Home Inspections

Home Inspection Miami

 

Florida Builders Engineers & Inspectors is the pioneer in the Home inspection Industry in Florida. We have over 25 years experience and a team of Professional Licensed Home Inspectors throughout 67 Florida counties it is no wonder Home Buyers, Realtors and Real Estate Attorneys trust us most. We have completed over 1 MILLION Home Inspections in Miami and throughout the state of Florida.

 

We offer a variety of Home Inspection services throughout all 67 Florida Counties including

 

Appliances

 

Residential appliances are inspected for overall performance and condition. All doors, drawers, lights, seals, elements and controls are checked, as well as cooling temperatures in refrigeration systems. Repair/replacement costs are provided.

 

Chinese Drywall

 

Residents in homes with problem drywall report having health issues like respiratory irritation as well as problems with copper corrosion and sulfur odors. We conduct detailed, point-by-point inspections of accessible areas including a limited invasive bore scope of interior wall cavities and evaluation of key components for signs of oxidation.

 

Electrical

 

The purpose of electrical system inspections is to visually assess the condition of the components of the hardwired systems located within the confines of the structure. We will determine whether the system is adequate for present demand and examine switches, receptacles, light fixtures, exhaust fans, distribution panels, breakers, wiring junction boxes, conduits and devices. We inspect all crawl spaces and attics and check for property grounding and wiring. Panel covers are removed to inspect mains and branch wiring, and all wiring to water heaters and air conditioning equipment are inspected. All lighting fixtures and smoke alarms are tested for proper use and repair/replacement costs are provided.

 

Insurance Inspection

 

We specialize in completing Insurance Inspections in accordance with new Florida guidelines that may qualify you for a discount. Components such as hurricane straps, shutters and roof sheathing are assessed to determine condition and effectiveness.  We also perform 4 Point Inspections as required by every Homeowner’s Insurance underwriter in Florida. We are proud to say that we are the preferred Insurance Inspection Company of every homeowner’s insurance company that provides coverage in the state of Florida.

 

Mechanical

 

The purpose of mechanical (heating, air conditioning and ventilation) inspections is to visually assess the condition of the cooling and heating systems of the structure. Accessible ductwork, registers, filters, condensing units, air handlers, coils and thermostats are all inspected. A general size evaluation is made, as well as an evaluation temperature differences, insulation quality and compressor function. Repair/replacement costs are provided.

 

Mold & Moisture Assessment

 

Florida Builders Engineers & Inspectors provides a thorough assessment of the surface environments of a home or building using visual means as well as on-site testing with moisture meters, hygrometers, ATP (on-site mold detections), thermal imaging, air sampling and surface sampling procedures.

 

New Construction

 

Are you thinking of purchasing a new home? Did you realize that new homes come with a typical (1) year warrantee from the builders?  It is important that we inspect your new construction and detail any deficiencies present before the warrantee expires. We offer “New Home Inspections” that give the homeowner a thorough review of all current or potential structural and safety issues. Schedule an appointment before your warranty expires to ensure your home is FBC Equivalent!

 

Plumbing

 

The purpose of plumbing inspections is to visually assess the condition of all fixtures, connections, lavatories, water closets and accessible piping. Adequacy of water pressure and drain speed are also checked. Repair estimates are provided.

 

Roof Inspection

 

The purpose of roof inspections is to visually find evidence of current leakage through the roof covering, where accessible, from various areas of structure. The overall condition and any specific deficiencies are also noted. Flashings, shingles, tiles, vents, skylights, gutters and workmanship are all checked. The estimated age and remaining life are noted and repair/replacement costs are provided.

 

Sewer Camera

 

Cast iron piping corrodes due to age, causing leakage, blockages, backups and damage to homes. We provide professional evaluations of your piping using the latest mini-camera technology. We will provide you with the information you need to know, including a full report documenting the damages with photographs of the piping conditions. Lawyers throughout Florida are working directly with us as their preferred Plumbing Forensic Inspectors to determine and disclose faulty cast iron drains in older homes.

 

Structural

 

The purpose of structural inspections is to visually find evidence of abnormal settlement, lateral movement or structural weakness in the accessible load bearing components of the building. The footings, foundation, floor members, and bearing walls comprise the structural components of a building, as well as an asphalt parking surface. Proper drainage, wood destroying organisms and ventilation play a major role. Access to crawl spaces and attics are required for a thorough structural evaluation. Estimate repairs and engineering costs are provided in the inspection report. Shouldn’t you have your home inspected by a Licensed Florida Engineering Company?  Call Us TODAY!

 

Swimming Pool

 

We inspect pools with regards to structural components, equipment, piping, decking, and circulation. Evidence of leakage, deterioration, corroded galvanized piping or other deficiencies are also noted. Low voltage lighting, safety drains and self closing gates on surrounding fences are verified. Repair/replacement costs are provided.

 

Wood-Destroying Organisms (Termite Inspection)

 

Our inspectors are licensed Wood Destroying Organism inspectors. An “1145 State of Florida form” for reporting on Wood Destroying Organisms is provided as required by Chapter 486 of the Florida Statures and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. A separate estimate for any recommended treatments will be provided if necessary.

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