My name is Josh Cockcroft, member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and owner of Zion Home Inspection and Improvement LLC. We are in Charleston, SC and surrounding areas, proudly offering services to educate you about the function and safety of your home. One of our greatest assets is the ability to interact with our clients and convey inspection findings in a concise, easy to read manner so they can make informed decisions about their property.
The Standard Residential Home Inspection will cover the interior and exterior major systems and components of the house. Not to be confused with a code compliance inspection, our inspection process is more thorough and focuses on function and safety, and there is no “pass” or “fail” outcome. The inspection reports are generated within 24 hours of the inspection using the Home Gauge software, including photos, explanatory comments, and recommendations moving forward. We invite and encourage you to attend the inspection with us.
We have a few different inspection services to fit your needs. Aside from our standard residential inspections we offer Mold Inspections, 11 th Month Builder’s Warranty Inspections, and Home Energy Audits. All our inspection services include an Infrared Thermography Scan at no extra charge. Mold can grow almost anywhere where there is moisture in a house, and it can cause structural components to rot and indoor air quality to decline. During a Mold Inspection I will report on moisture intrusion, water damage, musty odors, apparent mold growth, conditions conducive to mold growth, and the results of a laboratory analysis of all mold samplings taken at the building. The inspection process takes about 2-3 hours, and results from the lab analysis can take 2-4 business days.
11 th Month Inspections can save you a lot of money down the road. Many newly constructed homes usually have a warranty from the builders, but this warranty typically expires after one year. Having your home inspected at the 11th month of occupancy, is the last opportunity you have, to catch material defects and have them fixed under your warranty. Small problems that can go undetected to the untrained eye can develop into bigger, more expensive problems in the future, so do not sleep on this opportunity.
An Infrared Thermography scan uses measurements of surface temperatures to build infrared images. These infrared images make it possible detect missing insulation, and air and moisture leakage usually undetectable to the naked eye. Detecting these leaks and deficiencies can give a homeowner the knowledge needed to increase the energy efficiency of the home. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to inspect your home, and I promise you my best effort and undivided attention during the inspection. My inspection can give you the knowledge you need to keep your piece of mind or avoid a money-pit, so you can buy or sell your home with confidence. Our prices are competitive. To schedule an inspection or ask any questions please call (843) 806-0757. Thank you for your time!