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SO WHAT IS A HOME INSPECTION?

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This is a very good question. You will receive a slightly different  answer from almost any home inspector you ask. The basic answer to the question:  A non-invasive assessment of the functionality of a property and its  components. Sounds simple right? That is where you can be very wrong.  Although most inspectors assess a similar list of components, they tend to perform their inspections in a very different way.

I encourage interaction with clients during the inspection. After all, I am there to educate you. Unlike some, I enjoy when I get stumped by a question I don’t know the answer to. I may have to tell you I don’t know, but it gives me the chance to further educate myself. I can always call you back with  the answer. Even the reports you receive will vary greatly.  My preference is to give you an organized, narrative report, with pictures and videos where necessary. I also provide a detailed list of the items I find, good, bad or indifferent.

Please keep in mind this is limited to a non-invasive process. I like to leave the inspection property the same way I found it.  It sounds crazy, but I must clarify that I cannot see through walls, concrete slabs, dirt, or other solid  objects.  I will not assess items that involve in depth procedures such as testing septic systems, or removing drywall to investigate a leak.  I and most inspectors will also not inspect low voltage systems such as Cable, Telephone, Alarm Systems, Intercoms and any other Data transfer systems. Unfortunately these are things most clients don’t know. If you are unsure, you must not be hesitant or embarrassed to ask.  

Now you may ask, WHY GET AN INSPECTION?

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The answer to this question can lead to me to selling services. I don’t like to sell.  I will say this.  By the time most homebuyers get to the home inspection process, they are exhausted. This is normal. Home buying is a very tiring process. I understand and sympathize. You, as the potential buyer, may only be seeing the highlights of the home. You may not have the eye to see if something may or may not be a  concern.  “Do I need to worry about this crack in the concrete or air conditioner that looks a little..... aged?”  That is where I  come in. A home purchase may be one of  the most important financial decisions in your life. It would be wise to know what you are buying. The end result of an inspection is for the client to walk away far more informed about their potential purchase than when they walked in the door.  I also provide free of charge, a limited  90-Day warranty through RWS on all of my residential property inspections. This is just my “Thank You” for being a customer.   I will have your appliances cross referenced for recalls.  This is done through a free membership to Recall Chek.  Recall Chek is a resource  providing home maintenance tips and recall details on the appliances in your home. My goal is to maintain the honesty and integrity that I pursue in my daily  life.  If you feel this is not the case,  please do not hesitate to contact me.  I  am always open to constructive criticism. I can’t make something right if I don’t know it’s wrong.  Thank you for  considering my company for your home inspection needs.

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Standards & Limitations

Standards Of Practice

Our home inspections follow the SOP's (Standards Of Practice) set forth by the state of Florida. We are also Certified Professional Inspectors and follow the standards of InterNACHI (InterNational Association of Certified Home Inspectors). 

Limitations of the Inspection

For the full list of limitations please refer to your Pre-Inspection  Agreement.  Please understand that the  inspection is considered to be visual, non-invasive, and as a representative  sampling of the components of the home. Certain items will not be accessible on the day of inspection for many  different reasons.  This can be as simple  as furniture or personal items in the way, or as complex as the design of the  attic and ductwork.  It is the client’s  responsibility to ensure the utilities are on for the inspection. I will  inspect a home without utilities on, but this will greatly reduce the accuracy  of the inspection. This inspection should not be considered as a guarantee or  warranty of any kind.  The report is  limited by what is observed on the day of inspection only.