We believe that “Your inspection today is you peace of mind tomorrow” and that one of the most important decisions you can make is choosing your inspector. Locating problems with properties can not just save money can also provide you with a sense of peace knowing that your new home is safe and will remain so for years to come.
We have extensive experience in the Tampa Bay area. We have inspected over 30,000 homes and commercial properties in our time. Our principle inspector is a licensed General Contractor as well as structural engineer and personally supervises every inspection.
We take pride in answering any questions you may have and proudly serve the Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Oldsmar, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs and Pinellas Park areas for over 30 years.
- Foundations – The visible areas of the foundations are inspected for structural defects, such as excessive settlement or displacement
- Grading and Drainage – The area around the property is inspected to ensure that any water will drain away from (instead of under or into) the structure
- Exterior Walls – The exterior of the structure is checked for excessive settlement or other structural defects, documenting potential areas for water intrusion, rot or other damage
- Interior Walls and Ceilings – The interior is checked for signs of water intrusion or other possible defects and damage
- Floors – Flooring and floor systems are inspected for deficiencies in the material and / or installation
- Windows – Windows are checked for condition and proper operation as well as hurricane resistance
- Porches and Decks – Porch and deck inspections check for overall condition and structural defects
- Attached Carports – Attached carports are checked for overall condition and potential structural defects
- Appliances – Appliances inspections look at the overall condition and correct operation of the various appliances in the house
Insurance companies have become increasingly reluctant to issue Homeowner Insurance policies on older homes (usually 25 years old or more). Their common concern is that there may be conditions in an older home that could become a liability to them.
For instance, a home with a roof nearing the end of its reliable service life may fail while under the policy and the homeowner may seek reimbursement from their insurance company for damages to the home…Read more
Windstorm insurance rates are reduced substantially with a Wind Mitigation Inspection. A Wind Mitigation inspection verifies construction methods that create wind mitigation discounts based on those methods providing greater protection from wind and hurricane damage. The inspection usually takes less than an hour and the savings is usually in the form of a check direct from your insurance company within 3-6 weeks with continued savings from then forward…Read more
Some of the most common problems in Florida include leaks in duct work, dirty filters and inefficient air flow. Even small problems can mean big problems for home owners and increase costs every month. It’s now more important than ever to ensure your system is running as efficiently as possible…Read more
Electrical Inspections include a thorough look at your electrical panel and all outlets, main electrical feed and much more. We focus on finding all dangerous or threatening situations in your property. From the electrical panel to the outlets, we check everything to locate all threats. Should we find anything, we are fully licensed to advise you on smart and code-complaint solutions…Read more
Some mold problems are obvious – you can see it growing. Others are not so obvious. If you can see mold, or if there is a musty odor in your home, you probably have a mold problem. Areas that are wet, or have been wet due to flooding, leaky plumbing, leaky roofing, or areas that are humid (such as bathrooms and laundry rooms) are most likely to have mold growth…Read more
Plumbing inspections can detect some of most damaging and most common problems that we face in Tampa Bay – water damage. Water damage can lead to flooding, mold and corrosion. Whether your property is new or old, the plumbing can be problematic because even an extremely small flaw or leak can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage…Read more
Although some polybutylene piping problems stem from improper installation, most complaints are with the integrity of the piping itself. Polybutylene pipe is known to deteriorate due to contact with oxidants normally found in public water supplies. The failure can occur in the plastic fittings or in the pipe itself. A main concern regarding polybutylene (PB) pipe is that, since the oxidants are carried in the water, the pipe deteriorates from the inside….Read more
If you are like most people, you know very little about your septic tank system. This is understandable. In urban and suburban areas there are sewers provided by the municipality to carry household waste to municipal wastewater treatment plants. In most rural areas however, septic tank systems provide the function of both sewers and treatment plants. All household waste is disposed of through the septic system…Read more
What to expect from your home inspection
So you’re considering buying a new home but you don’t know if everything is OK with your dream home. Is it sound? Does the air conditioning work properly? What about the plumbing? Is the electrical system safe? These are valid questions and you need a professional home inspector to help you answer those questions and calm your worries. But what should you expect from your home inspection company?
First and foremost, be sure you select a properly licensed inspection company. Secondly, you should select a company with whom you feel comfortable and who will take the time to answer all your questions in a thorough and professional manner. Third, you need to be sure that the inspector’s reports are thorough and will address the specific issues for your prospective dream home. For example, a “checklist” inspection company may give you a report that simply says “Bathroom faucet drips”. Which bathroom? How do I fix it? How serious is that and how much will it cost to get fixed? Now you have more questions than answers which doesn’t do you much good, does it? A more thorough and professional report would say something like “Hall bathroom has minor drip which is most likely due to a faulty washer and is a minor repair which should cost less than $50 to repair”. The report would also include a picture of the issue. The second report has pointed out the problem specifically for you and also given you the necessary information to make an informed decision.
So now you’ve selected an inspection company. What should you expect during the inspection process?
During a home inspection, the home inspector will concentrate on the condition and structure of your home and point out observed safety concerns. The home inspection is a visual inspection of the house – home inspectors do not do any destructive testing, nor can they inspect what they cannot see.
- Exterior Home Sites
- Building Foundations
- Exterior Home Walls
- Roof Coverings, Flashings & Gutters
- Roof Support Structure – Attic
- Insulation Quality
- Visible Interior and Exterior Plumbing
- Central Air and Heating System
- Interior Condition of the Home
Please remember we also provide the following service areas:
Hudson Home Inspection, West chase Home Inspection, Tampa Home Inspection, St. Petersburg Home Inspection, Palm Harbor Home Inspection, Tarpon Springs Home Inspection. Safety Harbor Home Inspection, Clearwater Home Inspection