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A home inspection is a visual inspection of a home's structural elements, major systems and the components to indetify  defects and/or safety issues. A home inspection will reflect the condition of a home at the time of inspection.

Tidewater Home Inspections 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 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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Home Buyers

Exceeding Expectations

A home is probably the largest purchase you’ll ever make, so it’s important to understand the condition of your investment. We will provide a non-invasive examination of the home’s accessible structure, systems and components. Your report will include our findings of any material defects we discover in an easy-to-read format. We will also provide recommendations for monitoring, repair or replacement. While a home inspection is not a prediction of future conditions, and cannot reveal every concern that exists (or ever could exist), it will significantly reduce your anxiety by arming you with the knowledge you need to make an informed home-buying decision.

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Home Sellers

Committed to Excellence

Are you selling your home? Let us inspect it before you even list it. A Move-In Certified Seller Inspection alerts you to any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. You can then take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates. Show prospective buyers that you’re dealing in good faith. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays, and justify your full asking price by having your home pre-inspected now.

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Real Estate Professionals

Personalized Approach

Your reputation is your most valuable asset. Your clients rely on you to guide them through a complicated and sometimes stressful process. Demonstrate to them that their trust in you is justified by referring them to us. As a Certified Professional Inspector, and member of InterNACHI our experience, training and professionalism will deliver the information your clients need. The best advertising is a happy client.

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