Whether you’re buying a new home, putting yours on the market, or you just want a ‘once over’ homeowner’s maintenance inspection – a comprehensive inspection by Residential Inspector of America is undeniably essential to your peace of mind. But you should also be aware that certain inspections may also be required by some lenders &/or homeowner’s insurance companies. To ensure that you have everything you need, we recommend that you take a moment to review the information below.
RIA proudly offers a variety of inspection services which can accompany your comprehensive home inspection. Plus, we are happy to offer discounted prices when bundling multiple services together! Be sure to contact us to find out how to get the most value for the least amount of money!
- WDO Inspection (Florida only): “Wood Destroying Organisms; AKA “termite inspection”
A WDO Inspection is recommended to be completed during due diligence. RIA will inspect for visible and accessible evidence of infestation or damage from wood destroying organisms. Includes (but not limited to) termites, powder post beetles and wood decaying fungi.
- Wind Mitigation Assessment (included with our Buyer’s Ultimate Inspection Package)
This service documents wind-related construction features and may result in significant savings by reducing the windstorm portion of the homeowner’s insurance premium.
- 4-Point Insurance Evaluation (included with our Buyer’s Ultimate Inspection Package)
This evaluation documents the age and general condition of the roof, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems for your insurance company, so you can obtain insurance coverage for the home. It is not intended to replace a comprehensive home inspection, but is recommended to be added to your home inspection.
- Sewer Scope
Sewer Scope Inspections are used to determine the current condition of the sewer line, and make known any potential damages that cannot be detected otherwise. A sewer scope is a video inspection of the lateral sewer line from the house at or near the foundation to the city sewer, HOA tap, or the septic tank.
- Air Sampling for Mold
RIA recommends mold sampling in homes in which there are concerns of possible moisture issues, high humidity problems, or when an occupant is predisposed to respiratory issues – including those with asthma or allergies, and people with weakened immune systems (such as children, elderly, pregnant women, or cancer patients). Mold spores are present in the air and can travel inside the home, where they may begin to reproduce. Once a mold issue develops in the home, mold spores may then be inhaled by occupants. Most molds are not dangerous and only cause allergenic symptoms in people; however, some molds have been linked to more serious conditions. RIA can conduct air quality sampling and/or mold surface sampling that will tell you what types of mold are present, if the mold is “current” or “former” growth, and if abnormal mold conditions exist that may pose health risks. All mold samples are evaluated by a professional laboratory and a report is typically emailed 3-5 business days after the lab test is completed.
- Water Quality Sampling
It’s best to know the quality of your water, and some lenders even require it as part of the loan process. If your home is on a well, or if your family includes pregnant or nursing women, babies, elderly people, or those with health issues, water sampling is recommended. RIA has many Water Quality Sampling options to suit your needs, and we can sample your water for bacteria and other contaminates.
- 18-Month Home Warranty
Once we perform a full inspection on your property, it will be eligible for the purchase of our 18-Month Home Warranty, backed by Residential Warranty Services, Inc. – a national home warranty company! The 18-Month Home Warranty will give you the best protection for the longest term currently available! Click for more information on the 18-Month Home Warranty.
For more information on any of these services, please contact Residential Inspector of America LLC at (904) 590-1306, and our team will gladly assist you!