TBK Inspections

Ken Tabak of TBK Home Inspections, has been performing quality home inspections in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina since 1996. He has personally inspected thousands of homes and saved many home buyers from purchasing the dreaded money pit.

Why is a Home Inspection necessary? 
You are about to purchase on of the largest investments in your lifetime. A Home Inspection can tell you if the house is in need of major structural repairs, the condition of the heating & cooling system, plumbing, electrical, roof, wet crawlspace areas and many other things.

The small price of a Home Inspection can save you literally thousands of dollars in repairs costs that might have not been noticed by the untrained eye. My company provides the highest excellence in the business through continuing education classes mandated by the State of North Carolina and through the American Society of Home Inspectors on a yearly basis. Through many years of hands-on experience and innovative techniques I will provide you with the highest professionalism available to help you protect your interests.

Why should I get a Pre-Home Inspection? 
This is probably the most cost effective decision a home seller will ever make. Home sellers wait until a buyer comes along and makes and offer, which is usually contingent on the home inspection and the items found during the inspection process. Along comes Mr. Home Inspector who might or might not find major problems with the structure, heating and cooling system, plumbing, electrical, etc. If a structural problem is found a Structural Engineer may need to be consulted.

All of the above mentioned items can easily delay or even derail your sale. This would require you to start the process all over again. The property would need to be shown on a regular basis and keep in show condition. What if you need the proceeds to close on another house or if you are moving out of town and cannot afford delays?

A professional home inspection can give you a one up on your competition by identifying any items the might need repair before the house is put on the market. Since the majority of times needed repairs are discovered at the time of the inspection through the buyer, and most of the repairs are the responsibility of the home owner or negotiated why not take care of them immediately.

The care of your home with its first impression can translate into a faster sale with a possible higher sale price due to its immaculate appearance to the buyer.

Why should I choose TBK Inspections, llc., llc. over the other home inspection companies? 
* The most important aspect of any business is its service. TBK Inspections, llc., llc. strives to provide you with the most pleasant experience possible. 
* Personalized and timely return phone calls save time 
* Typed narrative reports with a summary clearly detailing the issues discovered during a home inspection 
* Many client/contractor relationships that show the special protection an established company can provide 
* Individualized service and attention that is needed when you need to know the truth about one of the largest investments you will ever make.

How long does the average inspection take? 
The typical home under 2000 square feet takes approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours. For every additional thousand square feet the inspection takes about 45 minutes more.

Do I need to be there when the inspection is taking place? 
Absolutely. The sucess of the inspection process depends on the buyer's involvement. This is a time to learn the various aspects of your potential home. Many maintenance tips and areas are discussed that will be vital to the upkeep of your home.

What is the cost? 
Although houses may have the same square footage and similar details, each house is unique. Please call me a (919)408-0551 for a free price guarantee.

What areas are inspected? 

Exterior of structure, foundation, grading around foundation, any exterior component that would effect proper wear of the structure, crawlspaces, attics, roofs, electrical, plumbing, drains, garage doors, safety issues, windows, cabinets, counters, flooring, and especially heating and cooling units.

What does a report consist of? 
Each report has a summary of seven categories: Exterior, roof, crawlspace, attic, electrical, plumbing, and interior. Any items found operating improperly are listed in the summary and cross referenced in the main body of the report. A typical report is about 50 pages long. How much prior notice is needed to schedule an inspection? 
Usually one can be scheduled 72 hours before it takes place.