Inspection Services

Buyer’s Pre-Purchase Inspection

When a contract for purchase of a home is signed it is extremely advisable that a thorough inspection of the home be conducted by a professional inspector.  In fact, if the home is being financed by a bank, they will almost certainly require a home inspection to protect their investment.

The inspection gives you a true picture of the condition of the home and allows the opportunity to uncover defects that might potentially cost the new owner unexpected expenses or even affect the value of the home.  When Precision Home & Property Inspections conducts a professional, up-to-standards examination of the property, you will be able to have great confidence about the condition of the home and you can make a well-informed decision about moving forward with the purchase of the home.

 

Seller’s Pre-listing Inspection

Your buyers are almost certainly going to pay for a professional inspection of your home before being willing to purchase it.  Many real estate contracts are derailed by unexpected items of concern turning up during the inspection phase.  Wouldn’t you like to know what they might find before it becomes a problem for selling your home? Having Precision Home & Property Inspections perform a thorough examination of your home ahead of time allows you to potentially avoid this and helps you in many other ways:

  • It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that :
  •        Defects won’t become negotiating stumbling blocks that might derail your home being sold.
  •        You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified.
  • It helps you to price your home realistically.
  • An inspection can alert you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.
  • It may relieve prospect’s concerns that would hold them back from purchasing your home.
  • It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a neutral third-party.
  • It may alert you to items of immediate personal interest, such as indoor mold growth or hidden defects.
  • It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.
  • Copies of the inspection report along with receipts for any repairs should be made available to potential buyers.

 

Warranty Inspections On New Homes

When you purchased your new home, your builder most likely provided you with a one year warranty guaranteeing most aspects of your new home for one full year.  Wouldn’t it be wise to have an independent evaluation of the home conducted prior to the expiration of your builder’s warranty?

Precision Home & Property Inspections can come and evaluate your home from the foundation to the roof.  Our inspectors, who are all certified by the Florida Association of Building Inspectors (FABI), will examine your home for: finishing defects or completeness, building code and safety violations as well as checking the installed systems and components of the home for proper function.

Our generated report will be clear and concise, detailing all issues discovered.  This will minimize any confusion your builder might have with the inspection.

Why should you be left holding the bag on potentially expensive repairs when you could obtain an independent evaluation of the home and turn over any visible or hidden problems to your builder to fix before your warranty expires?

 

4-Point Insurance Inspections

Insurance companies will generally require this selective inspection before issuing a policy on older homes, typically those 25 years or older.  This inspection covers the Roof, Heating & Air conditioning systems, Plumbing fixtures & connections and Electrical panels & wiring.

The concern of the insurance companies is that one or more of these major systems may not be in good condition and leave the company open to liability claims should damage to the home result from the malfunctioning of any of these components.

As the homeowner, you have an obvious vested interest in also learning the condition & reliability of these areas of your home: think of the tremendous financial expenditures and major inconvenience that you can face when, for instance, your roof doesn’t hold up well during a storm and allows damaging water into the home. Not only are you facing the visible water damage to ceilings, walls and floors, but there are now concerns about electrical wiring being affected and mold growth issues to contend with for many months.

Why not let a Florida Association of Home Inspectors-certified inspector from Precision Home & Property Inspections give you a complete & professional evaluation of these systems so you don’t have to worry about unexpected damage & expenses?

 

Wind Mitigation Inspections

How would you like to receive discounts on your homeowner’s insurance premiums? Then a Wind Mitigation Inspection (WMI) may be exactly what you need.  A WMI documents how well your home will stand up to wind forces caused by hurricanes or high wind situations, which are a common part of living in sunshiny Florida.

Your home, depending on when it was built, will have certain aspects that strengthen the resistance against wind uplift and load. A Wind Mitigation Inspection will identify and document the installed systems and components that are designed to protect your home from wind damage.  When the inspection report is presented to your insurance company, it could result in reduced premiums, if it meets their policy requirements.

The WMI can also reveal any additional actions that could be taken to  increase your home’s ability to withstand the winds of a serious storm. Be prepared- contact Precision Home & Property Inspections today to schedule your Wind Mitigation Inspection so you can be assured your home is ready to face whatever is thrown at it during the Florida hurricane season!

