_We inspect every aspect of the house from A to Z. For instance, roof, attics, walls, furnaces or heat pumps, A/C compressors, everything in the kitchen, fireplaces, decks, whirlpools or hot tubs, electrical panels, etc.,_During the inspection, we encourage our clients to ask questions, if any.

_When we are done, we send the report along with pictures to the client(s) within 48 hrs. Why should you wait to get your report a week or so? We, at BB&C Home Inspections, give it to you as soon as possible. We also send the report around to each interested party with the permission of the client(s).

We inspect:



Single Family Houses

Avoiding termite troubles


Avoid contact of wood with ground by using termite-resistant concrete, steel or masonry foundation with appropriate barriers. Even so, termites are able to bridge these with shelter tubes, and it has been known for termites to chew through even piping made of plastics and even lead to exploit moisture. In general, new buildings should be constructed with embedded physical termite barriers so that there are no easy means for termites to gain concealed entry. While barriers of poisoned soil have been in general use since the 1970s, it is preferable that these be used only for existing buildings without effective physical barriers. Timber treatment. Use of timber that is naturally resistant to termites such as Canarium australianum known as the Turpentine Tree, Callitris glacophylla, the White Cypress or one of the Sequoias. Note that there is no species of tree where every individual provides timber that is immune to termite damage. When termites have already penetrated a building, removing their means of access and destroying the colony with

insecticides are usually effective means of stopping further damage. Feeder stations (baits) with small quantities of disruptive insect hormones or other very slow acting toxins have become the preferred least-toxic management tool in most western countries. This has replaced the dusting of toxins direct into termite tunnels which had been widely done since the early 1930s (originating in Australia). The main dust toxicant have been the inorganic metallic poison arsenic trioxide and, more recently, the insect growth regulator, Triflumuron. These slow-acting poison can be distributed by the workers for considerable periods (hours to weeks) before any symptoms occur and are capable of destroying the colony. More modern variations include chlorfluazuron and hexaflumuron as bait toxicants and fipronil and imidacloprid was soil poisons. Soil poisons are the least-preferred method of control. (Source: Wikipedia)



Studies Find Direct Evidence Linking Radon in Homes to Lung Cancer(January 29, 2005 and March 16, 2005) Two studies show definitive evidence of an association between residential radon exposure and lung cancer. Two studies, a North American study and a European study, both combined data from several previous residential studies. These two studies go a step beyond earlier findings. They confirm the radon health risks predicted by occupational studies of underground miner’s who breathed radon for a period of years. Early in the debate about radon-related risks, some researchers questioned whether occupational studies could be used to calculate risks from exposure to radon in the home environment. “These findings effectively end any doubts about the risks to Americans of having radon in their homes,” said Tom Kelly, Director of EPA’s Indoor Environments Division. “We know that radon is a carcinogen. This research confirms that breathing low levels of radon can lead to lung cancer.” (From the EPA)

Radon canisters would be placed at the property and being retrieved about 48hrs later and give the result within two days


203K House and Urban Development (HUD) Certified Consulting

One of the best ways to buy a distressed house and turn it into a dream home:

The extent of the rehabilitation covered by Section 203(k) insurance may range from relatively minor (though exceeding $5000 in cost) to virtual reconstruction: a home that has been demolished or will be razed as part of rehabilitation is eligible, for example, provided that the existing foundation system remains in place. Section 203(k) insured loans can finance the rehabilitation of the residential portion of a property that also has non-residential uses; they can also cover the conversion of a property of any size to a one- to four- unit structure. The types of improvements that borrowers may make using Section 203(k) financing include:

  • structural alterations and reconstruction
  • modernization and improvements to the home’s function
  • elimination of health and safety hazards
  • changes that improve appearance and eliminate obsolescence
  • reconditioning or replacing plumbing; installing a well and/or septic system
  • adding or replacing roofing, gutters, and downspouts
  • adding or replacing floors and/or floor treatments
  • major landscape work and site improvements
  • enhancing accessibility for a disabled person
  • making energy conservation improvements (Source: HUD)


  • Many of our clients have taken the advantage of this program

Below you will see a few common but important code violations to be wary of:


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