Single-Family Homes, Coach Homes & Villas Inspections
All inspections at Hazelbaker Inspection Services are performed by an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector and follow the ASHI Standards, which is the American Society of Home Inspectors, the highest standards in the industry.
We visually inspect the following structures and components as part of our Home Inspections:
• Foundation and Crawl Space
• Grading and Drainage
• Attic, Ventilation, and Insulation
• Interior Walls, Ceilings, Floors, and Doors
• Exterior Windows, Glazing, Doors, and Wall Coverings
• Lanai area, Balcony, Porch
• Electrical Systems
• Plumbing Systems
• Built-In Appliances
• Pool and Equipment (Included if present & accessible)
• Docks, Boat Lift and Seawalls (Included if present & accessible)
New Construction Inspections
The current state of new home construction is not great. High demand with fewer qualified sub-contractors has resulted lower constructed quality homes in our market. Coupled with one sided contracts and an unwillingness by builders to correct deficient work, a new home inspection is more important than ever before. The new home inspection report will include structural, mechanical, and cosmetic Items as well as colored photos.
Documenting construction deficiencies using a third party professional is one way for a buyer to present construction issues at the home to the builder for necessary repairs and attention.
We suggest a full inspection just a few days prior to closing. We also suggest a follow up inspection within a few weeks of the warranty period expiring as many defects such as settlement cracks and roof leaks may not manifest themselves initially.
We visually inspect the following structures and components as part of our Condo Inspections:
- Interior Walls, Ceilings, Floors, and Doors
- Exterior Windows, Glazing, Doors, and Wall Coverings
- Lanai area, Balcony, Porch
- Electrical Systems
- Plumbing Systems
- Built-In Appliances
- Garage (Included if present & accessible)
Starting at $355.00 and up
We recommend that every homeowner obtain a pre-listing inspection prior to putting their home on the market.
Don’t wait until the last minute to get surprised by a major defect in your home. Instead, turn to our professional team to get a Pre-Listing Inspection. This service works just like our buyer’s home inspection, providing the homeowner with a report detailing current deficiencies within their home. When you utilize this inspection service, you can impress buyers by getting your home in great shape before it goes on the market.
Starting at $355.00 and up
This inspection covers approximately 400 items. This is a thorough examination of visible and accessible components of the house from top to bottom. This includes: exterior, crawl space (if accessible), roof, attic (if accessible), structure, garage, pool and pool equipment, electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, operation of all appliances, interior review of ceilings, walls, floors and checking rooms for functional operation of windows, doors, electrical outlets and fixtures.
New Construction 1-Year Warranty Inspections
Starting at $455.00 and up
Why should you take on an exorbitant repair bill that you may not even be responsible for? Let us perform an 11-Month/Builder’s Warranty inspection to look for items that the builder is responsible for fixing. Please be sure that you schedule this inspection service before your warranty expires. For most new construction homeowners, that means you have only the first 12 months to make a claim.
Starting at $130.00 and up
Your initial inspection is done, and the seller has just announced that everything from your home repair addendum has been completed. You’re probably eager to finish the paperwork to close on the house, but don’t forget to get a Review first. This follow-up inspection service is the only way to know for sure that everything is in the agreed upon condition. If we find any outstanding issues, you’ll get another chance to have them resolved before all repairs become your responsibility.
Preparing sellers for a home inspection
- Provide clear access to electrical panels, water heaters, heating and cooling systems, exterior doors.
- Provide clear access to the attic and any crawlspaces.
- Filters should be clean in the heating and cooling systems.
- All light bulbs should be operational.
- Windows should be operational with additional locks disabled or removed.
- Be aware that all built-in appliances will be operated.
- All pets should be restrained or make arrangements for care.
- Provide 2 to 3 hours for the inspection.
If the home is vacant:
- All utilities must be available.
- Electric, water and gas.
- All systems must have fuel supplied and in an operable mode.
- Refrigerator and ice maker should be operational.
- Water heater should be operational.
- Hot tub should be filled with water.
Preparing buyers for a home inspection
- Review what a general Home Inspection does and does not cover.
- Make every effort to attend the Home Inspection.
- Order the inspection in advance to allow proper time to schedule.
- Prepare a list of concerns or items of interest in advance.
- The inspector will do an overview and address concerns at the end of the inspection.
- Payment and a signed inspection agreement are due at time of inspection or before
- Realize not all items listed in the home inspection are going to be covered by the sales agreement
- Provide 2 to 3 hourse for the inspection