10 Questions to Ask Your Myrtle Beach Home Inspector

1. What does your home inspection cover? 

Your Myrtle Beach Home Inspector should guarantee that their inspection and report will meet every single relevant requirement in South Carolina and will agree to a standard of practice and code of ethics. You should have the option to ask for and see proof of these things early on and ask any questions you may have. In the event that there are any areas you want to have inspected in detail, make certain to indicate them ahead of time. 

2. How long have you been in the home inspection industry and how many paid home inspections have you completed? 

The Myrtle Beach Home Inspector should have the ability to provide their service history and maybe even a couple of names as referrals. More up to date inspectors can be qualified, and many work with a partner or other inspectors and may approach increasingly experienced inspectors to help them in the inspection. 

3. Are you knowledgeable about home inspections in Myrtle Beach? 

Related involvement with residential building construction is useful. On the off-chance that the inspection is for a business property, at that point the client should be given some information about commercial experience also. 

4. Do you offer to do repairs or improvements following the inspection? 

No. An inspector is prohibited by law to be involved in any capacity for the improvements or repairs of any property they have inspected.

5. How long will the inspection take? 

The normal on-location inspection time for a single inspector is a few hours for a standard single-family house; anything less may not be sufficient time to pan out a careful inspection. Additional inspectors might be needed for larger properties and structures. 

6. How much will the home inspection cost? 

Expenses fluctuate drastically, contingent upon the area, size, and age of the house, along with the extent of systems and different components. An ordinary price range may be $300-$500. But consider the cost of the home inspection in relation to the purchase being made. Cost doesn’t really reflect quality, but how thorough the inspector is. The inspector should be able to help with negotiating repair costs and/or purchase price of the home to help offset the cost of the home inspection. HUD does not allow for home inspection expenses. 

7. What kind of inspection report do you provide? 

Most Myrtle Beach Home Inspector reports are provided in electronic format and are readily available through a cloud portal. Most inspectors give their full report within 24 hours of the inspection. 

8. Will I have the option to be there for to the inspection? 

This is a great opportunity for any purchaser, and an inspector’s refusal to permit this should raise a warning. Never leave behind this chance to see your future home through the eyes of a specialist. 

9. Do you maintain a current home inspector affiliation? 

There are many State and federal affiliations for Myrtle Beach Home Inspectors. Most are certified with the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Always ask to see their certification ID, and conduct whatever due diligence you deem necessary. 

10. Do you take an interest in continuing education and additional certifications to stay up to date with the latest home building trends? 

You can never know everything, and the Myrtle Beach Home Inspector’s duty to proceed with relevant experience, polished methodology, and attention to the client is most important. This is particularly significant in situations where the house is a lot older or incorporates one-of-a-kind components requiring an in-depth inspection. Modern technologies or applications to residential properties can be assessed on a case-by-case basis with all applicable information made available.


Me and my team at LAB Home Inspections hope you really enjoyed this article!


If you have specific questions about your home, or would like to schedule a home inspection, please contact Darren directly:

Darren Dawson, Certified Master Inspector (CMI)®

Myrtle Beach, SC

(352) 665- 9900

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