"Inspect Before You Invest"

SERVICES

General Inspection Info

WE INSPECT ALL MAJOR SYSTEMS OF A HOME – Our goal is to identify any existing major problems affecting a typical buying decision. We will e-mail you the total report which includes pictures to you and your realtor the same day.

 

Pricing:  We base our fee on total square footage and not just under air and by what type of dwelling it is.  When requesting a quote via email, please provide the entire address to receive an accurate quote or feel free to call us directly at 954-618-7776.

 

All clients must read and sign an Inspection Agreement before an inspection. This inspection agreement will be provided to you in a confirmation email sent to you prior to the inspection and can be electronically signed from your computer or smart phone/tablet.

 

Wind Mitigation

A Wind Mitigation Report can save you money on your home insurance. A Florida mandate requires insurance companies to reduce rates for homes that have specific wind mitigation features that make them better equipped to withstand storms. Your wind mitigation report will be certified for 5 years after the inspection.

 

We are licensed to perform Wind Mitigations for all insurance companies (CILB ID# 0609132) and the price is $175 stand alone or $150 in conjunction with a home inspection.

4 Point Insurance Reports

A 4 Point inspection is required on homes 25 years or older. Insurance companies are looking for hazards associated with Roofs, Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) that create high insurance claims. 

 

When combined with a full home inspection, the price is $75. Without a full home inspection, the pricing is $250+ depending on the size and location of your property.  Please call for exact pricing.

Termite Inspections

We are not licensed to perform or comment on termite/WDO inspections but we can schedule a company called Excel Termite & Pest Control (754-888-5800) to be on site with us at a starting fee of $70 depending on location.  If you are not a client of House Detective, please call them for their pricing.  They can also treat for termites if an issue is discovered during the inspection.  They also provide full pest control (ants, roaches, rats, etc.).  If you elect to have your home tented by Excel, there is a coupon located in the coupon section for a $200 off.

 

If you have bee problems, call Leo the Beekeeper at 954-344-1493

Waste Line Inspections
If your home is over 50 years old you probably have cast iron waste lines.  They corrode from the inside and the only way to tell what kind of condition they are in is by having a camera inspection.  We use a camera and send it down the waste stacks on your roof to view the condition of the pipes under your home.  If there is a break or root intrusion, this can be a costly endeavor (thousands of dollars) and you should be informed of this prior to making your decision.  If done in conjunction with a home inspection, the fee is $275.  If a stand-alone service, the fee is $495.  Don't get surprised after purchasing your home - protect yourself!
Mold Testing

We use air, swab and slide sampling methods which we obtain from the areas of concern and then drop off to an environmental lab for testing.  In most cases, the results are back the same day. Inspector Lab makes an analysis and generates a report that is emailed to you.

 

Pricing varies depending on how many samples are needed but starts at $350.  Sampling will always be at the the discretion of the sample taker on site based on the type of sample and square footage.  Please call for pricing.  We also do allergen and bedbug testing.  

 

We are certified by the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2) to perform Mold Testing, Sampling and Inspections (Cert. # IAC2-03-7731).

 

CONTACT

Inquiries

For any inquiries or to book an inspection service, please call:

954-618-7776.

Email

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