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Home Inspection FAQ

At Dream Home Inspection LLC we’ve been providing inspections to Central Florida homeowners and business owners since 2004. We’re known throughout Eastern Central Florida for our professionalism, top-rated inspections, and exceptional customer service. In the time that we’ve completed over 19,000 inspections, our team has come to notice the most commonly asked questions homeowners and business owners have about inspections. Here are our answers:

  • What is a Home Inspection?
    A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of a house. It is conducted by a home inspector who is licensed and state certified.
  • Why should I have my home inspected?
    For the home buyer: A home inspection provides peace of mind and helps you make an informed home buying decision by revealing any needs for repairs or replacements before you close on a home. Whether you’re considering buying a new home or one with character, a home inspection will help limit the number of surprises you will discover after you move in. For the home seller: A Pre-Listing Home Inspection will help eliminate last minute repairs that could delay a closing. This allows the seller to become aware of and repair property conditions prior to listing your home for sale.
  • What if the inspection reveals a problem?
    We take photographs of all damage and report it to you within 24 – 48 hours. Most repairs or deficiencies found should not cause alarm or result in a lost sale.
  • Are there additional items I should have tested?
    Standard home inspection: This is what most clients request for real estate transactions. This is a visiual inspection of all the working components of the home with a highly detailed report that includes photos. Termite Reports (WDO): A WDO (Wood Destroying Organisms/Termite) Inspection is highly recommended in addition to the home inspection. We subcontract to our licensed WDO Pest Control Partners who will also be onsite for inspection day. 4 Point Inspection: The 4-Point Inspection is often a required inspection in order to obtain (or maintain) insurance coverage. This is especially pertinent when insuring an older home and include the following 4 key points: HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) Electrical wiring and panels Plumbing connections and fixtures Roof Wind Mitigation Inspection: In Florida, a wind mitigation inspection is performed by a licensed general contractor, building contractor, architect, engineer, building inspector or home inspector. The information gathered is presented on a standard wind mitigation form, OIR-B1-1802, commonly referred to as the 1802 form. As of Feb 1, 2012, all inspections must have photos showing each feature listed on the wind mitigation form
  • Do I have to be there when the home is inspected?
    It is not necessary that you are on property but it is preferred and recommended. Our field team of inspectors are able to provide an on-site verbal summary to you and your realtor at the conclusion of the inspection.
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