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was very thorough, and gave a detailed and fair report that was issued in less than 48 hours as promised (actually less than 24 hours).
" was very professional, and gave as much feedback as can be expected. I will try to remember to write a follow up review for
after (fingers crossed) owning for a year or so to make sure he didn't miss anything huge. i highly doubt he would have though.
was prompt, and accessible via both phone and email.
's rate was very fair. We may opt to bring
back after a few years to reassess.
also was able to mention several preventative maintenance tips to help us "road map" out the service and projects on the property. I should mention that
also made himself available last min to perform the inspection

-Erik O.

"I hired
because of all the wonderful reviews, however, ended up being extremely disappointed with the inspection. We had multiple previous" home inspections in the past so we are familiar with the process and what to expect and this inspection was way below standards. It bothered me from the start that he didn't even have a ladder and this was a large 2 story house. I have never had an inspector without a ladder. Therefore, he was obviously not able to check the roof properly or anything else up there such as chimney. Now we find out that the roof is in much worse condition than we thought. He did not check the windows and because of that after the purchase of the house we were shocked to find out that 9 windows were not operable and needed complete replacement. He did not turn on appliances in the kitchen to check if they are functional. Moreover, his report was extremely difficult to understand in comparison to all the other ones I've gotten before. I very rarely write reviews but I thought this was important because I know how important inspections are as most of us don't have extra thousands of dollars laying around to make renovations that we were not counting on.

-Tatyana G.

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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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Angie's Answers

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
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
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 Columbia


He was on time and very thorough. The report was detailed and included pictures of the areas that needed attention. He included minor to major issues and explained them after the inspection was done. He also had high tech meters and scanners. Overall great experience and highly recommend.
- Carlos G.

Great customer service and constant feedback from
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. She sent
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over and he was friendly and helped me understand a lot more about my house just through the inspection. Inspections were sent via email within 24 hours. I'd definitely recommend them! Thanks guys.
- Matthew J.

Very thorough and professional. All reports were delivered withing 24 hours, and in the case of our pre-closing inspection the report was delivered at the time of the inspection. Having a third party inspector, even though we were using a reputable and highly regarded home builder, allowed us to identify potential issues at the earliest possible time when cost to correct is the least. He also provided us with a lot of good suggestions for on-going maintenance.
- Steven G.

My house inspection went as well as we could imagine.
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did our inspection. He was on time and very thorough. What we liked about
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was that during the inspection he did not cut us off from what he was doing. He walked me through each step of his inspection process. He showed me things along the way as he saw them. He let me be a part of the inspection, inviting me to see things and walk with him as he did the inspection. At the end of the inspection he gave me a run down of everything he noticed with the house and pictures. Walking around with him throughout the process helped me have a better understanding when he was explaining things at the end. He was very thorough at the end detailing all the important things and the things that could be done quick and easy. He stayed around the house answering questions until I was satisfied. I received my inspection report in my email almost immediately after we left. It was a comforting experiencing dealing with an experienced professional who took the time to make us feel like our family and this house was important to him. We would recommend Home Inspection and
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to anyone needing a home inspection.
- Delaney C.

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arrived timely. He inspected our home, including lot and grounds, plumbing, A/C, insulation, siding, roof, electrical, porch, garage and a whole lot more. We received a written report the next day with explanations, comments and pictures. The report listed the different items inspected, provided comments and a determination as to whether the items inspected were "acceptable", "marginal" or "defective". The report was professional and easy to understand.
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provided a copy of the report to our home builder.
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caught items that were not up to code -- that even the city inspector had not identified. One item identified in the report, relating to some concrete work, was a concern to the inspector and us.
The builder reviewed the report with us, accepted
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's comments, our fixed most of the marginal items and all of the defective items, including the questionable concrete work.
I highly recommend
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Inspections. Well worth the cost.

- Susan F.

Great to work with, very prompt and professional. He did a very thorough job in inspecting the house and also taking the extra time to go over the report.
- Pamela G.

