Looking for a Cherokee County Home Inspector?

We've got you covered.  As a Cherokee County home inspector, we're in that part of the Upstate on a fairly regular basis.  The county itself is smaller geographically, compared to other counties like Spartanburg and Greenville.  Gaffney is the county seat and is centrally located within the county.  I-85 runs through the middle of Cherokee County, making it easy to get to Spartanburg and Charlotte.  Lots of folks who live in Cherokee County commute for work to these metro areas.  The north end of the county is the North Carolina state line, and the east side of the county borders the Broad River, all the way down to Pinckneyville at the southern tip of the county.

Lots of folks enjoy living in Cherokee County because you can get a little bit more land for your money if you don't mind living in a rural setting.  As a Cherokee County home inspector, we find a little bit of everything in this area - from mobile homes and single family houses, on up to farms and large estates.  Some of the homes in Cherokee County were built pre-Civil War.  An important historic site is Cowpens National Battlefield, in the northwest part of the county, where a Revolutionary War battle took place.  One of the major landmarks in Cherokee County is the giant peach-shaped water tower near Gaffney and I-85.  It was featured in the House of Cards television series.

Cherokee county features quite a few outdoor recreation options.  Lake Whelchel is located just north of Gaffney, and Lake Thicketty is just west of town by a few miles.  Both lakes offer good options for canoeing, kayaking and fishing.  They are both nice spots for an afternoon picnic.  The Broad River on the east side of the county also offers fishing and kayaking opportunities, and there are miles of shoreline to explore.  If you like to play golf, head over to the Cherokee National golf club or the Gaffney country club.

Cherokee County is home to Limestone College.  It also features a small airport and several county and state parks.   And while it's mostly fairly rural, big box stores, restaurants, shops, a hospital, banks, etc... are only a short drive away in most cases.  Most of Cherokee County has a small town feel and lots of people have family that have lived in the area for generations.

What exactly do we do as a Cherokee County Home Inspector?

Our job as a Cherokee County home inspector is to conduct a visual inspection of the components of the home that include the following:

Roof System - including flashings, drainage, chimneys and plumbing stacks
Home Exterior - including porches, decks, retaining walls, stairs and steps, railings, driveways, sidewalks, exterior doors and windows
Structure - including the framing and foundation
Home Interior - including stairways, steps, railing, interior doors, appliances and cabinets
Plumbing System - including supply systems, drain systems, sinks, tubs, showers, fixtures, faucets, hot water heater and vent systems
Electrical System - including service drop, grounding system, receptacles, switches, fixtures, service panels, main disconnects, wiring and overcurrent protection devices
Heating and Cooling System - including fuel identification, age, size of units, location of air handler

When possible, we also like to look in the attic and the crawlspace. This gives us a more complete picture of how the house was constructed.

After our inspection is completed, we issue our report. The report includes details about the home and our findings regarding the components and systems. The report contains tons of information - things like the age of the HVAC system and if it is appropriately sized, the age of the water heater, building materials used, plumbing materials used, electrical component descriptions, etc... Our reports average 20-25 pages, depending on the issues we find, and include color photographs. Our reports are typically issued within 24 hours of completing the inspection and upon receipt of payment.

We conduct a Cherokee County home inspection from an ethical, objective, unbiased perspective. We don't have a vested interest in the home or the possible pending real estate transaction. Our goal is to give our clients a clear picture of the condition of a home, so they can make a more informed financial decision.

We are often asked if our clients can be present during the inspection process, and the answer is YES! We love showing our clients the details of the home they want to buy. We'll walk you through how to change the furnace filter and show you where the fuse box is. We'll also show you how to shut off the water supply and help determine where the septic tank is located.

If you need a Cherokee County home inspector, please give us a call - we'd love to help you learn more about the house you want to buy.