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HOME INSPECTION CHARLOTTE AREA

RUSSELL DAVIS

About Us

I am a native of Charlotte, NC. I graduated from West Charlotte High School and went to college at North Carolina A&T State University. I am also a Veteran of the US Marine Corps. I have been in the home inspection industry since 2008. Thank you for the opportunity and privilege to introduce the services offered by Home Inspections by Russell Davis (H I R D). HIRD’s comprehensive home inspections are for those who want a thorough analysis of the homes major systems. My job as your inspector is to alert you of any unknown problems in your current or potential home.

Purchasing a home is an important investment, probably your most expensive investment. This can be a stressful process. The home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind but most times has the opposite effect. HIRD is here make your home buying a positive experience by providing our clients with a thorough and professional inspection, performed in accordance with the Standards of Practice of the North Carolina Home Inspection Licensure Board. No home is perfect and no home can fail an inspection, so relax read over your report and make a sound decision. HIRD will send the home inspection report directly to your email within 24 hours of service. We are also available for complimentary follow-up consultation. We pride ourselves on quality and efficiency.

If you would like to use HIRD for your home inspection needs feel free to contact me at 704-502-7925

“Remember you HIRD it here first”

Thank You, Home Inspections by Russell Davis

BENEFITS

We assure the inspection of and report on, over 400 items

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We deliver a verbal report to you before we leave the house and will send via email an easy-to-read report which includes digital pictures within 24 hours, most are sent the same day!

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We point out major and minor deficiencies to give you the complete picture on your new home's condition

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We identify any major expenditures coming up so you can budget these potential expenses

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We identify any potential safety hazards present

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We show you how various systems work and how to maintain and upkeep

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We review and explain the conditions found

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Full color photos

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Common Things to look for

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    Water Damage

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    Grade Sloping (or draining)

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    Stucco Issues

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    Electrical Wiring

Services - Charlotte NC - 704-502-7925

New Construction Inspection

In new homes, one can find almost as many issues as with an older home.

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Pre-Listing Inspection

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Buyers Inspection

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Bank and Property Management Drive-by Inspection

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What Does a Typical Home Inspection Cover?

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Electrical Panels & Breakers

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Grounding and Bonding

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GFCIS and AFCIS

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Fireplace Damper Door

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  Insulation and Ventilation

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Garage Doors

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Roof, Flashings, and Trim

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Gutters and Downspouts

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Skylight, Chimney

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  Other Roof Penetrations

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Exterior Siding and Trim

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Full-Service Inspections Include:

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Interior Plumbing

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  Fixtures and Faucets

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Drainage Sump Pumps

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  Accessible Floats

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Electrical Service Line

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  Meter Boxes

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Basement, Foundation

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  Crawlspace Examination

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Foundation Movement

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Grading and Drainage

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And Much Much More

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Our inspection is performed in accordance with the Standards of Practice of the North Carolina Home Inspection Licensure Board. Inspections done in accordance with these Standards of Practice are visual only and are not technically exhaustive. The inspection and report are prepared for the sole, confidential and exclusive use, and possession of, and will be delivered to the Client only, unless specific instructions otherwise are received in writing from the Client. Client understands that the use of all disclosures contained in the Report are specifically restricted to the transaction for which the inspection was performed, and that reliance upon the Report by other parties, of for other transactions, is strictly prohibited at the users own risk. However, the parties agree that should the inspector find a condition that in his opinion represents an immediate danger to the current occupants, he may immediately release that information to said occupants. 
This report reflects our professional and unbiased opinion as a generalist of the condition of the various components and systems of the premises designated for inspection as of date and time of inspection only.
Components of systems that are concealed or are inaccessible at the time of inspection, by walls, rugs of any kind, concrete slabs, furniture and accessories, boxes, low crawlspaces, insulation, etc., cannot be adequately inspected and accurately judged. Equipment items and systems will not be dismantled.

FAQs

What is a home inspection?


A home inspection is an objective, visual examination of a home’s structure, systems and mechanical systems. Think of it like having a personal physical check-up that includes blood pressure, reflexes, temperature, etc., only on the home.

 









What does an inspection include?







The home inspector is required to observe readily visible and accessible installed systems which include: structural components, exterior, roofing, plumbing, electrical, heating, central air conditioning, interiors, built-in kitchen appliances, insulation and ventilation. The home inspector shall operate the mechanical systems using normal operating controls except when conditions or other circumstances may cause equipment damage. The minimum standards for home inspections in North Carolina are established by the NC Licensed Home Inspector Board and can be reviewed at http://nchilb.com

















What will it cost?









Inspection fees vary depending upon the size of the house, its age, location and the home inspector service. Remember the inspector's experience and qualifications, the depth of the inspection and the type of report should be considered when pricing an inspection and selecting an inspector. 

















Can I do a home inspection myself?










Of course you can inspect the home yourself. However, most homeowners lack the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector. Professional home inspectors are familiar with the many elements of home construction, their proper installation and maintenance and will document their findings to you in writing. 























Are home inspectors required to be licensed?














Yes, in North Carolina, all home inspections performed for a fee are required to be done by a NC Licensed Home Inspector. The regulatory body governing home inspectors in North Carolina is the NC Home Inspector Licensure Board. Their home page is http://nchilb.com





























What if the inspection reveals problems with the house?

 















No house is perfect. Just because the house may have some problems doesn’t mean it isn’t a good investment. The inspection will help you understand the condition of the house. It is up to you and your contract with the seller to determine which problems you can live with, if you may be able to get repairs done before closing, or to negotiate with the seller on the price of the home. 































Can a house fail inspection?

















No, a house can not fail since the inspection is an objective, visual examination of a home’s structure, systems and mechanical systems. A home inspection is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local building code compliance. A home inspection in this context can not pass or fail, it is simply reporting the condition of the home from a visual examination of the structure and systems at that point in time. 



































How do I find a home inspector?




















A friend or business associate who has been satisfied with a home inspector they have used can be a good source. The names of North Carolina Licensed Home Inspectors Association members can be found by searching our online database. NCLHIA Home Inspectors are those individuals that have invested valuable time and resources to belong to our association, which promotes excellence in home inspections and integrity above all. 











































Should I be present at the home inspection?
























It isn’t required for you to be present at the inspection; however, being at the inspection will help you learn about your new home. The inspector can give you tips on maintenance and upkeep. Plus it’s a good time for you to ask questions. 













































Is a contract required for a home inspection?
























Yes, all licensed home inspectors in North Carolina are required to provide a written contract that shall describe the services performed, standards of practice, limitations and the cost or the services. This contract is required to be signed before the home inspection is performed. 

















































When should I call a home inspector?




























Normally, it’s a good idea to call in an inspector after you have made an offer to purchase the property and before closing. Many “offer to purchase” contracts include an “inspection clause” in the contract, making your purchase contingent upon the findings of a professional home inspection. This inspection clause often specifies the timeframe when the inspection must be completed.




























ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS

Your home inspection report will include any environmental issues that we find.


RADON is a cancer causing radioactive gas .You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. www.epa.gov/radon

MOLD is a fungi that can be found indoors or outdoors. Mold grows best in warm, damp and humid conditions. Mold spreads and reproduces by making spores that can survive harsh environmental conditions. www.epa.gov/mold

www.cdc.gov/mold






























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