A home inspection is a structural and mechanical examination of real property and is intended to provide the client with information about the condition of inspected systems and components at the time of the home inspection.

Horizon Home Inspectors follows the Standards of Practice of the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation as established by of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). 

The mechanical systems and components of the home inspection include:

  • Electrical (panels, switches, lights, outlets)
  • Plumbing (supply pipe & systems, waste pipe and systems, valves, sinks, toilets, tubs/showers, water heaters)
  • Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning systems (documentation and testing)
  • Conveying appliances (documentation and testing)

The home inspection also includes a visual examination of the structural elements of the property including:

  • the foundation (including crawlspaces)
  • the roof (including attics)
  • the type and condition of the visible structure and construction materials (siding, roofing, foundation, doors, windows, walls, ceilings, flooring)

The home inspection is an important resource for home buyers who need to understand the condition of a property they intend to purchase.

A home inspection is great starting point for anyone considering selling their home. Knowing the condition of your property helps you determine a fair and reasonable market value and helps prevent costly surprises down the road when a potential buyer has the home inspected.

For homeowners a home inspection is a great tool for general maintenance, drawing attention to those areas of the home you might have been missing. Finding small problems now keeps them from becoming bigger problems later.

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