A full inspection of a home or commercial property consists of a thorough check of over 200 items and systems, from the roof to the foundation. This inspection is essential for buyers to confirm that the huge investment they are about to make is solid. Real estate contracts often have a “subject to inspection” clause that excuses the buyer from liability for breach of contract after the 15 day cancellation period.
We check for “wood-destroying organisms” such as termites, powder post beetles, old house borers and wood-decaying fungi. If visible damage or other evidence is noted in our inspection report, further investigation by qualified experts of the building trade is recommended to determine the structural soundness of the property. Termite inspections are performed by a licensed pest control company.
Molds are a natural part of the environment. Over 1000 species of mold are common in the United States. Molds have the potential to cause health problems due to the allergens they produce when growing. If there is mold growth in your home, you must control moisture and eliminate mold growth. A mold inspection and testing is needed if you suspect or see evidence of mold.
HURRICANE SHUTTER CERTIFICATION
Florida law requires insurance companies to offer homeowners discounts or credits for existing building features or home improvements that reduce damage and loss from hurricanes. Hurricane Shutter Certification is your evidence that you have mitigated the potential damage from hurricanes.
4 POINT INSPECTIONS
Insurance companies look to a 4 Point Inspection Report to see that four systems in the home are generally in good working condition and fulfilling their intended function. If the home is an older home, the insurance companies want to see that the systems have been updated. The Four Point Insurance Inspection consists of the following four systems: Roof inspection, Electrical Inspection , HVAC (Heat, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) and Plumbing.
If the house has a private septic system, the home buyers may want a septic inspection and to have the septic company pump the tank. It is very common to have the seller pay for the pumping of the tank. This way you can start with an empty tank and an inspected system.