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"I look at our primary business as education, not inspection; through our inspection process, we educate our clients with information critical to making informed property buying decisions"    

W. Ramsey, Owner     

 

  

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In-Depth Home Inspections

An Experienced Inspector will prepare your Computerized Home Inspection Report with easy-to-read details on:

Your Inspector utilizes the newest technology in order to give you, our client, the highest level of comfort that your inspection was as thorough as possible without destructive testing. In addition, your inspector will compile a detailed report and will take the time to review that report with you in order to ensure that you have a good understanding of the findings and to answer any remaining questions that you may have. It is our mission to provide you the information that you will need to help you make better informed property buying decisions.

Click here to check out our video about how to use your inspection report.

Wind Mitigation Inspections

A Wind Mitigation Inspection is a verification that a home can meet certain building requirements. Insurance companies have realized that if a home meets certain criteria, it will most likely sustain less damage during a wind event than those that do not meet the same criteria and in turn have passed on that savings to the home owners in the form of a reduced insurance premium. If you are interested in potential savings on your insurance, contact your carrier and see if they offer these discounts and if so, call us to schedule your Uniform Wind Mitigation Inspection. Additional information about Wind Mitigation can be found by clicking here.

Click here to verify that your inspector is certified to do Wind Mitigation Inspections.

Roof Certifications

When an insurance company needs a verification of the age of a roof and no documentation exists, an inspector is sent to do a Roof Certification which is an estimate of the age and condition of the roof.

Four-Point Inspection

A Four-Point Inspection is an inspection focusing on four primary areas of the property, the Roof, Electrical, Plumbing and Heat and AC. This type of inspection is primarily done for insurance companies on older properties in order to verify that the four systems noted above are in acceptable condition. Acceptability is determined by the insurance company, the inspector only reports what they see. A Four-Point Inspection only focuses on the 4 points noted above and is nowhere near as detailed as an In-Depth Home Inspection.

Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspection

Have you bought or built a new home within the last year, and your warranty is about to expire? Hire us to do a Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspection. We will do a thorough inspection which can be given to your warrantor in order to notify them that there are issues that need to be addressed under warranty, saving you money in the long run. If you have not notified your warrantor of any issues, prior to the warranty expiring, you will end up paying for the repairs yourself.

New Construction Inspections (Owners Agent)

Having a new home built? Hire us to look at the things that building inspectors are not required to look at. We do not replace your code inspector. As your agent, we look at the home differently than a code inspector does. We check everything that a Home Inspector checks (see in-depth home inspection above) but we also look at the architectural location of light fixtures, switches and outlets and make recommendations to you, our client about potential issues. If it is helpful, we will also attend the owner meetings with the builder in order to give our clients support and advice if asked. If the opportunity arises, call us before you make a deal with your builder and we can help you set yourself up for success. It is our goal to work with our client and the contractor for a successful outcome.

In addition to our inspection servcies, during construction we are happy to be your independent party to discuss issues with whenever needed, just call us.

It's important to realize that most builders required paperwork before allowing a home inspector on the site. Your contract with the builder will most likely contain language concerning home inspectors, which should be reviewed. Typically the contractor will want to have a copy of our insurance (sometimes with them being named as certificate holders), workman's compensation certificates and a copy of our license. Sometimes this paperwork can take up to 3 days to acquire and then the contractor has to approve the home inspector which can take several days. Allow at least a week for this process to take place, just to be on the safe side.

We have several levels of New Construction Inspections:

1) A final Inspection

2) Interim Inspections and a final inspection, typically 2 to 3 interim inspections will work however we are here to meet your needs.

Call us for additional information and pricing.

Pre-Listing Inspection

A Pre-Listing Inspection is an In-Depth Home Inspection except it is performed for the seller instead of the buyer. The idea of this inspection is to level the playing field between the buyer and the seller. Now, both parties have a better understanding of the property, reducing the gap between the bid and ask price of the home and thus reducing the time that the property takes to sell, once an offer is presented.

Infrared Inspection

Infrared cameras have the unique ability to view a property from a different prospective. The infrared spectrum detects the slightest differences in temperature, rather than light, which gives the infrared cameras the ability to detect insulation problems, locations of beams inside of walls, leaks, etc, depending upon the conditions. Contact us today to see if infrared will help detect your issue. For an example of the benefits of infrared, see "Benefits of Infrared" in the side bar at the top of this page. You can also view our video on Infrared by clicking here.

Aerial Videography and Photography

We now provide Aerial Videography and Photography services. To find out more information about these services, click here.

 

Indoor Air Quality Testing

We are  Certified by the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2) follow the IAC2  Standards (the standards), which can be found by clicking here. We perform non-invasive visual examinations of readily accessible, visible, and installed systems and components of the building listed in the IAC2 Standards of Practice. In addition to a complete visual inspection, we perform at least 3 air samples at the building according to the standards (A sample air quality test can be found by clicking here). (see note below)

NOTICE:

Florida Statute 468.8411 paragraph 3 states ""Mold assessment" means a process performed by a mold assessor that includes the physical sampling and detailed evaluation of data obtained from a building history and inspection to formulate an initial hypothesis about the origin, identity, location, and extent of amplification of mold growth of greater than 10 square feet."

We only perform indoor air testing in conjunction with a Home Inspection, we do not perform stand alone air sampling inspections. According to the Florida Statutes 468.8411, paragraphs 3, cited above, Florida Licensed Mold Assessors are required to be used when the size of "mold or mold-contaminated matter is greater than 10 square feet" If, when we reach the Inspection Property, we find apparent mold and that it exceeds 10 square feet, we will recommend further evaluation by a Florida Licensed Mold Inspection Company and will terminate our indoor air quality testing on said property.

 

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