Call Peter Young to answer any of your Home Inspection questions.

What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation.
Why do I need a home inspection?
Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.

If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs.

If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.

Can a house fail a home inspection?
No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value. It is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement.
Do I have to be at my home inspection?
While it’s not required that you be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended. You will be able to observe the inspector and ask questions as you learn about the condition of the home and how to maintain it.
Why is a Radon test important?
Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air you breathe. Testing for this colorless, odorless gas is for your protection.
Can I perform an inspection myself?
Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector who has inspected hundreds, perhaps thousands, of homes in his or her career. An inspector is familiar with the many elements of home construction, their proper installation, and maintenance. He or she understands how the home’s systems and components are intended to function together, as well as how and why they fail. Above all, most buyers find it very difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may affect their judgment. For the most accurate information, it is best to obtain an impartial third-party opinion by an expert in the field of home inspection.

The inspection was completed on time and was detailed and comprehensive. My son who is a structural engineer was able to read the report and relay what he thought should be addressed before the due diligence period ends. I was impressed by the order of the report and ease of understanding. I would absolutely recommend Peter Young’s company!

J.M.

July 2016

We do appreciate the thorough inspection you provided and are endeavoring to correct noted issues. We do hope interested parties have a small dog to use the altered doors.

N.H.

July 2016

Mr. Young’s inspection was through, detailed, accurate, and the results of the inspection where sent to us in a timely manner and in a digital, up-to-date format. What a great inspector all around! Highly recommended!

V.M.

June 2016

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Located in: Asheville, North Carolina

Phone: 828.808.4980

Email: Peter@PeterYoungHomeInspections.com

Business Hours:

  • 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday
  • Saturday inspections by appointment only.