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Home, Home Inspection, Home Inspection in South Florida, Building Inspection, Home Inpsection Services, South Florida Ho

South Florida Home Inspection Association encompasses a team of trained and qualified home inspectors who provide home inspection services for the homeowner, home buyer to the seller and real property manager. Our basic overall home inspection consists of checking every nook and corner for flaws, leaks, emissions, molds and cracks to ensure that your house is a safe place to live.

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Home, Home Inspection, Home Inspection in South Florida, Building Inspection, Home Inpsection Services, South Florida Ho

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  1. Home – A secure place to dream in peace

  2. Home Inspection

  3. Areas covered in Home Inspection • Grounds • Structure • Exterior Surfaces • Windows, Doors and Wood Trim • Roof • Attic • Interior Rooms • Kitchen • Bathrooms • Basement • Plumbing • Electrical • Heating and Cooling System

  4. Landscaping, yard, trees and walkways in good condition

  5. Roofing : Flashing around roof penetrations No evidence of excess roofing no decay, no stains

  6. Proper grading drainage away from house

  7. Exterior structures in good condition, no evidence of termite damage or rotted wood. Adequate clearance between ground and wood siding materials , normally 6" minimum No cracking, curling, loose, rot or decay in siding and no stains on exterior surfaces.

  8. Use Storm Windows or Thermal Glass : Drip caps installed over windows

  9. Wood frames and trim pieces are secure, no cracks, rot or decay

  10. Structure Specification

  11. Structure Sides of Home appear straight, not bowed or sagging. Ridge and fascia board lines appear straight and level. Window and doorframes appear square.

  12. Railings on stairs and decks are adequate and secure

  13. Gutters: no decay or rust, joints sealed, attached securely to structure, no bending or sagging, no sections of gutter or downspout missing, gutters clean, no mud deposits

  14. Chimneys: straight, properly flashed, no evidence of damaged bricks or cracked joints, mortar/cement cap in good condition

  15. Water Heater: no signs of rust, vented properly, sized to produce adequate quantities of hot water for the number of bedrooms in the house.

  16. Flat roofs: no obvious patches, no cracks or splits, minimal blisters and wrinkles, no silt deposits or sealed tar at flashings

  17. The Kitchen should have Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Protection for electrical outlets within 6 feet of the sink. There should have a working exhaust fan that is vented to the exterior of the building

  18. Bathroom : Working exhaust fan that doesn't terminate in the attic space Adequate flow and pressure at all fixtures Sink, tub and shower drain properly. Tub or shower tiles secure, wall surface solid No stains or evidence of past leaking around base of bath or shower.

  19. Plumbing : The arrangements of pipes should be visible : no damage, no evidence of leaks, no signs of stains on materials near pipes; drain pipes slope slightly down towards outlet to septic/sewage system

  20. Heating /Cooling System Specification Appears to operate well throughout (good air flow on forced hot air systems) . Do not have any rust around cooling unit. Air filters must be clean, Duct work must be in good condition. Should not have any combustion gas odor.

  21. Heating or Cooling System

  22. Water Pump does not short cycle

  23. Electrical Specification Electrical Wiring should be visible and in good conditions, should not using “knob-and-tube”wiring, cable should be secured and protected. Service Panel should have adequate capacity and all cables are attached panel with cable connectors and should not overheat fuses or breakers; avoid alumininum cables for branch circuits.

  24. Electrical

  25. Home Inspection is necessaryWhy?

  26. Purchasing a new house may be the greatest investment you will ever make. While the home you chose may have all the earmarks of being exactly what you're searching for, in what manner would you be able to make certain that there aren't conceivably serious unknown defects which can make your investment in your future an expensive one.

  27. Home Inspection Services

  28. S. Florida Home Inspection Assoc. • P.O. Box 32592, • Palm Beach Gardens, Fl 33420 Phone: 561-818-5593,Fax: 772-325-0204 E-mail:sfloridahome@gmail.com http://www.sfloridahomeinspection.com/

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