Specializing in Pre-Sale and Pre-Purchase Inspections. We offer home inspections, pest inspections, septic inspections, radon testing, air quality testing and water quality testing. Serving the Piedmont Triad, Triangle, & Surrounding Areas. Veteran Owned and Operated. Licensed and Insured.
Can a home inspector predict the useful life of PB pipes in a home?
Unfortunately, inspectors cannot. Poly pipes may “look” fine, but most of the problems associated with poly systems are not visible. Inspectors can look for water leaking right now, we can look for evidence of repairs, and we can look for certain installation no-no’s (only where pipes are exposed), such as kinks in the piping. This helps a little, but many things contribute to a poly leak, most of which an inspector cannot see. When buying a house with PB piping, purchasers must be aware of the potential for leaks and damage and be comfortable moving forward with the purchase of the home, despite the risks.
This year was a huge success. We helped a homeowner with limited mobility install railings for his front porch, repaired his shower and installed a new shower surround, landscaped to reroute water away from the foundation of his home, and stained a deck.
It was a long day, but as always a rewarding experience for an appreciative homeowner. Looking forward to next year!
We love our community and giving back. That is why we are participating in our 3rd Operation Inasmuch on Saturday, October 21st, 2017.
Evidence shows that when neighborhoods are full of rental properties, neighborhoods decline. In local areas where this trend is occurring, several service organizations are stepping up to encourage retention of owner occupied residences and assist owners with repairs to get their homes back on track. Home ownership comes with expenses that can sometimes set an owner on a downward spiral financially. Homes can become an eyesore in perpetual disrepair. When this happens, neighborhood pride goes down. By stepping up to relieve some of the burden, we create a positive impact and pride returns to the community.
We have a great group ready to help make a positive impact for these homeowners, but as always, you are welcome to come out and lend a helping hand. If you are free and would like to help- please fill out the contact form below and we will be in touch with you about where to go on the 21st. Thank you for considering joining us for this rewarding day of community service.
- Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
- Location: High Point, NC
- Race Start Time: 9:00am
- Race Distance: 5K, 1 mile
- Registration Closes: Friday, September 29 at 9:00 am
- Race Cap: 300
Howard holds a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from NC State University. He joined Parkwood in April of 2017 and will be an integral part of our expansion into the Raleigh real estate market. Prior to joining Parkwood, Howard worked for HOPE Home Inspections in the Apex area. Howard is a thorough and knowledgeable inspector. He is a fantastic addition to the team.
We would like to introduce to you the newest member of our team. Noelle Haydon is joining Parkwood as our new office manager. Be sure to welcome her when you call to schedule your next inspection!
Must have an active NC Home Inspector License, or close to completion in a pre-licensing program.
Strong attention to detail.
Understand the importance of quality and consistent customer service.
Basic knowledge of residential home systems and components.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Great listening skills.
Proficient computer skills.
Have the aptitude and mental ability to problem solve and conduct professional conversations with real estate agents and customers.
A great attitude, good presence, and energy.
Integrity and strong work ethic.
Must be able to work in various weather conditions, climb ladders, walk on roofs, access crawl space, enter attics as well as stand for long periods of time.
In North Carolina, the home inspector licensure board requires that all home inspectors complete continuing education each year to ensure inspectors are kept up to date on important topics in our state.
Our industry is very vibrant and there are many organizations inspectors can associate with in order to obtain continuing education credits. This past week, we attended the North Carolina Licensed Home Inspector Associations conference held at the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord. We believe in NCLHIA’s vision and standards for North Carolina home inspectors. The conference was held from Wednesday through Saturday. We received valuable training in HVAC systems, adhered masonry and stucco, and an update on NC requirements for energy loss from homes. We were able to learn from several speakers in addition to the required education component and network with vendors who offer services that can help our clients. NCLHIA is a large organization, so we were also able to meet with other inspectors from across the state and discuss what common themes inspectors are seeing out in the field. When several inspectors are talking about the same issues popping up, awareness of these problems helps us all become better inspectors.
Home Inspection is an ever-changing profession, and there is always more to learn. This was a very valuable trip and are excited to implement what we learned so that we can better serve you, our clients.