Serving the Triangle area of NC since 1994

Your Inspection

What to expect from your inspection.

Whether you are buying, selling, or maintaining your home, Fred Herndon Home Inspections provides professional and quality service from the moment you call us. We believe our job is not simply to find defects in the house; half of our job is ensuring that you understand the home you are buying. We will walk through your home with you and teach you as much as you want to learn.

For your protection, all NC inspectors must follow the Standards of Practice for home inspectors established by the NC Home Inspector Licensure Board. Having reviewed the standards from all major trade associations and several other states, we believe these are among the most detailed and comprehensive standards available.


What's Inspected?

Fred Herndon Home Inspections thoroughly inspects and reports on the following:

Structural Systems

Foundations, grading & drainage, basements, walkways, and floor, wall and ceiling structures.


Roof coverings, drainage systems, flashings and skylights, chimneys and other roof penetrations.

Electrical Systems

Service entrance and panels, branch circuits, connected devices and fixtures, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and making sure your outlets are GFCI-protected.


Fixtures and faucets, water supply systems, drain, waste and vent systems, water heater, vents, flues and chimneys, and any sump pumps or fuel storage and distribution systems.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems

Heating and cooling equipment, ducts, vents and flues.


Dishwasher, garbage disposal, range hood, range or oven, cooktop, microwave, trash compactor, bathroom exhaust fans, garage door operator, and other built-in appliances.

What's Included in a Home Inspection