We follow a comprehensive Residential Standards of Practice. This means that we will inspect the visible and accessible structure, systems and components of the home, inside and out, from the foundation to the roof, using the latest tools and technology. Following our evaluation, we’ll compile our findings in an easy-to-read report, which will include detailed descriptions and high-resolution digital photos of any issues we’ve discovered. We’ll deliver your report within 24 hours, and our job isn’t finished until you understand everything in it.
Many insurance companies require a 4-Point Inspection for homeowner’s insurance and renewals for an existing policy on an older home. The “four points” covered in this limited inspection include the four vital systems of the home: the roof, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. This inspection identifies their components, determines their age, and assesses their overall condition.
Wind Mitigation Inspections
Wind mitigation helps limit the amount of wind damage inflicted on a home. Insurance companies offer homeowners premium discounts and rebates for implementing specific enhancements to protect their homes. If you’ve already made certain improvements, a Wind Mitigation Inspection can provide the verification you need to receive credits, discounts or rebates on your homeowner’s insurance.
Unchecked mold indoors can damage the structure of a home, cause wood rot, and ruin drywall. Most importantly, mold can cause health problems. A professional mold test starts with a thorough inspection of your property. We will investigate any signs of past or present water intrusion, which can promote mold growth, and we'll take samples of any suspected mold for laboratory analysis.
Roof Certificate Inspections
Do you need just a roof inspection performed for insurance or other purposes? We will inspect your roof-covering materials from the ground, roof edges, or we will walk upon the roof to assess its overall condition. We can also conduct a stand-alone roof inspection and certification. A roof inspection includes inspecting the roof covering, flashing, chimneys, vents, skylights, and other penetrations.
Have you had remodeling or repair work done by a contractor to address a deficiency, or to adapt or modernize some structure or system of your home? We will inspect it to make sure that the materials, installation and workmanship meet quality standards and your specifications. This is not a code-compliance inspection, but an inspection to check that the work was completed properly.
Manufactured Home Inspections
We will inspect your mobile or manufactured home for defects that are specific to those types of structures. These include fire safety issues, and the plumbing, heating and electrical systems, as well as the home’s body, frame and foundation requirements. We will also check for affixed seals that certify that the home was built in compliance with U.S. federal housing codes. We offer full home inspections for new buyers who want a thorough and detailed inspection report or a limited 4-point insurance inspection with a tie-down report.