Frequently Asked Questions
A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with a real estate transaction. Home inspections are usually conducted by a Florida state-certified, licensed home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform such inspections. The inspector prepares and delivers a written report of findings to the client. The client then uses this knowledge to make informed decisions about their pending real estate purchase. The home inspector describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of systems or components.
If you are selling your home, a professional inspection will give you a clear picture of the many systems and structural elements that make up the property. A pre-listing inspection will point out any potential problems that might be uncovered later by the buyer’s inspector. Finding defects early will allow you to address them before listing your home, making for a faster and smoother sale. Remember, in a real estate transaction whoever orders the inspection first has control.
Yes, without a doubt.
Not to alarm you, but the process of constructing a new home today leaves “gaps” that could lead to major problems going undetected. We offer 11-month warranty inspections that are scheduled one month before your one-year new home warranty expires.
Essentially, a number of different companies provide trade services for builders: site work, acoustical carpenters, masons, electricians, plumbers, roofers, painters, etc. These trade people are usually on-site for only a few days before moving on to the next work site. They are focused on getting the job done and moving on — often compromising the quality of the work.
Unless you walk the roof, crawl through the attic, pull the breaker panel, and know what you are looking for, there is a good chance that missing roof tile, double-tapped breakers, and possible foundation issues will be overlooked. All of these and many more problems have been detected by our inspectors on newly constructed homes. Play it safe and have a professional home inspection done.
A wind mitigation inspection is required to determine which credits can be applied to the home. During the inspection, a state-licensed Certified Master Inspector looks for key features and add-ons that reduce the amount of damage your home may suffer in the event of a hurricane or strong windstorm.
Wind mitigation inspections can save you money on your homeowners insurance policy.
Most insurance companies will require a 4-point inspection when a home is 10 years of age or older. You should be able to obtain an insurance quote without the 4-Point inspection; however, you will need an inspection report for an insurance company to actually qualify you to purchase the policy.
Four-point inspections assess certain aspects of the roof, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems in an older home. Before approving your homeowner’s insurance policy, insurance companies want to know that an older home has been well maintained and that the four major systems are in good working condition.
Absolutely! These hard-to reach-spaces are crucial to a thorough and quality home inspection. Evolve Property Inspections will physically inspect all of these areas if safety permits, and we will inspect as closely as possible to give you a complete home inspection report you can trust.
It is recommended. We want you to have confidence in the job that we do, and this is crucial to the reports that we produce. Working water and electrical allow us to establish that everything is operational and that if a breaker box or faucet doesn’t work, you will know and be able to make modifications to your offer to buy if you so choose.
Your home Inspection report will usually be emailed to your inbox the same day. In some instances, it may take until the next day depending on the time the inspection was performed and any additional research needed to complete a thorough inspection report. All inspection reports have a turn-around time of no more than 24 hours.
There is no “passing” or “failing.” Our goal is to accurately report on the physical condition of the house in a very calm, straightforward, and professional manner. We will indicate what repairs might be necessary or what items may need to be monitored for replacement in the future. The results can then be shared with the real estate brokers involved in this transaction to determine what items are subject to negotiation. (This process is better known as the art of real estate negotiation).
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