Common Questions

What does a home inspection look at?

A typical home inspection will cover hundreds of items in a home.  The report will be broken into sections that cover the main systems of the home such as heating, electrical, foundation, plumbing, exterior, garage and roof.  There are also sections of the inspection report that will cover the interior rooms and bathrooms.

Do I need to attend the inspection?

This is entirely up to you.  We encourage you to attend if you wish to.  If your schedule does not allow you to attend, our inspections are very photo intensive, where we will incorporate a high number of photos to help visualize what sort of issues we uncover.

What is radon and should I test for it?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas.  In high concentrations it has been linked to lung cancer and is considered the second leading cause of lung cancer.  It is also easy to test for and correct with mitigation.  It can be present in any home.  Newer, more energy efficiently built homes actually trap it more readily.

If I'm buying a new home, do I still need an inspection?

There are a couple of different ways to approach a new home.  Builders are required to give a one year warranty, so many new home owners opt to have an 11 month inspection prior to having warranty work done.  Some issues, like Radon mitigation, would not be covered by a warranty, so testing would be beneficial prior to closing.

What areas do you serve?

We are licensed in both North and South Carolina.  Our services are primarily based in and around the cities of Anderson, Asheville, Greenville, and Spartanburg.  If you are well outside those areas, we may still be able to help you with a reasonable trip charge included in the fee.

 

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