Home Inspector : $175.00 & Up for Home Inspections; Commercial Inspections (Priced per job)
Call 864-224-1226 for all inspections
IF PROBLEMS WITH THE PHONE, EMAIL me: tim at tim williams dot biz and I will call you back as soon as possible to set up the appointment. Normally I can inspect with a 24 hour notice. (Put no spaces in the email address and convert text to symbols as needed. )
Sorry, We do not accept telemarketing calls !~!
RECESSION DISCOUNTS FOR HOME INSPECTIONS: Basic home inspection under 1000 ft sq------------$175.00(See PayPal schedule for other prices at the bottom of the page under the links.)
Basic lead paint inspection - 2 test-----------------------50.00
Basic 2 Day Radon test (7 day processing)-----------150.00Lead and Radon testing prices along with an inspection, only.NOTE: Homes built before 1960 costs to inspect are $50.00 extra.
NOTE: Homes built before 1930 costs to inspect are $100.00 extra.NOTE: Homes built before 1900 costs to inspect are $200.00 extra.
NOTE: New homes are $100.00 extra due to builders leaving too much undone.
GO TO THE "PAY-ON-LINE" SECTION AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE THROUGH PAYPAL FOR THE RATE SCHEDULE, AND THE WAY TO PAY THE FEE "ON OR BEFORE" THE INSPECTION DAY IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE INSPECTION.
(Per SC laws only licensed GCs, architects or engineers are allowed to inspect commercial buildings including residential buildings larger than 16 residential units.)
TIM WILLIAMS IS SERVING THESE COUNTIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA FOR HOME OR BUSINESS PRE-REAL ESTATE SALE INSPECTIONS: ANDERSON COUNTY, SC; ABBEVILLE COUNTY, SC; PICKENS COUNTY, SC; OCONEE COUNTY, SC; SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC; GREENWOOD COUNTY, SC; LAURENS COUNTY, SC; & GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC.
The inspection is intended to reduce the risk of finding unforeseen problems, not to eliminate that risk.We are not offering any warranty, implied or otherwise.(Any SC licensed Home Inspector licensed under SC LLR shall have the right to inspect dwellings or areas defined as:
) "Dwelling," per SC LLR means a single-family house or duplex or a multifamily
unit not to exceed sixteen units and not to exceed three stories in
height, and which is intended for residential use. A dwelling includes
the systems and other components and improvements that are part of a
single or multifamily unit at the time of construction.
We provide services to:
- Home Owners
- Home Buyers
- Relocation Companies
- Contractors & Home and Commerical Builders
- Architects & Engineers
- Insurance Companies
- Home Warranty Companies
- Home Owner/Builder Periodic Construction Inspections
- Eleventh Month Inspections for New Homes near end of 12 month builders warranty
- Banks, Mortgage Firms, Construction Compainies, Department Stores
A home inspection can only be fully completed with all the utilities fully operational. Includes: Gas - water - power.
A NORMAL HOME INSPECTION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO BE REVIEWED: This is per South Carolina laws pertaining to home inspections as shown on my reports.
- Roof, vents, flashing and trim.
- Gutters and downspouts.
- Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations.
- Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings.
- Eaves, soffit and fascia.
- Grading and drainage.
- Basement, foundation and crawlspace.
- Water penetration and foundation movement.
- Heating systems.
- Cooling systems.
- Main water shut off valves.
- Water heating system.
- Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets.
- Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats.
- Electrical service line and meter box.
- Main disconnect and service amperage.
- Electrical panels, breakers and fuses.
- Grounding and bonding.
- GFCIs and AFCIs.
- Fireplace damper door and hearth.
- Insulation and ventilation.
- Garage doors, safety sensors and openers.
- AS WELL AS ANY OTHER ITEMS WE BELIEVE IS INTENDED TO BE UNDER THE STATE REQUIREMENTS FOR INSPECTION IN SOUTH CAROLINA PER SC LLR. ALSO, WE TEST FOR RADON AND LEAD PAINT AS AN EXTRA COST.
We charge $175.00 & up (recession discount prices) (to be paid on or before the day of the inspection) for a home up to 1000 sq. ft. or less. You can pay on this website. We will need about a 24 to 48 hour notice to inspect a home and about the same time to make up the report. We do not allow payment at closing any longer. Paying after agreed time is another $50.00 extra with other considerations in a provided release agreement. In this case the funds must be held by a Real Estate Broker. We strictly follow the South Carolina long format of reporting per the state of South Carolina website. (Google: SC LLR ) We send an unofficial report by email and an official report by U.S. Postal service first class mail.
We offer a radon test for $150.00 and lead paint testing for $50.00
We will give one follow-up free visit before closing to assist you in determining that the items needing correcting from our inspection reports are performed per the agreement of buyer/seller/brokers. If corrections not made we take photos at this time to show you; email copies are free. (See limits below:)
The free return visit consist of: If the distance is less than 15 miles one-way this is free. On the "one free visit" follow up reporting, I will give a phone call to the buyer and their broker along with Emails with no attachments of documents or photos.
