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Home Inspectors Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Ft Myers and Cape Coral

Naples-Ft Myers-Marco Island-Cape Coral Home Inspectors and all Florida Home Inspectors are required to be licensed by the state of Florida. Home inspectors must provide a written report for a limited visual examination covering the readily accessible installed systems and components of the home.  

Florida law requires Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, and Ft Myers Home Inspectors to be licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation

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Our clients tell us these are the best experienced, licensed Home Inspectors serving Naples, Cape Coral, Ft Myers, Bonita Springs, Estero, Ft Myers Beach and Marco Island.
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Florida Licensed Home Inspector
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Moisture is always confirmed with moisture meter

Fred Sylvester

Office Phone: 239-936-7579
Cell Phone:239-980-3302
Fax:239-936-7579
E-mail: Fred@swflhomeinspection.com

Accredited BuildingConsultants, Inc.
2343 Flora Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33907

http://www.swflhomeinspection.com/

Fred is a Naples Home Inspector, Marco Island Home Inspector, Golden Gate Home Inspector, Bonita Springs Home Inspector, Estero Home Inspector, Ft Myers Home Inspector, Cape Coral Home Inspector as well as Ft Myers Beach Home Inspector.
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Inspec-Pro

John White

Home Inspections

Wind Mitigation Inspections

4 point Inspections

(239) 300-1863 

John has years of experience as a Ft Myers Home Inspector, Sanibel Island Home Inspector, Ft Myers Beach Home Inspector, Bonita Springs Home Inspector, Estero Home Inspector, Naples Home Inspector and Marco Island Home Inspector.
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Patriot Home Inspections, llc provides Certified Home Inspections, HUD 203k Consultant Services, and Wind Mitigation Reporting in Naples, Ft. Myers, Marco Island, Cape Coral, and the Immokalee areas. 
 
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Florida Licensed Home Inspector
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Experienced home inspector Dave Decker also provides home watch services for season residents in Collier, Lee and Charlotte Counties.

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Florida Licensed Home Inspector
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The experience Kevin House acquired from his construction business makes him a good choice for your home inspections needs.

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Florida Licensed Home Inspector
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Naples - Fort Myers Home Inspector

Townsend Home Inspection, LLC

Colene Townsend    owner/inspector

2230 Jung Blvd E, Naples, FL 34120

(239) 331-0922 

Your Naples, Bonita Springs or Cape Coral home inspection report will describe and identify, in written format, the inspected systems, structures and components of the dwelling, and will identify material defects observed. Home inspection reports may contain recommendations regarding conditions reported and sometimes recommendations for correction or monitoring or further evaluation by licensed professionals.

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Pillar to Post Home Inspections

Dan Warren State of Florida License # HI 223

(239) 850-1253 

 www.justinspect.com 

Ft Myers Beach Home Inspector, Bonita Springs Home Inspector, Estero Home Inspector Dan Warren a ASHI member is also a Naples Home Inspector and Sanibel Island Home Inspector.
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Florida Licensed Home Inspector
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Home Inspectors serving Lee and Collier Counties

Allan Berube  (239) 994-4688

Janus Inspections 

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iSpects®

iSpects® will address your concerns and alleviate your fears by providing a superior, comprehensive home inspection that identifies potential safety, health, or structural issues prior to your purchase.

All iSpects'® FL State licensed home inspectors provide first-class service, comments in easy to understand language, and digital images of your home's mechanics and its surrounds. 

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Home inspectors now have a Florida regulated "Standard of Practice" This document identifies what a Naples or Bonita Springs home inspector must check as part of their home inspection.
Naples area Homebuyers should take a few minutes to understand just what to expect from a home inspection.  You should also understand that a mold assessor license is different from a home inspector license. A HI license does NOT qualify as a mold inspector license.

 

61-30.801 Standards of Practice, General.

(1) Home inspections performed to these Standards of Practice are intended to provide the client with information regarding the overall condition of installed systems and components of the home based on observation of the visible and apparent condition of the structure and components at the time of the home inspection and to report on those systems and components inspected that, in the professional opinion of the inspector, are significantly deficient or at the end of their service lives. A home inspection does not include the prediction of future conditions.

(2) These standards shall not be construed as limiting the scope of the inspection process in those areas where the inspector is qualified and/or has special knowledge.

(3) The inspector shall inspect readily accessible, installed systems and components of homes listed in these Standards of Practice by using normal operating controls and opening readily operable access panels. Where multiple instances of the same component exist, a representative number shall be inspected.

(4) The inspector shall inspect and report as required by Section 468.8323, F.S., when required by these standards, systems or components by their type and/or significant characteristics.

