Our comprehensive home inspections are a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. Components typically include any combination of mechanical, structural or other essential systems or portions of the home, as identified and agreed to by the Client and Inspector, prior to or during the inspection process. A typical home inspection will examine the major systems of the house, including foundation, plumbing, electrical, HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning), siding, roof, etc. A home inspector may recommend additional specialized inspections or diagnostic testing if conditions require them.
In most cases, this type of mini inspection covers four basic areas of the most interest: Heating, ventilation and air conditioning of HVAC, Electrical wiring and its components, plumbing and its components, and the roof. Any of these elements could be a potential source of a home owner’s insurance claim. If they’re in good condition, the insurer can feel more confident about issuing a policy at a more competitive rate..
Generally, a wind mitigation inspection is needed to determine which credits apply to a home. During this inspection, a certified inspector looks for key features and add-ons that reduce the amount of damage your home may suffer in the event of a hurricane or strong windstorm. Florida homeowners can save significant amounts of money on their insurance by having a wind mitigation inspection performed in their home, provided their home’s construction meets certain criteria as determined by the inspector. The report also serves as a future upgrade to-do-list to increase your insurance credits.