Home Inspector in Wedgefield, South Carolina, 29168

Home Inspector in Wedgefield, SC, 29168, Sumter County (7300)

Home Inspector In Wedgefield vs Indoor Environmental Inspector Wedgefield

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 Wedgefield, 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 Wedgefield, SC, 29168, Sumter County (1481)

Where Home Inspections In Wedgefield, 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 Wedgefield, SC, 29168, Sumter County (2880)

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

Factors that can influence the cost of a home inspection are the size of the home, the home's condition, and the area of the country. Best estimates of the average cost to inspect a home is $400.00. This cost is for a 2,000 square foot house, which means that it may cost for or less depending on square footage. One estimate is that for every 500 square feet over the average-sized house, another $25.00 is added. If additional inspections are required by the state, or at the discretion of the buyer, then costs will escalate from there. Examples would be testing for radon, termites, air and water quality, or structural integrity.

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Home Inspector in Wedgefield, SC, 29168, Sumter County (796)

What Is The Typical Cost For Environmental Inspection Services In Wedgefield, 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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