Inspection Criteria

Capital Home Inspections uses South Carolina's Standards of Practice and Residential Construction Standards as a benchmark for its inspection standards.

Standards of Practice.pdf
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Residential Construction Standards.pdf
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ROOFING, GUTTERING AND OTHER ROOF COMPONENTS

 

  • Roof style
  • Roof coverings (materials)
  • Visible flashing
  • Skylights
  • Roof penetrations (plumbing stacks, gas vents, etc.)
  • Fireplace chimneys
  • Gutters and downspouts
PLUMBING

 

  • Visible water piping
  • Water supply
  • Waste disposal system
  • Main water shut-off
  • Water heater
  • Faucets
  • Drains
  • Water pressure
  • Showers and all fixtures
  • Washer and dryer connections
  • Other equipment
HOME EXTERIOR

 

  • Trim
  • Siding/wall coverings
  • Paint
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Storm windows and doors
  • Screens
  • Porches
  • Decks, patios and balconies (attached to dwelling)
  • Alterations
ATTIC

 

  • Access
  • Insulation type and approximate depth
  • Ventilator fan
  • Whole house fan
  • Framing
  • Leaks
BASEMENT, CRAW SPACE, SLAB

 

  • Basement
  • Crawl space
  • Slab
  • Visible framing
  • Visible foundation walls
  • Floors
  • Drainage
GENERAL INTERIOR

 

  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Floors and floor coverings
  • Stairs
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Fireplaces
ELECTRICAL

 

  • Over current protection
  • Type of conductors, main and branch circuits
  • Incoming service
  • Grounding cable
  • Fixtures and outlets
  • Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
  • Smoke detectors
KITCHENS AND APPLIANCES

 

  • Identify fuel source.
  • Cabinets
  • Stove or range
  • Oven
  • Trash disposal
  • Fan/vent hood
  • Dishwasher
GARAGE/CARPORT

 

  • Type
  • Doors and openers
Heating and Cooling, if requested

 

Contact us

Capital Home Inspections
222 Cayden Ct

Chapin, SC 29036


Ben Mechling

Phone: 803-741-6110
Email: info@capital-home-inspections.com

 

SC Home Inspector License #48497

SC Residential Home Builders License #48735

Business Hours

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9AM-7PM

 

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