A 4-point inspection determines the age and health of a specific system of a home. (i.e. roof, plumbing, electrical, and air conditioning) These inspections are regulated by the individual insurance companies. Many have their own form or reporting requirements. However, since the state of Florida has its own insurance company Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, most insurance carriers accept their form as the standard for the state.
During this inspection we document and photograph the roof structure to determine its age and longevity. Any roof over the age of 15 years must be looked at in greater detail, because many of these were not installed under Florida’s Building Code implemented in Feb. 2002.
Electrical systems are evaluated to determine if they have been upgraded from unsafe or sub-standard electrical components. Some homes in Florida still have aluminum wiring, knob-n-tube wiring, fuse boxes, or recalled breaker panels that have been deemed unsafe to have installed in a home.
The plumbing systems are evaluated to determine the type of plumbing pipe used in the home and the age/type of the water heater. Here we have to look for leaks under sinks or piping and corrosion on plumbing fixtures, and determine if the water heater is properly connected.
Finally, we examine the air conditioning and heating systems. Most homes constructed after 1950 have a central air conditioning system that combines both heating and cooling functions. Here we need to determine the age of the system and the locations of the two units. Many systems have a compressor located outside of the home and an air handler located in the home. The air handler is the critical item, as most are installed in a closet or attic space and can cause damage or mold growth.
$150 – 60 minutes on-site