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Home Inspector Duties:

A home inspector agrees to perform a limited visual inspection of a home and provide the client a comprehensive written report indicating the apparent general condition of the property’s components and systems, including identification of significant observable deficiencies, as they exist at the time of inspection. As we perform this inspection, we will answer your questions and even offer some advice to noticeable defects.

Residential Inspections

Residential Inspections (Buyer's Inspection):

A residential property inspection is the most common of all inspection types. An inspection performed by a qualified inspector is a good way to asses a home’s condition and is generally undertaken in connection with a real estate sale. A comprehensive home inspection can save you thousands of dollars and bring you the security and peace of mind of knowing you’re making an informed decision. After all, purchasing a home is likely one of the largest investments you will ever make. At FHI Certified Inspections, we offer you complete, accurate, detailed and honest inspection reports for the home you are buying or selling. Your decision to purchase a home is equally important to us and we want to ensure you have the correct information you need before you sign on the dotted line.

While a property inspection is not a prediction of future conditions and cannot reveal every concern that may exist, a complete buyer’s inspection will certainly work to reduce your anxiety by arming you with the knowledge you need before making your decision. A buyer’s inspection can help you avoid surprises and locate any defects or issues that may be lurking under the surface of that beautiful, perfect looking, single-family home with a white picket fence you have your eye on.

Pre-Listing Inspections

Pre-Listing Inspections (Seller's Inspection):

Having a pre-listing home inspection, can help home sellers ensure their home is safe and can point out any items that may be reported on a future home inspection from the buyer. This prelisting home inspection can identify major problems ahead of time so you can have the work performed by your contractor instead of paying future costs by the buyer’s contractor, which can be more expensive and delay closing or loss of the sell. You can also sometimes get more for your home when you know your home inspection was successful.

Selling a home is not for the faint of heart and inspections are almost always a given in today’s real estate climate. Very few buyers will skip into your open house and sign the mortgage papers without first having a thorough inspection completed to search for any hidden problems. A pre-listing inspection can help a seller identify major issues and minor repairs before the house goes up for sale. This type of inspection will ensure the seller is aware of any conditions that may exist prior to the listing of the property. Pre-sale inspections can determine which items and issues can or will affect a sale or the profitability of a sale. Whether that means a potential buyer who passes on a property because of the condition, a buyer who wants to negotiate the price after an inspection because of its condition, or even an investor who may want to purchase a property because they know it’s under market value and they can make a profit with minor changes and/or repairs. Bottom line: a home inspection prior to listing your property can be a safety net alerting you to any unforeseen issues that could affect your profitability, or even delay your sale.

Commercial Inspections

Commercial Inspections:

Looking to buy, lease or maintain an apartment building, storefront or other commercial property? A commercial inspection will be your first line of defense when it comes to getting an accurate view of the property’s overall condition including what repairs may be immediately necessary vs. maintenance that could possibly be deferred.

FHI Certified Inspections will ensure that every aspect of your commercial asset is thoroughly inspected and assessed for any and all issues concerning the structure and your investment. From exterior and interior structural foundation and more, our non-evasive, fully-comprehensive commercial inspection reports are based on the visible and apparent condition of the property and will arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision.

Commercial Inspections

Insurance Inspections:

With the mortgage crisis and subsequent meltdown a few years ago, insurance companies turned up the heat on requesting and even requiring insurance inspections (also known as appraisals or surveys) to reassess and re-evaluate the replacement value of homes and properties that they have underwritten.

Essentially, these kinds of inspections are the insurance industry’s way of getting a handle on the amount of risk they have in your home or property and how much it might cost them if the worst were to happen and you had to rebuild. A home insurance inspection can provide peace of mind letting a homeowner know they are properly covered.

Commercial Inspections

Structural Inspections:

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, the structural integrity of a building and the building’s foundation is one of — if not the most — important component of the structure itself. You’ll find that when it comes to these specialized structural inspections, FHI Certified Inspections brings a wealth of construction knowledge and experience to the table.

With a lifetime of experience as a construction supervisor, our lead inspector, Owen Ott, knows exactly what to look for when it comes to structural component issues. When accessible, Owen will get up close and personal to the component in both the attic and crawlspace under the building to evaluate and document areas of concern. This provides the client with a clear and decisive means of communicating the structural condition to all parties concerned.

Commercial Inspections

Pool & Spa Inspections:

Pools and spas can present one of the most dangerous situations on a property. Through AHIT (American Home Inspectors Training Institute) and with intense certification training, FHI Certified Inspections has the knowledge to evaluate all components of a pool or spa system being inspected.

Whether it’s the fences and gates surrounding your pool or spa, functioning components of the system, the unit’s structure or the electrical component, we take pool and spa inspections very seriously because your safety is our priority.

Commercial Inspections

Warrenty Inspections:

In the United States, some states require a builder to warranty a new house for one year. An 11th month inspection is an inspection of the new home before the warranty ends to discover any defects requiring warranty service.

Most new homes come with a standard one year warranty against building materials and workmanship. Unfortunately, problems often occur after the warranty has expired. Such problems can be a real nightmare. Don’t let a contractor’s mistakes or negligence make your life miserable: protect yourself and your investment! Have our experienced Home Inspectors help give that piece of mind that goes along with a new home purchase.

Commercial Inspections

Foreclosure Inspections:

Inspections of foreclosed homes present a particular challenge. Often, there is no source of water, no source of electricity, and no source of heat or air-conditioning. These conditions inhibit a full and comprehensive inspection of the home. Of course, the primary aspect of the home inspection is still the verification of the structural integrity.

Typically, bank owned properties are sold as is and the bank is typically unwilling to have non-functional systems made functional for the home inspection. It is not uncommon to discover missing light fixtures and ceiling fans, missing plumbing fixtures, missing kitchen appliances, missing and damaged heating and air conditioning systems, cut wires and clogged piping. The potential for costly defects could actually be greater with a home that is in foreclosure.

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