SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HOME INSPECTION services
Healthy Home Inspections Inc is proud to offer professional home inspection services to areas of Southwest Florida. Combining our extensive training and experience, we’re able to provide an investigative and informative evaluation of any residential property, adhering to InterNACHI’s excellent Standards of Practice.
General Home Inspection
Our residential property inspection is a thorough assessment of the visible and readily accessible areas of a home. As licensed mold assessors, we’re also able to identify areas of mold and the moisture that harbors it so that you can be completely informed of any hidden issues before moving forward with a purchase. We also include a Threshold Inspection for defective drywall included with every inspection.
We inspect the following components:
- Roofing System (including gutters & downspouts)
- Foundation & Crawl Space
- Structural Components
- Exterior (siding, doors, windows)
- Driveway & Walkways
- Deck, Porch, & Patio
- Fireplace & Chimney
- Attached Garage
- Interior (doors, windows, floors, ceilings, walls, stairs)
- Attic, Ventilation, & Insulation
- Electrical System
- Plumbing System
- HVAC Systems
- Built-in Appliances
If you’re considering purchasing a commercial property, it’s important to know the condition of your investment so you can make a sound financial decision. We’ll examine the major systems that will affect your bottom line including roofing, plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling, and the structure itself. You’ll receive a detailed report complete with notes and pictures that will help you decide how to best proceed with your commercial investment.
As licensed mold assessors, we’re able to inspect a property for mold and interpret lab results in-house. We’ve taken the time to educate ourselves on different types of mold and their effects on a home so that we can accurately answer any questions that you may have. A moisture meter will be used to determine if there are any undesirable areas of moisture that could create a habitat for mold growth.
Before you begin the process to sell your home, we recommend contacting a professional home inspector to evaluate the property. We’ll assess the condition of your home and its integrated systems so that you can be aware of any issues that may need attention. This establishes trust with prospective buyers by giving you an opportunity to take care of any necessary repairs or to disclose existing defects before they schedule their own inspection.
New Construction Inspection
This inspection is for individuals who would like an unbiased assessment of their newly constructed home (or a home that is nearing completion). We’ll arrive on-site to evaluate the home’s structure and installed mechanical systems, informing you of any defective materials or safety concerns that need to be brought to the builder’s attention.
11th Month Warranty Inspection
A newly constructed home can sometimes appear pristine even when issues begin to emerge—whether from oversights during construction or a malfunctioning component. If you’ve owned your new home for less than a year, then certain issues could be covered by the builder’s one year warranty. Before the first year is up, we’ll assess the property for any defects—possibly saving you time and money if the repair costs are included in the terms of your warranty.
This inspection is commonly required by insurers before they’ll offer coverage on older homes. It consists of a careful evaluation of four key areas—the HVAC systems, the electrical system, the plumbing system, and the roof. If these areas are in sufficient enough condition to meet the minimum property standards of your insurer, then you should be eligible for a policy.
Once repairs have been completed on a defective component that we discovered during a home inspection, we recommend contacting us for a Re-Inspection. We’ll return to the property to evaluate any repairs or improvements, taking the time to make sure that the job was done correctly and that any safety issues that were initially present have been resolved.
Wind Mitigation Inspection
Wind mitigation is a big deal for homeowners in Florida. In order for your investment to be truly protected, certain implements need to be in place to reduce the risk of damage due to inclement weather. Not only will we determine which implements are in place, but we’ll also inform you of the many insurance credits that you may be eligible for when a home is found to be adequately protected.
Termites are a huge burden for homeowners around the country. Once they’ve infested a home, termites are capable of inflicting a staggering amount of damage—potentially costing you thousands. We’ll meticulously inspect a home for damage caused by termites and other wood-destroying organisms, as well as searching for any signs of current infestations.
Chinese Drywall Inspections
Some Chinese companies have been known to use toxic materials in their manufacture of drywall. Strontium sulfide is commonly found in Chinese drywall, which can undergo a chemical reaction in hot and humid environments that causes the release of harmful gases. We’re trained to inspect a property for the presence of these materials, making sure that you’re informed before purchasing the home.