Gray Home Inspection Services
General Home Inspection
Our buyer’s inspection is an investigative evaluation of most visible and readily accessible components of a home. When qualified by suspected defects, we utilize advanced imaging technologies to determine the cause and extent of an issue, including infrared thermography and aerial drone photography. The instruments used will help us to inspect otherwise inaccessible areas and pinpoint areas of energy loss or moisture intrusion (a moisture meter may also be used).
We inspect the following components:
- Roofing System
- Foundation & Crawl Space
- Exterior (cladding, doors, windows)
- Structural Components
- Attached Garage
- Deck & Patio
- Interior (doors, windows, floors, walls, stairs)
- Attic, Ventilation, & Insulation
- Heating & Cooling Systems
- Electrical System
- Plumbing System
As you prepare to sell your home, a comprehensive inspection of the property can benefit you greatly. By identifying any possible defects or areas of the home in need of improvement, you’ll be able to better assess the value of your home as well as address any repairs that you deem necessary. This also serves to establish trust with homebuyers by giving you an opportunity to disclose any issues before they schedule their own inspection.
New Construction Phase Inspection
A phase inspection can save you and the builders of your new home time and stress by evaluating the current progress of construction at several different stages. If any issues are found with the structure or materials used, this ensures that corrections can be made with minimal backtracking. We’ll arrive onsite at several critical times, including: pre-concrete pour, pre-drywall installation, and prior to the builder’s final walkthrough.
This limited home inspection is often required by insurance agencies before they’ll be willing to issue a policy on an older home. It consists of an evaluation of four critical areas of a residential property—the roof, HVAC systems, plumbing system, and electrical system. If the condition of each of these areas meets the minimum property standards of your insurer, then you should be able to qualify for coverage.
Wind Mitigation Inspection
For areas on or near the Florida coastline, it’s imperative to protect homes from the elements. Not only does a Wind Mitigation Inspection assess how adequately a property is protected, it also determines which of numerous insurance credits a home may be eligible for. Depending on which protective implements are in place, you could save a substantial amount of money on your policy.
Radon is an odorless and invisible gas that can pose numerous health problems when able to enter the air of a home. The gas forms deep underground from the decomposition of specific types of rock and soil and can rise into a home through cracks in the foundation or other openings. We have the instruments and extensive training to make sure that your home is safe from radon contamination.
New Construction Inspection
When the builders of your new home are finishing up or entering the final phase of construction, it’s a good idea to schedule a third-party inspection for an unbiased opinion on the condition of the property. We’ll evaluate the readily accessible components and currently installed systems for any issues that may have been overlooked by the builder—giving you an opportunity to have repairs or improvements performed before your move-in date.
11th Month Warranty Inspection
It’s important for new homeowners to make sure that no issues have emerged in the structural components or mechanical systems of their home before the builder’s 1-year warranty has expired. We’ll carefully inspect the readily accessible areas of your home for any defects or safety concerns, reporting on our findings in detail so that you can refer to the terms of your warranty to arrange necessary repairwork.
If you or the seller of a home have had a component replaced or repaired since our initial inspection, then we’re able to come back to the property to re-inspect the component. We’ll make sure that there are no safety issues or additional work required in order for the repairs to be up to standard.
Mold is more common than many homeowners are aware of, finding a place to proliferate in the most minute areas of moisture. A mold problem inside a home isn’t always visible and unfortunately can cause numerous health problems for residents. We’re trained to locate areas of mold and moisture intrusion so that you can take the measures necessary to protect your health and your investment.
Commercial Property Inspection
This inspection is for investors and current or prospective business owners who are seeking to purchase a property to be used for commercial purposes. We’ll evaluate the structure and readily accessible mechanical systems for any issues that you need to be aware of before committing to an investment.
Gray Home Inspections Inc. doesn’t just look over the basic elements of a home—we carefully inspect most readily accessible areas so that you can be completely informed of a property’s overall condition before deciding to buy or sell. Contact us today to request an inspection.