Looking for a Spartanburg County Home Inspector?

You've come to the right place.  As a Spartanburg County home inspector and resident, we are very familiar with the area. The county is quite large and stretches more than 50 miles north to south, all the way from the NC state line down to near where I-385 and I-26 come together.  I-85 runs through the central portion of the county and it conveniently gets folks to Greenville and Atlanta to the south, and Charlotte to the north.  Homes in the northern part of the county are often built on basement or crawl space foundations, while homes farther to the south are typically built on crawlspace or slab foundations.   

As a Spartanburg County home inspector, we encounter a wide variety of residential options, from mobile homes to multi-million dollar estates.  There are homes in the northern part of the county with great views of the mountains.  If you want to be near the water, there are quite a few homes located on Lake Bowen and Blaylock.  In the southern portion of the county, some beautiful homes are located on the Tyger River.

There are lots of Spartanburg county home inspections being performed right now because the real estate market is quite hot.  It seems like every time we turn around, we hear or read about the Spartanburg zoning commission holding meetings about new planned developments. Lots of plans are currently in the works for some large housing developments in both the northern and southern portions of the county.  In addition, lots of established homes are being bought and sold throughout the county. 

Spartanburg County is home to several state parks and sizeable lakes.  Lake Bowen in the northern part, up highway 9, is a fairly large lake with quite a few housing developments gracing it's shoreline.  Lots of folks enjoy fishing and boating on Lake Bowen, and it's a popular spot on the weekends.  Lake Blaylock, up highway 221, is quieter with stricter boat motor restrictions and it's mainly utilized for fishing.  Lake Cooley, off of highway 292, is a 330 acre lake, popular with fisherman and kayakers, because of the boat motor restrictions.  Lyman Lake, off of highway 357, allows larger motors and features homes with old fashioned boat houses.

There are plenty of other opportunities for recreation in Spartanburg county with plenty of parks, golf courses, etc...  Spartanburg county also has several bike trails including the Mary Black Trail, Duncan Park Trail and Cottonwood Trail.  If inside activities are more your speed, there's plenty of restaurants and shops in downtown Spartanburg, along with theatres, bars, museums, art galleries, the Spartanburg Auditorium and bowling alleys.

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

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