Types of inspections
What is evaluated in a Home or Condo Inspection?
Fox Inspections provides a thorough inspection and detailed report using the national INACHI standards of practice with inspections including;
TERMITE/WDO (Wood Destroying Organism) Inspections start at $85.00 and are performed by one of Brevard’s most experienced inspectors.
Sorry, we do not offer a $99.95 inspection. The cost of an inspection will depend upon the property’s total square footage, the age and type of construction as well as any other requested services.
Typically the starting prices are as follows:
Conducted by a specially trained and completely objective inspector, Fox Inspections provides a full analysis of the property's condition such as identifying non-functioning systems, damaged building components, safety issues and the quality of many installations. These inspections are not appraisals or municipal inspections, which verify code compliance, but they are descriptions of the property's current condition and indication of what may need repair or replacement. Please call for more information and exact pricing for your inspection needs and be sure the utilities are on for the inspection.
Is my home inspection an insurance inspection?
No, the home inspection is for your benefit and describes the condition of all aspects of your home. The insurance carrier may ask for a Wind Mitigation Inspection, a 4 POINT Inspection or a Roof Condition Certification Form or all 3.
Following the natural disasters of 2005 and failure of many insurance companies, the insurance industry has demanded some of these types of inspections to minimize their risk. Prior to April 2010, the Wind Mitigation Inspection form could have saved the home owner hundreds in premiums. No longer are most of these savings available with the new form and construction verification requirements.
A 4-POINT Inspection is a description and evaluation of the Electrical, HVAC, ROOF and PLUMBING, for homes over 25 years old in a format accepted by the insurance company. Preferably with no defects, most of the time corrections are needed and re-inspected for a (good) 4 POINT report for the inspection company. Older homes are generally built well, but may have unsafe electrical or other defects requiring correction before Insurance can be obtained.
A Roof Condition Certification Form may be requested on older homes with older roofs. This form is used to verify the roof covering will last at least 3-5 years. If your inspection reveals a new roof covering is needed, your coverage may be denied or limited until replaced.