3D Inspection & Consulting, LLC believes there are ten important questions you should have answered before you select your home inspector. If you have questions in addition to the 10 listed below, please type them in the comments section at the bottom of this page and we will address those as well. Make sure to include a return email address in the comments section in order that we can respond to you.
1. What does your inspection cover?
Our inspections and inspection reports meet and exceed all applicable requirements for the state of South Carolina and comply with South Carolina recognized standards of practice and code of ethics. Clients can request and see a copy of these items ahead of time and ask any questions they may have. If there are any areas you want to make sure are inspected, please be sure to identify them upfront.
2. How long have you been practicing in the home inspection profession and how many inspections have you completed?
We have been conducting inspections since 1992. We have conducted thousands of inspections through the 25 years we have been in business.
3. Are you specifically experienced in residential inspection?
Yes. We are specifically experienced in residential inspections. We conduct hundreds of home inspections each year. We do conduct light commercial inspections as well (on a case by case basis).
4. Do you offer to do repairs or improvements based on the inspection?
No. The state of South Carolina does not allow home inspectors to conduct repairs on any property they have inspected for a period of 12 months. We do not offer to make repairs or improvements on any property we inspect, regardless of time period.
5. How long will the inspection take?
The average on-site inspection time for a single inspector is 1 ˝ to 3 hours depending on the condition and size of the property. Anything significantly less may not be enough time to perform a thorough inspection. Additional inspectors may be brought in for very large properties and buildings.
6. How much will it cost?
Costs vary dramatically, depending on the level and type of inspection, the property floor area, property geographical location and the inspector’s qualifications. A typical range might be $300–$1000, but consider the value of the home inspection in terms of the investment being made. Inspection cost does not necessarily reflect quality.
7. What type of inspection report do you provide and how long will it take to receive the report?
We provide a detailed, computer generated inspection report on each property we inspect and include digital photographs. Typically inspection reports are delivered by email the same day we do inspection. If the client does not have email capabilities, we either hand deliver or mail reports to clients within 24 hours of the inspection.
8. Will I be able to attend the inspection?
Yes. We always encourage our clients to attend the inspection to go over the results of the inspection with the inspector and to be able to ask inspector questions about the property face to face. We enjoy meeting our clients and building relationships with each of our clients.
9. Do you maintain membership in a professional home inspector association?
Yes. We are members of InterNACHI (InterNational Association of Home Inspectors).
10. Do you participate in continuing education programs to keep your expertise up to date?
Yes. Although the state of South Carolina does not require continuing education, we feel it is very important that we participate in continuing education programs every year to keep us up to date on industry standards and changes.