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Are you are looking for Home inspections in Charleston SC? Read how Jeff Bennett stands out from the rest..

Jeff is a Certified Master Inspector as well as a Certified ASHI Inspector.

Jeff has a completed over 5000 home inspections in Charleston and the surrounding area! He has a construction background as well as 10 years Director of Safety and this shows in his inspections and reports. (Check out sample report) and a sample New Construction Report.)  He is ASHI educated in Residential & Commercial. He also received his certification with  ICA (Inspection Certification Associates)  

Jeff places a huge emphasis on CrawlSpaces, Attic inspections and the electrical panel. Where many inspectors may not concentrate on these areas, enter briefly or not at all,  Jeff feel these are the three areas that problems can hide and go undetected. He will get in to the smallest of crawl spaces or pull himself up into high attic spaces. 

Jeff is the Owner and a full time Home Inspector and is available to work around your busy schedule, including weekends and many holidays.

Buying a home in the Charleston, SC area?

Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it from a trust worthy home inspector. A home inspector may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the home inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.

If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs.

If you are planning to sell your home in Charleston, SC , a pre listing home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.

What does Jeff Bennett,  Certified Home inspector in Charleston, SC include in the inspection/report?
Sample Report
The standard home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; a complete roof inspection, extensive attic inspections and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and a complete structural inspection.

Choosing the right home inspector to complete a home inspection in Charleston, SC can prevent a lot of headaches for both buyers and sellers. 

If you are buying a home in Charleston, SC or surrounding area, the right home inspector could reveal problems you never would've noticed. An inspector and his report can require the seller to fix what needs fixing before you buy the home. You could also find issues that make you decide not to buy. If you're a seller, the right home inspector can help you find problems before you put the house on the market, letting you make the repairs without wrangling over the cost with a potential buyer. Learn why you should get an inspection and hire home Inspector Jeff Bennett, before selling your home as well as before buying one.

A Charleston, SC home inspector should check all major mechanical systems, structural integrity, cosmetic features and other aspects of the house. This includes:

  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Interior and exterior
  • Garages
  • Baths
  • Kitchen, which includes cabinets, counters, sinks, faucets, garbage disposals and other built-in appliances
  • Exterior walls
  • Parapets, trim
  • Chimney
  • Foundation
  • Slabs
  • Basement and crawl space
  • Examination of the attic and roof to assess the insulation, ventilation, framing, roof surface, flashing, penetrations, drainage, overhangs, gutters and downspouts

The task should take two hours or more depending on the complexity of the job. 

What to expect on your home inspection day

On the day of the home inspection, the Home Inspector Jeff performs an initial site evaluation. Then he takes you on a tour to point out the assets as well as any potential problems. Pay attention, watch, ask questions and learn. A thorough home inspector can find problems related to water entry, roof leaks, insect infestation, unsafe wiring, failed septic systems, poor plumbing, wet basements, mold and mildew, and safety hazards.

At the end of the home inspection, you receive a written report detailing all the findings. The report will contain photographs and descriptions of any damage or defects found during the inspection as well as details on the location of damage. Pictures help you understand the scope and location of the damage, and visual proof makes it easier to get repair estimates.

Looking for home inspection in Charleston, SC: 

  • Research your Charleston, SC home inspector. If you choose a home first, time is critical and you may feel pressured to pick the first inspector you meet. CHECK OUT REVIEWS
  • Do your research and ask lots of questions of prospective home inspectors, what is included the inspection, how long will it last?, Do you check for moisture throughout home, Do you do extensive attic and crawl space inspections or do you just shine your flashlight in. 
  • Look for a home inspector with a broad knowledge of a home's systems and structures, not just a specialized person such as a plumber or electrician. Again, read recent reviews, google, yelp etc.
  • Choose a home inspector who can deliver a completed report with plenty of time for review. Also request an electronic copy so you can e-mail it to friends and family.

Why can't I do it myself?
Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector. An inspector is familiar with the elements of home construction, proper installation, maintenance and home safety. He or she knows how the home’s systems and components are intended to function together, as well as why they fail.
Above all, most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may have an effect on their judgment. For accurate information, it is best to obtain an impartial, third-party opinion by a professional in the field of home inspection.

Can a house fail a home inspection?
No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value. It is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement.

Do I have to be there for the home inspection?
While it’s not required that you be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended. You will be able to observe the inspector and ask questions as you learn about the condition of the home and how to maintain it.

Looking to have a Home Inspection in Charleston? 

The property buying process doesn't need to be stressful and complicated. Choosing a qualified, honest, and experienced real estate inspector can give you the knowledge and confidence you need to make sound real estate purchasing decisions. At Full Service Home Inspections, LLC, our comprehensive inspections and commitment to honesty and accuracy bringing peace of mind to every client. 

Full Service Home Inspections, LLC conduct  residential inspections and New Construction Home Inspections. We provide Home Inspections in Berkeley County, Charleston County and Dorchester County. Your time is our time. We are available before, during, and after the inspection to answer questions and provide you with the information you need to make the right decision.

We perform inspections as soon as they can be scheduled. If necessary, we will perform inspections on evenings and weekends. We try to make special accommodations in emergencies. Open 7 days.

If the house proves to be in good condition, did I really need a home inspection?
Definitely. Now you can complete your home purchase with confidence. You’ll have learned many things about your new home from the home inspector’s written report, and will have that information for future reference.

Full Service Home Inspections provides thorough Home Inspections in Charleston SC, North Charleston, Goose Creek, SC, Moncks Corner, SC, Hanahan, SC, Ridgeville, SC, Mount Pleasant, SC, Folly Beach, SC and all of  Charleston County, Berkeley County and Dorchester County

Email us today!                       Visit our contact/pricing  Consider Jeff Bennett when looking for home inspectors in Charleston, SC or the surrounding area.  
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