RESIDENTIAL HOME INSPECTIONS
Our goal is to help you, the Buyer, “Know Your Home Before You Buy It”.
WARRANTIES WITH EVERY INSPECTION
Every Home Inspection with Broward Inspect now comes with Warranties. You'll receive the best inspection and now with the peace of mind that if anything unexpexted happens when you move in you'll be covered. Click the icons below for more info on each warranty.
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THE HOME INSPECTION
When you walk through a house for the first time you’re typically there 10 to 15 minutes. Most times you only notice the nice things you like about the house; where your furniture would go or even how great your first party would be. The house is perfect and feels like Home already.
The reality is there is no perfect house. Even a newly built house has things that should be addressed. Most houses have couple items that should be fixed and will not cost much. Other houses, however, have much more serious and expensive problems. Our job as Home Inspectors is to find out which of the two houses you’re considering to buy.
This is accomplished by bringing a team of inspection professionals the day of the inspection. Most Homes will be inspected by a licensed home inspector, licensed roofing contractor and a licensed WDO (termite) inspector. Other inspections that are available e.g. mold inspection by a Florida licensed mold inspector, a/c inspection by a licensed HVAC contractor.
At the end of the inspection you will receive a post-inspection review of all the findings. This is when the inspector shares his findings with you. This is the best time to ask any questions. The report is usually delivered that same day and, if you decide to continue with the purchase, the house will soon become your Home.
INSURANCE INSPECTIONS EXPLAINED
Wind Mitigation - This inspection was created by F.S. 553 Wind Mitigation Law back in 2007. After Hurricane Andrew and all the hurricanes of the early 2000s, the state made building codes stricter. The stricter building codes lead to increased construction prices and subsequently to higher house prices. The reasoning for the law was since houses were better built due to the stricter building codes, they should cost less to insure. The Wind Mitigation Inspection Report shows your insurance company that your house has those characteristics that make it better protected against a storm and so should cost less to insure. This inspection is optional but is recommended if you are buying a newer home or a home that might have these characteristics.
FLORIDA LICENSED HOME INSPECTOR
You Should Always Use A Licensed Home Inspector - State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) is charged with overseeing the licensing of Business Professionals in the State of Florida e.g. Engineers, CPA’s, Architects, Realtors and Home Inspectors. In order to be licensed a Home Inspector must demonstrate an understanding of Standard Code of Ethics as well as general construction knowledge. Also, DBPR requires Continuing Education (CE) courses for all Home Inspectors prior to license renewal. Upon hiring Broward Inspect you can have peace of mind in knowing that our inspectors have every credential necessary to inspect your future Home.
PRICING FOR HOME INSPECTIONS
Most Frequent But Least Important Question - When looking for an inspector, it's important to ask how much it's going to cost you. It should not, however, be your only question. There are Standards of Practice all inspectors are supposed to follow but often do not. Also, there are different levels of knowledge and thoroughness with each inspector. Ask each inspector specific questions and compare the answers you get, in addition to the prices they quote you. It is common to save $100 on the inspection, if you call enough inspection companies, but it might cost you thousands later due to missed or misdiagnosed items.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why Do I Need An Inspection?
With buying a house, your also buying any issues the house may have. Finding out about those issues after you move in can be expensive and disruptive to your family. A home inspection will show you any issues the house may have, in time to empower your negotiations or for you to decide if this is the house for you.
When Will I Know The Results Of The Inspection?
Our inspectors review their findings at the end of the inspection and a report is usually emailed by the end of the day.
Can I Inspect The House Myself?
When you look at a house, you are typically there 10 - 15 minutes. A thorough home inspection takes from 2 to 3 hours, depending on the size and condition of the house. A licensed home inspector has the training and experience to look at the different systems of a house and give you an objective and unbiased report on the condition of the house.
How Do I Pick An Inspector?
The best source is friends, family and even your Realtor. Ask them who they have used and have done a good job.
How Much Is A Home Inspection?
We base our inspection prices on the square footage and age of the house.