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DIY Nightmare- Screened in Porch of Doom

DIY Nightmare- Screened in Porch of Doom. While most homes are constructed in areas where it is almost impossible to build a home without a building permit, in some instances do-it-yourselfers sneak their building projects past the permit office. Before we dive into this article with Darren our Certified Master Inspector (CMI)® here in Myrtle […]

How Old Is That HVAC System or Water Heater?

How to determine the age of a heat pump and HVAC systems: This resource is going to show the method to understanding and decoding manufacturer labels in order to identify the correct age of any HVAC system and/or Water Heater – from any manufacturer. The labels are slightly different from manufacturer to manufacturer, however all […]

House of Horrors: A DIY Nightmare

How to identify do-it-yourselfer construction and unpermitted home projects in Myrtle Beach   While most homes are constructed in areas where it is almost impossible to build a home without a building permit, in some instances do-it-yourselfers sneak their building projects past the permit office. Before we dive into this article with Darren our Certified […]

Ever Heard of Sea Blast?

Sea Blast is the naturally occurring chemical reaction and effect to metals and metallic surfaces in Coastal Environments all over the world. This article will explain this reaction and why the Coastal Myrtle Beach area is prone to this natural effect and identify one of the few downsides of living near the beach. HUMIDITY The […]

What Your Home Insurance Provider Is Not Telling You

How to Save up to 88% on Wind & Hail Insurance Wind & Hail Insurance can be as high as $500/year with no claims ever paid out because projectiles or missiles (anything self-propelled through the air during a major storm) never come in contact with the home, and all new homes built since 1997 have […]

Understanding Private Water (Well) Systems

What does your Myrtle Beach Home Inspector look for? This article is going to focus on the components of the well system, understanding how they work, and the importance of monitoring ground water quality. First, we will look at the water cycle. It is important to understand that all available fresh water on the planet […]

Pool System Inspection

What does your Myrtle Beach Home Inspector look for? The pool system is a relatively simple system with simple components that, when used and maintained properly, can last for a very long time. This article is going to identify all of the pool system components, how they work, and common problems found during a Myrtle […]

220 Volt Electrical Inspection

What does your Myrtle Beach Home Inspector look for? Verifying Correct Amperage Ratings on All Major Appliances Every major appliance is designed to operate with a certain amount of current or flow of electricity. If the amount of current is too high, the appliance will draw too much power which it is not designed for […]

110 Volt Electrical Inspection

What does your Myrtle Beach Home Inspector look for? Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI’s) Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters are protection devices used to prevent electrical shock where a water source is present. When water is combined with electricity, the hazardous effects it has on human contact is amplified 10 x greater than the effects of […]

Welcome to the COVID-19 Resource Centre

$50 COVID-19 Discount on all Home Inspection Services Call (352) 665 9900 for Booking Welcome to LAB Home Inspections LLC Where we always provide; Better Reporting, Better Experience, Guaranteed Lowest Pricing, FREE STUFF! and not conspiracy theories. COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTRE NEW- Non Profit- At Home COVID-19 Test Kits from Everlywell Learn More CDC- Revised Death […]