Home inspections are a quick, visual look at a buildings condition. Home inspections are not technically exhaustive (would take days and thousands of dollars to complete that type of inspection). Observations are limited to the apparent condition of the building at time of inspection. No invasive or destructive testing will be made. No equipment, systems or appliances will be dismantled. Inspector shall perform the said inspection to accord with the STATE OF FLORIDA HOME INSPECTION STANDARDS OF PRACTICE.

Despite every effort to achieve the best level of thoroughness reasonably possible within the available time, there is no guarantee that each and every condition or problem, whether actual or latent, will be discovered. This is because the report is based on the visible, accessible and apparent condition of the home and its components, on the day and at the time of inspection. Home inspectors cannot see through walls, plumbing, or the ground. There is no way to accurately predict events that have not yet happened or to identity potential hidden, concealed, inaccessible or undiscovered latent conditions and/or components.

What is not covered in a home inspection:
  • Systems, components, conditions and/or situations which are NOT within the scope of the building inspection include, but are not limited to:

    • Radon gas, formaldehyde gas, lead-based paint, asbestos, and toxic or flammable materials
    • Mold, mildew and other environmental hazards
    • Termite inspection and pest control including all wood destroying organisms
    • Security alarm and/or fire detection systems
    • Household appliances (including humidifiers)
    • Paint wallpaper and other decorative treatments to windows
    • Interior walls, ceilings and floors
    • Recreational equipment or facilities
    • Underground storage tanks
    • Energy efficiency measurements
    • Concealed, private or security, or fire protection systems
    • Heating system accessories such as solar heating systems
    • Sprinkling and/or irrigation systems
    • Water softener
    • Central vacuum
    • Telephone, intercom or cable TV systems, antennae
    • Lightning arrestors
    • Load controllers
    • Trees and plants
    • Governing codes, ordinances, statutes and covenants
    • Architectural analysis
    • Soil analysis or ground settlement investigation
    • An evaluation of underground or hidden home components
What services can I add to my home inspection: