An excellent judge of a home inspector is the detail and accuracy in their reports. 

Our reports are designed in the narrative format custom for your new home. This will detail all observable areas and components along with descriptions of any concerns and illustrating these with digital pictures.


For your convenience a sample report is included for you. Click here to review it. 

What to expect

Many items are covered during the course of a home inspection. In addition to defective/deficient items in need of repair we will also be observant of any safety related issues. A standard inspection will consists of the following components:


  • Visible foundation wall, subfloor structure, and basement/crawlspace.

  • Columns/piers.

  • Insulation.

  • Ventilation.

  • Drainage and grade.


  • Siding and trim.

  • Entryway doors and windows.

  • Decks, balconies, patios, walkways, steps railings.

  • Site drainage and vegetation.


  • Roofing materials, gutters, downspouts, and flashings.

  • Visible framing structure.

  • Ventilation, insulation.

  • Skylights, chimneys, and other roof penetrations.


  • Visible interior water supply and distribution.

  • Visible drainage piping.

  • Plumbing fixtures, faucets, tubs, showers.

  • Water heating equipment.

  • Sump pump. 


  • Inspect interior of service panel and distribution panels.

  • Visible wiring for defects.

  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • ALL switches, outlets, lights, GFCI, and AFCI.


  • Visually inspect heating and cooling equipment and operate using normal operating controls.

  • Check filters.


  • Built-in appliances.

  • Fireplaces and the visible components.

  • Cabinetry and drawers. 

  • ALL windows and door assemblies.

  • Balcony, stairs and railings.

  • Floors, ceilings, and walls. 


  • Operate built in appliances with normal operating controls.

  • Document all appliance make and model.


Pre inspection checklist

Being prepared for a home inspection is difficult when everyone is on a different page. The home inspector, client, client’s Realtor, seller’s Realtor, and the seller all have to be on the same page. Below is a pre-inspection checklist for both the seller and buyer. 


  • Signed and complete the written contract

  • It is not necessary to be present for the home inspection. It is often to your benefit to be present for the last hour of the inspection so we can answer any questions and discuss the findings of the report. 

  • If the client wishes to enter the property during the home inspection, he/she must be accompanied by a licensed NC real estate broker. 

  • Write down any questions you may have for the home inspector. 


  • Clean and declutter inspection access points such as closets, around appliances, attic, crawlspace, and basement. 

  • Plan to leave your home an hour before the inspection. 

  • Please allow your dogs and cats to take a vacation with friends, family or pet day care. Please cage all other pets if you are unable to take them with you on the day of the inspection. 

  • Please leave remotes and the necessary keys to access the property, such as garage remotes, unattached garage keys, crawlspace access keys, and keys for gates. 

  • Ensure all utilities are on in the home such as gas, electric, and water. 

  • Leave any paperwork for any maintenance, repairs or insurance claims.

The success of any business lies heavily on the qualifications of the employees. A home inspector is no exception to this. Knowing all the various components of a home which need inspecting are critical. Rest assured I am continually training to maintain and improve my qualifications as an inspector.

Joey Goembel II License Number 4493

We serve the following areas: Mt. Airy, King, Pinnacle, Pilot Mountain, Rural Hall, Winston Salem, Clemmons, High Point, and Kernersville. 
In addition we serve the following counties: Stokes, Surry, Forsyth, and Rockingham counties. 
If you are not within one of these areas we can still inspect your home. However there may be additional mileage charges.

(336) 496-8077

Westfield, North Carolina


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