Residential Home Inspection

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A residential home inspection is a visual examination of the condition of a home. The inspector assesses the overall condition of the property's structure, interior, and exterior components. This includes checking for any potential issues, such as structural damage, safety concerns, or the need for repairs or maintenance. The inspection report details the inspector's findings, highlighting any areas that require attention or further evaluation. The goal of the inspection is to provide an unbiased assessment of the property's condition to help buyers or homeowners make informed decisions about the property.

4 Point Inspection

A four-point inspection is a specific type of residential inspection that focuses on four critical components of a home. The four components inspected in a four-point inspection will include:

Wind Mitigation

Wind mitigation is an assessment of a building's resilience to wind-related hazards, particularly strong winds and hurricanes. A wind mitigation inspection aims to determine how well a structure is equipped to withstand the forces of high winds, with the goal of reducing potential damage.

New Construction

A new construction inspection is a process where a certified inspector examines a recently built residential property to assess its construction quality, adherence to building codes, and overall condition. This type of inspection is typically requested by homebuyers who want to ensure that their newly constructed home meets the necessary standards and is free from defects. Here is a basic description of what a new construction inspection involves:

Thermal Imaging

A thermal imaging inspection is a non-invasive technique that uses specialized infrared cameras to detect and visualize temperature variations in objects and surfaces. Thermal imaging inspections are valued for their ability to reveal hidden problems that might not be apparent through visual inspection alone. They are widely used in various industries to enhance safety, reduce energy consumption, and prevent costly repairs by addressing issues before they escalate.

11 Month Warranty Inspection - New Construction

The inspector will perform an inspection to ensure that proper building practices have been executed based on the local jurisdiction. These inspections are for new construction only and are not code compliance inspections. This inspection is performed before builders one year warranty expires.

Mold and Indoor Air Quality

The inspector will examine all areas of the home for indications of moisture intrusion and possible microbial growth. 

FCS Home Inspection performs their services based on the InterNACHI Standards of Practice

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