A Properly Inspected residential home inspection is performed by a licensed home inspector to ensure that the home is in good working condition and that any major deficiencies of the home are pointed out to our clients.
Our inspectors evaluate all electrical systems, heating, air conditioning and plumbing. Other interior factors covered during a residential inspection include identifying materials used (flooring, walls, windows, cabinets etc…) and checking for indications of prior water intrusion. We will also inspect the condition of the roof, windows, doors and the exterior. This includes patios, decks, sidewalks and driveways. Additional structures like pools or outbuildings can be inspected by request.
While a residential inspection focuses on structural evaluations, a commercial inspection also includes assessment of amenities. It’s also known as a property condition assessment (PCA). The type of construction, occupancy and the age of the structure determine how the particular place will be inspected.
A baseline PCA relies on document review, walk-through survey and even interviews. A commercial inspection can include site characteristics (landscaping, paving, utilities), roof surface areas, mechanical and electrical systems, plumbing, and vertical transportation like elevators. Additional services might include indoor air quality assessment, radon testing and ADA assessments.
The resulting property condition report (PCR) is used to help buyers and owners understand maintenance and operation of the property. It also helps prospective investors to assess their confidence when it comes to making financial decisions.
4-Point Inspection – If the home is older than 25 years old most insurance companies in Florida require a four point inspection. Your insurance company wants to know that the four main points of the home (Roof, Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC) are in good and in safe working order.
Wind Mitigation Inspection – Your insurance company wants to know the age, shape and type of roof, how well the roof is connected to the walls, (either by toe nails (16 penny nails) or hurricane clips or straps), how well the sheathing is secured to the trusses, what type of nails were used, and if the openings of the house (windows, doors and garage door/s) have hurricane impact resistance ratings. A wind mitigation inspection can help lower your home owner’s insurance policy premiums.
Citizens Roof Certification – A roof certification inspection lets the insurance company know the type and age of a roof.