Home Inspection Services

Buyer’s Home Inspection

This is our very thorough typical home inspection that catches common defects, so you understand the investment you are making. We will inspect most systems and components of your new home to advise if they are functioning properly and that they are safe. We will be glad to answer any questions that you have during and after the inspection.  You will be provided with a complete, easy to read, digital report within one day. Learn More about what we inspect during your Home Inspection.

Seller’s Pre-Listing Inspection

Some homeowners want to make repairs to their house before they put it on the market and will make repairs using their inspection report as a baseline reference. This inspection is preformed just as we would if you were purchasing the home.  To see all the components that will be inspected in your home please click here.   Please understand that most buyers will still want to perform their own inspection even if the seller can provide them with a copy of a pre-inspection.

Four Point Inspection

Many insurance companies require a Four-Point Inspection for new home buyers to obtain homeowner’s insurance and renewals for an existing policy on most homes. Our four point inspection is a separate inspection that we can perform during your home inspection or as a stand alone report if needed for your homeowner’s insurance renewal. This inspection specifically notes certain conditions pertaining to the roof structure, the electrical system, the plumbing system and the heating and cooling system. If you are a home buyer, this inspection is turned into your prospective insurance company for further review to help determine insurability.

Wind Mitigation

A wind mitigation inspection report can drastically reduce your home insurance premiums. Our wind mitigation inspection is a separate inspection that we can perform during your home inspection.  You will receive a report to turn into your prospective insurance company for evaluation. It is not a pass/fail scenario but, certain discounts can be applied to your policy based on shape of roof, method used to nail sheathing, roof material, method of attachment of roof to the walls, etc. This report is especially important if a new roof was recently installed to your home but, even older roofs can obtain certain discounts on your homeowner’s insurance.

Wood Destroying Organism Inspection (WDO)

A WDO (Wood Destroying Organism) or Termite Inspection, as it is commonly called, is an extensive visual inspection that checks for the presence or evidence of past, on-going, or possible conducive conditions for future termite infestations.  The WDO inspector visually checks for decayed wood from wood decaying fungus, signs of subterranean termite activity, drywood termite damage, or evidence from wood destroying beetles.  The visual inspection consists of a home’s exterior, the interior, attic locations, and crawlspaces of applicable homes.  Some lenders may require a WDO inspection prior to purchasing your home.  Please confirm with your lender if this inspection is required.

Water Quality Testing

We provide an informational drinking water testing package based upon FHA and VA minimum tests for drinking water contaminates.  The resulting color-coded, interpretive lab report will compare your sample results to national standards that are defined within the EPA’s Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Regulations.  Specifically, you will receive testing results on Total Coliform, E.coli, Lead, Nitrate, Nitrite, Turbidity, Iron, Manganese and pH.  Your testing results should be available within 3 business days of us collecting the water sample.  We will send you an email of the results as well as upload the results attached to your inspection report on our website inspection portal.  This water quality testing can be ordered with or without a home inspection. Some lenders may require water testing especially if a well is present on the property.  Please contact our office at 352.459.6173 if you have any questions or to email us please click here.

Air Quality & Mold Sampling Testing

We provide air sampling through a spore trap method which gives you the ability to obtain a snapshot of the air quality in your home.  We will draw one sample outside and up to 3 samples inside your home for comparison with this package.  The results will determine the presence of pollen, dust and dander as well as mold or fungi near the sampled area.  Air sampling is not a mold assessment but, the results can provide a great indication if further evaluation may be necessary.  This testing can be ordered in conjunction with or without a home inspection. Please call our office at 352.459.6173 for pricing or to email us please click here.

Pool & Spa Inspections

During our pool and spa inspections, we provide a visual inspection of the pool decking, pool shell, pump, filter housing and visible lines while the system is running.  We will perform a bonding test to prove the safety and continuity of all metal components within 5′ of the water and 12′ above the water of the pool or spa.  We will determine the functioning of electrical and gas heaters when possible.  We will also evaluate all barriers (ie. fencing, pool cages, ect.) as to meeting state law requirements as well. Please note: stand alone hot tubs are not included as part of this inspection. Please call our office at 352.459.6173 for pricing or to email us please click here.

