A home inspection is a visual evaluation of a home's visible structural elements, major systems and the components to determine whether defects or safety issues exist. A home inspection is designed to reflect, as accurately as possible, the visible, general condition of the home at the time of the 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). Furthermore, our home inspections implement the standards of practice of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI).

The major 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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