A comprehensive home inspection is 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 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.
Whether you are purchasing a new home, or considering upgrades to your existing home or rental properties, let Seaside Services professionals help guide you in the right directions. With over 3 decades of experience in the contracting industry and national recognition as consultants to building product manufacturers, government agencies and property owners from coast to coast, we have a few things to share. They say knowledge is power, but bad or incorrect information is more prevalent than ever these days. We do not sell products nor do we receive any compensation from any manufacturers. We simply share our knowledge to help you get the most bang for your buck and the greatest return on your investments. In most cases, we are able to save our clients much more money than we charge.
Once you have decided which projects to tackle after our home inspections, a project management professional can help remove the worry and stress of the construction process. We can guide you through every step of the decision making process from product selection to choosing the right contractors as described above in Consultation Services. We can then provide pricing negotiations on your behalf, contract oversight, arrange contractor scheduling and of course... periodic inspections to assure quality control. You decide the level of our involvement from advisory to complete project management. Our goal is to keep you under budget and on schedule.