Looking for an Inman Home Inspector?

You've come to the right place.  As an Inman home inspector, we're very familiar with that area of the Upstate.  In addition, it's just a few miles down the road from our office. Inman stretches from near Gramling in the west all the way over to Lake Bowen and Highway 9 in the east.  The town itself is your typical small town, but it is growing, with new restaurants and shops moving into downtown.  Most of Inman is in the coveted Spartanburg District 1 school system and Chapman High School has a relatively new campus.  We enjoy attending the Harvest Festival in downtown Inman every year in the fall and they also have a nice, small-town Christmas parade in December.

There are plenty of Inman home inspections being performed right now, because the real estate market is booming and there are plenty of new homes being built in the area.  As an Inman home inspector, we've encountered homes ranging from mobile homes to million dollar lake homes and country estates.  They are built on slab, crawlspace and basement foundations.  They feature vinyl siding, hard board siding and brick exteriors. 

Inman is conveniently located closed to I-26, and is just a few miles from USC-Upstate and all that Spartanburg has to offer - healthcare facilities, big box stores, restaurants, festivals, concerts, theatres, etc...  It's also not a long commute to large employers like BMW, Milliken, Spartanburg Regional Hospital, etc...  One of our favorite parks in the area is Holston Creek Park on New Cut Road.  It features a couple of baseball fields, playground, mountain bike trails and a couple of fishing ponds.  In addition, a highly ranked 27 hole disc golf course is also at the park.  On weekends, lots of people head over to Anchor Park on Lake Bowen, which features plenty of lake shoreline for fishing, a playground, boat ramps and picnic tables and shelters.

Another nice feature of the Inman area is that everything is relatively close. Grocery stores, restaurants, medical doctors, a fitness center, a produce stand, schools, several churches, the hardware store, etc... are all located within a mile or so of each other.  The old Inman textile mill has been renovated and turned into apartments.  The old mill village homes are still in the surrounding neighborhood and many of them have been remodeled and updated over the years.  Hundreds of acres of peach orchards used to be found in the areas outside of town, but a lot of them have been sold off and the land developed into housing and industrial areas over the last several decades.

What Exactly Do We Do As An Inman Home Inspector?

Our job as an Inman 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 an Inman 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 an Inman home inspector, please give us a call - we'd love to help you learn more about the house you want to buy.