Standards of Practice for Inspections
Included Inspection Structures and Components
- Heating and Air Conditioning
- Plumbing System
- Electrical System
- Attic, Insulation & Ventilation
- Doors, Windows & Interior
- Foundations, Slabs, Basements,
- Crawlspace & Structure
Types of Properties Inspected
Condominiums / Townhomes
Light Commercial Buildings
(e.g. strip malls, storefronts)
Types of Inspections
Homebuyers are in the midst of a large and most important decision. Before becoming overly excited about closing, have a Certified Home Inspector perform a detailed inspection before making any final decisions. A Certified Home Inspector can guarantee that all of the property’s structures, components, and appliances are up to the correct standards and that the price is at true market value. The Inspector will provide a full report listing any faults, needed repairs, or potential risks, making sure you have all the information you need before you purchase the property.
Pre-listing / Sellers Inspection
Your current property’s condition is need-to-know information before listing it for sale. Both real estate agents and homeowners need an accurate report on the condition of their property before attempting to sell it. With a Home Inspector’s Report the seller has a chance to make all the needed repairs and be fully informed of any major problems. The Inspector will give an unbiased report showing potential buyers that everything is above board and the price is a fair and honest one.
Choosing not to get a home inspection because the home is “new Construction” is a mistake often made. It is all too common that contractors speed construction to save time and increase profit resulting in poor construction. Sub-par material can be used during construction and many components and appliances can be improperly installed. Having an Inspector evaluate the new construction will ensure that it is up to code with all structures, components and built-in appliances.
11 Month/Builder Warranty
Before your 12-month builder warranty expires, have a Certified Home Inspector perform an inspection before the warranty expires. This way you avoid paying for anything that has not been properly constructed or installed. The Inspector will find and report anything that has been improperly constructed, installed, or needs repair and will save you thousands by making sure the contractor is financially responsible
Home Maintenance Inspection
Home-owners know that their property and home is an investment. the value of their current home should increase. With our Inspector’s thorough inspection, home-owners can address any problems uncovered during the inspection. Regular checks for repairs and maintenance will help to grow the value of your home and prevent it from falling into disrepair.
This Inspection mitigates and helps to lower the cost of home insurance by reporting the features that were installed to prevent damage that may occur during hurricanes, tropical storms, or other strong winds. Our inspectors will determine the wind resistant features of the building and its structures and strive to find ways to save you money on your home insurance.
This service inspects the 4 major systems including: roof, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. These 4 systems are important structures and systems in determining your home insurance coverage
A re-inspection is performed after the initial inspection to ascertain whether or not all the problems reported have been properly addressed, replaced, or repaired. This service is highly recommended to make sure our clients’ money is well spent.
We will examine the roof for any kind of degradation or signs of obvious damage to your roofing including the current condition of your chimney, drains, gutters, skylights and vents.
It’s best to make certain that the electrical connection and wiring in your home are working correctly and up to code. This inspection also helps to reveal anything electrical that could potentially cause fire damage to your property or even death or injury to you and your family.
Commercial Buildings / Property Inspections
We also provide inspections for buildings used for commercial purposes. Our inspectors will determine the commercial buildings and components current condition. If repairs are needed we can help determine what the cost of repairs will be.
Additional Stand Alone Services
Mobile / Manufactured Home Inspections
This service is for mobile/Manufactured homes. Very similar to a standard home inspection. The inspector will examine the roof, plumbing, electricity, heating and cooling, as well as the flooring. Determining that everything is in good condition and fully reporting any problems they may find with the structure or components.
This service covers the exterior of your home. The Inspector will check to make sure there is no rot, cracking, rust, or other issues with your siding and trim. Additionally making sure it has been installed correctly and nothing is misaligned and all clearances between wood and siding are acceptable.
The inspector will perform a thorough examination of the decks flashing, spacing between balusters, proper rail and footing connections, as well as identifying any drainage issues.
Annual Home Maintenance Inspection
This Service will inform the home-owner of all annual maintenance events and help in maintaining the condition of the home.
By using a drone, the inspector can capture high quality images and video of the roof and home from different angles. These aerial views help to determine the current condition of the roof and home and if any issues are present.
Tools and Technologies
Drones are a great tool for home inspectors when homebuyers would like an in-depth assessment of their roofing system, especially one that may be not easily walked. We use our drone to take high-definition photographs of the roof from many angles so that we’re able to understand the true condition of the full roofing system.
Area of Operation
Florida Gulf Coast Inspections operates in all of Manatee county and Sarasota county, Palmetto, Bradenton, Ellenton, Ana Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Lido Key, and Bird Key.