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Cardinal Home Inspections

Workphone: (843) 832-5740
Mobile: 843-568-0381

North Charleston, SC 29418

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Trip Cummings

The property buying process doesn't need to be stressful and complicated. Choosing a qualified, honest, and experienced real estate inspector can give you the knowledge and confidence you need to make sound real estate purchasing decisions. At Cardinal Home Inspections, our comprehensive inspections and commitment to honesty and accuracy bring peace of mind to every client.
At Cardinal Home Inspections, we take the time to do the job right. We spend time with you, clearly explaining our findings, giving you real answers that can help you make the right decision. We understand how important a real estate purchase is to you. Once our thorough inspection is complete. We don't consider a job to be complete until all of your questions are answered. At Cardinal, we don't answer to anyone but you. We do not have any personal relationships with real estate agencies, mortgage brokers, or anyone involved in the real estate industry. We are completely independent. This is how we can honestly say that we operate with Integrity. To us it's a way of life.
Our inspectors are not only experienced construction, appliance, plumbing, and electrical inspectors, they are great communicators. Our professional inspectors are friendly, approachable, and well-spoken. Call us today and experience the difference for yourself. (843) 832-5740.


SC License# 1223, ASHI Member# 243769, NACHI, NHIE, AND CTAR. Licensed Electrician & NORMI Certified Mold Inspector


Let us at Cardinal help you to become familiar with your new home and answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Our mission is to surpass any expectations that you have about your home inspection and report. Call Rodney today.

