Serving Collier & Lee Counties South West Florida

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Home Inspections Services

The home inspection is based on the observations made on the date of the inspection, and it is not a prediction of life expectancy or future conditions of its components. After the inspection, the inspector will prepare and deliver, in written format, an Inspection Report of all defects that are observed and may include additional comments and recommendations.
Types of Inspections Performed
We offer:
  • Detailed and graphically explanatory inspection reports within 24 hours.
  • Inspections schedules as quickly as 48 hours.
  • 24 hours report for Wind Mitigation Inspections.
  • Florida State certified and insured.
General Home Inspection

Also known as Full House Inspection or Home Inspection, it is a standard visual inspection of all systems and components that are readily accessible to the inspector when a buyer or realtor is buying or selling a home or residential property.

A Home Inspection utilizes as a guideline a Standards of Practice and covers the following systems and components:

  • Exterior (includes decks, patios, drive & walk ways, balconies, etc)
  • Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace
  • Structure
  • HVAC (Heating & Cooling)
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Roof & Attic (Ventilation & Insulation)
  • Interior (Doors, windows, cabinets & installed appliances)
Wind Mitigation Inspection
The property inspector uses a particular checklist to document wind mitigation status for insurance policy rating and verifies the presence of windstorm mitigation features on a policyholder’s property so the insurer -if required- can calculate appropriate discounts.

Roof & Attic: roof covering, roof deck & wall attachments and roof geometry.
Opening Protections: garage door, exterior doors and windows
Records: Permit / License History
4 Point Inspections
A 4 point inspection is typically required to obtain insurance for homes and is performed at the 4 major systems in an older home (30 years and older). The insurance company requires to know that an older home has been well maintained, and those major systems that impact insurance rates are in good working condition. Consult with your insurance provider to determine if a 4 Point Inspection is required.

The 4 point inspection mayor systems are:
RoofType of Roof Covering. The age and condition of the roof components.
Electrical System The type of the wiring in the home. Condition and brand of the electrical panel. The condition of the home electrical system.
Heating and Cooling HVAC The age and condition of the HVAC system.
Plumbing System Type of supply and drain lines of the home. The age and condition of the hot water heater.

Some insurance companies require the inspector to use their form. Other insurance companies allow the inspector to use their standard format.
The inspector evaluates the condition of the sidewalks and sideways, the roofing system, flashings, roof penetrations, and drainage systems. The inspection also includes the foundation, the siding and trim, verifies the utilities: underground or overhead, evaluates exterior penetrations, doors and windows. The inspector will inspect the grade, side drainage, walkways, steps, patio, deck and porches.
The inspector will observe and report on accessible structural components of the dwelling and their condition. He will observe and report exterior and interior components for structural integrity. The inspector will evaluate the house structure through the attic, basement and crawlspace -if present- and will note any signs of water penetration, wood rot on ceiling, walls and cracking on concrete.
The inspection will identify and describe the components of the heating and cooling systems of the dwelling. The inspector will visually inspect the cooling lines, accessible ductwork, outdoor compressor and electric disconnect. He will also run the system check for the air temperature drop and evaluate filter, and drain pan.
The inspector will observe and describe the service entrance, the main panel and -if present- any subpanel boxes of the dwelling. He will also describe the type and size of the wiring, the grounding wiring and the breakers in the panel box. He will visually inspect a random number of junction boxes, and will check switches and outlets, GFCIs and AFCIs for proper and safe conditions.
The inspector will visually locate and describe the accessible potable water and waste lines within the dwelling, the main water shut off valve and run all the plumbing fixtures to determine their proper flow and volume. His report also includes the find of basic defects such as leaks, inadequate water supplies, water contamination, and incorrect installations of plumbing fixture.