Starting at $400.00
Lakeland Home Inspections will conduct a visual Inspection of the house that will be in accordance with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. The Inspection process typically takes about 3-4 hours to complete. We strongly encourage you to accompany the inspector during the Inspection. This will give you a chance to ask questions and become familiar with the systems of the home. At the conclusion of the Inspection, a PDF file of the report will be generated and emailed to you the same day.
In addition, my Inspections utilize Infrared thermal cameras, Carbon Monoxide combustion analysis equipment, moisture meters and electrical testing equipment to help assist in the Inspection. These testing and inspecting procedures go above and beyond the Standards of Practice.
Items that will typically be included in an inspection are:
Grading, Drainage, Walks & Driveways, Retaining Walls, Decks &
Siding, Soffit/Fascia, Trim, Windows & Doors, Storms & Screens, Steps & Stairs
Structure, Roofing Material, Flashings & Valleys, Chimneys, Appliance Flues & Gutters
Foundation, Walls, Floor Systems, Bearing Walls, Beams & Columns,
Water Supply Piping, Waste & Drain Lines, Water Heaters and Related Components, Fuel Supply Lines and Laundry Connections
Heating and Cooling Systems:
Heating Plant, Cooling System, and Distribution System, Thermostat, Filters & Auxiliary Systems
Main Service Size & Installation, Main & Sub Panels, Branch Circuits, AFCI'S & GFCI'S
Rooms, Fireplaces, Windows & Doors, Walls, Ceilings, Floors, & Major Appliances
Roof Structure, Ventilation & Exhaust Fans, Flues, Plumbing Vents & Insulation
Structure, Roofing, Siding, Doors, Electrical, and Automatic Openers
Additional Inspection services are provided by Homefax Radon Services, Drain Busters, and Inspection Services of MN.
*>3000 sf call for quote*
Starting at $400.00
This type of Inspection is the same as a buyer Inspection, except it is for the seller, also called pre-listing Inspections. Seller inspections may be a helpful option for the sellers, buyers and agents because it can eliminate all the pitfalls and hassles associated with waiting to do the Home Inspection until a buyer is found. Typically, the Inspection is paid for by the seller, usually just before the home goes on the market. The report is available to potential buyers to review during the showings. The report educates the buyer on the condition of the home and lets them know what potential expenses might be incurred once they close on the home. Then, the buyer can decide early on if the property is something they want to pursue, given the condition. There may be some unexpected items they can live with, but others they cannot. A 1-hour review Inspection can be purchased by the potential buyer, typically at the cost of $150 to review the entire report and answer any questions they may have. This is also an opportunity to update the report to reflect any repairs the seller has made based on the original report.
Advantages to sellers, buyers and agents.
Before making an offer on a home, having a walk-through consultation can be very helpful for buyers to determine whether the home is something they want to move forward with and make an offer on, rather than foregoing a full home Inspection all together. The consultation is a 1-hour visual walk-through of the property during a scheduled showing appointment by your agent.
What is included? Not included?
Included: Visual Inspection of the foundation, structure, grading/drainage, siding, deck, windows, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems.
Not included: A written report, no ladders will be used to inspect roof or attic space, no use of testing equipment or manual testing of any systems.
The consultation is not meant to be a substitute for a full Home Inspection. If an offer is accepted and you would like a full inspection, a discount of $100 will be applied to the inspection.