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"After the initial home inspection and 2 subsequent re-inspections, I noticed a number of items which the inspector had missed, but defended them as "cosmetic"" and outside the scope of his work. Somehow, our definitions differed when talking about a cracked bathroom sink vanity among other things. After moving into the house, I noticed even more issues, some quite blatant and serious. I had him fix one HVAC issue where a vent was blocked because it installed without an opening. The inspector and realtor seemed to focus their attention on very minor items like caulking cracks between the wall moulding, even though I did not want it addressed (the tradesman took forever and made a complete mess of a very
job). I also noticed later that his contract only provides damages up to the amount of his paid fee. Most professional inspectors set no limits as they have professional liability insurance in case they should miss anything and a problem occur.

-T K.

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"We could not have been happier with
! His work was thorough and complete. He uses a thermal imaging camera to detect potential issues," since our house had a roof leaking in the past, and we want to make sure the issue has been resolved. The Inspection Report provided by
is extremely comprehensive with lots of pictures, and easy to follow explanation of the issues. I highly recommend
! You will not be disappointed.

-Bing L.

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Home inspection

For most of us, our home is the biggest investment we will ever make. For those preparing to buy, a quality home inspection is key. An inspection is usually required for a home purchase. A highly rated home inspector will look at every nook and cranny to gauge structure stability, present and potential dangers. But remember, a home inspection is not a guarantee or a warranty - it may not find everything.

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Dear Angie: Should I hire an independent home inspector to look over a newly built tract home? — Deborah D. of Renton, Washington

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It really depends on where you are and the type of work.  In Texas most home inspectors are only trained in general areas of interest and have no detailed knowledge of construction practices.  Some do after having carrerrs in other fields including engineering or as general contractors/home builders.  If you are wondering if a completed job was done in a professional manner appearance wise and have minor concerns an inspector can help you.  If it is more extensive hire professionals from the different fields to inspect the respective work.  Plumber for the plumbing, electrician for electrical, etc.  An experienced GC or inspector can do an initial inspection and advise you whether you should have the concerns further investigated by the trades.  Remember, they can't tell much about what they can't see so framing and insulation concerns will be hard to verify.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX
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It's a little unusual to do this except in cases of fixer-upper properties but you should call a local general contractor with experience renovating/remodeling homes in the neighborhood.  They'll know the typical problems with the homes there and what to look out & budget for.  For example, here in San Antonio many of the homes built in the mid-fifties to 60's have lead drains that were not put in properly or were installed in such a way that repairs are not quick or cheap.  Many homes even older have the same drains but seem to be less hassle to repair.  Homes in my neighborhood have a problem with improper supply lines (wrong type of copper) which break due to corrosion.  Just make sure the contractor you hire to go over the property with you has done significant work on homes in the area on similar homes.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
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Are the heat pumps commercial or residential units?
Are the heat pumps Package or Split System?
Are there actually 33 PTAC units?
Are you an EPA certified person( refrigerant )?

Here is my suggestion, break it down into manageable portions(ie one heat pump and a few PTAC units every other month) to keep from being overloaded.  
Clean/Replace filters
Check/inspect electrical wiring and connections
Check amperage draw of compressors/motors 
Check capacitance of start and run capacitors
Check contractors/relays for wear/pitting
Check refrigerant levels and record superheated/subcooling
Check external static pressures across air handler(s)
Check deltaT (return and supply air temps) 
Lubricate motors( if applicable)
Inspect Belts/Pulleys( if applicable)
Clean outdoor coils
Clean indoor coils

Start there and HAVE FUN!!! 

Home Inspection reviews in Charleston

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spent 2.5 hours carefully inspecting the house. Above price was for inspection and radon testing.
They were thorough, professional, and open to any questions we had. I highly recommend shadowing them during inspection to better understand the problems they find. Given their background in real estate (
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suggested that we give his contact information to anyone who wanted to discuss his findings.
He e-mailed a detailed report the same night. It was clear and easy to understand. He recommended remedy for each problem.
One of the problem he suspected was leak from jacuzzi that was detected by high drywall humidity below the tub. Seller and their plumber denied the presence of leak. After the seller agreed to create an access panel, we asked
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to demonstrate the leak that was indeed present! We also asked him to do re-inspection after seller fixed all the issues.
He sent me a follow-up e-mail one month after our move inquiring if we had any questions or issues.
I would highly recommend
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Inspection.
- Mari K.
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was great - on time, professional, thorough, and nice. He spent time showing me everything that needed work and things that may need to be replaced soon.
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again! I will be recommending him to friends and family when they need inspections.
- Mary F.
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The inspection went well. As our house is older, many of the older systems are grandfathered in so they could not be included as defects on the inspection.
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were instrumental in pointing out areas of concern and suggesting various ways of updating or changing them. The report was incredibly thorough and the entire process was smooth. The price is maybe 25-30 higher than other inspectors in the area, however the service and attention given to the customer were easily worth double that. I would use this company for an inspection again in a heartbeat.
- Brian O.
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I'll keep this short. I have purchased 12 homes over the years.
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is the best inspector I have ever used.. He found every little detail and took the time to explain everything to me right there at the house. He is also very personable and professional. The inspection lasted 3 hours and he took his time. His report arrived by early evening and was excellent. He is a rare find and highly recommended. His prices are competitive and you do get what you pay for.
- Robert R.
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showed up on time and prepared to go. He walked through each step of the inspection with us and explained what he was looking for and what he found. He also offered his opinion for a solution. He let us know if any issue was going to be a bigger problem in the future
We had contracts on two houses - the first one we backed out of based on the inspection report.
We had our report in a timely manner - with photos.
Thank you
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- Jodi C.
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He was early for the appointment early which I loved. He did a very thorough inspection. As we walked the house he explained in detail everything that was great with the house everything that was ok/good and everything that need work. He answered all of my questions. He took time explaining in detail everything he was looking for. I called around for pricing of home inspections and
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price was the most reasonable. While still knowing your getting a great job. He gave me a copy of the inspection right at the end. I would definitely refer him to anybody.
- Angelique C.
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The inspector and his helper were very professional and knowledgeable. They showed me the areas of concern and explained why they should be repaired. The Inspector showed me how to operate all relevant home systems including several I was unfamiliar with including a fire place, a water softening system, a central vacuum system and a furnace humidifier. He also explained in great detail the useful life of various home appliances and systems and when I should expect to replace or service them. All in all, very happy and satisfied with the inspector, the value and the process. I would use
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again and recommend them to friends and family who need a home inspection.

