Centerstate Inspection Services

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Kissimmee, Florida and Surrounding Areas

 

General Home Inspection

General Home Inspection

As an InterNACHI member I must adhere to InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice. This means I will attempt to inspect all of the following (when accessible):

Roof, vents, flashings, and trim,
Gutters and downspouts,
Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations,
Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings,
Eaves, soffit and fascia,
Grading and drainage,
Basement, foundation and crawlspace,
Water penetration and foundation movement,
Heating systems,
Cooling systems,
Main water shut off valves,
Water heating system,
Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets,
Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats,
Electrical service line and meter box,
Main disconnect and service amperage,
Electrical panels, breakers and fuses,
Grounding and bonding,
GFCIs and AFCIs,
Fireplace damper door and hearth,
Insulation and ventilation,
Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers,
And much more…

Review the InterNACHI Standards of Practice for complete details or contact us with any specific questions.

As an InterNACHI member I must adhere to InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice. This means I will attempt to inspect all of the following (when accessible):

Roof, vents, flashings, and trim,
Gutters and downspouts,
Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations,
Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings,
Eaves, soffit and fascia,
Grading and drainage,
Basement, foundation and crawlspace,
Water penetration and foundation movement,
Heating systems,
Cooling systems,
Main water shut off valves,
Water heating system,
Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets,
Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats,
Electrical service line and meter box,
Main disconnect and service amperage,
Electrical panels, breakers and fuses,
Grounding and bonding,
GFCIs and AFCIs,
Fireplace damper door and hearth,
Insulation and ventilation,
Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers,
And much more…

Review the InterNACHI Standards of Practice for complete details or contact us with any specific questions.

Seller’s Pre-Listing Inspection

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Eventually your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways:

  1. A seller inspection reveals problems ahead of time which:
    1. might make the home show better.
    2. gives the seller time to make repairs and shop for competitive contractors.
    3. permits the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report.
    4. removes over-inflated buyer procured estimates from the negotiation table.
  2. The report might alert the seller to any immediate safety issues found before agents and visitors tour the home.
  3. A seller inspection permits a clean home inspection report to be used as a marketing tool.
  4. The report might relieve a prospective buyer’s unfounded suspicions before they walk away.
  5. The report might encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
  6. The deal is less likely to fall apart the way they often do when a buyer’s inspection unexpectedly reveals a problem, last minute.
  7. The report provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.

Copies of the inspection report along with receipts for any repairs should be made available to potential buyers.

Seller’s Pre-Listing Inspection

Home For Sale Sign and New House

Eventually your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways:

  1. A seller inspection reveals problems ahead of time which:
    1. might make the home show better.
    2. gives the seller time to make repairs and shop for competitive contractors.
    3. permits the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report.
    4. removes over-inflated buyer procured estimates from the negotiation table.
  2. The report might alert the seller to any immediate safety issues found before agents and visitors tour the home.
  3. A seller inspection permits a clean home inspection report to be used as a marketing tool.
  4. The report might relieve a prospective buyer’s unfounded suspicions before they walk away.
  5. The report might encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
  6. The deal is less likely to fall apart the way they often do when a buyer’s inspection unexpectedly reveals a problem, last minute.
  7. The report provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.

Copies of the inspection report along with receipts for any repairs should be made available to potential buyers.

4-Point Inspection

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The 4-Point Inspection is an insurance inspection requested by the insurance company, not by a potential home buyer, normally when obtaining a new policy or renewal of an existing policy when the house is around 30 years old or older.

This inspection limited in scope and is a visual survey of:

  1. Roof
  2. Plumbing system
  3. Electrical system
  4. HVAC system- (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) 

We use the InterNachi 4-Point Form integrated into our report software for the inspections with pictures as required by insurance companies. This form is widely accepted by most insurance companies. You should always check with your insurance company to make sure this form is acceptable prior to an inspection.

 

4-Point Inspection

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The 4-Point Inspection is an insurance inspection requested by the insurance company, not by a potential home buyer, normally when obtaining a new policy or renewal of an existing policy when the house is around 30 years old or older.

This inspection limited in scope and is a visual survey of:

  1. Roof
  2. Plumbing system
  3. Electrical system
  4. HVAC system- (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) 

We use the InterNachi 4-Point Form integrated into our report software for the inspections with pictures as required by insurance companies. This form is widely accepted by most insurance companies. You should always check with your insurance company to make sure this form is acceptable prior to an inspection.

