Frequently Asked Questions

Buying or selling a home can be a stressful experience, but we’re here to ensure you know what to expect during your home inspection. If any of your questions aren’t answered below, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help!

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation. Home inspections are designed to protect the buyer, by revealing problems they might not have noticed otherwise. Home inspections by Fox Home Check follow the Standards of Practice established by the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board, available here.

The cost will vary based on the square footage of the home, the age of the home, and location of the home. Call, text, or email us for a quote today!

Home inspections generally take 2 to 4 hours to complete. The duration of a home inspection depends on many factors such as the size of the home, the condition of the home, and the ability to access certain areas of the home (roof, crawl space, attic, etc.).

Although it is not necessary, feel free to visit the home during the inspection to ask any questions you have of the inspector and learn more about the home. Until the inspection is complete, the inspector may not be able to answer all of your questions. However, there will always be the opportunity to ask questions of the inspector after reviewing the report. The inspection report will be comprehensive and will identify all issues as Cosmetic, Defective, or Critical, and detail the recommended course of action.

It is important to note that no house is perfect. At the end of the home inspection process, we will provide a detailed report that describes the physical condition of the property, with images and videos highlighting what may need repair or replacement. The information provided is to allow a potential buyer to make an informed decision about moving forward with the transaction. It is not pass or fail.

Searching the internet for “home inspection companies near me” is certainly the first step one would take, but narrowing down the search from there is where it gets interesting. When I typed “home inspection companies near me” into Google, a range of advertisements for platforms and on-line directories appeared which can be confusing in itself, leaving you wondering; Who exactly am I dealing with here? 

The internet is obviously a wealth of information, but the key things you should look for are:

  • Current certifications, licenses, and insurance, to show integrity and dedication to the industry.
  • Recommendations from agents and clients that the inspector is thorough, timely, and provides excellent customer service, since you probably have a short window in which to conduct due diligence and complete negotiations. 
  • A company using industry-leading software platforms that deliver clear and concise reports quickly, and make your life easier by elevating and explaining key issues. 

Remember that a quality home inspection is an investment in your future home’s safety and value. After you search for “home inspection companies near me,” call and talk to your inspector to see if they are a good fit for you. Find an inspector who will be a partner with you, to make more informed decisions during the home buying process.