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What is a home inspection, and why is it important?

A home inspection is a thorough examination of a property’s condition, systems, and components. It’s crucial to identify potential issues and make informed decisions when buying or selling a home.

What does a typical home inspection cover?

A standard home inspection includes an assessment of the property’s structure, roof, foundation, electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems, and more.

How long does a home inspection usually take?

The duration varies but typically takes 3-4 hours for a thorough inspection of an average-sized home.

Can I attend the home inspection, and should I?

Yes, it’s highly recommended that you attend the inspection. It provides an opportunity to ask questions and gain a better understanding of the property. It is often much easier to explain items discovered in person on site.

Do you provide a written report after the inspection?

Yes, we provide a detailed written report with findings, including photographs and recommendations, typically within 24 hours, most times the same day.

Are you licensed and certified as a home inspector?

Yes, I am a licensed and certified home inspector with extensive training and experience.

What types of properties do you inspect?

We inspect a wide range of properties, including single-family homes, condos, townhouses, and multi-unit buildings.

Can a home inspection uncover hidden problems in a property?

Yes, a home inspection can reveal hidden issues such as structural defects, water damage, or faulty electrical systems.

How can I prepare for a home inspection as a seller?

Make ALL systems and utilities available. Make sure the electrical panel is easily accessible and the panel cover can be removed. Make sure the water and electrical is on in the home. Make sure the water heater breaker is on. Make sure the inspector has access to the attic and crawlspace (if present.) All windows, outlets, and switches should be accessible. Plumbing under sinks should be visible and accessible.

Can a home inspection help negotiate repairs or the sale price?

Absolutely. Inspection findings can be used in negotiations to address repair issues or adjust the sale price.

What is the difference between a home inspection and an appraisal?

A home inspection assesses the property’s condition, while an appraisal determines its market value.

Can you provide specialized inspections, like mold or radon testing?

We do not inspect for Radon. SCDHEC rates radon as a low concern for Horry and surrounding counties therefore testing is normally not recommended. Here is the map of historical radon levels for South Carolina. https://scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/media/document/BAQ_Radon_Map_2022_August_class.pdf

How far in advance should I schedule a home inspection?

It’s best to schedule an inspection as soon as you have an accepted offer, allowing time for any necessary negotiations.

What should I do if I have questions about the inspection report?

Feel free to contact us at any time to discuss the report, findings, or any concerns you may have.

How can I schedule a home inspection with your company?

You can easily schedule an inspection through our website, by phone, or by email. We’re here to assist you!

Home Inspection Services

What is a home inspection, and why is it important?

A home inspection is a thorough examination of a property’s condition, including its structural components, systems, and overall safety. It is crucial for buyers to make informed decisions and identify potential issues before completing a real estate transaction.


When should I schedule a home inspection?

It’s recommended to schedule a home inspection after an offer has been accepted but before the closing of the real estate transaction. This allows ample time to address any concerns that may arise during the inspection.

What areas of the home are covered in a standard inspection?

A standard home inspection covers the roof, exterior, structure, electrical system, plumbing, heating and cooling systems, interior, insulation, and ventilation. Additional services may be available for specialized inspections.

How long does a home inspection typically take?

The duration of a home inspection varies based on the size and condition of the property. On average, a thorough inspection may take between two to five hours.

Can I attend the home inspection?

Yes, it’s highly encouraged for buyers to attend the inspection. Being present allows you to ask questions, gain insights into the home’s condition, and receive recommendations from the inspector.

Will the inspector provide a detailed report?

Yes, a professional home inspector will provide a comprehensive report detailing their findings. This report includes descriptions of issues, recommendations, and may include photographs for clarity.

What happens if the inspection reveals problems?

If issues are identified, the buyer can negotiate repairs or request a price reduction based on the inspection findings and recommendations from their real estate professional. Alternatively, the buyer may choose to walk away from the deal if the issues are significant.

Do new construction homes require inspections?

Yes, even new construction homes should undergo inspections. Inspections can reveal construction defects, incomplete work, or issues that may have arisen during the building process. These are especially important in areas, such as ours, where new construction is so saturated that timelines and cost, not quality, are often the goal.

How often should I have my home inspected?

While there is no strict schedule for regular inspections, it’s advisable to have a home inspection before purchasing a property. Additionally, periodic inspections every few years can help identify maintenance needs and potential issues.

Can a home inspection uncover hidden problems?

Yes, a home inspection is designed to identify both visible and potential hidden issues. However, some hidden problems may only become apparent over time. Regular inspections and maintenance help address these concerns.

Pre-Closing Inspection Services

What is a pre-closing inspection, and why is it necessary?

A pre-closing inspection is conducted just before the closing of a real estate transaction. It ensures that the property’s condition aligns with the agreed-upon terms, allowing buyers to identify any issues before finalizing the deal.

When should I schedule a pre-closing inspection?

It’s recommended to schedule a pre-closing inspection a few days before the scheduled closing date. This timing allows for any necessary negotiations or repairs to be addressed before the transaction is completed.

What is included in a pre-closing inspection?

A pre-closing inspection typically covers the same components as a standard home inspection, including the roof, exterior, structure, systems, interior, insulation, and ventilation. The focus is on ensuring that any agreed-upon repairs have been completed.

Can the buyer be present during the pre-closing inspection?

Yes, it’s advisable for the buyer to be present during the pre-closing inspection. Being on-site allows the buyer to verify that repairs have been made as agreed and to address any last-minute concerns.

What if the pre-closing inspection reveals new issues?