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To begin with, Cardinal Home Inspection has a great website filled with information, pricing, options, and sample reports. Rodney Whitehouse did my inspection. He was thorough in his four-hour inspection while being willing to stop and answer questions I had. At times he would call me over and point out a deficiency or show me why a particular item was an excellent feature or address the life expectancy of a component. I received the 54-page report the next day. It was thorough in the description of deficiencies accompanied by pictures. It addressed defects found in the roofing, plumbing, insulation and ventilation, along with three structural components found in the crawlspace. I also ordered a Mold Inspection Report, which is obtained by special equipment to detect moisture readings along with tape and air samples, which were analyzed for mold. The report gave the lab results of the mold type, the spore level, the location, and the recommended action for remediation. The home inspection brought to my attention high-cost issues, which were “invisible” to me. It reinforced for me the consequential importance of a professional home inspection that identified things that were significantly deficient, unsafe, near the end of their service life, or not functioning properly. I would certainly use Cardinal Home Inspection again and I highly recommend this company to anyone in need of a home inspection. My home inspection report gave me reliable information upon which I could make informed decisions. M Royal
- M.R., December 2020
Mr. Whitehouse is clearly an experienced professional, his inspection was quick and in depth.
- J.H., Charleston SC, September 2020
Very professional young man. Answered all of my questions and appeared to know his job. I would definitely use Rodney again and give him referrals. I am a Senior citizen and somewhat dubious of being alone in a house with a strange man. I felt at ease, but didn?t put my guard down...gun packing Granny. Thank you again.
- V.E., March 2019
Rodney, was a gentle somewhat quiet man. I would definitely hire his company again...very professional. A little humor...I? M a Senior, and somewhat dubious of entering a house with a stranger. They aren?t aware, but I am always packing.
- V.E., March 2019
Excellent work!
- N.K., October 2018
Rodney was very professional. He provided a thorough written report in a timely manner and also took the time to speak with us when we had questions .
- R.G., July 2018
Rodney was thorough and great at explaining his notes and concerns to me in a way that I could understand.
- S.H., June 2018
Rodney was very knowledgeable and professional. He made the home inspection process stress free. He provided answers to all of my questions and he explained the findings of the inspection report to me. The report included detailed colored pictures of the townhome that was inspected and the needed repairs to the townhome.
- M.E., May 2018
Excellent inspector. Thorough and professional. Also very nice. Communication skills - topnotch!
- D.M., April 2018
Very detailed!
- M.K., February 2018
I found Rodney to be friendly and professional. He was at my house when he said he would arrive. He took the time to explain what was going on with my house. I would recommend him to anyone.
- J.M., February 2018
Nice job. Very thorough and quick to report. Thank you!
- K.W., January 2018
I was so impressed and the fact that he is a licensed electrician made me even more comfortable. I love the way they write up a report and that you can click on repairs and create a repair request addendum with photos right there from the inspection report.
- V.C., January 2018
Thank you for being so thorough and organized! I was very impressed with the amount of detail the report has. I’m also grateful for answering all our questions during the inspection.
- G.M., Quantico VA, January 2018
Absolutely thorough and complete inspection! Very detailed. Have me the confidence I needed to know exactly what home I was buying and what to expect. Top notch service and support; highly recommended.
- J.M., January 2018
Very professional, meticulous and focused on the inspection. Communicated the technical aspects of the inspection in a manner, which were comprehensible by the customers. I would strongly recommend this inspector to family and friends.
- J.M., January 2018
Thanks so much for doing such a thorough job on my home inspection! I loved that you walked me step-by-step through the report and answered all of my questions with patience. It was so helpful and informative. As a first time home buyer, you made the process easy, worry-free, and informative.
- H.R., January 2018
Great job! Courteous, timely and professional!
- J.A., May 2017
Rodney, Thank you for your professionalism and on time response, you are a true professional. I have been in the building business good part of my life and dealt with many building contractors both on commercial and residential projects. You truly care about your customers and the way you present your business, keep up the good work. Patte Fiore Owner Moisture Control Experts LLC
- T.T., April 2017
Rodney did a very good job at explaining exactly what he would be doing on the morning of the inspection, as well as what happens to the test kit, and what the report would contain. He also took his shoes off before coming in the house. I'd recommend Cardinal and Rodney specifically to anyone in need of a home inspection.
- R.C., October 2016
Very informative and helpful and extremely knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.
- P.C., October 2016
We were very pleased with your service. In fact, I can't think of anything you could have done to make it any better. Thank you!
- J.M., September 2016
Rodney went above and beyond the call of duty. He answered the phone after hours on Tuesday evening and agreed to drive to Beaufort on Wednesday and complete the report that evening so we could still keep the 10:30 AM closing on Thrs morning. There was an incomplete question on the report and he made the necessary correction and send the amended report by the closing on 10:30 on Thrs. I will keep his information for any future referrals.
- D.B., August 2016
I have worked with Rodney Whitehouse for many years now and he always does a great job!
- D.W., August 2016
Great guy and very knowledgable. Easy to talk to. All around lovely person.
- C.D., July 2016
Rodney has completed two inspections for us and uncovered things that a first time home buyer would not even begin to look for. He made valuable suggestions for the minor repairs. Rodney is courteous, prompt and professional. We would recommend him highly for anyone purchasing a home.
- T.M., July 2016
Rodney was very thorough and explained everything to me. I would use Cardinal again without hesitation.
- H.T., June 2016
Would has been nice, as someone who has never purchased a house before, I really have been blessed with people who not only know what they are doing but can explain it to a newbie. Rodney did a great job show me what was wrong and then explain why/how to fix it.
- M.H., Charleston SC, June 2016
Thanks for the thorough and in depth inspection! You potentially saved us tens of thousands of dollars in hidden damage repairs. Would recommend you any time!
- T.M., June 2016
Rodney was very thorough and informative. He was quick to respond and answer all my questions. Very pleased.
- x.x., June 2016
Thank you Rodney! I appreciate your professionalism, knowledge, and you did a very thorough job! I do recommend you!
- J.B., June 2016
Rodney was great. Very knowledgeable, very professional, and did a great job going over the report for the client purchasing the home.
- C.W., March 2016
Excellent in every way! You were time efficient and also willing to talk through the findings in detail. Your experience shows and I will be glad to recommend you to clients in the future. On a practical note, I am not with Weichert Realtors anymore, but all correspondence with your company states that. I am with Southern Living Real Estate. Is that something I can edit or do you all need to do that from your end? Also, I run a networking group. Would you be interested in visiting us and seeing if you might want to join on a regular basis? If you'd like info on the group and how to come visit please call me at 843-300-8530. Thanks for your hard work and I look forward to working with you in the future.
- E.O., March 2015
I learned quite a lot about the home inspection process and about home maintenance in general during the inspection. I received not just an inspection but an education.
- R.J., Goose Creek SC, March 2015
Fantastic job by you and your team! I would strongly & confidently reccommend Cardinal Home Inspections to anyone! Thanks!
- S.H., January 2015
Rodney, you were very thorough and helpful to my clients, Mr. and Mrs. Gerrish.
- B.S., January 2015
Rodney does a great job of informing the novice to experienced homebuyer.
- T.H., January 2015
Very knowledgeable, excellent explanations. Thorough and comprehensive. Polite and friendly. In other words, what's not to like?
- S.Y., Charleston SC, December 2014
The inspection was very thorough and uncovered items we were not aware of before purchasing the home. I would request Rodney again.
- S.E., November 2014
We thought Rodney did a thorough job and offered the best suggestions to fix the immediate repair issues with our new house. We were super pleased at his assessment of the home and would totally use him again.
- R.D., Mount Pleasant SC, November 2014
Rodney was fantastic. Took the time to explain everything properly and made my client feel extremely comfortable! You guys are great
- J.S., November 2014
This was my first time using a home inspector and Rodney made sure I was well informed. I was very pleased how he had pictures complete on his laptop and he explained every item. I will definitely recommend him to others.
- L.K., November 2014
As a first time homebuyer, you served me and my family so well. You were thorough in your inspection, patient in working with me, and an overall very pleasant person to work with. I'm so thankful for you and your team's great work. The peace of mind you helped us have is priceless.
- A.W., November 2014