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HOMESMART INSPECTION

Peace of Mind for Home Buyers, with HomeSmart Inspections.

How we inspect at HomeSmart Inspection

  • We abide by the Florida standards of practice

  • Fully licensed and InterNACHI certified.

  • We look for actual problems in a home

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What is an inspection?

Our home inspection service is comprehensive and thorough. We inspect all major components of the home, including roofing, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems. Our inspection report includes detailed descriptions and photos of any issues we uncover. Our team of experienced home inspectors is reliable and trustworthy, and we guarantee the highest quality of service. We also offer flexible scheduling and competitive rates. With us, you can rest assured that your home inspection needs will be taken care of quickly and effectively.

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Some common items NOT included in a standard home inspection are:

  • Any Cosmetic issues 

  • Environmental hazards (radon, molds, asbestos, etc) BUT we do offer separate services for many of these items.

  • Security systems, humidifiers, sprinkler systems, septic systems, water softeners, Smoke detectors, central van systems

  • Sewer lines and wells

  • Presence/absence of rodents/termites/insects/pests

  • Any systems that are not visible and/or accessible.

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Major Inspection Components:

  • HOW TO PAY?
    ​Payment for inspection services is due at the time of inspection. The inspector can collect payment via cash (must be exact amount as inspectors do not carry change) or check while at the property. If you cannot attend the inspection, you will receive an email on the day of your inspection with secure links allowing you to pay online by either eCHECK (ACH), ApplePay, Zelle or Debit/Credit Card (non-refundable 3.5% technology fee on all debit/credit card transactions).
  • WHEN DO I GET MY REPORT?
    Your home inspection report will be delivered the next business day once processed by the office staff via email. ​If other arrangements are needed for report delivery, please contact our office at 941-413-6600 as we may be able to make special accommodations.
  • WHY MUST I SIGN A PRE-INSPECTION AGREEMENT?
    The inspection agreement the customer must sign PRIOR to an inspection is required to be delivered by Florida Law, so the customer understands what is and isn't included in our home inspection. Also, our insurance carrier requires this agreement to be signed for the same reason and to ensure the company and the customer are covered under our insurance.
  • WHAT IS A HOME INSPECTION?
    A home inspection is a non invasive objectual visual inspection of a house. The inspection looks at the physical structure and primary systems of the home to report on whether the components and systems are working as intended to on the day of the inspection.
  • WHAT A HOME INSPECTION DOESN'T COVER?
    The inspection looks at the physical structure and primary systems of the home to report on whether the components and systems are working as intended to on the day of the inspection. A home inspection does not cover: Code Compliance Verification of Permits Cosmetic Issues Concealed defects due to walls, furniture, carpets, personal items, etc. Sprinkler systems, central vac systems, playgrounds, recreational facilities, and other miscellaneous items.
  • WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FIXING ISSUES?
    This depends on the type of contract you used in the home purchase offer. Sometimes it can be the seller's responsibility and sometimes no one is responsible to correct the issues. Especially, if the house is being sold "As Is". For clarification on this matter we suggest having this conversation with your Realtor as they are the most familiar with your contract.
  • DO INSPECTORS LOOK UP PERMITS?
    With a home inspection, our inspectors do NOT check the properties previous permits. In the event that a Four Point Inspection and/or Wind Mitigation Inspection has been ordered we do search the corresponding city/county databases to locate specific Roof, Electrical, Plumbing, or HVAC permits. We do not check to see if all prior permits have been closed, if there are liens on the property, etc.. This is typically the responsibility of the Realtor and/or Closing Agent.
  • HOW DO I KNOW ISSUES WERE FIXED?
    Your inspector can return to the property and perform a Re-inspection of the repairs items. There is a charge for this service (starting at $175) and a list of the repaired items must be provided to the office at the time of scheduling this service. We cannot verify if a repair is "done well" or is "up to code". We are there to determine if the original deficiency is still present or is no longer present. We highly recommend holding onto all invoices/receipts from any and all repairs for future reference and liability.
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Optional Inspection Services available upon request:

What A Home Inspection Is NOT:

  • It is not an appraisal of the home to determine its worth.

  • It is not a verification of building permits.

  • It is not an engineering report to determine structural integrity.

  • It is not an examination of local code enforcement to ensure the home and systems are up to local code.

  • It is not a warranty or prediction on how long the systems and components of the home will function.

  • It is not a guarantee against future defects from occurring. 

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Don't move into a home with unforeseen issues.

Get to know exactly what you are buying.

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