SEE OTHER "FREE VISIT" LIMITS BELOW
Beyond 15 miles one-way the costs are $0.50 per mile and:
Any other paper work or photos will be $25.00 per page of Word type documents and $5.00 per digital photo sent via email only. Printed photos will be $15.00 dollars each in the printed hard copy report. "Free report" mailed first class will be $10.00 extra. Overnight, $20.00 extra.
IF THE BUYER OR CLIENT NEEDS MY TIME AFTER THIS FREE VISIT, THE ABOVE EXTRA COSTS APPLY PLUS $75.00 PER HOUR.
Payments can be made on-line via PayPal via input directly from you to them. You have several options of how to pay through PayPal such as e-checks, credit cards and similar. Or, you can pay in person to me direct or through your agent on the day the work is performed. Sorry, no long or short term credit for a one-time inspection either living local or out of town.
NOTE: Homes built before 1960 costs to inspect are $50.00 extra.
NOTE: Homes built before 1930 costs to inspect are $100.00 extra.
NOTE: Homes built before 1900 costs to inspect are $200.00 extra.
NOTE: New homes are $100.00 extra due to builders leaving too much undone.
Please call the main office number 864-224-1226. (Sorry, we cannot accept telemarketing or similar calls.) Tim
COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL INSPECTIONS:
Commercial Inspections can only be performed by a State of South Carolina licensed Architect, Engineer or General Contractor. Tim Williams is a SC licensed General Contractor... You may verify thru the state license board: Google: SC LLR/LicenseLookUp.
Tim Williams will discuss the costs of these type inspections on an individual need basis of a prospective buyer via phone and /or in person at the physical site. No set price is quoted until a broad written contract and agreement from all the legal parties has been completed as well as the payment plan. There are many different type tests and building-use details to consider when purchasing or renting such a facility.
We also welcome the State of South Carolina or the United States Government to request from us this type work. Tim Williams has 20 years performing engineering and construction work for the Navy, EPA, and a few other governmental agencies.
Tim Williams has now or has had in the past the following licenses and certifications in South Carolina or Florida AND the listed work experience:
Carolina licensed general contractor
& construction manager. (Buildings & their project site work
underground type GC license,
also) (G-105398 Active)
Carolina licensed home inspector (RBI-1785 Active)
Carolina real estate brokers-
property management license.
Carolina department of
transportation (dot) soil, base compaction and drainage certification. Clemson
- Troxler use and
safety certification (nuclear for soil compaction and
- Moisture testing
device) (flat roof moisture detector) Certified.
licensed general contractor. (inactive)
cam (community association manager) the license required to build or
manage condos, co-ops, townhouses, mobile home parks, timeshares, and
community Associations in Florida
real estate brokers license for property management and sales. (inactive)
department of transportation (dot) certified construction manger-a one
year course taught in a college by an engineer-10 topics tested (DOT
Engineers Society certified (RESES) HVAC and technical knowledge to work
on and manage ac and refrigeration units, or the jobs installing them. Certified. George Stone
Tech- (GST), Pensacola,
- FREON- use and
safety certified per US
EPA (2 years of classes- GST).
Certified-Skippers Diving Center-Pensacola, Fl. Certified
- SBCCI certified
mechanical, hvac and gas inspector. Certified.
- RECRA trained certified- (resource
- OSHA trained and
certified- (on job safety).
CROSS-trained and certified-
(on job safety).
TAX LAWS- trained and certified- (H&R Block).
- FIRE & SMOKE- Ten each certifications at Greenville,
Tech-Ten fire and smoke fire-marshal status courses.
- ENGINEERING TECH
-15 years- construction management, electrical, mechanical, concrete, steel, soils, building,
building materials, any civil work including utilities. MSS
Engineers 1972 to 1979-www.speng.com *** -Lockwood
Greene Architects & Engineers-Const. Mgmt. Div-NY, Atlanta,
offices. 1979 to 86 http://www.ch2m.com.(work in this field)
- GENERAL CONTRACTOR, HOME AND BIZ INSPECTOR- Self Employment: 12 years
Pensacola, Florida area, and 12
years in Anderson SC area. (work in this field)
Citadel?Premed?Air Force ROTC?END
Many inspectors claim to be "certified" such as "NAHI," "NIBI," "NABI," "ASHI," OR "NACHI." What does this really mean?
It may mean very little. There are many associations of home inspectors, some of whom do not certify anything beyond membership in that organization (generally obtained simply by paying a fee). There is no meaningful control over these "certified" inspectors' qualifications or expertise. Some real estate brokers require this type thing, but it severely drives up the costs. With no prerequisite qualifications or licenses, virtually anyone can become a home inspector; however SC has certain requirements and a license, still minimal though. Someone with the type experiences, multiple licenses and years of experience that we have, really can give you a meaningful home or business inspection.
THIS IS WHY I ALWAYS INSPECT EVERYTHING AS IF IT WERE FOR ME OR MY FAMILY: