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First Choice Home Inspection

Larry Schmid,
Upstate SC Home Inspector

196 West Ridge Dr.
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Phone: 864-884-4900

We Conduct Home Inspections in the Following South Carolina Cities:

Greenville, Pickens, Simpsonville, Taylors, Greer, Travelers Rest, Easley, Clemson, Six Mile, Cleveland

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Types of Home Inspections


ONE INSPECTION DOES NOT FIT ALL!

I do not believe that one type of inspection meets the needs of every person seeking a home inspection. For example, a seller typically has an entirely different set of needs than a buyer, as does as investor who's planning on gutting and renovating a home. Therefore, I offer different inspections to meet those differing needs, all at different prices, and all providing different information. Anyone needing a property inspection can find something that meets their needs at a price they can afford. Simply pick the inspection that's right for you and contact me for more information or to schedule an appointment.

My most popular home inspections are discussed below. Prices are dependent upon several factors, most commonly the type of property (condo, house, etc.), size of property in square feet, whether on a slab, crawl space or basement, age of the property and location.

STANDARD HOME INSPECTION

This is my most popular inspection. It is suitable and recommended for all types of properties. My STANDARD inspection is a Comprehensive Inspection as defined in our Standards of Practice. It includes (1) cosmetic damage and "minor" defects (note that cosmetic damage and "minor" defects are determined solely by me and might differ from your opinion or from the opinions of third parties), (2) common information about your home, (3) common maintenance and safety tips. Cosmetic and "minor" defects include items such as holes in screen windows; loose hardware on cabinets, doors, and drawers; doorknob holes in walls, etc. Keep in mind that one damaged screen window might be okay, but what if there are 15 damaged screen windows? Now that minor cost for repairing one screen is multiplied by a factor of however many screen windows are involved. In the overall scheme of things, it is relatively easy to resolve those problems, but if there are a lot of them, then the total expense could be higher than you'd like. Contact me if you have any questions.

DELUXE HOME INSPECTION

This is my second most popular inspection. It includes my STANDARD comprehensive inspection and "2" RADON tests done by a certified RADON MEASUREMENT TECHNICIAN. Two tests are required for a real estate transaction. Greenville County is rated a Zone 1 by the EPA for RADON GAS. This is the highest rating they give. RADON GAS is the leading cause of lung cancer in the US for non-smokers. The only way to know if you home contains this toxic gas is to have it tested by a certified technician. Contact me if you have any questions.

PREMIUM HOME INSPECTION

This is my third most popular inspection and is most suitable for the demanding Client who desires only the best. This inspection includes not only my DELUXE inspection, but also my appliance package. It has pictures of the appliances, as well as manufacturers' names, model numbers, and serial numbers, and pages for information on new or additional appliances and equipment. There are safety and maintenance tips concerning those appliances, and you can record service or maintenance data and information in it. There also are extra pages for recording information about new appliances that you buy.

The appliance package does not include personal property (refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc.) and non-standard systems (water modification systems, central cleaning systems, etc.), but it does have extra pages so that you can enter the appropriate information about those.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to have all your valuable insurance information in one place for easy reference. Contact me if you have any questions.

BASIC HOME INSPECTION

This is my fourth most popular inspection and most closely resembles the inspections done by my major competition. It includes only major defects. It does not include (1) cosmetic damage and "minor" defects (note that cosmetic damage and "minor" defects are determined solely by me and might differ from your opinion or from the opinions of third parties), (2) common information about your home, (3) common maintenance and safety tips. For example, typical complaints I receive concerning this type of inspection is not noting doorknob holes in walls; loose hardware on doors, cabinets, and drawers; and small holes or minor damage to screen doors and windows. In the overall scheme of things, those common problems are not difficult or expensive to resolve. However, if you want me to document as many of those as possible, you want at least my STANDARD inspection. Keep in mind that one damaged screen window might be okay, but what if there are 15 damaged screen windows? Now that minor cost for repairing one screen is multiplied by a factor of however many screen windows are involved.

The BASIC inspection is best for Clients needing just the basic, major defects, either because they are an investor and will be gutting and renovating the house, or because they are a general handyman or other person familiar with the ins and outs of real estate. This inspection is not recommended for first-time home buyers, Realtors completing their first home inspection experience, or anyone purchasing a newly constructed or recently renovated home.

In having a BASIC inspection, it is very important that you read through SOLUTIONS and your email report to get a full and complete understanding of the condition of the house at the time of the inspection, as well as what I did and did not do, or could and could not do, at the time of the inspection. If you have any questions about anything, contact me.

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