Raleigh Home Inspection Firm Now Accepts Credit Cards Via Square

Quality Residential Inspections, your preferred Raleigh Home Inspection firm, now accepts mobile credit card payments.

As an added convenience and service for our clients who wish to use their credit card at the time of their Home Inspection, we are now able to process payment in the field.  By teaming with Square, we can now accept credit card payments in the field…at the home and at the time of your Raleigh Home Inspection. The credit card will be swiped through the Square reader, a signature will be attained on the screen of a portable device, and a receipt will be forwarded to the client via either SMS or e-Mail.

Raleigh Home Inspection Firm Now Accepts Mobile Credit Card Payments

Your Raleigh Home Inspection Firm Now Accepts Mobile Credit Card Payments

Not only is this methodology a more convenient way to provide credit card payment, it’s safer too; less communication of information between people means a safer transaction. Square uses advanced security measures that are PCI Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) Level 1 compliant. All information is encrypted to at least 128 bit and utilizes well reviewed cryptographic protocols and message formats when transferring data. Square security information is available on their website.

When your credit card is swiped through the Square reader, no client personal information is retained on the device…none! So don’t worry that there is any important information being retained by us in any way.

And…we now accept Discover and American Express cards too! We now accept all of the major credit cards…MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

Convenience is important…the ability to pay for the most professional Home Inspection service available to you in the Triangle region of North Carolina is sure to be a plus for our valued clients.

Call us at 919-848-4833, or Schedule Your Raleigh Home Inspection Online today!

The Raleigh Home Inspector On: The Facts About Radon Gas

The Raleigh Home Inspector On: The Facts About Radon Gas

Here in the Triangle region of North Carolina, we are in an area where Radon gas is present…we routinely test for Radon gas for our Raleigh Home Inspection clients and their Radon Reports sometimes come back positive and above Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) actionable levels.  Here is a video that provides you with some more information regarding Radon:

Don’t risk the uncertainty of not having your new home tested for the presence of Radon gas!

For more information and to arrange for the Radon testing of your new home, give us a call at 919-848-4833!

Radon Testing

Radon is reported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be the No 2 leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., and the EPA recommends that every home be tested.

Radon Gas in Homes Is Reported By The Environmental Protection Agency as Being The No. 2 Leading Cause of Lung Cancer

Radon Gas in Homes Is Reported By The Environmental Protection Agency as Being The No. 2 Leading Cause of Lung Cancer

Quality Residential Inspections offers on-site sampling for new and existing homes, for the presence of Radon-In-Air, following EPA protocol for testing procedures. Your Raleigh Home Inspector will place the test devices inside the home, ensuring that all applicable testing protocols have been followed. Then, the devices will be retrieved from the property following the passage of the required amount of time. An EPA-listed laboratory is used to interpret the results and a written report is provided to the client upon completion of the testing.

This type of testing is most often accomplished during a Raleigh Home Inspection…but can be conducted as a “stand-alone” service.

Service not available in all areas. Call for availability and pricing.

Water Testing/Sampling

QRI routinely provides the more routine types of water testing such as total coliform bacteria, lead in water, nitrates/nitrites (some of which are required by certain types of mortgage loans). Results from a certified laboratory are usually available within 2 -3 days, dependent upon the testing being conducted.

More complex testing is available for specific concerns such as volatile organic compounds, toxic metal profiles, and organic solvent profiles. Results for this type of testing normally take approximately two weeks to be returned from the laboratory.

Service not available in all areas. Call for availability and pricing.

Annual Maintenance Inspection

This type of inspection is to provide peace of mind. A QRI inspector will observe all of the various areas of the home e.g. the exterior grade, building exterior, crawl space, roof, and attic to provide input to the homeowner concerning any significant problem areas and any maintenance that might have been “deferred”. All systems will be observed and/or operated.

Home Warranty Inspection

Commonly referred to as “11 month” inspections, this inspection is for the homeowner who is nearing the end of their 1 year warranty for a newly constructed home.

This type of inspection is, potentially, of such spectacular importance to the new homeowner that its importance cannot be overstated. Don’t let your warranty expire with covered items that need to be corrected.

You would be amazed at the types of deficiencies that we see in new houses.

Home Seller Inspection

In recent years, the character of the real estate market has changed significantly. The old adage of “let the buyer beware” is no longer acceptable.

In today’s litigious society, the seller of a property bears the burden of providing full and complete disclosure regarding the condition of their property. The more that a seller discloses, the less likely he or she might experience legal conflict after the closing. Any undisclosed conditions have the potential for legal conflict, with no limitations on what should have been disclosed. Even though a house may have been “code compliant” when it was built, that fact does not relieve a seller from potential liability of nondisclosure of deterioration or wear and tear as the home has became older.

There are numerous conditions about which a buyer is entitled to be informed when purchasing a home. The scrupulous buyer is going to appreciate the fact that a home has been pre-inspected by a firm that stands behind their inspection.

The inspection methodolgy is identical to a Pre-Purchase inspection. The only difference is that the seller pays for the inspection rather than the buyer. A pre-sale Home inspection allows the seller to know ‘now’ whether or not there are any significant or major defects with the home and whether or not everything is functioning as intended.

Why wait until you have spent considerable time negotiating a sales price, only to be faced with significant surprises later?

Re-negotiation is difficult and stressful for both the buyer and the seller.

Commercial Inspection Services

Quality Residential Inspections (QRI) offers a diverse range of commercial inspection services to an equally diverse professional clientele. The principal of QRI, Gary Gentry, possesses a uniquely qualifying background of experience for conducting assessments and analyses of facilities and properties to include components and systems both within and surrounding the building envelope.

Types of structures and/or facilities inspected include low/medium rise office buildings, apartment complexes, condominium complexes, hotel/motel/hospitality facilities, office/warehouse buildings, shopping centers, light industrial centers, automobile dealership complexes, and aviation/hangar facilities.

Our services are primarily intended to assist those professional individuals or organizations involved in the acquisition, sale, construction, repair, or renovation of commercial facilities. We offer our commercial services to architects, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT’s), hotel/motel owners, community associations, investors, lenders, insurance companies, property managers, and attorneys.

Quality Residential Inspections and its associates can conduct the following assessment activities:

  • General Inspection and Documentation
  • Water Intrusion Investigations
  • Mechanical/Electrical analysis
  • Facility Walk-down
  • Commissioning/Decommissioning
  • Roofing Surveys
  • Natural Disaster Recovery
  • Pre-Purchase/Pre-Lease and Up-Fit evaluations
  • Pre-renovation planning

Pricing/proposals available upon request and are provided on an individual client-need basis.

Triangle Area Hotel Facility Inspected by Quality Residential Inspections - Raleigh Home Inspection Firm

Triangle Area Hotel Facility Inspected by Quality Residential Inspections - Raleigh Home Inspection Firm

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Roof-top view of Hotel Facility Inspected by Quality Residential Inspections - Raleigh Home Inspection Firm

Triangle Area Church Facility Inspected by Quality Residential Inspections - Raleigh Home Inspector

A Triangle Area Church Facility Inspected by Quality Residential Inspections - Raleigh Home Inspector

Commercial Building Inspections by Quality Residential Inspections - Raleigh Inspector

Commercial Building Inspections by Quality Residential Inspections - Raleigh Inspector

Quality Residential Inspections - Raleigh Home Inspector High-Rise Commercial Building

Quality Residential Inspections - Raleigh Home Inspector High-Rise Commercial Building