Home Inspection Services

Buyer’s Home Inspection

This is my very thorough typical home inspection that catches common defects, so you understand the investment your are making.  I will inspect most systems and components of your new home to advise if they are functioning properly and that they are safe. I 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 I 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. Please understand that most buyers will still want to perform their own inspection even if the seller has already had an inspection done.

Four Point Inspection

Many insurance companies require a Four-Point Inspection for homeowner’s insurance and renewals for an existing policy on most homes. Our four point inspection is a separate inspection that I 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. I would be glad to help you determine if this inspection is necessary.

Wind Mitigation

A wind mitigation inspection report can drastically reduce your home insurance premiums. Our wind mitigation inspection is a separate inspection that I 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. I would be glad to help you determine if this inspection is necessary.

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.

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. Please contact our office at 352.459.6173 for pricing 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.

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.


What about Engineering Inspections of Additions?

Decks, porches and room additions are regulated by the construction codes for each state and/or local housing authority. 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.


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

Generally, inspections and reports are turned around in 2 to 3 days.

To schedule a HUD Engineering Foundation Inspection please click here

Our Inspections Include the Following:

Home Inspection Checklist

SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE (Home Inspection)

Standard Home Inspection fees varies by size and age of house. For details on what is included in your home inspection 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 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.  We can also perform the service of a HUD Foundation Certification (Tie-Down Certification) if required by your lender. Click this link to read about what to expect during your inspection.

DUPLEX

Duplex Inspections includes the entire roof and both units. Please call for pricing.

4-PLEX

4-Plex Inspections includes the entire roof and all units. Please call for a price quote.

COMMERCIAL BUILDING

Please call 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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