11th Month Warranty Inspection

During the inspection, our qualified inspectors thoroughly assesses various aspects of the property, including structural integrity, electrical systems, plumbing, HVAC systems, roofing, insulation, and overall safety. They examine both visible and accessible areas, utilizing specialized tools and techniques to uncover potential issues.

The primary goal of an 11th month warranty inspection is to identify any defects or deficiencies covered under the builder’s warranty, allowing homeowners to address these issues with the builder before the warranty period expires. This inspection provides peace of mind to homeowners, ensuring that any necessary repairs or corrections are made promptly and at no additional cost to them.

Additionally, the inspection report serves as a valuable document that homeowners can use to communicate effectively with the builder and prioritize repairs or maintenance tasks. It empowers homeowners with the knowledge they need to maintain their property’s value and ensure its long-term durability and safety.

In summary, an 11th month warranty inspection is a proactive measure taken by homeowners to safeguard their investment and ensure that their newly constructed home meets the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.

Please call our office at 352.459.6173 for pricing or to email us please click here.

HUD Engineering Foundation Inspection

A HUD Engineering Foundation Inspection is to conduct a structural inspection for determining: If the manufactured home is permanently tied down; and that the home would not float off the piers or foundation; and finally that the drainage of the house will not flood the crawlspace or basement. Our inspectors provide information to the engineers to determine the integrity of these structural components for you.  If you are purchasing a manufactured home, your lender may require a HUD Engineering Foundation Certification.  It is recommended that you check with you lender to determine if you will need this certification.


How long does it take to get an Engineering Inspection Report?

Generally, once the inspection is complete reports are turned around in 1 to 3 days.

To schedule a HUD Engineering Foundation Inspection please click here

HUD Engineering Addition Inspection

If you are purchasing a manufactured home, your lender may require a HUD Engineering Addition Certification.  If the property has an addition attached after the home was sited, it may take the home out of conformance with HUD Standards. Our inspectors provide information to the engineers to determine compliance for you. It is recommended that you check with you lender to determine if you will need this certification.


How long does it take to get an Engineering Inspection Report?

Generally, once the inspection is completed reports are turned around in 1 to 3 days.

To schedule a HUD Engineering Addition Inspection please click here

Our Inspections Include the Following:

Home Inspection Checklist

SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE (Home Inspection)

Standard Home Inspection fees vary by size and age of house.  Whether it is a newly built home or one that has been in existence for quite some time, we will inspect most systems and components of your new home to advise if they are functioning properly and that they are safe.  For details on what is included in your home inspection please click here.

CONDOMINIUM

A Condo Inspection fee is the same as our Standard Home Inspection and varies by size and age of the condo.  Our inspectors use a systematic approach to evaluate most systems and components of your condo.  Our inspectors also have drone capability to take pictures of roofs that are too difficult to access/walk free of charge to our customers. For more details on what is covered during your inspection click here.

MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOME

Our Mobile & Manufactured Home Inspection fee also varies by size and age of the home.  Our inspectors systematically evaluate most systems and components of your mobile or manufactured home to provide you with peace of mind.  If at all possible we will access and evaluate the items such as the plumbing located the crawlspace under you home as well.  We can also perform the service of a HUD Engineering Foundation Inspection  (Tie-Down Certification) and/or a HUD Engineering Additions Inspection  if required by your lender. Click this link to read about what to expect during your inspection.

DUPLEX

Duplex Inspections are treated similar to our single family home inspections which includes inspection of the entire roof and both units. Please call 352-459-6173 exact pricing.

4-PLEX

4-Plex Inspections are also treated similar to our single family dwelling inspections which includes the entire roof and all units. Our inspectors have drone capability for those difficulty to access roofs as well.  Please call 352-459-6173 for a price quote.

COMMERCIAL BUILDING

Please call 352.459-6173 for a price quote. A commercial building is more involved and may require a field visit for an accurate price quote.

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