Home Inspector in Livingston, South Carolina, 29107

Home Inspector in Livingston, SC, 29107, Orangeburg County (6010)

Home Inspector In Livingston vs Indoor Environmental Inspector Livingston

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 Livingston, 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." 

Call 843-765-2812

Home Inspector in Livingston, SC, 29107, Orangeburg County (6407)

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

A home inspector is not going to assess in your home for its air quality; it is just not in their scope of work. Air quality inspections will involve specific tests and should be performed by a professional who has the training and experience to determine what tests and processes should be used. Home inspectors are not required to deal with mold, asbestos, VOCs, or lead-based products, for example. In addition, the home inspector will not be concerned with the contents of the home; the Indoor Environmental Inspector will.  

Call 843-765-2812

Home Inspector in Livingston, SC, 29107, Orangeburg County (3365)

What Is The Typical Cost For Home Inspection Services In Livingston, 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. 

Call 843-765-2812

Home Inspector in Livingston, SC, 29107, Orangeburg County (3600)

What Is The Typical Cost For Environmental Inspection Services In Livingston, 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.

Call 843-765-2812