Residential Home Inspection
A home inspector is someone who assesses the condition of a house. The professionals at Presidential Inspections look for any problems that may need to be repaired or replaced. They also look for code violations. A home inspection is essential because it can help you avoid buying a home that has serious problems.
What kind of inspection do you need in Florida?
The type of inspection you need depends on the age of the home, the type of home, and the reason for the inspection. For example, if you are buying a new home, you will need a different inspection than if you are selling an older one. So, for example, if you sell an older home, you may need an inspection to get insurance or comply with the city code.
Do you need more than a 4-point inspection?
A 4-point inspection is usually required by insurance companies when they are writing a new policy for a home. A 4-point inspection looks at the four major systems of a house: the roof, the HVAC system, the plumbing, and the electrical system. You may need a more comprehensive inspection if you sell an older home.
Do you need information on Wind Mitigation in the inspector’s report?
Wind mitigation is only required if your home is in a hurricane zone. However, wind mitigation is not required if your home is not in a hurricane zone.
How long will the inspection process take?
The time it takes for an inspector to inspect a house depends on the size and age of the house. A small, newer house can be inspected in 2–3 hours. An older house can take 4-5 hours or more to inspect.
When will you get the report?
You will usually get the report within 24 hours after the inspection.
What are Errors and Omissions Insurance?
Errors and omissions insurance covers the inspector for any mistakes they make during an inspection.
Should you let the same inspector fix the home’s problems?
No, it would help if you did not let the same inspector who found your house’s problems fix them. That would be a conflict of interest. Instead, you should hire someone else to fix any problems found during the inspection.
What if there are lots of recommendations or defects?
If there are lots of recommendations or defects found during an inspection, it does not necessarily mean that there are serious problems with your house. Some suggestions may be for repairs or upgrades that aren’t necessary for the safety or function of your home but would make it look better.
Presidential Inspections have the experience you need to check the condition of a house for things that need to be fixed or replaced, such as code violations. They are licensed and follow the Home Inspector Code of Ethics and the InterNACHI Standards of Practice. Please call today to schedule an inspection 305-965-5846.