TYPES OF INSPECTIONS

The Complete Visual Inspection is a multitude of checks of the readily accessible areas of the home on the day of the inspection. The structural, electrical and mechanical systems’ inspections are performed using the standards of practice recommended by the American Society of Home Inspectors ASHI and the ASHI standards have been adopted by the SC Builders Commision. Any equipment that would pose a safety hazard is not operated. Systems that are not ready for inspection are not inspected. The inspection is not a technically exhaustive inspection. Technically exhaustive inspections can be arranged for an additional fee.  The Inspection Report is designed to identify items that would cost $$$$ thousands of dollars to correct, cosmetic items are listed for your convenience. The inspection is not an engineering report or a code compliance inspection and does not cover environmental issues.

  • Complete Visual Inspection
  • Structural Only
  • Pre-listing Inspection
  • Water Quality Test
  • Lead in Paint Test
  • Radon Test (2 Canisters)
  • Reinspection
  • CL100 Clearance Letter
  • Construction Consulting

 

Visual Inspection?

The Complete Visual Inspection is a multitude of checks of the readily accessible areas of the home on the day of the inspection. The structural, electrical and mechanical systems’ inspections are performed using the standards of practice recommended by the American Society of Home Inspectors ASHI and the standards published by the SC Builders Commision. Any equipment that would pose a safety hazard is not operated. Systems that are not ready for inspection are not inspected. The inspection is not a technically exhaustive inspection. Technically exhaustive inspections can be arranged for an additional fee. The inspection is not an engineering report or a code compliance inspection and does not cover environmental issues.

STRUCTURAL: The foundation walls, floor systems, wall systems, attic areas, crawl spaces, roof systems, insulation, fireplaces, ventilation (attic and crawl space), doors/windows, exterior areas and site drainage. Insulation is not removed for the inspection

ELECTRICAL: The electrical panel box, switches, wall receptacles, light fixtures, service entrance, GFCI receptacles and smoke alarms.
NOTE: Wiring inside walls is not accessible for inspection!
NOTE: Electrical service must be turned on for proper inspection!

PLUMBING: The plumbing system supply lines, drain lines, showers, tubs, water flow, commode, wash basins, sinks and water heaters. NOTE: Water service must be turned on for proper inspection! Equipment is operated but not dismantled for inspection!

HEATING/AC: Thermostat operation, air distribution, return filters, operations of heat cycle and AC cycle. Equipment is operated but not dismantled for inspection!

APPLIANCES: Ranges/ovens, dishwashers, disposals. All built-in appliances are included in the inspection. Equipment is operated but not dismantled for inspection!

Structural Inspection Only

The foundation walls, floor systems, wall systems, attic areas, crawl spaces, roof systems, insulation, fireplaces, ventilation (attic and crawl space), doors/windows, exterior areas and site drainage are inspected to ascertain the structural condition at the time of inspection

Pre-listing Inspection

This inspection covers the same details as the complete visual inspection. The purpose of this inspection is to have the home inspected prior to listing it for sale. Defective items and those in need of repair will be determined during this inspection. This gives the home owner the opportunity to repair these items before prospective buyers have it inspected. It will insure the home is shown in the best possible condition.

Water Quality Test
The lead content and/or bacteria content can be determined. The results normally take 48 to 92 hours. Results tested by a licensed laboratory.

Lead in Paint Test
Paint chip samples are removed for testing by a licensed laboratory to determine the lead content in paint.  Results usually take 5 business days.

Radon Test (2 Canisters)

Radon gas is considered a major silent health hazard. Our radon test can reveal radon levels, results are provided by an EPA approved laboratory.  Results usually take 5 business days.

Reinspection

A reinspection service is offered to determine if all defective items or maintenance items were corrected in a workmanlike manner. Be sure to have the repair work completed by a Qualified Licensed Contractor prior to closing. We cannot guarantee another company’s work but we can check to be sure the work was done.

To order your home inspection email: billaischas@aol.com or call 843-556-3755

CL100 Clearance Letter

When a pest control company inspects the crawl space and issues a CL100 letter citing moisture or damaged conditions that require repair, a CL100 Clearance Letter must be issued. Once the pest control company cites the problem, the property cannot be sold until the owner has a clear CL100. A licensed building contractor inspects the crawl space to determine if repairs are necessary.

To order your home inspection  email: billaischas@aol.com or call 843-556-3755

Construction Consulting

Inspections are conducted on new constructions periodically to determine that proper construction practices are being used during the different stages of the construction. As a rule, an inspection is necessary during each of the following four stages:

* Foundation Preparation
* Framing
* Electrical & Plumbing Rough-in
* Final (upon completion)

A written report complete with pictures  will be issued for each inspection.


Phone 24 Hours A Day 7 Days A Week
(843) 556-3755
FAX (843) 556-1345   Email: billaischas@aol.com

***The American Inspection Service is not affiliated with any construction company, bank, real estate or lending institution. Our inspection is our objective opinion. The results are intended for the use of the clients and may not be used by anyone except the client without written permission.***

To order your home inspection email: billaischas@aol.com or call 843-556-3755

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