Our inspection will be a process where we visually examine the readily accessible systems and components of the home and describe them to the client in an easily readable manner concerning their condition at the time of the Home Inspection. This inspection will adhere to the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. No warranty or guarantee is implied or offered.
A Four-Point Inspection is typically performed for a homeowner for insurance or mortgage company purposes. This inspection is a limited visual verification of the current condition of the Roof, AC, Heat, Plumbing, and Electrical basic components. There will be no opinion rendered on the insurability or mortgage ability of the property. No warranty or guarantee is implied or offered.
A Pre-Listing Inspection is paid for by the seller or listing agent prior to listing the property. This report provides the seller with a summary concerning the condition of the property at the time of inspection. This report will allow sellers to see the house through the eyes of a qualified neutral 3rd party prior to listing and showings. Eventually buyers are going to conduct an inspection. This Pre-Listing Inspection will help the sellers and listing agent to know problem areas first.
Wind Mitigation is the implementation of certain building techniques in order to limit damage caused by intense wind. In some areas homeowners can benefit from reduced insurance premiums if certain wind mitigation techniques have been used in their homes. Items such as garage doors, windows, doors, roof coverings, roof shapes, roof deck attachments, roof to wall connections, and secondary water resistance are areas that wind mitigation techniques can be implemented. A qualified Home Inspector can determine which improvements are present or necessary. I am currently pursuing certification for wind mitigation inspection.
The Energy Inspection can be done as part of a general Home Inspection or as a stand alone inspection. The inspector must generate a Home Energy Report. To do this the inspector must collect data on about 40 points in the home related to energy. This report will compute the home’s energy use and generate a list of energy saving upgrade recommendations. The recommendations are ordered according to how quickly they will pay back on the homeowner’s investment. A qualified Home Energy Inspector can provide you with this Report. A Home Energy Score Assessor can produce a Home Energy Score for your home. A home with a score of 6 or higher can qualify for higher loan mortgages. I am currently pursuing certification for Home Energy Inspection and also Home Energy Score Assessor.
Home Maintenance Inspection
This Inspection is for home owners who would like to stay ahead of problems on their existing properties. The inspection procedure is the same procedure used to perform a general Home Inspection and the cost is the same. The inspection gives you an up to date report on the condition of your home but it also includes recommendations for maintenance items on your home.