Q. How long will the Inspection take?
A. Most Inspections take 3-4 hours. These times vary depending on the age and condition of the home; as well as square footage.
Q. Should I be present during the Inspection?
A. This is not necessary, however if you desire to be present we recommend that you arrive for the final hour of the inspection. A good home inspector will have a system and routine that they follow, arriving for the last portion of the inspection he will be able to walk you through the home and go over your inspection.
Q. Why use our service?
A. The purchase of a new home is one of the single most costly investments that you will make. Insuring your investment is in adequate condition is important to all parties involved in the transaction, but you are the person writing the check. Knowing what might be a future expense and when will possible help you during your negotiation, and help alleviate any buyers remorse. Building codes change over time and knowing what you might want to update immediately for both ease of use and safety is important. A home inspection is an excellent tool for you to use in your evaluation. While a home inspection is not a warranty or a prediction of future performance, it can pinpoint existing problem areas.
Q. Why can't I have someone in my family who is very handy or a contractor inspect my home?
A. This is the biggest mistake many potential new homeowners make when purchasing. Although the person you are considering may be very skilled, they are not trained or experienced at professional home inspections. Professional home inspection is a unique skill like no other. Professional inspectors get what we call an inspector's instinct for problems. That instinct takes extensive training and lots of experience doing inspections to develop. Many contractors, and other trades professionals hire a professional home inspector to inspect their homes when they make a purchase. In South Carolina Home Inspectors must be licensed by the state, and are regulated by the Residential Builders Commission.
Q. What if I have questions after the inspection?
A.You can call us and discuss all the aspects of your home inspection and new home. If you should have ay questions please do not hesitate to call us so that we can help you understand all aspects of your inspection.
Q. How will I receive my inspection and invoice?
A. Normally we email you the inspection and invoice; as well as your realtor. If you would like to receive your inspection via another medium please let us know.
Q. How do we submit payment to you?
A. Normally you mail us a check when you receive the invoice. Should you desire to pay us at closing just let us know and we will insure your attorney gets a copy of the invoice for the closing.
Q. Are your inspectors licensed and insured?
A. Yes we are, license numbers RBI 1697 and we also carry Errors and Omissions insurance, as well as Liability insurance.