Are you looking for a full home inspection or something more specific? We have you covered with inspection services ranging from standard home inspections to thermal imaging, mold inspections, and more. Gain greater peace of mind and clarity when buying a home, or ensure a smooth transaction with maximum return when selling your home.
Purchasing a new home also means buying that home's problems. With a pre-purchase home inspection you can see exactly what you're buying. Problems discovered during the inspection could allow you to renegotiate to offset the costs of repairs — potentially saving you thousands of dollars. We'll even help you become familiar with the property.View Details
Sometimes selling your home can be just as much of a roller coaster as buying one. Getting a pre-listing home inspection can help ensure a quick and smooth transaction. You can enter the selling process with confidence that there won't be any nasty surprises. You'll also avoid delays, which could last for weeks or even months.View Details
Unfortunately, new does not always mean perfect. In fact, new doesn't even guarantee good. Material defects and human error during the construction process can lead to expensive problems later on. A new construction home inspection can help identify these problems early, when they're cheaper to fix. Some issues may even be covered under warranty.View Details
A 4-point inspection is often required by insurance companies for homeowners insurance policies, typically for older homes. The 4-point inspection is shorter than a full home inspection and assesses the condition of four vital systems of the home: HVAC (air conditioning and heating), roof, plumbing, and electrical.View Details
An annual home maintenance inspection will help to identify potential problems before they can become major financial or safety issues. With a trained eye, we know where and how to look for problems that might go unnoticed for years. A home maintenance inspection covers common problem areas including the roof and attic, basement and foundation, grading and drainage, electrical systems, water heating systems, and much more.
A home inspection is limited to what the inspector can see. Thermal imaging (infrared) gives us a whole new way of seeing, and can detect problems that are invisible using more conventional methods. Thermal imaging is great for detecting moisture issues, electrical problems, and even areas where energy loss is occurring.View Details
Some mold growth can be toxic, and mold spores can cause symptoms of mold exposure in some people. A mold inspection will tell you if your home has a mold problem, and identify the moisture source that is causing it. If you are selling your home, then it's important to have your home pre-inspected for mold to avoid delays for remediation, which could take a month or longer.View Details
Check faucets and showers, looking for visible leaks as well as testing water pressure. Identify the types of pipes used, if visible. Identify the location of the main water shutoff valve.
Identify the type of wiring, test all outlets and make sure there are GFCIs installed where needed to protect from electrical shock. Inspect the electrical panel for safety issues and fire hazards.
Determine the age of the furnace and air conditioner, whether or not they function properly, and possibly recommend repairs or maintenance.
Determine the age of the water heater and check for proper installation. We can also determine the condition and possibly give an estimated remaining life span of the unit.
Check for proper ventilation. A poorly ventilated dryer exhaust can be a serious fire hazard.
Test smoke detectors and ensure that the garage wall, if present, has the proper fire rating and is undamaged. Also check the fireplace for proper installation and maintenance.
Check for visible leaks, properly secured toilets, proper ventilation to prevent moisture related issues, and more.
If possible, check for structural damage and proper ventilation. Also check insulation and ensure that nothing is ventilated directly into the attic, such as the bathroom.
Check for damaged or missing siding, cracks, and excessive soil contact which can be an invitation for pests.
Check for possible foundation failure, indicated by cracks or settling.
Check to ensure that the ground slopes away from the house, which prevents water from entering the house or causing damage to the foundation.
If accessible and visible, check for roof damage or poor installation that may allow for water penetration as well as checking the condition of the gutters.
Test the garage door for proper functionality, check for proper ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, and check for risks of explosion from ignition sources too close to the floor.
Copeland Home Inspections provides professional home inspection services in Bulloch, Screven, Effingham, Bryan, Evans, Candler, Emanuel, and Jenkins Counties including Statesboro, Swainsboro, Savannah, Augusta, and surrounding communities. Not sure if that's you? Give us a call at (912) 682-5198 or send us an email.
The health and safety of our families and community is our greatest concern. Based on current guidance from health officials, we are taking the following steps to ensure that we continue to serve you during these unprecedented times:
🏡 We are temporarily asking that you NOT accompany us during the inspection. This is a departure from our normal recommendation, but is based on CDC advice to maintain a distance of 6 feet between individuals. We are happy to follow up by phone immediately following the inspection. If you must attend, please limit attendance to one representative and their agent.
🏡 We understand that individuals may be unexpectedly occupying the home during this time due to school closures and remote work situations. If at all possible, we ask that all occupants relocate to an outdoor or alternate space during the inspection.
🏡 We will have gloves, soap, hand sanitizer, and paper towels with us at all times. We will not schedule inspections when we are sick. We are happy to wear a mask if the homeowner requests that we do so.
It is up to all of us to stop the spread of this disease. With the few adjustments we mentioned above, we believe it is safe to continue inspecting properties at this time. Please know that we continue to monitor emerging developments and will update these guidelines as appropriate. Wishing you all good health!
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