RecallWe are committed to raising the standards of your home inspection. That’s why we offer FREE RecallCheks for your home appliances with every inspection we do.

RecallChek_red  is the first service for consumer recalls in the United States   and has compiled over 205 million recalls from public records, to create a fail-safe system to check for dangerous flaws with home appliances. If a manufacturer designs a dangerous product, they MUST recall that item and fix it free of charge! RecallChek will provide the information to resolve any potential recall issues promptly.

How it works:

  1. Your home inspector records the model numbers of your built-in home appliances.
  2. The Model Number Algorithm (MNA) matches your appliances against the RecallChek database of recalled items.
  3. RecallChek issues a report, separate from the home inspection report. This report is emailed directly to you.
  4. This service is intended to provide homeowners with valuable information on how to receive FREE repairs from manufactures in the event a recalled appliance is found. This service is not meant to be used in the inspection response process.

Protecting your interests.

You need more than just a home inspection, you need the professionals you can depend on even after the job is done. That’s why we back all of our inspections with a 90 day Limited Structural and Mechanical Warranty.

How to use your 90 Day Warranty:

  1. Your 90 Day Limited Mechanical and Structural warranty comes with your home inspection. This warranty is valid 90 Days from the date of inspection or 22 days after closing whichever comes later. You will always have at least 22 days worth of coverage.
  2. This warranty covers repairs to items the Home Inspector has found to be in good working condition at the time of inspection and are specifically listed within our warranty.
  3. You will never have a deductible to pay.
  4. Claims will be handled within 72 hours of complete submission.
  5. This warranty may work in conjunction with an existing warranty.

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FL Licensed Home Inspection

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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.

Wind Mitigation
windmitA Licensed & Certified Master 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.
Limited Thermal Infrared
IR-Energy lossInfrared (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.
Visual Termite Inspections/Referral
port_3A 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” 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. Vital Home Inspections does not perform Termite Inspections. We highly recommend to have a license Pest Control Company to perform a termite Inspection. (Inspection Fees Varies)
4-Point Insurance Inspection
4pointThis inspection is required for homes 30 years or older to obtain home owners insurance. 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.
Roof Certification (Insurance Inspection)
roofcertThis inspection is typically done on homes that are 25 years or older. If and only a 4 point inspection is not required. 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.
Chinese Drywal Inspections (Visual Only)
chinesedrywallHere 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.
Visual Mold Inspections
moldMolds 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.