(5) If not self-evident to the client at the time of inspection, the inspector shall give a reason why, in his or her opinion, the system or component was reported as significantly deficient or near the end of its service life.

(6) The inspector shall make recommendations for correction and/or monitoring, or further evaluation of the deficiencies that the inspector observed.

(7) These Standards of Practice do not limit inspectors from:

(a) Including other inspection services, in addition to those required by these Standards of Practice;

(b) Specifying repairs, provided the inspector is appropriately qualified;

(c) Excluding systems and components from the inspection if agreed upon in writing by the inspector and client.

Rulemaking Authority 468.8325 FS. Law Implemented 468.8323, 468.832(1)(j) FS. History‒New 10-22-13.

61-30.802 Standards of Practice, Structure.

(1) Structural system and components include the following:

(a) Foundation;

(b) Floor structure;

(c) Wall structure;

(d) Ceiling structure;

(e) Roof structure;

(f) Posts;

(g) Beams;

(h) Columns;

(j) Joists;

(k) Rafters;

(l) Trusses;

(m) Other framing; and

(n) Ventilation of foundation areas.

(2) The inspector shall inspect all of the visible structural systems and components by probing structural components where deterioration is visible or suspected or where clear indications of possible deterioration exist. Probing is not required when, in the opinion of the inspector, probing would only further damage any area already identified as defective or where no deterioration is visible or presumed to exist.

(3) The inspector is not required to enter or traverse any under-floor crawl space or attic, if in the opinion of the inspector:

(a) An unsafe or unsanitary condition exists;

(b) Enter areas in which inadequate clearance exists to allow the inspector safe entry or traversing;

(c) The potential exists to cause damage to insulation, ductwork, other components or stored items.

(4) The inspector is not required to provide any engineering or architectural services or offer an opinion as to the adequacy of any structural system or component.

Rulemaking Authority 468.8325 FS. Law Implemented 468.8323, 468.832(1)(j) FS. History‒New 10-22-13.

61-30.803 Standards of Practice, Electrical Systems.

(1) Electrical systems and components include the following:

(a) Service entrance conductors, drip loop, cables, and raceways;

(b) Main service equipment and main disconnects;

(c) Service grounding;

(d) Interior components of main service panels and sub panels;

(e) Conductors;

(f) Over current protection devices;

(g) Readily accessible installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles;

(h) Ground fault circuit interrupters;

(i) Amperage and voltage rating of electrical service;

(j) Main disconnect(s);

(k) Methods or types of wiring;

(l) Smoke detectors;

(m) Carbon monoxide detectors;

(n) Arc fault circuit interrupters.

(2) The inspector shall inspect all of the visible and readily accessible electrical systems and components.

(3) The inspector is not required to inspect:

(a) Remote control devices;

(b) Security alarm systems and components;

(c) Low voltage wiring, systems and components, ancillary wiring and systems and components not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system;

(d) Generators, photovoltaic solar collectors or battery or electrical storage devices and associated equipment.

(4) The inspector is not required to:

(a) Measure amperage, voltage or impedance;

(b) Perform a load calculation;

(c) Insert any tool, probe, or device into any electrical component;

(d) Determine the accuracy of circuit labeling.

Rulemaking Authority 468.8325 FS. Law Implemented 468.8323, 468.832(1)(j) FS. History‒New 10-22-13  

 

61-30.804 Standards of Practice, HVAC Systems.

(1) HVAC systems and components include heating and air conditioning systems and components and HVAC distribution systems and components.

(2) Heating and air conditioning systems and components.

(a) The heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and components include the following:

1. Installed heating equipment;

2. Fuel storage and fuel distribution systems;

3. Vent systems, flues, and chimneys;

4. Ductwork and air distribution components;

5. Mechanical ventilation systems;

6. Heating system energy source(s);

7. Heating system capacity in BTUs or kilowatts.

(b) The inspector shall inspect all readily accessible heating and air conditioning systems and components.

(c) The inspector is not required to inspect:

1. Interiors of flues or chimneys which are not readily accessible;

2. Heat exchangers;

3. Humidifiers or dehumidifiers;

4. Electronic air filters, sanitizers, or UV lights;

5. Solar space heating systems;

6. Internal components such as coils and pans.

(3) HVAC distribution systems and components.

(a) The heating and air conditioning (HVAC) distribution systems and components include the following:

1. Energy source;

2. Cooling method by its distinguishing characteristics;

3. The presence of condensate over flow warning/shutoff devices.

(b) The inspector shall inspect readily accessible HVAC distribution systems.

