Most insurance companies require a 4-Point Inspection for homes more than 30 years old in order to provide homeowners coverage. This inspection includes evaluation of the roof, plumbing and electrical systems, and HVAC.
We can save you hundreds of dollars a year on homeowners insurance if your home meets certain structural criteria set by the State of Florida. These standards were created to protect you and your home from high winds during tropical storms and hurricanes.
Thermal Imaging (Infrared)
Thermal imaging or infrared camera inspections can provide valuable information regarding moisture, energy loss, roof leaks, electrical overloads and even wood destroying organisms in homes and buildings.
Indoor Air Quality
Maintaining good indoor air quality is important for your health. According to the EPA, indoor air quality poses a greater health hazard than outdoor air pollution, with pollutant levels averaging 2 to 5 times higher than outside air. And with people now spending about 90% of their time indoors, exposure to these air pollutants has never been more significant.
Pools and Spas
If your home has a pool, spa, or hot tub, you should have it checked to insure there are no leaks or other safety hazards. Knowledge of your pool will help you know how to keep it in good repair.
Stucco is a type of exterior plaster applied as a two-or-three part coating directly onto masonry, or applied over wood or metal lath to a log or wood frame structure. Stucco is found in many forms on historic structures. It frequently goes unnoticed, and is often disguised or used to imitate another material. There have been some problems with stucco and moisture.
Pre-purchase evaluations are available to prospective buyers who are not yet in escrow on any property. It is designed to inform prospective buyers of major visible problems before making a purchase offer on a property and depositing thousands of dollars into an escrow account. By doing this, prospective buyers don’t have to wait weeks or months to get their money back if the inspection reveals too many problems that they don’t want to deal with under any circumstances. This service does not take the place of a Standard Home Inspection and there is no written report with this service. We walk through the property together and I point out various items and issues, and you can ask me questions, and take notes and photos, if you wish. This way, we can see several properties in a short time. This service includes travel time and is charged by the hour.
Pre- sale Seller Inspections
Are you selling your home? Let me inspect it before you even list it. A Move-In Certified™ Seller Inspection alerts you to any defects or problems with your home for sale so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. Take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates. Show prospective buyers that you are dealing in good faith. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays, and justify your full asking price by having your home pre-inspected witha Move-In Certified™ Seller Inspection.
We inspect both your primary residence and your investment properties on an annual basis to ensure that they are being properly maintained and protected from hazards, such as fire.
The inspection of chimneys is important to detect problems with the venting system.
Because condo owners within a specific complex share major, and costly, systems, it’s important to look outside your unit, too.
One Year Builder Warranty Inspections
Most builders offer a one-year warranty on a new home. We will come out during the 11th month and perform a full inspection before the builder’s warranty expires.
This type of inspection is usually performed for Mortgage Companies. This Home Inspection gives them insight as to any issues involved with the property or home and details any issues they can foresee being costly in the near future.
Final Walk-through Inspections
Normally, the builder requests a walk-through when when the house is substantially complete. If the utilities are on, you can schedule your inspection at this time.
New Construction Inspections
Do you think a new home doesn’t have defects? Think again. Newly constructed homes haven’t been test driven and often have more problems than older homes. As part of a builder warranty, the buyer is responsible for inspecting.