WHAT DOES G2G HOME INSPECTIONS ACTUALLY INSPECT?
We do a visual inspection of many areas in the home. The naked eye, however, no matter how well trained, is unable to detect what certain high tech equipment can. We use thermal imaging equipment, moisture meters and other high tech equipment as standard (we do not charge extra for thermal imaging) with all our inspections to give you the most accurate and in-depth report possible. We also test components of the house to ensure they are working as intended at the time of inspection.
Our standard home inspection includes:
- Structural Components
- Plumbing System
- Electrical System
- Insulation and Ventilation
- Crawl spaces (extra fee - see pricelist)
- Thermal imaging
Additional services include:
- Pool & spa
- WDO (WDO inspections are provided by a Florida licensed pest control operator from DL Pest Control company)
- 4 Point
- Wind mitigation
WHY DO I NEED A HOME INSPECTION?
Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs of builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.
If you already are a home owner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs. If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN HOME INSPECTION AND AN APPRAISAL?
What an Appraisal Is:
If you are financing your home through a bank or similar, your lender will want an appraisal done on the house. Normally the buyer pays for this appraisal. The purpose of an appraisal is to show the lender the market value of the house. A professional appraiser will do comparison of similar homes sold in the area and give the home a dollar value. This tells the lender if the house is worth what they are going to lend you. If the house is valued under what you are asking to borrow, the lender may not lend you the funds for the house.
What a Home Inspection Is:
Typically, a home inspector is contacted immediately after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed. Before you sign, be sure there is an inspection clause in the sales contract, making your final purchase obligation contingent on the findings of a professional home inpection. If an inspection highlights issues on the home, the seller can either have them fixed or if the seller refuses to fix any of the issues, you can renegotiate a price on the house or walk away from deal all together.
WHY CAN'T I DO A HOME INSPECTION MYSELF?
Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector. An inspector is familiar with the elements of home construction, proper installation, maintenance and home safety. We know how the home’s systems and components are intended to function, as well as why they fail. Above all, most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may have an effect on their judgment. For accurate information, it is best to obtain an impartial, third-party opinion by a professional in the field of home inspection.
WHEN DO I CALL A HOME INSPECTOR?
Typically, a home inspector is contacted immediately after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed. Before you sign, be sure there is an inspection clause in the sales contract, making your final purchase obligation contingent on the findings of a professional home inspection.
DO I HAVE TO BE AT A HOME INSPECTION?
While it’s not required that you be present for the inspection, We encourage you to observe the inspection if you can. We want you to see what we are doing and we want to answer any inspection related questions you may have about the home. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the inspection, though. Our reports are in-depth, we add a lot of pictures and we use easy- to- understand terms. Also, if you have any questions about the report, please call us. We are here for you. We want you give you the information you need to make a confident decision on your future home.
WHAT IF THE REPORT REVEALS PROBLEMS?
No house is perfect. If we identify problems, it doesn’t mean you should or shouldn’t buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect. If your budget is tight, or if you don’t want to become involved in future repair work, the information will be important to you. If major problems are found, the seller may agree to make repairs.
IF THE HOUSE PROVES TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION, DID I REALLY NEED AN INSPECTION?
Definitely! Now you can complete your home purchase with confidence. You’ll have learned many things about your new home from the inspection report and will have that information for future reference.
WHEN WILL I GET MY REPORT?
Please allow 24-48 hours after the inspection receive your report. Your reoprt will be emailed to you. The report is easy to understand and will contain a lot of pictures as well as written descriptions on the findings in the inspection. If you have any questions about your report, please feel free to contact us!