HouseMaster Home Inspections of North Charleston a
4.8186 stars - based on 639 reviews
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NORTH CHARLESTON HOME INSPECTIONS.

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We are HouseMaster—the nation’s most trusted name in home inspections. Providing thorough home inspections is what we do best. We consistently deliver the best service, comprehensive inspections and detailed reports, and we have tens of thousands of positive customer reviews prove it. HouseMaster inspectors have access to the most respected training and certification in the industry through National Institute of Building Inspectors, so that you can have confidence you’ve made the right move. Proudly serving the people of Beaufort, Summerville, Jacksonboro, Charleston, Dale and their neighboring communities.

Fast, reliable and thorough. Quick turn around and follow up. Great customer service support. Will use again in the near future.

– Anna K, Real Estate Agent
Isle of Palms, SC

They were extremely nice people who came to inspect the house. This is our first time buying and they made the process so easy and less stressfull! It was also at a great price and if that wasn't enough I received an email saying were going to get savings to help with the move! Amazing.

– Tina C, First-time Home Buyer
Ridgeville, SC

Ben and christine were amazing and professional. They explained everything that they were noting and told me how to fix it. As a realtor I will gladly recommend their services. Thank you!

– Melissa P
Huger, SC

Excellent service, extremely knowledgeable and informative!! I would highly recommend the service to anyone!! Thank you!!

– Brian G.
Beaufort, SC

The team was extremely friendly and explained everything.

– Shavshigeh J.
Bluffton, SC

The friendly and informative time we spent together. The inspector was more than happy to tell me what he was finding and explain how this was effecting the inspection as well as how to prevent it in the future as the home owner. House master has a great price, outstanding inspectors (mine were anyway), and great word of mouth referrals. I could not have asked for better.

– Jacob J.
Beaufort, SC

During the home inspection I was kept updated frequently and thorough explanations were given at the time for any issues identified at the time. The actual report was professional and I received it back in a timely manner, with lots of photographic evidence to support any issues. Customer aftercare is great too, both my client and I were contacted within 24 hours of receiving the report to ask if we had any questions or needed clarification on any items. The service provided by Ben at the Charleston, SC HouseMaster went above and beyond. I don't know what else could have been done to improve the service

– Michelle B, Real Estate Agent
Charleston, SC

Ben and his partner was very courteous and professional.

– Millie F, Real Estate Agent
Charleston, SC

Excellent inspection of the house from top to bottom as well as an outstanding and extremely detailed report of all their findings.

– Scott M.
Ridgeland, SC

Ben and Christine are very dependable and knowledgeable in what they do. They always have the time in their busy schedule to have a discussion with my buyers about the inspection report and what it means so they can have a better understanding of the home they are buying.

– Kris O, Real Estate Agent
Charleston, SC

The report was easy to read and to understand, and Ben was exceptionally good at giving detailed explanations of potential issues over the phone. Thank you!

– Jessica S.
Charleston, SC

I was able to walk with the inspector during the overview and got an explanation of what was needed and why. It was great getting direction to why something was needed.

– Samantha S.
Bluffton, SC

The inspection was completed quickly and thoroughly. Office staff was helpful and professional.

– Sandra G.
Summerville, SC

Great service and super fast turnaround on getting actual inspection report! Very impressed!

– Sandy D.
Beaufort, SC

They were thorough but not over zealous about any issue- as many times inspection folks are.They recommended a solution vs. being a problem.

– Barbara W, Real Estate Agent
Summerville, SC

You guys are awesome, fast, professional, and thorough! Thank you so much

– Christopher M, Real Estate Agent
Summerville, SC

Professional inspector, quick scheduling, fast report, detailed inspection. We will use again.

– Noah M, Real Estate Agent
Mt. Pleasant, SC

The house inspection was very detailed and all pictures provided were very clear.

– Kelly W.
Hilton Head Island, SC

Very thorough and absolutely love Benjamin and Christine and their dedication to doing such a great job!