(c) With regards to HVAC distribution systems, the inspector is not required to inspect:

1. Electronic air filters, sanitizers, or UV lights;

2. Humidistats;

3. Automatic HVAC zoned systems, dampers, controls, that are not readily accessible;

4. Removable window air conditioning systems.

(3) The inspector is not required to:

(a) Determine heat supply adequacy or distribution balance;

(b) Operate heat pump systems when ambient temperatures pose the potential for damage to the air conditioning system;

(c) Determine cooling supply adequacy, distribution balance or indoor air quality;

(d) Operate the air conditioning system when ambient temperatures pose the potential for damage to the air conditioning system.

Rulemaking Authority 468.8325 FS. Law Implemented 468.8323, 468.832(1)(j) FS. History‒New 10-22-13.  

 

61-30.805 Standards of Practice, Roof Covering.

(1) Roof covering systems and components include the following:

(a) Roofing materials;

(b) Flashings;

(c) Skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations;

(d) Roof drainage systems;

(e) Ventilation of attics; and

(f) Insulation of attics.

(2) The inspector shall inspect all of the visible and readily accessible roof covering systems and components.

(3) The inspector is not required to inspect:

(a) Components or systems that are not readily accessible;

(b) Antenna or other installed accessories;

(c) Interiors of flues or chimneys which are not readily accessible.

(4) The inspector is not required to walk on the roof surface when, in the opinion of the inspector, the following conditions exist:

(a) Roof slope is excessive to safely walk on;

(b) There is no safe access to the roof;

(c) Climatic conditions render the roof unsafe to walk on;

(d) Condition of the roofing material or roof decking renders the roof unsafe to walk on;

(e) Walking on the roof may cause damage to the roof covering materials; and

(f) Walking will place any liability or danger to the homeowner or other representatives involved in the home inspection process.

(5) The inspector is not required to disturb insulation.

Rulemaking Authority 468.8325 FS. Law Implemented 468.8323, 468.832(1)(j) FS. History‒New 10-22-13.

61-30.806 Standards of Practice, Plumbing System.

(1) Plumbing systems and components include the following:

(a) Interior water supply piping and distribution systems including all fixtures, faucets, and components;

(b) Drain, waste and vent systems, including all plumbing fixtures;

(c) Plumbing related vent systems, flues, and chimneys;

(d) Drainage sumps, sump pumps, and related piping;

(e) Materials used for water supply, drain, waste, and vent piping;

(f) Water heating equipment including the energy source;

(g) Main water and main fuel shut-off valves.

(2) The inspector shall inspect all of the visible and readily accessible plumbing systems and components.

(3) The inspector is not required to inspect:

(a) Wells or water storage related equipment;

(b) Water conditioning systems;

(c) Solar water heating systems;

(d) Fire sprinkler systems;

(e) Private waste disposal systems;

(f) Irrigation system(s).

(4) The inspector is not required to:

(a) Test shower pans, tub and shower surround for leakage;

(b) Operate safety valves or shut-off valves;

(c) Determine whether water supply and waste disposal systems are public or private;

(d) Determine the quantity or quality of the water supply, or if the function flow at the time of the inspection or thereafter will meet the client’s needs.

Rulemaking Authority 468.8325 FS. Law Implemented 468.8323, 468.832(1)(j) FS. History‒New 10-22-13.

61-30.807 Standards of Practice, Interior Components.

(1) The interior components that shall be inspected include the following:

(a) Interior walls, ceilings, and floors;

(b) Steps, stairways, and railings;

(c) Countertops and representative number of installed cabinets;

(d) Garage doors;

(e) Interior and exterior doors and windows and their operating locks and latches or other opening mechanisms;

(f) Insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces;

(g) Fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances;

(h) Vent systems, flues, and chimneys;

(i) Household appliances.

(2) The inspector shall inspect all of the visible and readily accessible interior components. When inspecting doors and windows, the inspector may inspect a representative number of doors and windows. The inspector shall inspect household appliances for normal operation – using normal operating controls to activate a primary function. Inspectors will not operate systems or appliances with owners’ belongings, or if there is a risk to the property being inspected. Inspectors will first review the system to be operated and use professional judgment as to whether it is safe to operate using normal operating controls and report accordingly.

(3) The inspector is not required to inspect:

(a) Paint, wallpaper, window treatments, and other specialty finish treatments;

(b) Carpeting;

(c) Window treatments;

(d) Central vacuum systems;

(e) Recreational facilities;

(f) Fire screens and doors, if not permanently attached;

(g) Seals and gaskets on fireplaces;

(h) Automatic fuel feed devices;

(i) Mantles and fireplace surrounds;

(j) Combustion make-up air devices;

(k) Heat distribution assists whether gravity controlled or fan assisted in fireplaces.