The inspector showed up early and got to work. He encouraged us to walk around with him so we could see what he was seeing. He explained what he found and what the recommendations were for repair. The inspection took almost 3 hours to complete. He does not go on the roof, it is not in his scope, but he does look at the roof with binoculars to see if there is any damage. The inspector also took pictures of everything that needed repaired and included the pictures in a detailed report complete with his recommendations. He was courteous, knowledgeable, and professional.
- Tammy H.

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did a great job inspecting our new home. He arrived early and started to look around the house prior to our arrival. He took the time to explain what he was finding and things to look for in a new home. He was very personable and answered all of our questions.
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provided a thorough report on the condition of the home. I would recommend
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Inspection to others.
- Andrew W.

Home Inspectors in Columbia, SC

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

1st Choice Plumbing & Gas LLC

176 Quail Valley Drive

20/20 Home Inspection Services LLC

406 Pittsdowne Rd

A+ Custom Home Renovations

125 Piper Rd.



Aiken Pest Control Inc

2739 Wagener Rd


7700 Congress Ave

All N One Home Inspections LLC

204 Destin Rd

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services

7363 Fire Department Rd

Attics Are Us

905 Dogwood Ln

BioTek Environmental Inc

534 St Andrews Rd



Brad Hughes Allstate Insurance Agency

528 Howell Rd Ste 12

Brett's Pest Control Inc

485 Chapin Road

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carolina Solutions

374 arnold rd

Choice Custom Homes

250 Bent Oak Dr

Choice Home Builders LLC

1640 Blaney Rd

Cool Care Heating and Air

3102 Bronx Rd

Cooper Home Inspection

1070 Mickle Rd

Crawlspace Medic

6127 Richland Street

Delta Home Solutions

419 Dakota St

Drawdy's Heating & Air Conditioning

2623 Percival Rd

Du Bose Home Inspection

1912 Main St

Efficiency First, LLC

1800 Camden Rd

Electric Today

235 W Brandon Blvd

Explicit Home Builders LLC

353 Roy Steele Road

Gregory Pest Solutions

1313 Miller Rd

Hillcrest Exterminating

8705 Two Notch Rd

Home Inspection One LLC

145 Pilgrim Point Dr

Home Inspections of SC, LLC

227 Morningwood Drive

Home Maintenance Services LLC

113 Kelly Gardner Ct

Home Pest Control Co

PO Box 2269
West Columbia

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J & H Painting

3475 Old Hill Rd.

Kay Plumbing Services

6030 St Andrews Rd

Mack Heating & Cooling

742 Old Barnwell Rd
West Columbia

MI Electric

19825 B North Cove Rd

Michael Maholtz

415 Gallatin Cir

Modern Exterminating Co Inc

2119 Gadsden St

Moore Quality Builders

132 Walter Rawl Rd

Northpoint Heating And Air Inc - Columbia

1125 Sparkleberry Ln

Parker Construction

134 Rufus Rd

Patriot Home Inspections

PO Box 22

PHT Inspections / Palmetto Home Team

238 Catawba Trl

Preferred Home Inspection LLC

100 Old Cherokee Rd

Premier Pest Solutions

P.O. Box 84037

Property Consultants of Columbia, LLC

1085-E Lake Murray Blvd

R H Construction Inc

408 Windy Rd

R&J Remodeling

109 Tavern Fare Rd.

Ram Jack of South Carolina

2075 US Hwy 21 South

Randy Taylor Home Inspections

112 Overlook Dr

Retrotite LLC

PO Box 239

Rightway Plumbing LLC

546 Griffith Road

RPC Home Inspections

PO Box 5844

Sandy Run Exterminating Co

189 Julia Ln

The Haas Group LLC

2215 Plank Road

The Home Inspector

3935 Thorndale Dr

Thomas & Son'S

1830 South Lake Drive

Thomas GC Group LLC

427 Fort Lee Rd

ValueCheck, LLC

143 Lakeland Ct

Ward Pest Control Inc

400 N Washington St

Wild Thingz Wildlife Removal

1519 Cleveland St

Williams Roofing & Gutter

PO Box 1830

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