An experienced inspector will prepare your Home Inspection Reports with easy-to-read details on:
- The condition of every major component from the roof to the basement
- Major and minor deficiencies
- Any major expenditures necessary
- What to watch out for
- Helpful home preservation tips
- Safety concerns
- And much more
Our Home Inspector will review the detailed report with you to make sure you understand everything and answer any remaining questions.
A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion a report will be distributed to you.
New Construction Inspections
New construction inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder's Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder's policy. The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before your final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be distributed to you.
If you have not had a Wind Mitigation Inspection done at your home, you are most likely paying too much for your homeowners insurance policy. Before getting a Wind Mitigation Inspection, the average homeowner is overpaying by 22%. 22% is just the average, many could save much more than that. As stated in Florida Statute 626.0629, insurance companies are required to offer Florida homeowners "discounts, credits, or other rate differentials..." for construction techniques that reduce damage and loss in windstorms. These include roof shape, gable bracing when applicable, impact resistant windows or shutters, roof to wall straps or clips (hurricane clips), secondary water barrier and proper nailing of roof deck. If your insurance company can not verify you can not save. Insurance companies will provide discounts, however a certified OIR-B1-1802 form must be filled out by a licensed professional. We provide a quality wind mitigation in an effort to obtain all deductions available to save our clients money.
A "Four Point Inspection" focuses only on four main areas of interest in a home:
- HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
- Electrical wiring and panels
- Plumbing connections and fixtures
The inspection and report describes the condition and age of these elements. Insurance companies have become increasingly reluctant to issue Homeowner Insurance Policies on older homes (usually 25 years old or more).Their common concern is that there may be conditions in an older home that could become a liability to them. For instance; a home with a roof nearing the end of its reliable service life may fail while under the policy and the homeowner may seek reimbursement from their insurance company for damages to the home or its contents. Similar concerns extend to the condition of the HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems in an older home. If these elements are in poor condition, in need of being updated or replaced or were improperly installed, they may fail and cause fire or water damage to a home. Newer homes are assumed (by the insurance companies) to not have these problems as frequently as older homes.
- Identifying the type of mold
- Locating the mold
- Analyzing the amount of airborne mold
- Finding the origin
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