– Barbara J.
Beaufort, SC

Ben was so helpful and knowledgeable. He took time to answer all of my many questions.

– Andie E.
Charleston, SC

Ben and Christine were on time to the inspection (in fact they were early), went through the house thoroughly but efficiently, explained what they saw as they moved through the house, and answered questions knowledgeably. Also, we got the report back the same day.

– Brittaney N, Real Estate Agent
Summerville, SC

Punctuality, professionalism, and efficient.

– Rasheid M.
Ridgeland, SC

Great customer service and very personable and knowledgeable personnel.

– Barbara W.
Ridgeland, SC

Benjamin was very quick at calling me back and answering any questions I had. They were on top of their game and extremely thorough.

– Lindsay A.
Okatie, SC

All around a pleasure to work with, easily accessible for questions/explanations, quick to provide the inspection report AND I got a phone call letting me know the report was in my email, which was greatly appreciated. I'm very pleased with their customer service and intend to recommend them for future inspections!

– Kylie H, Real Estate Agent
Summerville, SC

Knowledgeable and on time- open for questions

– Buddy B, Real Estate Agent
Port Royal, SC

I wish they all were like Ben Wiley. I will absolutely recommend him to all my realtor associates, my clients and my family and friends He was very professional, well knowledge and walked us threw the inspection guided us as well as explained to us the issues that needed repaired/replaced. We both are satisfied and happy customers.

– Melissa G, Real Estate Agent
Hardeeville, SC

Our housemaster reps were very thorough and professional. Would definitely recommend them and use them again.

– Bryan M.
Hilton Head Island, SC

INSPECTION SERVICES

ROOFING
EXTERIOR ELEMENTS
INTERIOR ELEMENTS
FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE
KITCHEN
HEATING SYSTEM
COOLING SYSTEM
ELECTRICAL
PLUMBING
ROOFING

What we inspect: Visible roof covering materials, (shingles), flashings at roof penetrations and valleys, skylights, chimneys, gutters and downspouts. We assess the condition of these elements for proper function; looking for evidence of leakage or worn, damaged, or missing components. Watch us in action!

EXTERIOR ELEMENTS

Here is what we inspect: Visible siding and trim, windows, doors, garages, porches, decks, stairs, and railings. We assess the elements for proper construction and function; looking for damage, missing components or other conditions that might lead to infiltration or functional concerns. Watch us in action!

INTERIOR ELEMENTS

What we inspect: visible areas of all walls, ceilings, stairways, representative windows and doors, and attic areas for signs of leakage and damage, sagging or other structural concerns. Windows will be operated to determine function. In accessible attics, besides assessing structural components, we will note insulation and ventilation conditions. Watch us in action!

FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE

What we inspect: Visible load-bearing framing components, foundation walls, slabs, piers and columns and major structural components. Visible, accessible structural components will be assessed for function and presence of damage, decay or defects. We look for water penetration at below grade areas. Watch us in action!

KITCHEN

What we inspect: Plumbing fixtures and built-in appliances. We check plumbing fixtures looking for water pressure or drainage issues and visible signs of leaks. We check basic operational modes of the appliances and ventilators and look at cabinets and countertops for significant deficiencies.  Watch us in action!

HEATING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

COOLING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ELECTRICAL

What we inspect: Visible service panels components and household wiring and devices. We assess the condition of readily accessible panel components, note the presence of GFCIs, AFCIs, smoke alarms and check the operation of representative outlets, switches, fixtures and other devices. Watch us in action!

PLUMBING

What we inspect: Visible water supply piping, distribution piping, waste system piping, water heaters and plumbing fixtures. Also includes inspection of the physical condition of piping, kitchen and bathroom fixtures; tubs, showers, toilets, and operation to assess flow, drainage and leakage. Water heating components will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

RADON SCREENING
WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS
WATER TESTING
POOL
SEPTIC/PRIVATE WASTE
PRIVATE WATER
LEAD PAINT SCREENING
MOLD SCREENING
EIFS WATER INTRUSION INSPECTION
NEW CONSTRUCTION
COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION
THERMAL IMAGING
RADON SCREENING

A short-term test is performed to determine the possible presence of elevated levels of radon gas pursuant to local regulations or practices for real estate transactions. Radon is an odorless, colorless and radioactive byproduct of natural soil decay known to increase the risk of cancer in those exposed.

WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS

A Termite Inspection (also referred to as a Wood Destroying Inspection or Wood Destroying Organism Inspection) includes a visual examination of the readily accessible areas of the home for evidence of wood-destroying insect activity such as termites, or carpenter ants or the visible damage caused by infestations.

WATER TESTING

Water testing services include taking a water sample following accepted protocols with analysis of samples performed by a certified lab. General options include a basic water Potability test for Coliform (bacteria) and other elements such as Nitrate/Nitrite, Hardness, Acidity (pH). Expanded testing options may include volatile organic compounds (fuels), heavy metals (lead, etc.) or other elements required or recommended by local authorities or common practice such as when a property is located in close proximity to agricultural land, mining, dry cleaning establishments, gas stations, industrial facilities, landfills, or other known or suspected local hazards exist.

POOL

What we inspect:  Inspection includes the visible (above water) pool and or spa elements including assessment of the physical condition of accessible decking, coping , walkways, and other surfaces. exposed electric and plumbing components, the filter and heater, if applicable. Watch us in action!

SEPTIC/PRIVATE WASTE

What we inspect: water flow of the interior drain system and area over the drainage field. Determine whether the water flows freely into the system from the house and readily apparent defects. Does not include inspection of buried or concealed components, soil testing, excavation of system components or opening or pumping of the tank.

PRIVATE WATER

A private on-site water supply (well) system inspection involves an inspection of visible interior pumps, piping, pressure and/or storage tanks and an assessment of the water flow (volume/pressure) from representative fixtures based on a representative water draw from plumbing fixtures. A well inspection does not include inspection of any buried or concealed components, determination of the water supply/source adequacy (yield or well capacity) or water quality.

LEAD PAINT SCREENING

Screening includes: Sample paint on surfaces inside and/or outside of the home following recognized protocol, certified lab analysis. Not intended to determine whether lead is a hazard; rather it determines whether sampled surfaces contain lead-based paint. Sampling can include bulk sampling or use of x-ray fluorescence equipment.

MOLD SCREENING

Screening includes: air and/or surface (bulk) sampling to determine presence of elevated levels of mold spores or verify presence of a mold growth.  Includes one air sample in one interior area and one outdoor control sample, with surface sampling of random or requested suspect mold growths. Processed by a qualified lab to determine results.

EIFS WATER INTRUSION INSPECTION

EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing System, also known as Synthetic Stucco) includes: a visual inspection of exterior areas and testing of one or more exterior walls to determine the type siding material, its condition, evidence of installation deficiencies, and where warranted, limited water intrusion testing using moisture meters and/or other devices.

NEW CONSTRUCTION

Inspections include: draw inspection (verification of installed elements for lender release of funds); phase inspections (conducted at several stages of the construction process); and inspections of new homes ready for occupancy and assessment of the condition of installed components to supplement code compliance inspection provided by local authorities.

COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY

Inspections include: inspection of the visible and readily accessible areas of the roof, structure, mechanical and electric components of the public areas of a building, as well as all or representative individual dwelling or office/store units, as requested by the client.

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION

This inspection involves: a review of the condition of the exterior and interior components of a home and the systems. Includes review of the roof, flashings, insulation issues, heating and air conditioning units, grading, the proper function of appliances and plumbing, electric components, smoke alarms for deferred maintenance and recommended action. 

THERMAL IMAGING

Thermal imaging services make use of an infrared imaging camera that can detect the thermal energy (heat) emitted from an object. Thermal imaging measurements indicate temperature differentials that may help diagnose a myriad of potential concerns in a home or building such as heat loss or gain and waste leakage.