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We provide the inspection services you need to get all the information you need. In addition to the services below, we also provide WDO inspections through a third party.
Well System Inspections
New Construction Inspections
Wind Mitigation Inspections
Mobile/Manufactured Home Inspections
Our Home Inspection Provides you peace of mind and some insight as to the condition of the home and what, if any, corrections or repairs may be needed. We want to insure that your home is in favorable operating condition before you move in, and you have some idea of what may be required in the future we strive to find defects and problems that may cause short and long term problems.
A typical inspection is 2-4 hours with the last hour or so being a question and answer session giving you a chance to address any concerns. You should expect a normal inspection to include the following (when Safely accessible):
•Roof, vents, flashings, and trim,
•Gutters and downspouts,
•Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations,
•Decks, stoops, porches, and railings,
•Driveways and walkways
•Eaves, soffit and fascia,
•Grading and drainage
•Basement, foundation and crawlspace,
•Water penetration and foundation movement,
•Main water shut off valves,
•Water heating system,
•Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets,
•Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats,
•Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers
•Electrical service line and meter box,
•Main disconnect and service amperage,
•Electrical panels, breakers and fuses,
•Grounding and bonding,
•GFCIs and AFCIs,
•Fireplace damper door and hearth,
•Insulation and ventilation,
•And much More
We recommend for Mold Inspections be conducted in conjunction with a complete home inspection but it is not required. This benefits the Home owner or prospective Home owner in many ways. Not only does it aid in determining if an elevated mold problem is present, but it also aids in determining potential future problematic areas within the home.
Initially we perform a visual inspection of the subject area or building. When a suspect area is identified, moisture testing is done using state of the art moisture meters and/or a Thermal Imaging Camera.
The initial visual inspection pin points specific areas of the building prone to mold growth. The combination of the mold inspection and building inspection complement each other. Often during the building inspection some mold/fungi is encountered.
Once the mold inspection process is complete, Nova Property Inspections, LLC reviews the preliminary findings with the client(s), only then, with their approval, will we perform the appropriate biological collection protocol. These initial tests, which may include, air, swab or bulk, not only confirm the presence of mold but also create a base line which will be needed or used at a later date during post mold remediation testing.
Is sampling for mold needed?
In most cases, if visible mold growth is present, sampling is unnecessary. Since no EPA or other federal limits have been set for mold or mold spores, sampling cannot be used to check a building’s compliance with federal mold standards. Surface sampling may be useful to determine if an area has been adequately cleaned or remediated. Sampling for mold should be conducted by professionals who have specific experience in designing mold sampling protocols, sampling methods, and interpreting results. Sample analysis should follow analytical methods recommended by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), or other professional organizations.” (Source: EPA)
Mold eats and destroys normal building materials used in your home when they get wet Mold reproduces and spreads by shedding microscopic mold spores in the air Mold spores travel through the air and we breathe them in – sometimes in large enough amounts that are unhealthy. Indoor mold types that can damage your home and health include: • Aspergillus / Penicillium / Trichoderma • Stachybotrys / Chaetomium / Ulocladium • Cladosporium / Alternaria / Curvularia
Manufactured/Mobile Home Inspections
A mobile/manufactured home inspection is similar to a general inspection, but it has some special areas of concern. Not only do factory-built homes have different materials and fabrication methods, they’re more vulnerable to damage. To make the process extra complicated, some systems are neither visible nor accessible. If you are looking to purchase a mobile home in the Northeast Florida area, and need to schedule an inspection, you have come to the right place.
A windstorm inspection, also referred to as a windstorm mitigation inspection, windstorm insurance inspection or wind mitigation inspection, is a kind of home inspection common in the coastal areas of the Southeastern United States. The purpose of a windstorm inspection is to determine the appropriateness of a given structure’s construction in the event of strong winds, such as those present in a hurricane.
Wind mitigation inspections look for construction features that have been shown to reduce losses in hurricanes, such as a hip roof, concrete block construction, the presence of gable end bracing, shutters and opening protections, the presence of roof to wall attachments such as toe nails, clips or hurricane straps, and the presence of a secondary water resistance barrier.
The 4-Point Inspection is often a required inspection in order to obtain (or maintain) insurance coverage. The standard 4-Point inspection covers only four key areas ( Roof, Electrical, Plumbing and Heating and A/C systems). We take the hassle out of this type of insurance inspection.
We do a thorough inspection, but the process is very simple for you. We are fully licensed, certified, and insured to meet your inspection needs. We will guide you through the process and answer any questions or concerns that you might have.
When performing the Roof Certification Inspection we ascertain the following information
•Roof Covering Material (asphalt shingle, tile etc.)
•Age of the Roof Covering
•Date the Roof was last updated
•If updated, was there a full or partial replacement
•Visible signs of damage/deterioration
•Signs of leaks
A roof certification inspection is not a guarantee or warranty. It is a unbiased, third party report on the overall health and condition of the roofing system.
Often called an 11th month inspection or 1-year warranty inspection, this service is provided to new home buyers near the end of their first year builder warranty period. It is used to identify any deficiencies that may be covered under the builder’s warranty.
A warranty inspection is a complete inspection of the home, not a limited one: foundation to roof, inside and out.
Most new home owners realize, after a few months in the home, that everything is not perfect. The construction of a new home requires an enormous amount of materials, workers, and methods of construction. With so many moving parts, it is common that issues will develop within the first year of occupancy and some may be hidden.
The inspection is a cost effective way to identify repairs or deficiencies in the structural, mechanical, and installed appliances in the home. A written report will be produced with a summary of recommended repairs that can be provided to the builder during the warranty period.
The very popular trend of DIY home flipping could mean big trouble for home buyers. It could be a big gamble whether the repairs or alterations were done by a qualified professional or by an inexperienced DIYer. That makes having a home inspected before completing the purchasing process more important than ever before.