood
  • Trash-compactor
  • Hot-water dispenser
  • Garbage disposal
  • microwave cooking equipment
Heating and Cooling
  • Heating and air handling equipment
  • HVAC operating controls
  • Automatic safety controls
  • Distribution systmes
  • Presence of installed heating/cooling sources in each room
  • Flues and vents
  • Cooling equipment
Plumbing
  • Faucets and fixtures
  • Tubs and toilets
  • Undersink fixtures
  • Hot and Cold Water heater
Exterior of the Home
During your home inspection, you’ll learn the styles and materials of the exterior of your home in Charlotte NC, the status of the driveway, appearance, types of entry doors, and siding styles.

You’ll learn the condition of the exterior wall cladding, flashing and trim, doors, windows, decks, balconies, stoops, steps, areaways, porches, patio /covers and applicable railings.

You’ll also learn about the exterior vegetation, grading, drainage, driveways, patio floor, walkways, and retaining walls(with their respect to the condition of the building), eaves, soffits, and facias from your home inspection in Charlotte.

Interior of the Home
You will also learn the condition of the walls, ceiling, and floors, steps, stairways, balconies, and railings, counters and cabinets.

Your Charlotte home inspector will open as many windows and interior doors as he can get to without moving furniture and report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components.

Your home inspector is not required to observe: Paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments on the interior walls, ceilings, and floors; Carpeting; or Draperies, blinds, or other window treatments. These are considered to cosmetic items.

The function and safety of your home is being inspected.  Cosmetics issues most homeowners can handle without a home inspection.

Insulation and Ventilation
  • Insulation in attic
  • Insulation under floor system
  • Vapor retarders
  • Ventilation of attic and foundation areas
  • Venting systems (kitchen, bath, and laundry)
  • Ventilation fans and thermostatic controls
Electrical System
  • Service entrance conductors
  • Service and grounding equipment, main overcurrent device, and main and distribution panels
  • Branch circuit conductors, overcurrent devices, and compatibility
  • Outlets and operation of GFCI circuits
  • Lights
  • Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Other connected devices
Garage
You’ll learn about the condition of your garage ceiling, flooring, garage doors, doors from the garage into the house, and garage door openers from your home inspector.
Other Major Systems of Your Home
You will also learn the condition of the walls, ceiling, and floors, steps, stairways, balconies, and railings, counters and a representative number of installed cabinets and a representative number of doors and windows of the interior of your home.

Your home inspector is not required to observe: Paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments on the interior walls, ceilings, and floors; Carpeting; or Draperies, blinds, or other window treatments. These are considered cosmetic items.

The function and safety of your home are being inspected.  Cosmetics issues most homeowners can handle without a home inspection.

It takes around 3 hours to do a home inspection, maybe now you can see why!

The best way to understand what’s included in your Starmark home inspection is to look at a sample report.

Why do a Home Inspection?

It’s simple: to learn about the condition of your house. A Home Inspection is one of the most important and valuable steps of the home buying process. You’ll learn all about the house and what condition it’s in. You’ll learn about the plumbing, electrical, foundation, HVAC, interior, exterior, garage, built-in kitchen appliances, ventilation, and the condition they are in at the time of the home inspection.

 

Types of Inspections We Offer:

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All our inspections include:

Flexible Scheduling

We answer our phones until 9pm to accommodate your scheduling needs. Or easilyt schedul online. We even offer Saturday inspections.
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Online Reports

Our detailed reports are delivered electronically, for your convenience. They include an easy to read summary followed by full descriptions, including pictures.

Home Advice for life

We want to be your building consultant for life! Call us any time in the future, months or years from now, with your questions about your home.

Starmark Home Inspections - Proudly Serving the Charlotte Area for 13 years

We perform quality home inspections all throughout the Charlotte metro area in both North Carolina and South Carolina, including Waxhaw, Fort Mill, Ballantyne, Indian Trail, Matthews, Lancaster, Indian Land, Weddington, Stallings, Mint Hill, Harrisburg, Huntersville, Mooresville, University, Concord, Cornelius, Lake Norman, Davidson, Lake Wylie, Tega Cay, York, and Sun City Carolinas.

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