 

Wind Mitigation Inspection

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Following Hurricane Andrew, Florida passed a law requiring insurance companies to offer their customers discounts and credits for existing building features and home improvements that reduce damage and loss from wind. In order to qualify for this discount, homes must undergo a certified home wind inspection.

This inspection limited in scope and is a visual survey of:

  1. Garage door openings
  2. Opening protection for windows and doors
  3. Roof covering
  4. Roof shape
  5. Roof deck attachment
  6. Roof-to-wall connections
  7. Secondary water resistance
Wind Mitigation is a strategy designed to limit the amount of wind damage inflicted on a structure. Various incentives are in place to motivate homeowners to implement these enhancements, and qualified inspectors can determine which improvements are necessary.
 

Wind Mitigation Inspection

Services

Following Hurricane Andrew, Florida passed a law requiring insurance companies to offer their customers discounts and credits for existing building features and home improvements that reduce damage and loss from wind. In order to qualify for this discount, homes must undergo a certified home wind inspection.

This inspection limited in scope and is a visual survey of:

  1. Garage door openings
  2. Opening protection for windows and doors
  3. Roof covering
  4. Roof shape
  5. Roof deck attachment
  6. Roof-to-wall connections
  7. Secondary water resistance
Wind Mitigation is a strategy designed to limit the amount of wind damage inflicted on a structure. Various incentives are in place to motivate homeowners to implement these enhancements, and qualified inspectors can determine which improvements are necessary.
 

New Construction / Phase Inspection

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No home is perfect. Even new homes may have some minor to ,albeit rare, major issues. With over 30 years in residential construction, we can inspect your new home at several stages during the construction process and/or before your final walk-through to see if there is anything that needs to be addressed. You can take our report with you on the final walk-through and point out anything we may find to your builder to have them corrected before you take ownership of your new home and be able to move in with peace of mind!

 

New Construction / Phase Inspection

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No home is perfect. Even new homes may have some minor to ,albeit rare, major issues. With over 30 years in residential construction, we can inspect your new home at several stages during the construction process and/or before your final walk-through to see if there is anything that needs to be addressed. You can take our report with you on the final walk-through and point out anything we may find to your builder to have them corrected before you take ownership of your new home and be able to move in with peace of mind!

 

11th Month Warranty Inspection

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Most builders offer a one-year warranty on a new home. We’ll come out during the 11th month and perform a full home inspection before the builder’s warranty expires. Our non-invasive inspection is based on observations of the visible and apparent condition of the interior and exterior of the structure, including its major systems and components. We follow InterNACHI’s comprehensive Standards of Practice.

Following your inspection, you will receive a comprehensive report, complete with photos, that includes information on any material defects observed on the date of the inspection. Armed with this information, you can take any necessary steps to hold your builder and his subcontractors to their warranties while they’re still in force.

11th Month Warranty Inspection

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Most builders offer a one-year warranty on a new home. We’ll come out during the 11th month and perform a full home inspection before the builder’s warranty expires. Our non-invasive inspection is based on observations of the visible and apparent condition of the interior and exterior of the structure, including its major systems and components. We follow InterNACHI’s comprehensive Standards of Practice.

Following your inspection, you will receive a comprehensive report, complete with photos, that includes information on any material defects observed on the date of the inspection. Armed with this information, you can take any necessary steps to hold your builder and his subcontractors to their warranties while they’re still in force.

Home Energy Report

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It takes a lot of energy to heat, cool, and operate a home. Most home buyers purchase a home without first understanding what it will cost to operate it once they move in.

The Home Energy Report will give a home buyer a quick understanding of:
  • how much a home will cost to operate once they move in;
  • where energy (and, therefore, money) is being wasted in the home; and
  • what can be done to save energy and increase comfort.
  • included with every General Home Inspection!

The average homeowner can save over $500 every year on utility bills by following the prioritized recommendations within the Home Energy Report.

 

Home Energy Report

Calculator with money - Energy

It takes a lot of energy to heat, cool, and operate a home. Most home buyers purchase a home without first understanding what it will cost to operate it once they move in.

The Home Energy Report will give a home buyer a quick understanding of:
  • how much a home will cost to operate once they move in;
  • where energy (and, therefore, money) is being wasted in the home; and
  • what can be done to save energy and increase comfort.
  • included with every General Home Inspection!

The average homeowner can save over $500 every year on utility bills by following the prioritized recommendations within the Home Energy Report.

 

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