A thorough visual inspection of all elements of the property is conducted to provide an unbiased comprehensive overview to the buyer so they can make informed decisions about the purchase.
Allow you the opportunity to review your property, correct unknown issues and provide a sense of transparency. Your buyer will be more accepting, and the negotiation will flow smoothly knowing you’ve provided up front details about the property.
Expiring Warranty Inspection
Your “1-Year Builders’ Warranty” is coming to an end, don’t let it slip away without a thorough inspection of the property to expose any hidden or newly developed issues. Then provide the builder with a detailed report of items to repair from a licensed inspection company.
Technology has not yet come to a point where machines build houses and quality issues on construction sites always pose a potential threat to your investment. A thorough inspection by a qualified third-party inspector will ensure final quality repairs can be completed, leaving you confident your investment is sound.
It is not uncommon to request the seller/builder repair numerous items after an inspection is completed. It is important to ensure corners were not cut and those items are corrected in a satisfactory manner.
Pool & Spa
This large part of the purchase decision quite often goes un-inspected because it is not included in the Standards of Practice. We will report adverse conditions of this important feature.
Also, not a normal part of the Standards of Practice most inspection companies don’t bother to review the sprinkler system. When possible, we will run every zone and report defects, so your well informed.
Infrared Thermography Inspection
This non-invasive inspection utilizes a thermal imaging camera to scan building materials and mechanical components for temperature differences. Under the right conditions a well performed thermography inspection can reveal moisture issues, pest infestations, electrical problems and energy-saving conditions just to name a few.
4 Point Inspection
This independent report is commonly required by insurance companies for houses 25+ years old and condominiums 40-50+ in order to determine if a property qualifies for insurance. This inspection is used to identify condition, age, defects and safety concerns regarding the four major systems of the home – Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, and Roof.
Wind Mitigation Inspections
A Wind Mitigation inspection identifies certain building and add-on features to the home that are known to reduce damage to the home during a strong windstorm or hurricane. Insurance companies use this report to determine what insurance credits (if any) apply to the home.
Is a roof inspection used to provide a professional opinion as to the rooftop’s remaining life expectancy by utilizing information such as installation date, type of materials and current condition. Roof deficiencies found will need to be repaired before the certification will be accepted in most cases. The roof certification is not a warranty but rather a statement of opinion from a licensed professional. This inspection is included in a standard 4 Point inspection.
Wood Destroying Organism (WDO) Inspection
A Wood Destroying Organism (WDO) Inspection provides a thorough inspection of the home that produces a written report for visible evidence of an infestation or damage by wood destroying organisms. Wood Destroying Organisms are not limited to subterranean and dry wood termites, but also identifies wood destroying beetles and wood destroying fungi. This service is only available in conjunction with complete home inspections and is performed by a third party.
Repair Estimate Reports (RER) by Porch
Porch specialists utilize details from my inspection report to quickly create a cost estimate report you and your agent can use to negotiate the price of your potential home. The RER can save you hours of time, energy, and stress during this post-inspection process. The standard delivery window for an RER is 36-48 hours after receiving the report. The rush delivery window for an RER is within 24 hours – Rush can be added after order is placed – additional fees apply. All RER’s are backed by The Porch Promise.
Porch (A Lowes Partner) is an online platform that connects homeowners with local home repair services.