Detailed Home Inspections
At Beach To Bayou, we use a customized, narrative style written report. We believe that each property is unique, and pre-printed, checklist style reports do not allow detailed disclosure of the inspection findings. Our report includes digital photographs of any areas of concern, and our recommended action for each item. By providing this information, the Buyer, Seller and Agents can visually verify any conditions we’ve noted. Like the old saying goes, “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”.
As professional home inspectors, all our inspectors are licensed with the State of Florida and accredited by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and / or the Florida Building Inspectors (FABI). Our inspections follow the ASHI Standards of Practice, which is a nationally recognized inspection guideline. By following these guidelines, you can be assured a quality inspection that is packed full of vitally important information – information that will help you in your home buying decision.
The ASHI Standards of Practice outline what items are to be inspected, and the method used for inspecting and reporting those items and can be reviewed here.
Inspection Detail Report
We present our clients with two reports for each property we inspect. The Inspection Detailed Report is a comprehensive explanation of the items we reviewed and the condition of each system. The Inspection Detailed Report is supplemented by the Inspection Summary Report.
The Inspection Summary Report
The Summary Report is an abbreviated list of the items that need corrective action to restore safe or proper operation, or further review by a specialist to determine the proper course of action to ensure safe operation and use of the system.
New Construction Punch-Out Surveys
Often, at the end of new construction, our inspection services are enlisted to assist the builder with ensuring the systems of the new home are functional and operating properly. We generally don’t include notation of cosmetic defects in this list unless we feel the condition may be overlooked during walk-through by the new home owner.
Our New Construction Punch Out Survey report provides the builder / contractor with a concise list of conditions needing addressed, without the unnecessary details about all the items that were operating properly. We work with our builder clients as partners, offering an extra level of review of the property prior to possession by the new owner.
As we’re not licensed contractors, we do not offer Phase Inspections, but the New Construction Punch Out Survey is designed to review the completed project, once the Certificate of Occupancy has been issued and construction is complete.
Indoor Air Quality / Mold Testing
Beach To Bayou offers Indoor Air Quality and Mold Testing. Our Chief Inspector and Company Owner is a licensed Florida Mold Assessor, and receives ongoing continuing education on the subject.
The State of Florida has a licensing requirement for Mold Assessors. If you are considering having a Mold or Indoor Air Quality test performed with your home inspection, make sure you verify the assessor is licensed.
There are several home inspectors in the market who offer “mold testing”, but are not licensed. As the client, why would you trust this vital service to someone without licensing?
Beach To Bayou offers several surveys and assessments for insurance purposes. We typically perform these surveys simultaneously with the general home inspection, but can perform these assessments independently of a home inspection if required.
Currently, we offer:
- Wind Mitigation Inspections
- Four Point Assessments
- Roof and Deck Certifications
We typically use the Citizens Insurance approved forms for the surveys, but can review any special requests for documentation that you may have.