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Home Inspection Service Areas
We provide home inspections in all of Charlotte, Waxhaw, Gastonia, Belmont, Clover, York, Lake Wylie, Spartanburg, Greenville, Pineville, Matthews, Weddington, Lake Norman, Indian Trail, Concord, Mooresville, Mint Hill, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Indian Land, Lancaster, Chester, Gaffney, and the surrounding areas in SC & NC. We do home inspections in Sun City Carolina Lakes, Fort Mill, SC.

"END OF YEAR" BUILDER WARRANTY INSPECTIONS

Most home owners focus on cosmetic issues and create a punch list for the builder prior to the end of the 1st year, when the warranty expires. Frankly, the home owner is focuses on the wrong things! It's the systems and structural issues that will come back to haunt you when you are ready to sell the home, not the absence of caulk around floor molding. Experience tells us that most major construction defects go unnoticed until the home is re-sold. Unfortunately, they are then discovered by the buyer's home inspector.  By this time, the defects could cost many thousands of dollars to repair. These defects, unnoticed to the untrained eye, may result in subsequent damage such as rot, mold, etc. Other defects, such as electrical, furnace, or fireplace defects are fire hazards that could leave you homeless or worse...dead. We want to help you avoid the possibility of future costly repairs. That is why we offer our "End of One Year Builder's Warranty Inspection."

When a home is being built, the builder or site superintendent is seldom on site for more than 60 minutes a day (sometimes they never set foot on the site). During that time, they are dealing with all types of problems and details. The master electrician is not on-site...he's out drumming up new business. The same thing goes for the framing contractor, plumber, and the owner of the HVAC company. Often, it's the apprentice who is actually building your home. Many sub-contractors are used, and these days most can't speak English, which makes communication with the superintendent difficult. Each has their own specific job and schedule. And that's all that they care about. For example, if a floor joist is in the way of the plumber, the solution is to cut it out! It is up to the builder or superintendent to check and ensure the home and all its complex systems are in proper working condition and are installed according to code. But frankly, they can't go behind each sub-contractor and monitor every aspect of their job.

Think you can depend on the local building inspector to ensure your home is built in compliance with national standards? Think again. A building inspector visits the home a few times during construction, but never for more than 20 minutes at a time. They inspect about 40 homes a day (that's if one of his co-workers hasn't called in sick). He doesn't test every window, every door, every outlet. He doesn't crawl under the house or through the attic. He may not even get out of the truck if he is on good terms with the builder. Sadly, a simple "how's it going" may suffice.

At Alpha & Omega Home Inspections, we work for YOU - not the builder!  Order a home warranty inspection today - before your one year builder warranty runs out!

 

See our sample reports for new homes.  That will give you a good idea of the defects your home may contain.

Our inspection covers hundreds of items and includes testing of all systems, components, appliances, and the electrical installation. All visible defects will be noted, including but not limited to manufacturer and/or contractors flaws, not visible to the untrained eye. This "last chance" inspection, is essential in providing you with the peace of mind you deserve.

 

 

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