Home Inspector in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29526

Home Inspector in North Myrtle Beach, SC, 29526, Horry County (7979)

Home Inspector In North Myrtle Beach vs Indoor Environmental Inspector North Myrtle Beach

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 North Myrtle Beach, 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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Where Home Inspections In North Myrtle Beach, 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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What Is The Typical Cost For Home Inspection Services In North Myrtle Beach, SC

Costs for home inspection services will be affected by the size of the home. The average cost for the inspection of a home of 2,000 square feet will be around $400.00. Larger home inspections can easily cost $600-$800.00. One industry source indicates that some home inspections will increase by about $25.00 for every 500 square feet over 2,000 square feet. Some areas of the country may have higher or lower average costs. Other supplemental inspections for radon, termites, or water or air quality, will be additional. Some prospective buyers are will to pay for specialized assessments of fireplaces or may hire a structural or mechanical engineer.

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Home Inspector in North Myrtle Beach, SC, 29526, Horry County (6161)

What Is The Typical Cost For Environmental Inspection Services In North Myrtle Beach, 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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