Our Services 305-514-0065
Our Home Inspection Bundle includes the following at "no additional cost":
- Thermal Imaging/Infrared Camera Scanning.
- Insurance Reports: Wind Mitigation Inspection, Four Point Inspection, &/or Roof Condition Certification.
For more details call Jerry Suarez, the owner of Vital Home Inspections directly @ (305) 514-0065 Ext 100
He will provide you with a comprehensive explanation on what would be inspected.
Licensed Home Inspections
Buying a home is probably the most expensive purchase you will ever make. It's critical that you know what you're getting for your hard earned money. Let Vital Home Inspections take the stress out of buying your home. As NACHI-certified professional home inspectors, we have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with a thorough and professional Home inspection. We at Vital Home Inspections encourage you to accompany your inspector, ask as many questions as you need to, learn about the home you wish to buy. We're here to help educate you on the condition of your investment, even after our inspection is complete. This will help you make a confident decision on your future purchase.
A licensed & Certified inspector will come to your property and look for key features of your home that show that it will be less likely to be harmed or catastrophically damaged during a hurricane or strong wind storm. Features such as concrete block construction, the presence of gable end bracing, a hip roof, the presence of a single or double roof straps, the presence of a secondary water resistance barrier, or shutter and opening protection will all qualify a home for wind mitigation certification. The state of Florida mandates that insurance companies reduce their rates for homes with certain wind mitigation features. So, with a wind mitigation certificate in hand, you are guaranteed to pay less money per month than a home owner who does not.
4-Point Insurance Inspection
Determine if an older home is in good enough condition to be a good insurance risk. The inspector examines the roof, electrical system, the plumbing system and the heating and air conditioning systems. The Four Point Insurance Inspection consist of a visual survey of the following components of a house: Roof and attic for visible leaks, roof covering, year installed, condition, water damage, skylights and ridge vents. Electrical panel, grounds, breakers, type of wiring and condition of mast if overhead electric panel is present, year installed, condition and if GFCI's are present and properly located by all areas that supply water. Interior and Exterior Air Conditioning Units, year, make, model, condition, visible corrosion, leaks and drain pan.
Citizens Roof Certification
This inspection is typically done on home that are 25 years or older.The inspection will determine the age of the roof & if there are 3 or more years life remaining.
What type of building material was used (Example: Shingles or Tiles) & the current condition of the roof.
Also when was the roof last updated & if it was a full or partial replacement.
The roof should have no visible signs of damage or leaks to be eligible for coverage.
The Roof Condition Certification form is different from the wind mitigation inspection form that is meant to lower your insurance rate. We strongly recommend that anyone having the roof inspection also have the wind mitigation if you haven't had one recently.
Thermal Infrared Inspections
Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-destructive technology that allows me to show you things about your home that no one can show you with conventional inspection methods. An infrared inspection can identify and document: electrical faults before they cause a fire; overloaded and undersized circuits; circuit breakers in need of immediate replacement; missing, damaged and/or wet insulation;heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; water and moisture intrusion that could lead to mold; possible pest infestation hidden roof leaks before they cause serious damage;air-conditioner compressor leaks; under-fastening and/or missing framing members; structural defects; broken seals in double-pane windows;energy loss and efficiency; dangerous flue leaks; damaged and/or malfunctioning radiant heating systems;unknown plumbing leaks; and overheated equipment.
Termite Inspections (Visual Only)
A WDO inspection report is provided when a home or other structure is being sold and the mortgage lender or buyer requires the inspection as part of the transaction. Form Required **"DACS 13645" See Here. Termites cause over a billion dollars in property damage a year in the United States. That's more than all fires and floods combined. Rather than fast and furious, termites work slowly and silently as they eat away your home or other property. Whether old or new, damage is done without you realizing it. Check for yourself: Several species of termites attack structures in Florida. You can check for signs of termite infestation even before having a professional inspection. Small brown, beige or black droppings around baseboards, window sills and door jams can indicate termite presence. Brown mud tubes or tunnels can indicate serious infestation. If you discover either of these clues, call Vital Home Inspections for an appointment.
Chinese Drywall Inspections (Visual Only)
Here are some ways to narrow down the question of whether you have Chinese drywall containing phosphogypsum in your home. Do you fit any of these conditions: Foul, sulfurous odors coming from your walls. Metal in contact with relatively new drywall is corroding quickly. Copper, in particular, will corrode rapidly in contact with bad drywall from China. Green corrosion is normal; black corrosion is not. Black corrosion on wiring. Appliances and electronics inexplicably failing (they have copper wiring, which can corrode). Drywall is newer than 2001. Look for markings on the backside of walls (i.e., in laundry rooms, basements, or other places where you might find unfinished drywall). Obviously, Chinese characters would indicate Chinese origin. Also the word "Knauf" will indicate this.
Mold Inspections (Visual Only)
Molds produce tiny spores to reproduce. Mold spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or not addressed. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture. Molds can trigger asthma episodes in sensitive individuals with asthma. People with asthma should avoid contact with or exposure to molds.
**Mold Assessments and Remediation are provided by a third party.