Home Inspector in Hardeeville, South Carolina, 29909

Home Inspector in Hardeeville, SC, 29909, Beaufort County (3423)

Home Inspector In Hardeeville vs Indoor Environmental Inspector Hardeeville

There is a significant difference between home inspectors and indoor environmental inspectors no just in he in South Carolina, but across the nation as a whole. Below we will explain the critical differences in their professions and why you should hire an indoor environmental consultant on top of having a standard home inspection performed in Hardeeville, SC when buying or selling a home. 

Home Inspector:

Scope of Work

According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, a home inspector will inspect, non-invasively, the following parts of the home. Then issue a written report that identifies material defects affecting the safety of living in the home or the value of the house. 

  • The exterior of the home - roof with its system components, 

 as well as grading, and all exterior components, 

  • the basement, crawl space, foundation with their respective structures;
  • heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems;
  • staircases
  • fireplace,
  • attic system, 
  • insulation,
  • Check the operation of sample windows and doors.

Indoor Environmental Inspector:

Scope of Work

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration (IICRC) states that the role of the indoor environmental Inspector or professional is to assess the following in a house:

  • evaluate the "the property, systems, and contents" at the job site for indoor pollutants, 
  • create a sampling strategy 
  • sample the indoor environment,
  • interpret laboratory data..."

Then they will write a scope of work for any remediation needed to "return to the normal ecology." 

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Home Inspector in Hardeeville, SC, 29909, Beaufort County (6436)

Where Home Inspections In Hardeeville, SC Fall Short Finding Major Indoor Environmental Issues

Examining the standards for home inspectors issued by the International Association of Home Inspectors will reveal that there are many exclusions to their work. Some of these involve the air quality present in the home. Exclusion Section 2.2 states that the home inspector will not assess:

  • "the presence of mold, mildew, or fungus,
  • the presence of airborne hazards, including radon,
  • air quality,
  • the existence of environmental hazards, including lead paint, asbestos, or toxic drywall."

Thus you should not expect the home inspector to evaluate for any of these issues. And you probably don't want them to as the Indoor Environmental Inspector has very industry-specific certification requirements. 

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Home Inspector in Hardeeville, SC, 29909, Beaufort County (9591)

What Is The Typical Cost For Home Inspection Services In Hardeeville, SC

There are many types of specialized home inspections: air quality, radon, termite, water quality, or fireplace inspections that the buyer may require or desire. Other specialists would conduct these tests at additional costs. The average cost for the standard home inspection for a 2,000 square foot house is around $400.00. A larger home will cost more and a smaller house - possibly - less. The area of the country and condition of the residence might prove to be other mitigating factors in cost. 

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Home Inspector in Hardeeville, SC, 29909, Beaufort County (5558)

What Is The Typical Cost For Environmental Inspection Services In Hardeeville, SC

Environmental Inspection Service fees are affected by several factors. The size of the home, the number of samples that need to take, and the type of material being assessed and how many types of materials are to be sampled are all factors. Mold testing is the least expensive, averaging $300 to $400 for the average size house. Asbestos and VOC inspections and testing incur higher costs, averaging $775.00 for asbestos and possibly more for VOC sampling. Please always discuss the scope of work and fees with the Inspector.

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