Home Inspection Services Every Residential Homeowner Needs
We inspect homes thoroughly so you can live confidently, knowing your investment is safe and sound and your family is protected.
As a homeowner, regular inspections (once or twice a year) are essential to enhance your home’s longevity and integrity. These check-ups, akin to medical exams, detect issues before they escalate. Over time, your home systems will age, showing wear and tear. Professional inspections document your home’s condition, catching minor defects early, preventing costly repairs. Our certified inspectors identify problems and connect you with skilled contractors for immediate solutions.
If you’re looking to buy a home in Florida, a professional inspection allows you to make the most informed decision about a major investment. The inspection process looks for any issues or defects, giving buyers grounds to renegotiate the purchase price if necessary. For example, if problems are discovered, you could demand the seller make repairs first or lower the selling price accordingly. A clean inspection provides peace of mind that you won’t have regrets. It also educates you on maintaining your new home properly.
Home inspections greatly reduce the risk of future legal issues for sellers by ensuring full disclosure upfront. Identifying and addressing any problems beforehand eliminates potentially costly and time-consuming lawsuits down the road. An inspection allows you to make repairs or offer credits to the buyer before closing. This prevents unpleasant surprises or accusations after the sale is finalized.
A thorough home inspection also highlights safety issues you may not notice on your own. For instance, inspectors look for faulty wiring, potential moisture issues that could lead to mold, insufficient insulation, and more. They assess the integrity of the roof, plumbing, HVAC, and other systems that could fail over time. For a few hundred dollars, an inspection provides invaluable insights into your most valuable asset. It’s a small price to pay for peace of mind.
Hello there. I am Nate Standifer, and I run Homestead Property Inspections LLC here in Manatee and Sarasota County. I’m a licensed and experienced home inspector committed to giving potential homeowners like yourself thorough and accurate inspections. With over a decade of experience in telecommunications, low voltage electrical inspections, and now home inspections, I’ve built up a heap of know-how across the various parts and pieces that make a house a home.
My way of doing business is founded on the Golden Rule – treating my fellow clients how I’d like to be treated. I think that principle is sorely missing in today’s world, so I aim to bring it back one inspection at a time. Your family’s safety and security are my top priorities every time I step foot on a property. You can bet your boots on my team’s commitment, dedication and integrity during the entire process.
Building strong relationships with clients like yourself is something we take great pride in. My goal is to leave you feeling informed, confident and empowered when decision time comes. We follow InterNACHI’s strict Standards of Practice to a T and are always expanding our know-how through ongoing training and learning so you can receive tip-top service. My team looks forward to working with you and helping you successfully meet your real estate goals. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.
When inspecting the roof, we use ladders to view shingles, flashing, and gutters up close. We look for damaged or missing shingles that could cause leakage. We also examine the underside of the roof structure for water stains or rotting that can lead to collapse. Proper roof ventilation is checked.
Our inspectors scan siding, trim, and exterior walls to identify deterioration, cracking, or wood rot areas. We check for proper caulking around windows/doors to prevent water intrusion. Grading around the foundation is checked so water flows away from home.
We confirm the cooling, heating, and ventilation systems are properly installed and functioning efficiently. This involves checking for correct refrigerant levels, verifying ductwork is properly sealed, and testing air flows from vents.
We run water through fixtures, flush toilets, and drain tubs to check for adequate flow, leaks, or signs of corrosion. Pipes are checked for proper support. Water heater is examined for rust, energy efficiency, and safety mechanisms.
We find wiring routes through home and inspect connections for hazards. Breaker panel is checked for capacity to handle needs. All outlets, switches, and fixtures are tested. Safety features like GFCIs near water sources are confirmed.
We thoroughly assess the functionality of built-in appliances by running them through cycles. This includes testing stove burners, ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, and laundry connections. We listen and watch for any alarming sounds, odours, or issues.
Our inspection looks for damaged walls, peeling paint or wallpaper, cracked floors, and other interior defects. Doors and windows are checked for fit, operation, and locking abilities. Smoke and CO detectors are confirmed.
We closely examine the foundation and structure for levelness, large cracks, or areas that indicate settling. The attic, basement, and crawl spaces are checked for moisture intrusion that could attract pests or lead to mold.
Proper ventilation and insulation levels are checked in the attic to prevent moisture buildup and ensure energy efficiency. Leaks from roof penetrations are inspected. Access points are confirmed and sealed to keep out pests.
An initial consultation call where we discuss your priorities, provide a quote upfront and answer any preliminary questions.
Before the inspection, we request any disclosures and study the home’s background. This allows us to know what to zero in on once we’re on site.
We meticulously examine the entire interior and exterior of the home following our comprehensive checklist to test all features, systems, and components.
We share our findings while on site and address any concerns that come up so issues are clear while the inspection is fresh.
You get a detailed written report the same day outlining the results, complete with photographs and descriptions of any problem areas needing attention.
If major defects arise requiring fixes, we provide expert recommendations and qualified contractor referrals.
Even after the inspection, we’re available to answer any other questions about the home’s condition that come up. We provide unlimited follow-up help.
With more than ten years of experience, we’re really good at spotting issues, big or small, that most home buyers might not notice.
When we find problems in your future home, we explain them in everyday language so you can easily understand what’s going on with the place you’re about to buy.
Our job doesn’t stop after the inspection. We’re here to help you with maintenance, fixes, and upgrades in the future.
We’re not on anyone’s side in the deal. We just want to make sure your investment is safe and that you feel confident about it.
We use the latest gadgets and methods to do accurate inspections that don’t harm your property. You can rely on our findings.
What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is when a professional home inspector comes to the house and gives it a super thorough check-up before it’s sold. They’re looking for any issues or problems that the potential buyers or even the sellers should know about.
When thinking of buying or selling a house, it’s smart to call in a home inspector before making any big decisions. They thoroughly check out the property to catch any issues that might cost you down the line. They look at every nook and cranny—inside and out—to see what shape it’s in.
It’s good to check if the inspectors have a home inspection certification from organizations like the ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) or InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors) so you are confident they really know their stuff.
Here’s what home inspection services cover:
Home inspectors review everything from floors to windows to garage doors to ensure it’s structurally sound and working properly. A certified home inspection will help buyers and sellers avoid nasty surprises and make informed choices about the property.
Which locations do you cover?
Our home inspection company operates in Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, and Desoto Counties, including cities like Bradenton, Sarasota, Riverview, Ruskin, Sun City, Palmetto, Parrish, Ellenton, Lakewood Ranch, Anna Maria Island, Myakka City, Arcadia, Venice, and North Port. We service all areas in between as well.
What are the different types of home inspections you offer?
Contact us for a free consultation on finding the right inspection for your home in Florida.
When are you available for home inspections?
Our home inspection services are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day – we work around your schedule.
What are your certifications and experience?
With over 10 years of experience, I am a Certified Professional Inspector (CPI) based in Myakka City, FL. My home inspection certification from the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI®) reflects my commitment to excellence. I also have experience in telecommunications and low-voltage electrical inspections. You can count on me to be professional, thorough, and kind.
Do you provide onsite inspection reports?
Yes, we deliver easy-to-understand, mobile-friendly inspection reports with high-quality images on the same day. The reports are broken down into clear sections for your convenience.
Can I schedule a consultation call before booking?
Absolutely, feel free to contact us at (941) 932-0095 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your inspection needs and set up a consultation call before booking. We’re happy to answer your questions about our home inspection services.
Buying a home is a big decision – don’t take chances. Our experienced home inspectors thoroughly evaluate all aspects of the home and provide a detailed report so you know exactly what you’re getting. Schedule your inspection today for confidence and clarity.