Thank you,

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- Casey S.
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When I arrived for our appointment Ed had just finished inspecting the roof. We went inside and I followed him around while he inspected in every nook and cranny. He also explained some home maintenance tips that I was totally unaware of. He took pictures of any issues and we had the report a few hours later.

- cindy R.

Home Inspectors in Charleston, SC

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A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections

2108 Breezy Point Dr
Mount Pleasant

A to Z Home Inspections

2864 Tradewind Dr
Mount Pleasant

A2Z Advanced Home Inspections

3236 Landing Pkwy
North Charleston

ACCURATE INSPECTIONS, LLC

1741 MULMAR ST
Charleston

ACE Preferred Inspections

PO Box 1154
Mount Pleasant

ACE Preferred Inspections, Inc

PO Box 1154
Mount Pleasant

Advantage Home Inspection

120 Cotton Creek Ln
Ridgeville

AirMax, LLC

4236 Rivers Ave
North Charleston

AirMD

7700 Congress Ave

akers construction and design

1149 Holloway Ct
Johns Island

Albrecht Home Improvement

1504 W Palmetto Fort Dr
Mount Pleasant

All American Heating, Inc.

229 Continental Ct #106

All American Pest Abatement

8589 Waccamaw Ct
N. Charleston

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

Anchor Pest Management, LLC

647 Dupont Road
Charleston

Archispec Building Inspectors

1773 Banbury Rd
Charleston

B-Home Inspections of Charleston

1040 Hunley Waters Cir
North Charleston

BioTek Environmental Inc

534 St Andrews Rd
Columbia

Blue Palmetto Home Inspection

1325 Sandy Run Cir
Summerville

BOXER HOME INSPECTION

PO BOX 1686
Johns Island

Brinson Services

5667 Dixie Plantation Rd
Hollywood

Burgess Inspections, Inc.

530 Southlake Blvd

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cardinal Home Inspections

3236 Landmark Drive
North Charleston

Carolina Green Energy Systems

1040 LeGrande Blvd.
Charleston

Carolina House Plans, Inc.

659 St. Andrews Blvd.
Charleston

CENTURY PEST CONTROL

PO Box 129
Goose Creek

CFM Home Inspections, LLC

1125 clearspring drive
Charleston

Classic Cleaners Inc

246 Tullis St
Moncks Corner

Coastal Termite & Pest Control

543 E Main St
Moncks Corner

Daniel Island Property Concierge LLC

7008 Schooner St
Charleston

Domestic Home Services, LLC

PO Box 2471
Mount Pleasant

Done Rite Construction

North Charleston

Economy Exterminators Inc

2020 Independence Commerce Dr

Elite Construction Group

164 Market St.
Charleston

ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN AIR SERVICES LLC

7325 Cross County Rd
North Charleston

First John llc Remodeling/Repairs

1212 Merganser Ct.
Mount Pleasant

Four Sons

821 E. Estates Blvd
Charleston

Gugliotti Brothers llc

4232 William E Murray Blvd
Charleston

Holy City Home Inspections

2717 Coddell Court
Mt. Pleasant

Home Inspection All Star Charleston

29 Gamecock Ave
Charleston

Home Pest Control Co

PO Box 2269
West Columbia

Home Sweet Home Inspections

340 Canterhill Lane
Moncks Corner

Home Team Inspection Service

PO Box 1504
Summerville

Inspect-All Services

575 Sigman Rd NE

INSPECTION PLUS LLC

4 Muirfield Ln

JS Electrical LLC

230 South Washington St

Lankford Plumbing Co. Inc.

1259 Dickson Ave
Hanahan

Ledford's Termite & Pest Control Inc

1010 Savannah Hwy
Charleston

Ram Jack of South Carolina

2075 US Hwy 21 South
Ridgeway

RYMAC HOME INSPECTIONS

459 POLONY PL
Charleston

Sawgrass Home Solutions, LLC

1504 West Palmetto Fort Drive
Mount Pleasant

SC Property Pros, LLC

1830 Savannah Hwy
Charleston

Shutter Service & Sales, LLC

1708 Boyd N. Hayes Rd.
John's Island

Solid Ground Home Inspections LLC

26 Hillcreek Blvd.
Charleston

Sweetgrass Property Services

130 Gardeners Circle
Johns Island

teal construction

4641 ashley view lane
North Charleston

The Haas Group LLC

2215 Plank Road

The Wildlife Guys

6113 Chisolm Rd
Johns Island

US Pest & Environmental Services

PO Box 61990
North Charleston

VaughnBuilt - Remodeling-Repairs-Inspection

1985 Riviera Dr STE 103-136
Mount Pleasant

W.Rick Construction

85 Munson road

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