Additional Services Tailored to Meet Your Needs
Move In Certified Seller Inspection
This inspection is for the home seller who wants to make sure their home is in the best possible condition before they put their home on the market. This inspection is designed to prevent "surprises" at the time a contract for the sale of the home is accepted and inspections performed by the buyer reveal significant issues and concerns. The inspector may also point out items that may not be deficient, but are items that will send red flags up for potential buyers.
Asbestos is a fiber that was used in some building materials and can cause lung cancer. An asbestos inspection can be performed by an appropriately licensed/certified inspector. Samples will be taken from the suspect materials and sent to a laboratory. Results can be obtained in as quick of a manner as the client needs and the fee for the inspection will reflect that.
These types of inspections are a visual inspection of readily accessible areas of the house. The scope of the inspection is to look for visible evidence of wood destroying insect infestation and for any visible evidence of any past treatment. If there are visible signs of infestation, an opinion of the inspector will be rendered as to whether the signs of infestation are active or inactive.
Lead-Based Paint Inspection
A lead-based paint inspection is a comprehensive analysis of the lead content of every painted surface inside and outside of the home. The XRF is used to measure the lead content of all painted surfaces and then classifies the results as either positive or negative for lead-based paint. The painted surfaces are also classified as to the condition of the paint. Clients who are going to perform extensive renovation work are highly encouraged to take advantage of this analysis. Results are obtained on-site and the report is usually available next day.
Many different tests can be done on a private well to determine the quality of the water and the quantity of the water supply.
The two most popular tests performed for residential housing is a well quality test for Total coliform and e.coli and a well quantity test. The well quality test measures total coliform and e.coli. This is a 24 hour test from an EPA certified laboratory. The well quantity test measures the amount of water supply. This test is run for 30-45 minutes. The results are in the units of gallons/minute.
If your home is equipped with a pool, make sure you know the condition of the pool and its systems. Our inspectors are trained and certified with the many different types of pools and accessories. We will inspect the pool, pump, filter(s), heating equipment and other installed accessories (i.e. salt cells, fountains, etc…). We will also inspect the fence, gate, walkway, pool perimeter, slide, diving board, rails, coping, lighting and any other additional items of safety or concern in the pool and surrounding area. Testing for leakage is not included in our inspection and we recommend working with your pool care specialist for that testing
It is estimated that millions of homes across America have hidden water leaks that are promoting mold growth, exposing homeowners to mold spores. Mold has a potential to cause serious health problems like allergies, irritation (to lungs, eyes, skin, throat, nose) and is typically toxic when left to grow over time. Inhaling and/or touching mold spores can cause allergic reactions in individuals, especially young children with early developing immune systems. Normally, even healthy individuals become sensitive to mold after prolonged higher level exposure. According to the EPA, it is important to take precautions to limit your exposure and breathing of mold and mold spores. The EPA also recommends, if you suspect you have problems with hidden high moisture areas and/or mold issues you should consider hiring an experienced professional such us to inspect, evaluate and test your home. EARLY DETECTION IS KEY, and the first step is to IDENTIFY ANY AREAS IN THE HOME THAT COULD BE CAUSING ELEVATED MOLD SPORE COUNTS
Annual Home Maintenance Inspection
This inspection helps to ensure the homes’ overall optimal health is maintained and that small issues don’t develop into large costly or structural issues. Our Annual Home Maintenance inspection program has become so popular, we now offer it to everyone! This program includes an inspection of the electrical and plumbing systems, the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system and the roof. We will inspect all applicable components for their age and to determine manufacturer, type of wiring found throughout the home and look for any type of component/system failure.
Manufactured Housing or Mobile Home Inspection
This type of home structure is built in a factory and is designed to be moved on wheels to a site where a foundation is prepared and connections to utilities are made. Because Florida has strict regulations about the site work location, foundation, steps and entry, wiring, plumbing, tie-downs for wind and storm safety, we complete this inspection with an additional focus in those areas and any other improvements. Examples of manufactured home improvements include stronger overall wall and roof construction, less leaky roof covering, and windows that are less notoriously leaky. In addition newer manufactured homes have, for fire safety, bedroom windows that can be pushed out to a wide opening for emergency exit in case of fire – an important safety improvement. Usually building departments grandfather-in older structures, but sometimes they will insist that certain life-safety improvements be made, for example if an older manufactured home is being brought to a new site in a new community.
Multiplex Housing Inspection
This type of building typically containing 2-9 units per building and mostly one story buildings for villas, or two (or even three) story buildings for townhomes. Multi-family homes are typically owned from the ground to the roof (just like a single-family home). The difference with multi-family compared to single-family homes typically lies within responsibility of the homeowner’s association. The majority of multi-family homeowner’s associations are responsible for the exterior maintenance and upkeep (to include but not limited to lawn and landscaping maintenance, to replacing the roof and siding when it comes time, etc.) The rules and responsibilities of each homeowner’s association can vary, but the way we inspect a them does not. We will inspect the multi-family home in the same manner as a single-family home. We will also inspect the additional requirements townhomes and villas have due to building codes relating to fire protection and the construction separation requirements between the individual units.
Newly Constructed Home Inspection
This is a thorough inspection and report of the new home for buyers who want a punch-list or a list of un-finished items for the builder to address.
Inspections During Construction
This is a unique service that will provide a list of things during several stages of the construction process that you may want to address with the general contractor or builder. Sometimes general contractors may not have the highest quality control methods - and this is a chance for you to take your own quality control measures. Call us and we will design an inspection package that will meet your needs.