Looking for a Duncan Home Inspector?

You're in the right place - we've got you covered.  As a Duncan home inspector, we know there's a nice mixture of homes in that area of the Upstate.  Many new home communities have popped up in the Duncan area over the last decade, and it has become a popular place to buy a home and raise a family.  There's also plenty of older homes in more established neighborhoods in the area.  Duncan is located in Spartanburg County, and it is conveniently positioned between Greenville and Spartanburg, right on I-85. Highway 290 and highway 29 also run through Duncan. These major roads make it easy to get to places quickly, as long as traffic doesn't get backed up on the interstate.  Most people who live in Duncan commute to work in neighboring cities.   The town itself features good schools and good neighborhoods, with a small town feel, even though the amenities of a larger city are close by.

As a Duncan home inspector, we see houses that range from small mill houses to large homes on acreages.  There are also some townhomes in the area. Houses in Duncan are often built on crawlspace or concrete slab foundations.  They typically feature architectural shingles, vinyl or hardboard siding, or brick veneer.  The majority of the homes in Duncan have been constructed in the last 30 years or so, but there are some older homes in the area.  Lots of Duncan home inspections are being performed right now because the real estate market in that area of the upstate is booming.  There are still new home developments in the works and quite a bit of once agricultural land in the area is being bought up and developed.  Many of these newer home communities feature amenities like swimming pools, clubhouses, walking trails, bike paths and even ponds.  Because of many of these family-friendly neighborhoods and amenities, lots of young families have chosen to live in Duncan, both for the quality of life and because they can get newer, moderately priced homes that aren't too far from where they work.

Duncan is home to Shipwreck Cove, which is a water park, located close to downtown.  It features water slides, pools and a lazy river, and you'll find plenty of space there to cool off on a hot summer day.  Duncan is also home to Byrnes High School, which is one of the larger high schools in the upstate, with more than 1700 students.

What exactly do we do as a Duncan Home Inspector?

Our job as a Duncan 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 Duncan 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're buying real estate in the area and need a Duncan home inspector, please give us a call - we'd love to help you learn more about the house you want to buy.