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843.665.8090 or 843.230.7766
At Home Inspections of Florence, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with high quality workmanship, sensible prices and professional service on every call. We consistently exceed our customer’s needs and expectations!
Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and yes, different pricing. One thing for sure is that proper home inspection requires work; a lot of work. Ultimately a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s own effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort.
Home Inspections of Florence utilizes home inspectors that will provide a visual, non-invasive inspection of various structures of a property. They do not drill into walls, move structures, or damage the property to perform tests. The purpose of the inspection is to determine if the components are in working order at the time of the inspection.
Mold can come in many different varieties including slime mold, black mold, green mold and white mold. They can cause serious problems that can wreak havoc on your building and your health. Give Mike McEwan a call to perform your residential or commercial mold inspection today!
Home Inspections of Florence offers fast, economical and reliable on-site lead-based paint inspections. Give Mike a call today to have your home, school or daycare tested!!
Our other services include:
A typical home inspection includes a visual inspection and operational check of the following:
Systems—foundations, floors, walls, etc.
• Electrical Systems—wiring, main service panels, conductors, switches, receptacles, etc.
• Air Conditioning Systems—cooling and air handling equipment, controls, and ducting.
• Heating Systems—equipment, safety controls, distribution systems, chimneys, etc.
• Plumbing Systems—piping, fixtures, faucets, water heating, fuel storage system, etc.
• Ventilation and Insulation—attics, basements, walls, floors, foundations, kitchen, bathrooms, etc.
• Roofing—coverings, flashings, chimneys, etc.
• Exterior—siding, windows, decks, garage doors, drainage, retaining walls, etc.
• Interior—partitions, ceilings, floors, doors, windows, built-in appliances, etc.
After the inspection, the inspector will provide a comprehensive report explaining his findings. Sometimes he will suggest further evaluation by a specialist, such as a licensed contractor or structural engineer.
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Ask Mike: Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS A "HOME INSPECTION"?
A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation. Having a home inspected is like giving it a physical check-up. If problems or symptoms are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation.
WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?
The standard home inspector's report will review the condition of the home's heating system, central air conditioning system (temperature permitting), interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement, and visible structure.
WHY DO I NEED A HOME INSPECTION?
The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment you will ever make. You should learn as much as you can about the condition of the property and the need for any major repairs before you buy, so that you can minimize unpleasant surprises and difficulties afterward.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
The inspection fee for a typical one-family house varies geographically, as does the cost of housing. Similarly, within a given area, the inspection fee may vary depending upon the size of the house, particular features of the house, its age, and possible additional services, such as septic, well, or radon testing. It is a good idea to check local prices on your own.
However, do not let cost be a factor in deciding whether or not to have a home inspection, or in the selection of your home inspector. The knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest-priced inspector is not necessarily a bargain. The inspector's qualifications, including his experience, training, and professional affiliations, should be the most important consideration.
CAN'T I DO IT MYSELF?
Even the most experienced home owner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector who has inspected hundreds, perhaps thousands, of homes in his or her career. An inspector is familiar with the many elements of home construction, their proper installation, and maintenance. He or she understands how the home's systems and components are intended to function together, as well as how and why they fail.
Above all, most buyers find it very difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want. This factor may affect their judgment. For the most accurate information, it is best to obtain an impartial third-party opinion by an expert in the field of home inspection.
CAN A HOUSE FAIL INSPECTION?
No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of your prospective home. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, or a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what may need repair or replacement.
WHEN DO I CALL IN THE HOME INSPECTOR?
A home inspector is typically contacted right after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed, and is often available within a few days. However, before you sign, be sure that there is an inspection clause in the contract, making your purchase obligation contingent upon the findings of a professional home inspection. This clause should specify the terms to which both the buyer and seller are obligated.
IF THE HOUSE PROVES TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION, DID I REALLY NEED AN INSPECTION?
Definitely. Now you can complete your home purchase with your eyes open as to the condition of the property and all its equipment and systems. You will also have learned many things about your new home from the inspector's written report, and will want to keep that information for future reference.
We Also Offer Testing for the Following: Mold, Radon, Lead,
Water Sampling and Indoor Air Quality (IAC) Samples
Home Inspections of Florence
For questions or comments E-mail Mike at: firstname.lastname@example.org
843.665.8090 or 843.230.7766
Home Inspections of Florence
776 St. Andrews Rd. Florence, SC 29501-8821
SC License #2096
Serving: Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Marion, and Marlboro Counties, South Carolina.
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