Home Inspection Services

Full Comprehensive Home Inspection

I will perform a visual inspection of the residence. A written report will detail the condition of the residence, including any items that need additional attention. The report will be based on observation and experience and include digital pictures supplied soon after the inspection. This will allow you to learn the condition of the house and to make your buying decision with confidence. As a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) I am bound by the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of ASHI. These can be viewed here or at www.ashi.org.  And as a member of the Florida Association of Building Inspectors (FABI) I am bound by the Standards of Practice of FABI.

I invite you to participate in person at the time of inspection. This allows you to ask questions and gain valuable knowledge about your prospective home. If you are unable to attend in person, I recommend someone to attend and sign our agreement as your agent, such as a family member or trusted friend. The inspection typically takes between 2 and 4 hours, depending on square footage, age, and general condition of the property.

The fee is based upon the home’s age and size. Additional fees include pool, spa, multiple stories, under-floor crawl-space, out-buildings, docks & seawalls. Please fill out the Job Information Form and Fax it to: (941) 377-5228 or Email it to me.  This will help me provide a quote for you.

Your full inspection includes:

  •  ROOF
  •  ATTIC
  •  DOORS

Insurance (4-Point) Inspection:

The purpose of this inspection and report is to address and identify specific items for insurance concerns only and is typically requested by a homeowner’s insurance company in order to obtain a new insurance policy or renew an existing policy. This report is designed to provide the same level of detail as found on Inspection Forms for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation & Tower Hill Insurance.  Please be aware we DO NOT perform State Farm inspections!
This is a limited visual inspection that covers the following 4 points:

  •    Roof (covering only)
  •    Electric
  •    Plumbing
  •    Heating/Cooling

The report will provide the overall condition, age, and remaining lifespan for each area of inspection.  The methods of this inspection are not technically exhaustive in manner, and are based on visual examination or limited operation of system components.

The Inspection and report should not be considered or relied on as a replacement for a full Home Inspection which is typically used to verify working order, detect defects and render an opinion on the general condition of the home structure and major components.

Wind Mitigation Inspection:

This service is to provide the client with a current, completed Wind Mitigation Form (OIR 1802) with required photos.  According to Florida Statute 627.0629, ALL insurance companies are required to offer Florida homeowners “discounts, credits, or other rate differentials…” for particular construction techniques that help to reduce wind damage caused by hurricanes, tropical storms and other windstorms related claims

Prelisting Inspection:

A prelisting inspection is valuable for the seller to learn the condition of their home as seen by a licensed Home Inspector, which a potential buyer will likely hire. This gives the current owner/seller to address any issues found, such as repairs or adding to the disclosure list. This will give potential buyers comfortable with the idea of making an unconditional offer, and a greater sense of security because the seller and agent are being very forthright by demonstrating that there is nothing to hide.

Limitations (or what I cannot do):

  •    Determine who should make repairs.
  •    Determine when something should be repaired.
  •    Determine why something does not work.
  •    Determine how much a repair will cost.
  •    State how something should be repaired.
  •    Make compromises on re-inspections.

How to prepare for the Inspection:

  •    Read the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of ASHI.
  •    Read the Standards of Practice for FABI.
  •    Read the applicable agreement.
  •    Read the Inspection Preparation checklist.
  •    Payment and a signed agreement are due at the time of the Inspection.

While these suggestions are not required by the client, they do make the Inspection process a smooth, timely and accurate procedure.