Buying a home is the greatest investment most people will ever make. With large sums of money involved, there is considerable opportunity for fraud. Structural problems are hidden from prospective buyers in clever ways. These problems cost a great deal of money to correct.
How we can help?
AAPI has become an expert at finding the “hidden” issues of a home by looking for the things that do not make sense. People hide things in multiple ways but there is usually a tell-tale sign that something is not right.
There is an effective solution, however. When you agree to buy any property, insist that a clause is inserted into the contract that closing is dependent on a satisfactory inspection report. As an Orlando home inspector, I will identify any problems found and can prevent you from possibly making a big mistake.
Infrared cameras can identify moisture and insulation problems that are not visible to the human eye.
Frequently overlooked problem areas are mold and mildew. However, more experienced Orlando home inspectors detect the same problems without the use of infrared cameras.
Mold is caused by a moisture issue which can drastically weaken wooden structures and cause major structural damage. It can also be toxic to humans and pets in some cases. Eradicating mold and mildew can be quite expensive, so it is critical to have this information before you buy a home.
Insulation levels can be determined by the use of digital laser thermometers registering the heat transfer through the ceiling sheetrock. AAPI uses the experience as well as equipment to locate any moisture or insulation issues.
Some Orlando home inspectors can also inspect the landscape around your property to recognize potential hazards.
Flooding, possible erosion or areas of ponding around the foundation need to be identified. Qualified inspectors can also make suggestions for correcting problems in the most cost-efficient manner. Finding problems does not necessarily preclude closing on a property. The inspector will provide a detailed written report, and you may convince the seller to correct the problem or adjust the sales price accordingly.
Orlando Home Inspectors will also offer valuable advice about maintenance issues for your property. This saves thousands of dollars on repair bills.
If upgrades are required, the inspector can explain the time and expense required compared to the benefits. For example, otherwise sound older homes may require electrical upgrades to run the dizzying array of modern electronics used in most homes. Some repairs can add tremendous value to your home. It may be possible to benefit financially by upgrading key systems.
When you understand all your options, you can make a sound decision.