FHA/HUD 203 (k) consultant A1048
We know that purchasing a home is one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do. Purchasing a home with an FHA 203(k) loan can make it all the more stressful. That is why you need an FHA certified consultant.
A Flood Elevation Certificate is a document generated by an engineer, surveyor or qualified person that will provide data to help properly rate properties for flood insurance.
CHINESE DRYWALL INSPECTION
“Chinese drywall” refers to an environmental health issue involving defective drywall manufactured in China and imported to the United States starting in 2001. Laboratory tests of samples for volatile chemicals have identified emissions of the sulfurous gases carbon disulfide, carbonyl sulfide, and hydrogen sulfide.
RADON GAS INSPECTION
Radon is a cancer-causing radio-active gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon but it may be a problem in your home
Approximately three-quarters of the housing in the United States built before 1978 (about 64 million dwellings) contain lead-based paint. 1.7 million children have blood-lead levels above safe limits, mostly due to exposure to lead-based paint hazards at home.
You may be exposed to asbestos in your home. If products containing asbestos are disturbed, tiny asbestos fibers are released into the air. When asbestos fibers are breathed in, they may get trapped in the lungs and remain there for a long time. Over time, these fibers can accumulate and cause scarring and inflammation, which lead to serious health problems.
Home inspectors do not generally perform thorough roof inspections. Instead, roofing inspectors climb up on the roof and issue reports on: movement, the condition of materials, ridges, caps and drip edges, drains, downspouts, and gutters and flashing around roof pipes, chimneys, vents, valleys and mounting of HVAC units.
MOLD AND MILDEW EVALUATION
The most common Indoor air quality complaint in the State of Florida is mold. Mold can present many health concerns such as watery, itchy eyes, a chronic cough, headaches or migraines, difficulty breathing, rashes, tiredness, sinus problems nasal blockage and frequent sneezing.
POOL AND SPA INSPECTION
Pool & Spa – A thorough check of the condition of a swimming pool and/or spa to ensure that the mechanics, components, electrical parts and surrounding areas are up to standards and operating properly; and that the pool remains free of bacteria, viruses and algae than can pose health risks.
WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISMS (WDO)
Termites and other wood destroying insects can do massive damage to a home. There are many steps you can take toward preventing infestation. If you know what termites look for you can make your home less attractive to them. Termites are ground insects that look for habitats that provide food, moisture and shelter close to the ground.
A “Four-Point” inspection focuses on just four areas; HVAC, electrical wiring & panels, plumbing connections and fixtures and roof. Insurance companies have become increasingly reluctant to issue Homeowner Insurance Policies on older homes (usually 25 years old or more).
WIND MITIGATION INSPECTION
Are you familiar with the construction features on your home that will help it survive a windstorm? If Always Home can verify these features, and you have not had an inspection in the last 5 years, it is extremely likely that you will save money on your current policy.
Whether you are purchasing a home, getting ready to sell your home or wanting to reduce your insurance premiums you will need an inspection by a state licensed professional. We are unique in that we are a one-stop solution for all your inspection needs.