Wind Mitigation Reports
This report is designed by the State to help home owners receive discounts on their insurance when homes have specific characteristics. A few examples include a Hip style roof, hurricane windows/shutters, and how the trusses are attached to the exterior walls.
Infrared (IR) Camera Inspection Technology
Our “state of the art” equipment allows us to see what the human eye cannot. Using IR cameras can help identify voltage overloads in electrical circuitry including the panel. It also helps identity moisture problems including roof and plumbing leaks.
Homes with irrigation systems that are not covered by the HOA may be in need of repairs. We test each zone and their assigned components and will include our findings in the inspection report.
The EPA, Surgeon General, American Medical Association, and World Health Organization are all in agreement that Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer (behind smoking) around the world.
Radon is a radioactive gas that is found in every home. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.
Radon testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk in your new home, which is why we recommend a Radon test with every home inspection.
A simple test determines if the concentration or levels of radon in you home warrant installation of a mitigation system which keeps radon out of your house.
Every home with a properly working radon mitigation system is better than a home without.
Our Basic Home Inspection includes up to 1600 items inside and outside the home, including:
Roof System: Including roof covering, SWR, and sheathing.
Attic: Including truss system, insulation, wall attachments, nail spacing, and decking.
Air Conditioning System: Including A/C handler, coils, duct work, condenser, and drain pan.
Plumbing System: Including hot water heater, supply lines and types, waste drainage lines and types, vent stacks, faucets, toilets, showers, tubs utility service connection.
Electrical System: Including electrical panel breakers/wiring, outlets, switches, lights and ceiling fans, and utility service connection.
Building Structure: Including foundation, slab, exterior walls, and settlement.
Exterior Property: Including yard grading, fencing, sidewalks, driveway, patio, lanai, foliage, gutters, downspouts, and soffits.
Interior: Including doors, windows, shutters, cabinetry, walls, utility connections, garage door openers, fireplace, stair cases and railings.
Appliances: Including refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, and garbage disposal.
Keep in mind, this is not a "conclusive list" and is a basic list of items often covered during a typical inspection. If you have a concern whether something will be tested or not, please give us a call. A live inspector will always be available to take your call 7 days a week!
Small insects (e.g. termites, powder post beetles, and carpenter bees) silently feeding off the structure of your home can cause big problems.
Signs that a termite infestation has settled into your home can be difficult to spot. We recommend that every home we inspect include a termite inspection.
Often the lender requires a copy of a termite or Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) Report.
Mold exists almost everywhere and plays a critical role in our environment. Therefore, all homes have mold to a certain extent. But how do you know if the mold in your home is dangerous?
All indoor mold growth is potentially harmful and should be removed.
If there are visible signs of mold, if there was a previously disclosed moisture issue in the home, if you or family members have health issues that would be compounded by mold (e.g. allergies, respiratory issues, immune disorders, etc.), or you are just generally concerned about the health risk, potential damage to the structure related to mold we recommend that you perform a simple test which will help you understand this risk at the time of your investment.
Pool & Spa Inspection
When considering a home with a pool and/or spa it is extremely important to know its condition. Poor maintenance can produce problems that are best discovered early. A pool or spa inspection ensures both safety and peak performance.
Seawall / Dock Inspection
This includes the a visual inspection of Pilings, Deck, Seawall or Bulkhead, boat lift hardware, Davits, and tiebacks.
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4 Point Inspection Reports
This report is often requested by lenders and insurance companies. This specialized report focuses on the condition of four primary components of the home including the roof, air conditioner, electrical system, and plumbing system.