If new issues are identified, the buyer can discuss these with the seller. Depending on the severity, negotiations may involve additional repairs, a price adjustment, or other arrangements to ensure the buyer’s satisfaction.

Is the seller required to make repairs found during the pre-closing inspection?

The necessity for repairs is negotiable and depends on the terms outlined in the purchase agreement. Sellers are generally expected to address issues agreed upon in the negotiation process.

How long does a pre-closing inspection take?

The duration of a pre-closing inspection varies based on the size and condition of the property. On average, it may take between two to five hours.

Can a pre-closing inspection prevent surprises at closing?

Yes, a pre-closing inspection helps prevent surprises by ensuring that the property’s condition aligns with the buyer’s expectations. It allows for a smooth closing process without last-minute complications.

Are there any specific documents or items buyers should bring to the pre-closing inspection?

Buyers should bring a copy of the purchase agreement, any inspection reports, and a list of agreed-upon repairs. These documents help ensure that the inspection aligns with the negotiated terms.

Can a pre-closing inspection be waived?

While it’s not recommended to waive a pre-closing inspection, it’s ultimately the buyer’s decision. However, opting out of this crucial step may expose the buyer to unforeseen issues that could have been addressed before closing.

Air Quality & Mold Testing Services

Why is air quality testing important for a home?

Air quality testing is crucial for identifying potential indoor pollutants and allergens. It helps ensure a healthy living environment by detecting issues like mold, radon, and other contaminants that may impact respiratory health.

What is the difference between mold inspection and mold testing?

Mold inspection involves a visual assessment of potential mold growth areas, while mold testing goes a step further by collecting samples to identify the types and concentrations of mold present. Mold testing is not comprehensive. It only tests the mold that it contacts. Air quality testing is comprehensive.

How does indoor mold affect health?

Indoor mold can trigger respiratory issues, allergies, and other health problems. Prolonged exposure may lead to more severe conditions. Mold testing helps identify the presence of mold and guides effective remediation to safeguard occupants’ health.

When should a homeowner consider air quality testing?

Air quality testing is recommended when occupants experience unexplained health issues, there are visible signs of mold, or after significant water damage events. It’s also advisable during home inspections or if there is a musty odor.

How long does air quality testing typically take?

The duration of air quality testing depends on the scope and complexity of the testing. On average, it may take one to one hour and 30 minutes to complete the assessment and collect samples and two business days to receive results (unless overnight is selected).

Can air quality testing detect all indoor pollutants?

Air quality testing can identify common indoor pollutants like mold, allergens, radon, VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and other contaminants. However, it may not cover every possible pollutant, so a thorough assessment is essential. Air quality testing only tests for active mold spores in the air. Allergens, radon, and VOCs are not detectable in air quality inspections.

What happens if mold is detected during testing?

If mold is detected, the inspection report will detail the findings, including the types and concentrations of mold present. Recommendations for remediation and steps to improve air quality will be provided to address the issue.

Is mold always visible, or can it be hidden?

Mold can be both visible and hidden. While visible mold is an obvious sign of a problem, hidden mold may grow within walls, ceilings, or other concealed areas. Mold testing is essential for a comprehensive assessment.

How often should air quality testing be conducted in a home?

Regular air quality testing is recommended if there are concerns about indoor pollutants, during property transactions, or after significant renovations or water damage. Periodic testing helps ensure ongoing indoor air quality.

Can air quality testing be done during the home buying process?

Yes, air quality testing is often included in the home inspection process, especially if there are indications of mold or indoor air quality concerns. It provides valuable information for both buyers and sellers.

Residential Thermography Services

What is residential thermography, and how does it benefit homeowners?

Residential thermography, or infrared thermography, is a non-invasive technology that captures and visualizes temperature variations in a home. It helps identify issues such as energy inefficiencies, insulation gaps, possible leaks and water intrusion, and electrical problems, providing valuable insights for homeowners.

How does thermography differ from a standard home inspection?

While a standard home inspection focuses on visible issues, thermography goes beyond, detecting temperature differences that may indicate hidden problems like insulation gaps, water leaks, or electrical issues not visible to the naked eye.

What can thermography reveal about the energy efficiency of a home?

Thermography can identify areas of heat loss or gain, helping homeowners understand their home’s energy performance. This information can guide improvements like better insulation or window upgrades to enhance energy efficiency.

Is thermography useful for detecting water leaks in a home?

Yes, thermography can be effective in identifying water leaks by detecting temperature differences associated with moisture.

Can thermography be used for electrical inspections in a home?

Absolutely. Thermography is valuable for electrical inspections, identifying overheating components in electrical systems. This can prevent potential fire hazards and allow for timely repairs or replacements.

When is the best time to schedule a thermography inspection?

Thermography inspections are most effective during temperature extremes, such as winter and summer, when the contrast between indoor and outdoor temperatures is more pronounced. However, they can be conducted year-round.

Can thermography identify insulation issues in a home?

Yes, thermography is excellent for detecting insulation issues. It can reveal areas of inadequate insulation or gaps, helping homeowners address these concerns to improve energy efficiency and comfort.

Is residential thermography safe for homes and occupants?

Yes, thermography is a non-invasive and safe technology. It does not require physical contact with surfaces and poses no risk to the home or its occupants during the inspection process.

How can homeowners benefit from the findings of a thermography inspection?

Homeowners can use the insights gained from a thermography inspection to prioritize energy-efficient upgrades, address potential issues before they escalate, and enhance overall home comfort and safety.

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