Peter Young Home Inspections

Recently Inspected Homes

Electrical splice with no junction box in a wet crawlspace.
Peter Young Home Inspections

Recently Inspected Homes

This rim joist was completely rotten and needed to be replaced.

Recently Inspected Homes

Not a secure way to support ductwork.

Recently Inspected Homes

Chimney capped with a piece of sheet metal that leaked around the edges and the chimney was still in use.

Home Inspection Standards of Practice

All North Carolina home inspectors must follow the Standards of Practice set forth in the NC Home Inspector Licensure Act. The best home inspectors go above and beyond to make your experience a pleasant one. We invite you to call Asheville Home Inspector Peter Young to discuss your expectations and how he can best serve you.

You can count on a truly top-notch Certified Home Inspector like Peter Young to give you a home inspection report that identifies, in writing, the defects that he can clearly see and that he believes are important. His inspection report also includes recommendations and additional comments to give you the most comprehensive professional opinion possible.

The Home Inspection Process

Our home inspection process adheres to the Standards of Practice of North Carolina, and Code of Ethics.  View and/or download a copy of the North Carolina Standard of Practice here.

Here’s a listing of the main areas Professional Home Inspectors investigate and write up:

Structural Components

  • Foundation
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Columns or piers
  • Ceilings
  • Roofs

Building Exterior

  • Wall cladding, trim and flashings
  • Entryway doors and a representative number of windows
  • Garage door operators
  • Decks, porches, railing, balconies, stoops, steps and areaways
  • Eaves, fascia and soffits
  • Driveways, patios, walkways and retaining walls
  • Vegetation, grading and drainage

Roof Condition

  • Type of materials covering the roof
  • Any leaks
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Chimney
  • Vents, skylights and flashing

Doors and Windows

  • Any issues from opening and closing doors
  • Problems from opening and closing some windows (which provides an overview of all windows)
  • Garage door opener operation
  • Sensors that don’t work
  • Fogged windows or broken window seals

Building Interior

  • Stairs, handrails, ramps and landings
  • Walls, floors and ceilings

Heating and Cooling

  • Response time and effectiveness — from turning controls on and off and observing
  • Whether the controls are accessible
  • Types of HVAC systems used

Insulation and Ventilation

  • Exhausts in bathrooms and laundry areas
  • Type and depth of insulation
  • Absence of insulation in crawlspaces and attic


  • Main water and fuel supply shut-off valves
  • Toilet flushing operations
  • Drainage in tubs, showers and sinks
  • Water heater age and condition
  • Accessible floats and sump pumps
  • Drain, waste and vent systems


  • Points of service
  • Electric base and meter
  • Grounding
  • Main service disconnect
  • Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
  • Type of wiring

Built-in Kitchen Appliances

  • Ranges and cooktops
  • Garbage disposal and trash compactor
  • Range hood
  • Microwave

For pricing please visit our Home Inspections Pricing page.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

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!


July 2016

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


June 2016

Peter arrived on time and worked efficiently. He was welcoming and pleasant and readily available to answer questions. He was thorough and prompt in delivering the report which offered suggestions and guidelines to the new owners. Thanks for a great job done!


May 2016

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