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We almost always recommend that prospective buyers have the appropriate professional home and property inspections completed
prior to agreeing to proceed with their purchase. This is important even if you are purchasing New Construction or Distressed Properties
being sold As-Is. A thorough inspection can either give you Peace of Mind about your purchase, or reveal Potential Problems.
Certain properties and/or lenders may indicate the need for different types of inspections. For example:

·         General Home Inspection

o         Roof and trusses

o         Foundation and overall structure

o         Electrical panel and components

o         Plumbing

o         Heating and Air Conditioning

o         Major Appliances (if included with the property)

·         WDO (Wood Destroying Organisms)—this could indicate pest problems such as termites or other types of wood rot

o         This type of inspection is usually required for FHA or VA loans

 

·         Swimming Pool Inspection

o         Checks for leaks, pool pump, filter, heating equipment, safety compliance features, etc.

·         Mold Inspection

Several Prominent Home Inspection Companies are listed below for your convenience. Even though we are not endorsing one over the other,
there are several important questions you might want to ask before making your selection:

*        Ask if they carry Errors & Omissions Insurance - this helps protect your client (and you) in the event an inspector missed or misdiagnosed a component of the home that the inspector is required to inspect according to industry standards.

*        Look for inspectors that offer General Liability Insurance as an added layer of protection for you and your client - An inspector who doesn't carry general liability insurance does not protect against property damage in the event the inspector damages your client's property before or after inspecting the home.

*        Request training qualifications - Training is key to a proper home inspection. Many inspectors may not have received formal training. Training limitations can lead to potential problems for your clients in the event something is not properly inspected.

*        Seek out inspectors who meet industry and/or state standards - Hiring an inspector who does not adhere to industry or state standards could result in missing thousands of dollars in problems, costing your client additional money, time, or aggravation.

*        Identify inspectors who are impartial - Impartiality during the inspection process helps to avoid raising unnecessary alarm; the inspector should remain objective while communicating the inspection findings in a professional, non-threatening manner.

                        *   The above suggestions were provided by AmeriSpec®

Local Area Home Inspection Companies

AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service
Contact: Paul Bowker
763 Lake George Drive
Melbourne, Fl 32940
Business: 321-752-0811
FAX: 321-752-0749
e-mail: pbowker@amerispec.net

Happy Home Inspections
Contact: Rob Wartell
1672 Silverado Drive
Rockledge, Fl 32955
Business: 321-302-1120
Fax: 321-632-9982

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Contact: Kelly Cox
P.O. Box 411660
Melbourne, Fl 32941
Business: 321-751-8711
Fax: 321-751-8723
e-mail: Kelly.cox@pillartopost.com
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