 

Roof Certification Letter

If your home’s roof is approaching 20 years of age your insurance company may request a Roof Certification Letter to be submitted in order to continue insuring your home.  Why is this required?

The typical life-span of a standard roof is about 20 years.  A standard roof is one covered in Asphalt, Fiberglass, Composition or Wood Shake Shingles, Built-up Tar and Gravel, etc.  For roofs with coverings of Tile, Slate, Clay, Concrete or Metal the life span is 40 to 80 years, depending on the exact material used.

As your roof approaches the end of its expected life-span, your insurance company will most likely want to have the roof inspected by a certified professional inspector- such as those at Precision Home & Property Inspections, who are all Florida Association of Building Inspectors-certified.  The inspection lets them know exactly how much longer the roof can be expected to protect your home.

Obviously, you as the owner have a very important need to also know how your roof is holding up- just imagine the damage that can be wreaked on your home and belongings (not to mention the safety risk to your family) should the roof fail during a storm or hurricane,.  Not only do you have the mess of visible damage to ceilings, walls and floors, but water in your home can affect the electrical wiring, appliances, heating & a/c units and also create issues with mold.  It is even possible you might have to vacate the home until repairs are finished.

Doesn’t it make sense to have Precision Home & Property inspect your roof to possibly help you avoid this kind of catastrophe?  So, if your insurance company is asking for a Roof Certification Letter or you just want the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your roof is going to protect your home & family during a storm, give Precision Home & Property Inspections a call today!

 

Water Testing

Wondering about the water coming from the well on your property or the one you’re considering buying?  Precision Home & Property Inspections can take samples and have them tested for common concerns.

One of the great things about having a well is you can usually avoid high water bills from a utility company. But you want to know that the water coming from your well is suitable for drinking. Unfortunately many wells in Florida have been dug very shallow, which brings into question the quality of the water they pump.  Why not let Precision Home & Property Inspections help assure you of the safety of your well water?  Also, we offer water testing in accordance with USDA, FHA & VA loan requirements, so if your mortgage company is requiring your well water to be tested, in order to receive funding for your new home or re-finance, give us a call today!

 

Commercial Building Inspections

Our inspectors at Precision Home & Property Inspections are certified by the Florida Association of Building Inspectors (FABI) to examine commercial properties. We have years of experience inspecting a variety of commercial properties such as residential apartment complexes, office buildings, warehouses, special venue buildings & multi-unit retail space.

Our commercial inspections are extremely thorough and  include examination of the following structures and systems:

  • Structural and exterior walls & retaining walls
  • Roof condition and life expectancy
  • Foundation and concrete slabs
  • Fire and Safety Code Compliance
  • ADA accessibility
  • Electrical panels and wiring systems
  • Plumbing fixtures and piping
  • Air conditioning equipment & ductwork
  • Stairs, entrances and exits
  • Walkways, parking & drives
  • Site grading & drainage

Buying a building for business or selling your current commercial building is very challenging and comes with great financial risk. So if you are considering buying or selling a commercial property, give Precision Home & Property Inspections a call today and let them help guide you to a successful completion of your commercial property transaction.

 

Manufactured Home Structural Tie-down Inspections

If you live in a manufactured home, you want to know your home is properly secured to face the Florida hurricane season.  Or maybe you are considering buying a manufactured home and your mortgage company requires an FHA Structural Tie Down evaluation on your potential new manufactured home.

In either case, Precision Home & Property Inspections can help. We work closely with an engineering firm that will be available for your specific time frame at a competitive price. We will perform & complete the inspection and submit the report in a timely manner. And our inspections meet the FHA requirements.  Why not call Precision for an inspection today so you can know that your home is ready for Florida’s severe weather or to help speed your home-buying process along and meet your lender’s requirements?   Just contact us at (352)742-3222 and we will be glad to get things moving for you today.

 

We conduct a variety of inspections including the following:

  • Buyer’s Pre-purchase Inspections
  • Seller’s Pre-listing Inspections
  • Home Warranty Inspections
  • 4-point Insurance Inspections
  • Wind Mitigation Inspections
  • Roof Certification Letter
  • USDA, FHA and VA Water Testing
  • Commercial Building Inspections