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Home Inspections

During our Standard Home Inspection, we invite you to be there with us as we move around and inspect the home. After all, we work for YOU! We will explain the operations of the components within the home to you. We'll show you where the Main Shut-offs are for the Water, Gas, and Electric, how the Circuit Breakers and GFCI's work, where the A/C filter is, and how to perform simple "Preventive Maintenance" procedures to keep your home operating in Tip Top condition. Ask us questions, and follow us around. We will stay and work with you until you are comfortable with the features of your home. All we ask is that the Utilities are turned on before we arrive. If we arrive and the power, water, or gas has not been turned on yet, we will not be able to completely inspect the home.

A Home Inspection investigates 7 key components of the home.

  1. Structure - foundations, crawl spaces, slabs, framing, roof structure, water penetration, etc.
  2. Roof - coverings, vents, trim, eaves, soffit, fascia, skylights, flashings, chimneys, gutters, downspouts, etc.
  3. Plumbing - main water shutoff valves, water pressure, water supply, waste and vent systems, water heating system, sump pumps, fixtures, piping, etc.
  4. Electrical - service line, meter box, wiring, main panel, main disconnect, service amperage, circuits, breakers, fuses, fixtures, switches, receptacles, GFCIs and AFCIs, grounding, bonding, etc.
  5. Interior - walls, ceilings, rooms, attics, floors, stairs, fireplaces, fireplace damper door and hearth, insulation, ventilation, etc.
  6. Exterior - siding, windows, doors, decks, stoops, porches, walkways, railing, driveways, garages, garage openers and safety sensors, grading, drainage, etc.
  7. Heating and Cooling - central units, gas units, heat pumps, thermostats, etc.

We always scan your main circuit breaker panel and hot water heater with our Infrared Thermal Image camera on every inspection to help ensure your safety. It's just too important NOT to.

Our Easy To Read Inspection Reports are compiled with the help of a nationally recognized Home Inspection software program. We employ the use of a hand-held, touch screen Pocket Computer to enter all of the information obtained during the inspection, then the data, along with all needed digital photos, are imported into the Master Program in our main computer. From this, we can build your custom inspection, and e-mail you an electronic copy of the report within 24 hours, and most of the time, if we start the inspection in the morning, you'll receive your Inspection Report on the same day. We can also send a copy to your Realtor or Insurance Company (or anyone else), if you wish. If you do not have Internet access, we will "Priority Mail" your Inspection to you at no additional cost. During the inspection we will present you with a binder that contains your copy of the Inspection Agreement, our "Standards of Practice", your invoice, A "Thank You" letter, copies of our Licenses, and some money saving coupons from ADT and Terminix. And once you print out your Inspection, you can store everything together in the same binder.

Our Specialty Inspections, such as Four Point Insurance Inspection, Wind Mitigation Inspections, Pool and Spa Inspections, and Basic Mold Inspections can be completed "On-Site" for your convenience. These shorter inspections can be performed, printed, and presented to you from our company vehicle to save you time. An additional electronic copy can also be sent to your e-mail address, or anyone else you chose, at no additional cost.

During our Home Inspection, we're ready for anything. Our arsenal of tools is large. We may not need everything we bring, but we bring it all. We proudly use only “State of the Art” equipment including...

  • Infrared Thermal Image Camera - This camera can "see" inside the walls to spot water leaks, air leaks, moisture intrusion, overheating electrical components, (see our Thermal Imaging page for complete details).
  • Electronic Gas Leak Detectors - Detects Acetone, Acetylene, Benzene, Butane, Ethanol, Ethylene Oxide, Gasoline, Hexane, Hydrogen, Industrial Solvents, Methane, Paint Thinner, Propane, Natural Gas, Naphtha, etc.
  • Electronic Moisture Meters - Inspects Wood, Concrete, Masonry, Drywall, Plaster, Wallpaper, Leather, Cotton, Rubber, Marble, Granite, Glass, Sand, etc. to determine the moisture level.
  • Infrared Thermometers - Detects temperatures on any surface, any distance.
  • Sound Level Decibel Meters - Measures unsafe sounds from appliances, fans, motors, A/C units, etc.
  • Microwave Leak Detectors - Detects radiation leakage around doors, hinges, windows, walls, and fittings on microwave ovens.
  • Drinking Water Meters and Test Kits - Measures Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), pH, Total Hardness, Total Alkalinity, Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine, Nitrites, Nitrates, Iron, Copper, and Heavy Metals.
  • Electrical Meters - Inspects AC & DC Voltage, Amperage, Continuity, Resistance, Ohms, GFCI and AFCI Receptacles, Faulty Wiring, Circuit Conditions, Proper Grounding, etc.
  • Ultraviolet Lamps - Detects rodent contamination, pet stains, urine, feces, blood, and other fluids that are not visible to the naked eye.
  • Recordable Video Bore-scope - Allows a recordable, color, video inspection inside of pipes, walls, cavities, virtually any enclosed space (even underwater) through an entry point just less than one inch across.
  • Digital Anemometers -Measures the air flow from the HVAC vents in Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) to determine which rooms have good flow, and which are weak.
  • Lights, Ladders, Cameras, Mirrors, Probes, and all other needed "Tools of the Trade".

The time needed to complete a thorough Home Inspection depends on the size of the house or property, but inspections typically last between 2 hours to 4 hours, on average.

It is important to note that we DO NOT offer any type of Home Repair service, or offer recommendations for Home Repair or Contracting companies. This would be a serious "Conflict of Interests", and you should be wary of anyone who offers to inspect your home, and also offers to repair the problems that they find, or put you in touch with someone they recommend.

An Overloaded Junction Box in an Attic.

A Leaking Copper Fitting in a Crawlspace.

Please call us anytime, from anywhere, Toll Free @ 1-800-863-8831

  Proudly serving Lake City, Live Oak, Gainesville, and everywhere in between!