Our Charleston, SC Home Inspection Services

Buyer’s Home Inspections

This is our typical home inspection that catches common defects so you understand the investment you’re making.

Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging is a technology that allows the InterNACHI INSPECTOR to show you things about your home that no one can show you using other inspection methods. Thermal imaging produces images of invisible heat energy emitted from objects and systems in the home and allows us to measure it.

Pre-Listing (Seller) Inspections

If you are ready to sell your home,  a pre-listing inspection can help speed up the process. This inspection allows the seller time to make improvements on the home before it hits the market. It also allow the potential buyers to understand the condition of the home before making an offer

New Construction Inspections

Phase I (Pre-Drywall Inspections)
This inspection is performed while your home is being built, right before the drywall is installed. It is to ensure that the electrical, plumbing, framing, roof and HVAC systems have been installed correctly.

Phase II (Finished/ New Home Inspection)
After a new home has been built, it should be inspected before closing. We perform a full home inspection reporting on the general condition and mechanical systems of the home.

11 Month Warranty Inspection

We’ll come out during the 11th month and perform a full home inspection before the builder’s warranty expires on your new home. Our non-invasive inspection is based on observations of the visible and apparent condition of the interior and exterior.
We will:

  • Evaluate the physical condition of the structure, construction and mechanical systems
  • Identify items that should be repaired or replaced
  • Recommend qualified professionals to inspect or repair

Pool/Spa Inspection

People’s Choice offers optional pool and spa inspection services to evaluate the current condition of all accessible pool components. Inspection includes the pool and deck surface condition and the coping surrounding the pool area. Drains are also inspected for the presence of anti-vortex covers for safety concerns. We inspect pool/spa lights, the presence of GFCI devices, junction box condition & location, pumps, filters, piping, timers, disconnects, heaters, controls, accessories, skimmers and the examination of electrical bonding.

Annual Home Maintenance Inspection

A home requires care and regular maintenance. As time goes on, parts of your house will wear out, break down, deteriorate, leak, or simply stop working. An Annual Home Maintenance Inspection will help you keep your home in good working condition and prevent it from suffering serious, long-term and expensive damage from minor issues that should be addressed now.

What to Expect From Your Inspection

Whether you are buying, selling or maintaining your home, People’s Choice Home Inspections provides professional and quality service from the moment you call us. We will walk through your home with you and teach you as much as you want to learn. We strictly follow the Standards of Practice for home inspectors established by InterNACHI- the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.

After we walk through the home together, I will personally explain the general condition of the home and systems with you and your agent. We will talk through any major issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. I will also mention the items that you will want to keep an eye on for deferred maintenance. All of this will be detailed in my easy-to-read Spectora report, that will be delivered in HTML and/or PDF format. From that report, you’ll be able to see the items we discussed, with images for reference.


Our inspection standards are governed by InterNACHI’s standards of practice. You can view them here:


View our Code of Ethics Below:

People’s Choice Home Inspections thoroughly inspects and reports on the following:

  • Roofing

    Roofs, vents, flashing, trim, gutters, and downspouts, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations.

  • Exterior

    Eaves, soffits, fascia, decks, stoops, railings, porches, walkways, grading, and drainage.

  • Electrical Systems

    Service entrance and panels, branch circuits, connected devices and fixtures, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and making sure your outlets are GFCI-protected, electrical service line and meter box, main disconnect and service amperage. Electrical panels, breakers, and fuses. Grounding and bonding. GFCIs and AFCIs.

  • Plumbing

    Interior fixtures and faucets, water supply systems, drain, waste and vent systems, water heating system, vents, flues and chimneys, any sump pumps with accessible floats, main gas and water shut-offs.

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems

    Heating and cooling system, ducts, vents and flues.

  • Appliances

    Dishwasher, garbage disposal, range hood, range or oven, cooktop, microwave, trash compactor, bathroom exhaust fans, garage door operator, and other permanently installed kitchen appliances.

  • Basement

    Basement, foundation, crawlspace, and structural components.

  • Doors, windows & interiors

    Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers

  • Pools & Spas