When you’re buying a new home, a quality home inspection is often essential. An experienced home inspector can find issues you hadn’t known to look for, and they can make repair and maintenance recommendations to ensure the home is in good shape.
For you next home inspection, call Florida Home Inspection Team Inc. We offer comprehensive home inspections to residents throughout Miami, FL. We can keep a careful eye out for specific problems, and we’ll inspect each aspect of the home thoroughly.
Meticulous Property Assessments
When we inspect a property, we’ll perform a permit search to ensure all additional structures and systems on the property are legal and done properly. We’ll also carefully examine various areas of the home to check for potential problems.
One of our capable home inspectors will check your:
- Electrical system
- HVAC system
- Plumbing system
If the property has a pool, we’ll also examine the pool and its pump. And to help us spot otherwise hidden problems, we use thermal imaging throughout the entirety of the home to ensure we didn’t miss anything.
We also recommend that you have your home inspected by a termite contractor, as termites are a common problem in Florida homes. If you have a septic tank, be sure to have the tank inspected by a septic tank specialist. Home inspectors are not qualified or allowed to examine septic tanks as part of the home inspection, and it’s important to spot septic issues before they become costly repairs.
Knowledgeable Home Inspectors
Our team of home inspectors are properly licensed by Florida State, and we’ve performed quality home inspections for over 15 years in the Miami, FL, area. So, when you need a quality home inspection, turn to the capable professionals at Florida Home Inspection Team, Inc. Give us a call today at 305-490-2513, or use our contact form to get in touch.
Home Inspection Services:
A Home Inspection evaluates the main features of your house – the structure, foundation, grading, roof, attic, electrical system, plumbing system, AC and heating system, doors, windows, flooring, appliances, and pool (if applicable). We follow the FABI-Standards_2015.pdf. We use thermal imaging during our inspections. This can help us locate problems that may not be visible to the naked eye, but can be detected by temperature differentials. An online permit search is completed on every home we inspect. This gives us a history of the home and can alert us to illegal structures on the property. For more information on permits click: https://floridahomeinspectionteam.com/?p=445&NEW
If you have a septic tank on your property it will need to be inspected by a licensed septic company. Home inspectors are not allowed, under Florida law, to inspect these systems. Septic tanks require maintenance. They should be pumped out every 3 to 5 years, depending on usage. Most tanks will need to be pumped out to inspect and certify the system. An average septic inspection will cost about $375.00.
NEW CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONS:
If you are buying a new home, it is also important that it be inspected. This can be done as a phase inspection as your new property is being built or as a final walk through before closing. This will give the builder a chance to make all necessary repairs before you move into your new home.
We also recommend that you hire a termite contractor for a termite inspection. Many mortgage companies will require one. Termites are prevalent in Florida. It is almost impossible to prevent them. Proper treatment will stop them from spreading and causing structural damage to your home. The following is a good source of information for Termites.
Windstorm Mitigation Inspections:
Windstorm Mitigation Inspections let you know how well your home can be protected in the event of a hurricane. It also can help reduce insurance costs. There are seven questions on the to help the underwriters evaluate the risk level of you home. They cover the age of the home, the age of the roof, the roof to wall attachment, roof shape, nailing pattern of the roof, SWR, and opening protection. Click here Mitigation Form, 2012 for a copy of the current windstorm form in use. Click here for a completed Sample wind mitigation report.
Citizens 25 year roof certification:
As of August 2011, citizens is calling for a 25 year roof certification to be done on all homes over this age. They want to ensure that the roof has a minimum of 3 years of remaining life left and that the roof is in good condition. Any leaks or deficiencies will need to be repaired. Other insurance carriers might require 5 years of remaining live. Click Roof certification form – Citizens to see this form.
Most insurance companies are now requiring four point insurance inspections (roof, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning) when a home reaches 20 years of age. They want to ensure that the home is in good condition. Any deficiencies listed on the report will need to be repaired or replaced to obtain insurance. Citizens_four-Point.pdf.