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How To Pass 4 Point Home Inspection

For free videos to help you prepare for a 4 Point Home Inspection click 4 POINT HOME INSPECTION VIDEOS

Always feel free to call me with questions. I will help you anyway I can even if you are not potential customer. Call Neil at (386) 795-1843.

The reason that the insurance company is requiring a 4 Point Home Inspection is usually due to the age of your home. Most insurance companies have announced that they now require a 4 Point Home Inspection on homes over 20-25 years old. This requirement can vary from one insurance company to another but there are now a few companies that require it regardless of the home’s age. The 4 Point Inspection looks at four of the systems in your home; Roofing, Electrical, Plumbing and Air Conditioning. They simply want to confirm that the sytems are operating properly, up to code and not so old that they will come apart in the next storm or present a hazard to your safety or your property.

  1. Roofing System – The inspection forms ask about the age and condition of the roof. There can be no missing, broken or lifting shingles.
  2. Air Conditioning – This system merely needs to be intact and operational. Most insurance companies are not terribly concerned about the age.
  3. Electrical System – First we look at the electrical panel. There can be no empty breaker spaces and no double taps. We verify if the wiring is copper or aluminum. Switches and receptacles must have their cover plats intact. GFCI receptacles need to be installed as required. Smoke detectors should be in each bedroom and hallways leading to bedrooms.
  4. Plumbing System – The types of plumbing covered by insurance companies vary from one insurance company to another. Most companies will not insure homes plumbed with polybutylene. Some companies will not insure homes plumbed with galvanized steel. If you have copper or CPVC plumbing you have nothing to worry about. Verify what plumbing types are covered with your insurance agent.

3 Questions You Should Ask Your Home Inspector

For most homebuyers, the purchase of their home is one of the biggest financial decisions they will
make, and you want that decision to be backed by data and information to give you peace of mind.
When you are choosing a home inspector, there are a few very important questions you will want to
address before making your decision to hire that specific home inspector.

Besides the obvious:

  • Do you have the proper experience, insurance, credentials, etc.?
  • What will the home inspection cost?
  • How long will it take?

Here are three important questions to ask your home inspector before they do the inspection:

  1. What does your home inspection cover? Inspections initiated by the home seller are most
    likely going to be done prior to listing the home this is a great way to be open and fair about the home’s condition and value and can be a great asset for your home appraisal. Also increasing the home’s chances at a faster sale. If the inspection is initiated by the home buyer, the home inspection should cover all of the following Exterior, Roof, Structural Components and Outbuildings, Interior, Ventilation and Insulation, Heating and Air Conditioning Systems, Electrical System, and Plumbing System.
  2. What type of home inspection report will I get when you’re finished? Professional home inspectors will provide a number of different types of reports, but you should never accept a verbal report. You’ll want a fully documented, written report as a record of the home inspector’s findings.
  3. Will I be able to attend the home inspection? Now remember this is going to be your potential new home and you should take full advantage of this educational opportunity and a real chance for you to dig around and understand the home you are about to buy before you move in. You should be 100% suspicious of any home inspector who hesitated to have you along on the inspection.

The difference between Neil and most other home inspectors is not only is Neil a Licensed Home Inspector in Florida but also a Florida Certified General Contractor with home building experience and years of experience working for architectural engineering firms on the commercial and residential design side.

We are the best choice if you want a highly experienced professional to give you an in-depth look at all the vital systems in your home. Please give Neil a call for all of your home inspection needs… (386) 795-1843

Pre-purchase Home Inspections Daytona Beach

home inspectors Pre purchase Home Inspections Daytona BeachA pre-purchase home inspection in Daytona Beach can be costly, but will serve to save you thousands of dollars, unnecessary problems, and untold expense down the road. The relatively small investment of a home inspection in Daytona Beach will give you the peace of mind in knowing that the exterior as well as the interior of your house is not going to cause you any unwanted surprises. Locating, qualifying, moving, and taking possession of your new home is daunting enough. Pre-purchase inspections ensure that the residence will be safe and functional for many years to come.

Whether you are a buyer or seller in need of a house inspection in Daytona Beach, you will need to make sure the house is in safe condition. Don’t trust just anyone to perform your house inspection. Home Inspection Services by Neil Olshefski are guaranteed to be reliable, dependable, and trustworthy. When it comes to getting a good house inspection, you honestly do get what you pay for: cheaper is not always better.

Neil has years of experience in working with architectural and engineering firms on both commercial and residential design. He is also a certified general contractor and a licensed home inspector. His building and design expertise sets him apart from other inspectors; you are guaranteed a thorough and professional house inspection in Daytona Beach with Neil. As a general contractor, he has any eye for anything suspicious and this gives him a definite advantage over that of competitors.

Our professional house inspections in Daytona Beach will cover all of the important aspects of the property. We inspect the exterior of the house, examine the roof, the interior, structural integrity, check the HVAC system, electrical wiring and boxes, and the plumbing throughout the residence. Our house inspections scrutinize the overall functionality and safety of any house. Don’t trust just anyone to give you a pre-purchase inspection, trust us at Home Inspection Services before you take the final step of moving in to any house.

Our home inspections begin with taking a look at the exterior of your home which includes paint, siding, windows, doors, flashing and trim work. We also check gutters and downspouts to ensure they are functioning properly as this can lead to roof leaks and basement and crawlspace flooding if not working properly. Our home inspections also examine the roof and make sure the shingles are in good shape where we look for curling, loose or missing tabs, loss of granular composition, hail damage, damaged decking, and soffits, etc. These factors play a major role in preventing water damage due to faulty roofing materials.

Our home inspections do a thorough check on all appliances, carpeting, flooring, ceilings, basements and stairs. We check water heaters, water pumps, sprinkler systems, and pool pumps. Nothing goes unchecked with our home inspections. We will even check your electrical panels and wiring. Most house inspections in Daytona Beach don’t include this service, but we understand the importance of making sure a home has been properly wired to meet and exceed all safety standards.