Buying a home is a large financial investment…

You deserve to know exactly what you are buying.

  • We follow the Florida standards of practice for Home Inspector
  • Our inspectors are licensed and InterNACHI certified.
  • We regularly find issues that even the Sellers are not aware of.
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What is a home inspection?

Simply put, a home inspection is an objective visual examination of a home and its systems for condition and functionality.

The home inspection looks at the physical structure and primary systems of the home to report on whether the components and systems are working as intended to on the day of the inspection. The home inspection also reports defects that could negatively affect the value of the property and/or pose danger to someone.

​With our full home inspection, Hope Home Inspections will provide a consultation with you on the inspector’s findings, a FREE infrared thermal scan, and a professionally written report with photos which will be emailed to you the next business day. Additionally, if questions arise after reviewing the report we will gladly have the home inspector call and answer those questions for you.  ​

We inspect homes in accordance with the Florida Home Inspectors Standards of Practice.  Therefore, we do not inspect areas and/or items that are not readily accessible or could place our inspectors in dangerous situations. Also, we do not give predictions/warranties on how long the systems and/or components of the home will function for.

What We Inspect:

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  • GARAGE ​​​​​
  • ​DOORS
  • CARPORT​​ 

Some common items NOT included in a standard home inspection are:

  • Cosmetic issues (floor coverings, paint, trim, etc)
  • Environmental hazards (radon, molds, asbestos, etc) BUT we do offer separate services for many of these items.
  • Security systems, humidifiers, sprinkler systems, septic systems, water softeners, Smoke detectors, central van systems
  • Sewer lines and wells
  • Presence/absence of rodents/termites/insects/pests
  • Any systems that are not visible and/or accessible.

Many of these items can be requested as additional inspection services, just mention your interest when scheduling your home inspection and we will be able to add those services for you.

Major Inspection Components:

Thermal Scan Inspection

Thermal Imaging, also called infrared imaging or thermography, is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show homeowners things about their homes that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods.  

An infrared inspection can help identify issues such as:

  • Moisture Intrusion
  • Heating/Cooling Loss
  • Electrical Hot Spots
  • Insulation Issues

Our home inspectors use this as a tool when inspecting your home to help detect issues that may not be visible to the human eye. This tool allows the inspectors to determine temperature differences, but it will not allow them to see physically behind/within a wall.

Roof Inspection

Roof Inspection

When our inspectors deem the area safe, they will walk on and all over the roof for a thorough roof inspection.
The inspection will include:

  • An evaluation of the roof-covering materials
  • The gutters and downspouts
  • The plumbing stacks/exposed vents
  • The flashing
  • Any skylights
  • The chimney, and other roof penetrations.

The inspector will note the overall condition of the roof and any recommended repairs or replacements within the full home inspection report.

Electrical Inspection

The electrical inspection is an examination of the home’s electrical components. These components include:

  • The main service disconnect
  • Panel boards 
  • Over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses)
  • Service grounding
  • Light switches
  • Lighting fixtures and receptacles
  • All ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles
  • The circuit breakers are observed and deemed to be GFCI’s using  tester.

HVAC Inspection

HVAC Inspection
Inspection Interior HVAC System

Our home inspections include an HVAC inspection, which our inspectors will examine the heating and cooling system using normal operating controls.

Our inspectors examine:

  • The interior and exterior HVAC units
  • The coils, and filter
  • Thermostat
  • Exposed ductwork and refrigerant lines

​The inspection report will include anything in need of correction, any components of the system that did not operate correctly, and if the HVAC system was deemed inaccessible.

Plumbing Inspection

Our plumbing inspection covers and includes the main water supply shut-off valve, the main fuel supply shut-off valve, the water heating equipment, interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets, all toilets for proper operation by flushing all sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage.
Inspectors evaluate deficiencies in the water supply by viewing the functional flow in two fixtures operated simultaneously.

​Deficiencies in the installation of hot and cold water faucets, mechanical drain stops that were missing or did not operate, and toilets that were damaged, had loose connections to the floor, were leaking, or had tank components that did not operate will be noted in the report.

Optional Inspection Services available upon request:

What A Home Inspection Is NOT:

  • It is not an appraisal of the home to determine its worth.
  • It is not a verification of building permits.
  • It is not an engineering report to determine structural integrity.
  • It is not an examination of local code enforcement to ensure the home and systems are up to local code.
  • It is not a warranty or prediction on how long the systems and components of the home will function.
  • It is not a guarantee against future defects from occurring. 

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