Pre-Purchase

Buying a new home is likely the biggest investment you’ll ever make. There is always risk involved when making such a large purchase decision. A professional inspection by a Certified Inspector and who is also a Certified General Contractor will significantly reduce your risk and help make the entire home buying process easier and less stressful. We take pride in helping our clients in this process.

Michael Batten is a State Certified Florida General Contractor and Home Inspector and is a member of NACHI (National Association of Certified Home Inspectors). All of his inspection reports are written to NACHI standards. They are extensive and highly detailed, yet easy to understand. Items covered include:

  • Structural elements
  • Heating and air conditioning systems
  • Windows and doors
  • Roof and attic
  • Electrical systems
  • Plumbing systems
  • Appliances
  • Termite Inspections by a State Licensed PCO. We encourage our clients to accompany us during the inspection. We will point out problems and explain them to you and point out the good points of the house as well. Also, we will explain what routine maintenance is needed to keep the house and its components in good condition.

You’ll get a comprehensive report (via email and clicking on a link) that is easy to understand. Everything identified during the inspection will be included in the report. The report is photo documented with items noted and with circles and arrows on photos to show items precisely. Armed with the information our report will provide, you can make your decision with confidence.

 

The home buying process can be confusing and stressful. Not only do you need to consider things such as price and location, you also have to worry about whether the house itself has any hidden problems that could become costly surprises down the road.

As professional Home Inspectors, it is our job to look for those hidden problems for you. The Home Inspection is an unbiased, professional assessment of the condition of the house. It provides you an expert opinion and professional report on the condition of the physical structure and various systems within a house.

In order to prepare the report, an inspector must conduct a visual inspection of the house. The inspection process typically takes about 3 hours to complete. This of course may vary, according to the size and condition of the home.

We will inspect all the structural elements and systems of the home. Items that will typically be included in a general inspection are:

  • Framing (structure)
  • Roof and attic
  • Foundation
  • Walls
  • Electrical system
  • Plumbing system
  • Heating and air conditioning systems
  • Kitchen
  • Bathrooms
  • Irrigation and sprinkler systems
  • Evidence of Termites

A Condo Inspection will include all of the items the owner will be responsible for after closing. For instance:

  • Interior spaces
  • Windows and doors
  • Plumbing system
  • Electrical system
  • Heating and air conditioning system
  • All appliances that are remaining

Additional items and systems unique to a particular home can also be inspected. Also, certain environmental tests can be added to any general inspection. For example:

  • Radon
  • Mold
  • Lead
  • Water (Bacteria)

When the inspection is complete, well tell you of any problems that were discovered and discuss them with you. We will also tell you about any routine maintenance that should be performed, as well as answer any questions you may have. You’ll also receive a full written report of the inspection.

Our goal is to discover and inform you of anything we find that might affect your purchase decision. Well tell you about any problems we find, and make repair suggestions. Well also inform you of what maintenance tasks are required to keep the home and its systems in top condition.