Hazelbaker Inspections

Home Inspections

Home
Starting at $325.00 and up

Covers approximately 400 items. This is a thorough examination of visible and accessible components of the house from top to bottom. This includes exterior, roof, attic, structure, garage, pool and pool equipment, well equipment if applicable, electrical, plumbing, heating/air conditioning, operation of all appliances, interior review of ceilings, walls, floors and checking all rooms for functional operation of windows, doors, electrical outlets and fixtures.

Prelisting
Starting at $325.00 and up

A great deal of time; effort and expense goes into getting a home in contract. Unfortunately many contracts are killed during the inspection period due to issues that are easy to resolve if known about ahead of time.

A pre listing inspection will fully inform the seller and listing agent of all issues that have the potential to derail a sale. We outline the issues and advise on which issues should be repaired so that any subsequent inspections do not “kill” a deal.

We advise having every homeowner have prelisting inspection prior to putting their home on the market.

New Construction
Starting at $325.00 and up

The current state of new home construction is not good. High demand with fewer qualified sub-contractors has resulted in a reduction in the finish quality of homes in our market. Coupled with one sided contracts and an unwillingness by builders to correct deficient work makes a new home inspection more important than ever before.

Documenting construction defects using a third party professional is the only way for a buyer to fully protect their rights and will make sure the builder takes their request for repairs seriously. This document will also serve as a legal document of defects that will protect the buyers’ rights after the warranty period expires.

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.

Condo
Starting at $280.00 and up

This is a thorough examination of visible and accessible components of the Condo. This includes the attic (if present & accessible), structure, garage, electrical, plumbing, heating/air conditioning, operation of all appliances, interior review of ceilings, walls, floors and checking all rooms for functional operation of windows, doors, electrical outlets and fixtures. Typically, exterior, roof and common area items are the responsibility of the Homeowners Association and are viewed for informational purposes only.

Pre-Manufactured
Starting at $325.00 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.

Insurance

Wind Mitigation
Uniform Mitigation Verification Form:
The cost with a home inspection is $100 
The cost without a home inspection is $125

The purpose of a Wind Mitigation is to determine the appropriateness of a given structure’s construction in the event of strong winds such as those of a Hurricane.  One of the benefits of receiving a wind inspection is identifying the potential insurance savings available to you based on the current structure of your home.  Many insurance companies provide discounts or credits for construction features proven to reduce damage from hurricanes. (This Wind Only Inspection Form goes with your wind policy)

All of these discount credits may help you lower your premium for your homeowners insurance.

  • Roof Coverings
  • Roof Shape
  • Roof Deck Attachments
  • Wall Construction Type
  • Roof to Wall Attachments
  • Opening Protection
  • Required Photos for Insurance Company

We highly recommend you check with your insurance company to see if they will require you to have this report

Four Point Inspection
Four Point Inspection: 
The cost with a home inspection is $100 
The cost without a home inspection is $135

Insurance companies want to know that four vital systems in your home have been updated and/or maintained and in good working condition.  4pt Inspections include roof, electrical, plumbing and heating.  The inspection goal is to determine the approximate age of each system and condition.  Customarily, 4pt inspections are required on homes over 18 years of age.

(This is not thorough inspection of these 4 items but simply a statement of condition & age for your insurance companies’ information.)
We will provide a computer generated written report that will include the findings for the following:

Most Insurance Companies require this on homes over 18 years old. We highly recommend you check with your insurance company to see if they will require you to have this report.

Uniform Mitigation Verification Form & Four Point Inspection for Insurance: Done independently without a home Inspection, Cost is $250.00

Mold Air Quality Testing

No. A/C Units Price
1 $250
2 $345
3 $440
4 $535
5 $630
6 $725
7 $820

The cost with a home inspection is $250 (with each additional sample being an additional $95).

The cost without a home inspection is $300 (with each additional sample being an additional $95).

This is an indoor air quality test for mold. We take an air sample of the outside air and one at the A/C return, (if there is more than one A/C then we take a sample at each return for that unit). This will tell you what types of mold spores are present in the air, in the home and at what levels.

We use fully accredited local testing laboratory and results are reviewed by the most experienced mold professional in the area. Results are normally back within 1-2 business days.

Protocols for Mold Air Quality Testing:

  • We need all windows and doors shut except for normal exit or entry.
  • The A/C set on a normal setting 12 hours prior to us coming out to the property.
  • No vacuuming the day of testing.
  • There needs to be no rain present for at least one hour prior to testing.
  • If it is raining during the inspection period we may have to reschedule this test.

Mold Survey Inspection Agreement

Mold Protocols

** Mold Note:
There needs to be no rain present for at least 1 hour prior to testing. If it is raining during the inspection period we may need to reschedule the test.

Radon Testing

The cost with a home inspection is $175 
The cost without a home inspection is $200

Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas.  You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home.  The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.  There is about a 25% failure rate in single family homes and about a 50% failure rate in condominiums in Lee and Collier Counties.

This is a 48 hour continuous monitor test.  Once we pick the machine up and then download the results it takes about 1-2 hours to generate the report from the lab.

Protocols for Radon Testing:

  • In order for us to place the unit we need all windows and doors shut except for normal exit and entry.
  • The A/C set on a normal setting 12 hours prior to us coming out and throughout the duration of the test.
  • Closed home conditions 12 hours prior to the test and throughout the duration of the testing.

Radon Protocols

*If the unit is touched or moved the test will be null and void. The voided test charge is $175.00