What services do you provide?
- Comprehensive Home Inspection
- Wind Mitigation Report
- 4 Point Inspection
What is a Comprehensive Home Inspection?
This is a visual inspection of all of the home systems and its construction, inside and out. Most often this is in connection with the buying or selling of a home. The client receives a 15-20 page narrative type report, with plenty of captioned photos detailing what is pointed out. We provide the ages of the major home components, their condition, as well as photos of both the positives and any recommendations the Inspector may suggest. We are able to provide this report, usually, within 24 hours of the actual event.
Who should get a home Inspection?
Current homeowners, potential home buyers and sellers, and real estate agents are the most common clients of home inspectors. Inspectors give owners and potential buyers the information necessary for making an informed decision about needed repairs and the overall condition of the house.
What does a Comprehensive Home Inspection cost?
This Inspector charges for his service by the square footage under roof, which includes the garage. That is because up to one third of my time is spent there. It is $250.00 for the first 1500 square feet. For more information you can click Pricing here, or go to the Pricing tab on the left.
What parts of the home are inspected?
A Comprehensive Inspection will include virtually all aspects of the home, interior and exterior. These are some of the areas included:
- House structure
- Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
- Water heater
- Drainage and gutters
- Major kitchen appliances and laundry machines
- Other visible signs of unsafe conditions; areas or appliances that need repairs
What is a Wind Mitigation Report?
A Wind Mitigation Report provides information on how well attached the roof is to the home. The Insurance Company should then provide a discount on the home owner’s insurance based on this Report. For costs, click Pricing.
How much can I save with a Wind Mitigation Report?
Each home is built totally different. The exact savings on your home owner’s policy cannot be guaranteed. I have seen homeowners receive anywhere from $75.00 to $1200.00 in deductions from the cost of their home owner’s insurance and you can expect savings in that range if your Report is favorable.
What is a 4 Point Inspection and when is it needed?
In most cases a 4 Point Inspection Report is required by your Homeowner’s Insurance Company when the home reaches 30 years of age. The 4 Points are; the ROOF, the HEAT AND AIR (HVAC), the ELECTRICAL, and the PLUMBING. Your Insurance Company wants to know if these areas have been updated and when. We provide the documentation and photos to verify your situation. There are exceptions, but generally these are the facts. For costs click Pricing.
Where do you provide your Home Inspections?
Brinkman Home Inspections serves all of the major cities in Citrus County, including Crystal River, Citrus Springs, Homosassa, Inverness, Floral City, Hernando, Lecanto, Dunnellon, Ozello, and Beverly Hills. We will also reach out to the fringes of our surrounding Counties and their Cities. In Levy County we serve Inglis, Dunnellon, Morriston and Yankeetown. In Marion County we serve Dunnellon and all of the Ocala area, south and west of I-75. We travel to Marion Oaks and the Top of the World Communities in Marion County as well. In Hernando County we cover Weeki Wachee, Brooksville and parts of Spring Hill. For inspections beyond Citrus County, a fee could be charged to offset the travel distance. The typical charge would be an additional $25.