Buyers Home Inspection - Initiated by the home buyer usually as a contingency to the final close of a real estate sale. These types of inspections are designed to assure that there are no hidden surprises for the purchaser. It is estimated that up to 80% of all home sales are contingent on the buyer's inspection. Most real estate experts will suggest that you require an inspection prior to purchasing a home.
Insurance Inspections - Often required by insurance company prior to issuing a new insurance policy. Citizens 4-Point Inspections and Wind Mitigation Inspections which are designed to provided insurance companies with a basis to determine policy coverage amounts and property replacement values.
Light Commercial Inspection - Business operators, commercial property managers, and commercial real estate buyers have to deal with damage and defects just like homeowners as many of the systems that are in a home exist in a commercial building. We provide thorough inspection services for light commercial buildings such as retail stores, restaurants, government offices, and storage buildings. Every inspection includes a detailed report that covers a visual and non-invasive inspection of plumbing systems, electrical systems, heating and air systems, structural certified to inspect most types of commercial building structures. We can handle the smallest offices up to warehouse-sized spaces.
Hourly Consultation Service - A site visit with verbal reporting, cconsultation and digital photos provided. No written report provided.
Construction Phase Inspection - Inspections performed at each draw phase; required by the lender for construction financing.
Maintenance Inspection/Home Health Check-up-Preventative maintenance inspections are performed to ensure the integrity of a home's systems and structure. Because all things have a planned obsolescence period, maintenance inspections help to make the homeowner aware of immediate and upcoming needs for replacement and repair. These inspections are especially recommended for vacation home owners that are not present year round.
New Construction Inspection - Provides an unbiased review by the inspector who acts as an objective and knowledgeable observer on your behalf to identify construction related, code related, and installation related issues with home systems and structures. Many of the components from a home's system's and structure may be newly assembled, but they may also have been sitting in a lumber yard or warehouse for months. Even the best contractors make mistakes that could compromise the integrity of the job they do. New construction inspections are specifically designed for homes that have never been occupied. Though new homes do not have the wear and tear that resale home may, various contractors associated with the construction may have made mistake or shortcuts to finish the job faster or under budget.
Roof Inspection -The roof is your home's first line of defense against mother nature. Rain, wind, and heat will inevitable cause a roof system to fail thereby allowing the elements to penetrate a home's interior spaces. When moisture breaches a roof's protection, then mold can eventually take hold. Mold spreads, and it does so with amazing speed. As it grows, it releases spores into the air which can cause respiratory issues and allergy like symptoms. Mold also causes physical damage to a home that can can cost thousands of dollars to repair. We have expertise on all roof types and material. Please note that inclement weather may affect the scheduling of your roof inspection.
Prelisting (seller) Inspection - Initated by the property owner prior to listing the property. It helps the seller to determine what systems and structures of the property need repair. More importantly, it helps the seller and the seller's agent to accurately represent the home by disclosing damage to prospective buyers. Damage discovered as a result of a seller's inspection can either be repaired by the seller (to maintain market value) or used as a negotiating tool by both seller and buyer. Being used more and more, a seller's inspection is helping to expediate the sales process. When sellers can show what damage an inspector found, and how that damage was fixed, the buyer's confidence may increases enough to move the transaction forward. It is recommended that the buyer always hire their own inspector to perform a new inspection.
Warranty Inspection - Home builders often initiate a "warranty" on a house for a period of one year or longer which is designed to cover the costs to repair systems and structural-related problems during the warranty period. A warranty inspection should be performed prior to the expiration of the home warranty contract so that you can address repairable issues with the builder while the warranty is in-force. Otherwise, you may be fully liable for the repair costs on your own should you allow the warranty to expire prior to discovering defects. Warranty inspections allow you to take full-advantage of the warranty's benefits which can save you from paying out-of-pocket for repairs that may otherwise have been the fault of the builder or OEM manufacturer. You've heard it before: "It broke just as soon as the warranty expired!" If anything, a Warranty Inspection holds builders, installers, suppliers, and manufacturers liable for their work and products. The few-hundred dollars you pay for a warranty inspection could very-well save you from having to hand-over thousands (or tens-of-thousands) of dollars for future repairs and new systems that were damaged before the warranty expiration.