Types of Inspections

Complete Home Inspection

A complete home inspection is a professional visual observation, done by a licensed inspector, to assess the physical structure and systems that are accessible. A professional, easy to read, report will be completed after the inspection is complete.

I would encourage you to accompany me during the inspection so you may become familiar with the different systems and provides me the opportunity to explain my findings in person. 

4-Point Inspections

  A 4-Point Inspection is usually required to obtain coverage from an insurance company. The insurance company wants to know the condition of the home they are lending the money for. With wear and tear on the home over a number years the basics of a home can begin to deteriorate, so it’s important to know the condition of your home.

  The 4-Point Inspection is named after the inspector looking at the four most important systems in a home that tend to have the most claims. 

 These 4 Points are: ·

  •  The Visible HVAC System (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) 
  •  Visible Roof System  
  • Visible Plumbing System 
  •  Visible Electrical System  

 The 4-Point inspection will evaluate the current condition each system. If there are repairs that are needed, it’s likely it will need to addressed before and insurance company will insure the home.  

Wind Mitigation

  A Wind Mitigation inspection is an inspection that assesses whether your home can withstand a severe storm or intense winds with minimal damage. 

The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) compiled a checklist for Wind Mitigation Techniques: 

  • Garage Doors
  • Opening Protection
  • Roof Covering
  • Roof Shape
  • Roof Deck Attachment
  • Roof-to-Wall Connections
  • Secondary Water Resistance

  Did You Know?    

Florida passed a law requiring insurance companies to offer their clients discounts for existing building features and home improvements that reduce damage. To qualify for this discount, the home must be inspected by a certified inspector.

Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO)

A Wood Destroying Organism (WDO), also known as Termite Inspection is a written report of visible and accessible evidence of an infestation or damaged wood caused by wood termites, wood beetles, or wood destroying fungi.  There are two primary reasons why a buyer would get a WDO inspection: you are concerned about the physical structure of the home or the lender or financial institution requires one. The lender would like to see a “clean” WDO report. If there is not a “clean” report, the concerning areas must then be repaired and re-inspected to satisfy a clean WDO report.  

A Home Inspection is an assessment on:

  • Plumbing 
  • Electric
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Water Heater
  • Foundation
  • Structure
  • Siding
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Attic 
  • Roof
  • Gutters
  • Decks
  • Crawl Space
  • Interior/Exterior Doors