Why should I have a pre-listing inspection? Before you list your home, gain the important knowledge that only a Seller’s home Inspection can tell you! We will inspect your property using the same detailed procedures we utilize during a Buyer’s home Inspection. You can find out what to repair or replace to improve your odds of getting a fast sale. Or reduce or remove potential negotiations by listing the home "as is" with a complete disclosure inspection.
Would you like to stop problems in their tracks? With our New Construction home inspector Phase Inspections, we’ll visit the building site several times to make sure everything is going smoothly. Any problems we discover will be reported to you immediately.
Is a new construction inspection worth it? Our New Construction Home Inspection service takes away the fear of moving into a newly built property. Did the contractor use a common shortcut? A new construction inspection often reveals framing issues, missing insulation, improper vapor barriers, and more..
Your newly constructed home comes with a 12-month builder’s warranty. To make sure you have time to take advantage of it, we recommend booking our home inspector 11-Month/Builder’s Warranty service. This will give you enough time to submit any necessary claims.
To keep your home in tip-top shape, we offer Home Maintenance Home Inspections. Booking these at least once a year will allow you to keep an eye on all of the home’s systems. Knowing in advance when something is likely to need a replacement can save you a lot of money and inconvenience.
If you’re planning on purchasing an older home, be prepared to get a 4-Point Home Inspection for your insurer. This is not a replacement for a Buyer’s Home Inspection, but it does provide your insurer with some peace of mind. Areas we inspect include: Roof, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical
Your lender wants to make sure that the builder doesn’t go over budget. Therefore, they may hire us to conduct Loan Draw Home Inspections. As long as we see that everything is on-time and on-budget, they’ll release the next loan draw to keep your builder moving.
A Re-Inspection is one of the best ways to protect your investment. We will investigate to make sure your home repair addendum was completed. We will also keep an eye out for anything that’s gone wrong since our last home inspection.
Asbestos is a known carcinogen and is the only known cause of mesothelioma. This serious cancer is caused by breathing in or ingesting asbestos fibers, which become lodged in the thin membrane that lines and encases the lungs andabdominal cavity.
The crawlspace inspection will focus on moisture, wood rot, pest activity, structural defects, electrical problems, ductwork and plumbing issues.
Mold and/or mold spores are present in every home. The mold type, quantity (spore count), and environment determines how to deal with it. The only way to determine the type of mold that is present in your home is to have it tested.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States . The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Surgeon General strongly recommend that all homes be tested and that further action be taken when the homes radon test results are 4.0pCi/l or greater.
For those who want a VA mortgage on property in rural or remote areas, well water testing can be a big issue. Before you can be approved for a VA mortgage loan, the government requires an appraisal of the property to make sure it meets the FHA VA testing minimum requirements. Those requirements are focused on the safety, structural soundness and sanitary conditions of the property.
The sewer line is not visible in a standard home inspection, so we cannot tell you if there's a failure or blockage inside of the line. A scope evaluation can report blockage, cracks, and other drainage issues. As the inspector runs out the snake line, the camera records everything within the pipe. The footage is then reviewed to try and discern the cause of any issues in the plumbing, like cracks in the pipe, the presence of roots, clogs, or collapsed lines.
FORTIFIED is a voluntary set of beyond-code design, building and retrofitting steps that enable home builders and roofing contractors to strengthen homes to prevent avoidable damage and financial loss caused by hurricanes, high winds, and hail. A 2016 survey identified 17 insurers providing FORTIFIED discounts to residents of South Carolina, with some offering savings of more than 50% on the wind portion of your homeowners premium. Visit https://cardinalhi.com/fortified for evaluator pricing.
120 Day Warranty service upgrade is available for only $15 at checkout. Between the inspection and this Complete Protection (CP) 120-day warranty you can proceed without worrying about an unexpected repair bill or a major appliance replacement. The warranty includes the AC/Furnace, Water Heater, Dishwasher, Range, Water/Sewer, Mold, Foundation, Framework, and Roof. The Warranty is valid for 120 days from the day of inspection and has no dollar caps on repairs with no deductible or copay.
Most of your home inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies for various systems and components, and minor imperfections. These are useful to know about. However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:
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We do not have any “special” relationships with real estate agents or contractors. That’s because we always put your interests first. Our home inspection service menu includes everything a homebuyer or a commercial business needs to make a truly informed decision. Your certified inspector is ready to go to work for you!
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