Four point inspections are required by insurance companies for many homes. This inspection gives very general information on the HVAC, electric, plumbing and roof systems at the home. It is separate and distinct from the home inspection, is only for the insurance company and should not be used alone when making a decision to purchase.
During this inspection, we inspect for evidence of wood destroying organisms (WDO) such as termites, other WDO pests and fungi. Termites alone are present in 25%+ of homes in South Florida so it’s important you know if they are feeding on the wood are your home before you buy.
WITH AIR SAMPLING
It is important to know if molds exist in the air you’ll be breathing at the home because molds cause most health issues when inhaled. Mold can be present in the air at a home even if it’s not visible. Air sampling with laboratory analysis is the only true method for understanding what mold spores are in the air. This inspection is especially important for people with allergies or compromised immune systems.
From 2001-2007, corrosive drywall was imported from China and used in home construction. Later, it was determined that warm, humid climates (like Florida) can release sulfur gases and other dangerous toxins. These gases and toxins can corrode mechanical equipment and cause health issues.