We are Certified
Our inspectors are: State Certified Home Inspectors; State Certified Mold Assessors; State Certified General Contractors; LEED AP Accredited Members of NACHI.
Often clients have questions about what to expect from an Inspection. We have created this list of frequently asked questions in order to assist you. Of course, if your question is not answered here, please feel free to contact one of our Inspectors by calling (754) 307-1996 or complete the short form at the bottom of this page.
Our basic Home Inspection begins with a Chinese Drywall Inspection if the home was built in 2001 through 2010. After that, we perform a full inspection of the exterior of the property (structure, site, and roof) including any exterior ancillary items such as swimming pool structure, pool equipment, irrigation systems, well equipment, etc. We then move to the interior and perform a full evaluation of all doors, windows, walls, ceilings, floors, and installed appliances. An evaluation and inspection of the electrical, plumbing and HVAC components is included as well. Finally, we will enter the attic space and complete an insulation/ventilation inspection and a roof structure inspection. In addition to these items, we include for FREE a RecallChek on all of our bundled Inspection Packages, showing any known manufacturer defect or safety recall notices issued on appliances and major systems such as water heaters and air conditioners.
The typical home inspection takes an average of 3 hours for homes up to 2,000 square feet living area. Larger and older homes may take more time. Our Licensed Inspectors DO NOT take shortcuts. This ensures we are providing you with an accurate assessment in order to make an informed decision.
A Four Point Insurance Inspection may be required by some insurance companies for older homes. This is a basic verification of the condition of four elements of the home (Roof, Electrical, Plumbing, & Heating/Cooling). We offer this inspection in addition to Full Home Inspections.
The Uniform Wind Mitigation Verification Report is a form standardized by the State of Florida and includes a mandated Inspection process developed in order to assist Consumers in obtaining discounts on homeowner’s windstorm coverage. The purpose of the inspection is to verify that the structure and roof is built or improved according to certain hurricane codes and to verify the effectiveness of installed hurricane protection (storm panels, shutters, and/or impact resistant glass). The savings on your insurance premiums can be up to 45%! We provide this inspection in addition to Full Home Inspections.
We realize that time is of the essence in making your decision. Our Inspectors utilize advanced mobile technology in order to deliver Inspection Reports QUICKLY. Upon completion of the Inspection, our Inspector will deliver your comprehensive report, including photos, to your email.
YES. Effective 7/1/2010, Florida Statute Chapter 468, Part XV provides for licensure and regulation of Home Inspectors. This law requires that anyone who provides “Home Inspection Services” to be properly educated and licensed to conduct business in Florida. All of our Inspectors are Licensed and Insured to perform Inspections. Beyond a Florida Home Inspector License, many of our Professionals carry additional Licenses such as Mold Assessors, Certified Radon Measurement Technicians, Certified General Contractors, Certified Residential Contractors, Certified Building Contractors Licenses. All of which require additional experience, education, and training under Florida Law.
At O.E.C. Inspections, we are also Licensed General Contractors and Professional Engineers. You can be confident that O.E.C. Inspections has the knowledge and the licensing to make minor repairs on the spot if needed to help you close on the property of your dreams, while maintaining the safety and integrity of the property and your interests as a home buyer.