Home Inspection Services In Fort Lauderdale FL
is made up of ASHI inspectors, many of whom are also contractors, engineers, and building science instructors. Our specialized home inspection services go beyond the typical limited “visual only” home inspection with no guarantees.
(Home inspection services – start at $295 based on square footage and property type)
This is a pre-purchase or pre-listing inspection of over 500 components of the home identifying significant deficiencies and including cost estimates for repair in the following areas:
Roof, Drainage, Water penetration, Foundation, Structural, Electrical, Plumbing, Heating / AC Read More
(Pricing starts at $595 based on sq. ft. & property type)
In addition to our home inspection services, we are also the go to company for commercial inspections, called PCAs. The Property Condition Assessment (PCA) is an inspection of the major components of a commercial property including cost estimates for repair including the following:
Roof, Structural, Electrical, Plumbing, Heating / Air Conditioning, Water penetration, Foundation…. Read More
Luxury Property Inspections
(Luxury home inspection services – start at $1199 based on square footage and services)
When purchasing luxury property, there are many costly features and systems that are documented as “outside the scope” of your typical home inspection.
Seawall/Dock Inspection, Swimming Pool/Spa Inspection, Underground Sewer Video Inspection
Generator/Dock Electrical Inspection, Elevator Inspection, Indoor Air Quality Testing, Inspection, Read More
Generator/Dock Electrical Inspection
(Generator/Dock electrical inspections – start at $325 depending on the extent of marine or exterior systems)
These systems though can be a high priority concern for the home buyer in a real estate transaction. How can they confirm the generator will kick on when a major storm hits?
Are there electrocution hazards with the electrical at the dock right at the water? Will that boat lift operate? And the big one… The 150’ yacht is parked at the dock and plugged in…Read More
(Thermal imaging scans start at $95 when performed in conjunction with a home or mold inspection)
We use specialized high resolution infrared cameras to scan the interior, attic, electrical system, plumbing system, and HVAC system. This is useful in identifying the following:
Diagnosing water leaks and other moisture conditions, Locating over-heating electrical components and fire hazards, Documenting areas lacking proper insulation or that are not properly air sealed…Read More
Swimming Pool and Spa Inspections
(Pool/Spa Inspection $95 – $225)
Our inspection is performed by a Certified Pool Inspector (CPI-621990) meeting and exceeding the ASHI standards of practice. Some of the major concerns we are inspecting for are the presence of structural cracks, underground leaks, life safety risks, and anticipated replacement of the equipment, surface, and decking which can cost thousands of dollars. Read More
This is an inspection of the condition of the underground sewer and drain lines by using a specialized camera system that is fished down the piping throughout the slab and all the way to the street.
This is especially important if the home was built before 1976 as cast iron pipes were in use and have more than a 75% chance of damage from deteriorating once over 40 years old.Read More
(Pricing starts at $95– $250 based on square footage)
“WDO” stands for “wood destroying organisms” and includes various types of Termites, Carpenter Ants, Carpenter Bees, Powder-Post Beetles, and Various types of wood-eating fungi, just to name some of the common organisms found in the South Florida area. This is an environmental inspection that is registered…. Read More
Seawall Dock and Pile Inspections
(Price $300 – $330 for seawall up to 100′)
Underwater inspection of the Dock, Pilings, and Seawall by a licensed engineer. The underwater environmental and structural conditions of your waterfront property are a major component of the property investment. Seagrass growth on the canal floor can also be evaluated which can affect permitting requirements when repair or upgrades….Read More
Indoor Air Quality Testing
Whether you are looking to buy a home, sell one, or are just interested in good home maintenance, Make sure the air in the home is safe to breathe. Our Specialized Services: Monitors for 500+ airborne chemicals and hidden mold growth with single air sample, Chinese Drywall compounds monitored with same air sample, One test covers 2,000 sq. ft., Identifies chemical pollutants that could make you sick, Predicts sources of the chemicals, whether from…Read More
Mold Spore Inspections
Mold spore testing by air samples, swabs, and glass slides is the most common service offered in the South Florida area under the umbrella called “Indoor Air Quality” testing. This will also be offered in many cases as a “mold inspection” along with a home inspection. Occasionally, clients ask us about mold testing. Specifically, testing the air for mold spores to find elevated mold levels and “hidden” mold at their new home. Read More
4 Point Inspections
These are insurance inspections required when obtaining home owners insurance. We will provide this at a discounted rate when in conjunction with a pre-purchase home inspection. The 4 Point is reporting insurability issues in the following areas: Roof, Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC The Wind Mitigation inspection determines the hurricane resistance rating of the home which is used by the insurance provider to populate…Read More
Wind Mitigation Inspection
This inspection is required in the state of Florida at any point when obtaining home owners insurance. This includes when purchasing a home at which time most home buyers obtain insurance; additionally if a home buyer is obtaining a home loan, the lender requires obtaining home owners insurance before close of escrow. Other scenarios involving “obtaining insurance” include when changing insurance companies, in some …. Read More
This service can also be helpful when selling you home. If the roof is older but still has some years of life left before having to be replaced, it can be helpful to have a roof certification form certifying that there is still life left in the roof and documenting any notable damage or deterioration. This can prevent misinformed inspectors from stating that the roof needs replacement when in fact it does not……Read More
Geotechnical Soil Bore Testing
Geotechnical testing involves soil boring with an augur drill extracting a soil sample 25’ to 35’ deep which is then sent to a lab where an engineer studies the physical properties of soil and rock to identify possible construction problems and evaluate settlement damage to buildings and structures caused by settlement. Generally there is a 4” by 4” hole left in the front and back yard that can be easily filled or patched leaving….Read More
Technical Articles On Home Inspection Services
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Luxury Property Inspections
Luxury Property Inspections In South Florida - What's Involved? When purchasing luxury property, there are many costly features and systems that are documented as “outside the scope” of your typical home inspection. This is where Michael Garnier, ACI has helped many...
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