(4) The inspector is not required to:

(a) Open or operate any windows or doors and access covers that are permanently or temporarily secured by mechanical means, are painted shut, or are blocked by stored items or furniture;

(b) Ignite or extinguish fires;

(c) Light gas fireplaces or heaters, or other unlit pilot light devices;

(d) Determine draft characteristics for fireplaces and chimneys;

(e) Move fireplace inserts or stoves or firebox contents;

(f) Disturb insulation;

(g) Activate any system or appliance that is shut down, disconnected, or otherwise rendered inoperable;

(h) Operate or evaluate any system, component or appliance that does not respond to normal user controls;

(i) Operate any gas appliance that requires the manual lighting of a pilot light or burner device;

(j) Operate any system, appliance or feature that requires the use of special codes, keys, combinations, or devices or where user manual reference is required;

(k) Operate any system, component, or appliance where in the opinion of the inspector, damage may occur;

(l) Determine thermostat(s) calibration, adequacy of heating elements, operate or evaluate self cleaning cycles, door seals, indicator lights, timers, clocks or timed features, defrost cycles or frost free features, or other specialist features as it applies to the appliance device;

(m) Determine leakage from microwaves ovens;

(n) Determine the presence or operation of back draft damper devices in exhaust devices;

(o) Move any appliance;

(p) Confirm operation of every control or feature of a system or appliance.

Rulemaking Authority 468.8325 FS. Law Implemented 468.8323, 468.832(1)(j) FS. History‒New 10-22-13.

 

61-30.810 Standards of Practice, Exterior Components.

(1) Exterior systems and components include the following:

(a) Exterior wall cladding/siding, flashing and trim;

(b) All exterior doors;

(c) Attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings;

(d) Eaves, soffits and fascias where accessible from the ground level;

(e) Walkways, patios, and driveways leading to the dwelling entrances;

(f) Garages and carports.

(2) The inspector shall inspect all of the visible and readily accessible exterior systems and components.

(3) The inspector is not required to inspect:

(a) Window and door screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal or protective accessories and devices;

(b) Fences;

(c) Recreational facilities;

(d) Outbuildings, with the exception of garages and carports;

(e) Swimming pools, seawalls, break-walls, boat lifts and/or docks.

(4) The inspector is not required to move furniture, appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools, stored items, wall decorations, floor covering, clothing or any items that block the view and access to components or structures.

Rulemaking Authority 468.8325 FS. Law Implemented 468.8323, 468.832(1)(j) FS. History‒New 10-22-13.

61-30.811 Standards of Practice, Site Conditions that Affect the Structure.

(1) Site conditions that affect the structure include the following:

(a) Vegetation;

(b) Grading;

(c) Surface drainage; and

(d) Retaining walls on the property when any of these are likely to adversely affect the structure.

(2) The inspector shall inspect all of the visible and readily accessible site conditions that affect the structure.

(3) The inspector is not required to inspect:

(a) Geological, geotechnical or hydrological site conditions;

(b) Erosion control and earth stabilization measures.

Rulemaking Authority 468.8325 FS. Law Implemented 468.8323, 468.832(1)(j) FS. History‒New 10-22-13.

 

Radon & Mold Professionals CIE's provide the BEST mold inspections in Cape Coral or Naples

WallRadon Testing, Inc.  FL DOH  RB1938   dba 
Radon & Mold Professionals
Marco Island / Naples: (239) 498-4619
Cape Coral / Ft. Myers: (239) 948-9717
Toll free: (800) 881-3837
Fax: (239) 949-5948
email:  radonandmoldprofessionals@gmail.com
  • Radon Testing / Mold Inspections & Sampling (Testing) 
  •  Allergen Screening /  VOC Testing 
  •  (Chinese) Defective Drywall Assessment

Home Inspector and Mold Assessor are two different licenses.
Informed Consumers Hire Certified Indoor Environmentalists that are
Florida Licensed Mold Assessors for your Mold inspection and sampling.

  • 3 Certified Indoor Environmentalists (CIE) board awarded by the American Council for Accredited Certification
  • 3 State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessors 
  • Florida Dept. of Health Certified Radon Measurement Business RB1938
  • 5 Florida Dept. of Health Certified Radon Measurement Technicians

American Council for Accredited Certification  http://www.acac.org

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Ft Myers has GREAT Sunsets

Florida law requires home inspectors to be licensed by the DBPR, please report all unlicensed activity to the DBPR  http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/

Cape Coral, Naples, Ft Myers, Marco Island, Bonita Springs and Estero home inspectors are normally certified by and members of national associations such as American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI).  Consumers benefit hiring a nationally certified home inspector for homes purchased in Lee or Collier County.

Home inspectors that belong to national associations such as ASHI or NACHI are required to attend continuing education courses and meet association standards

Your Naples Home Inspector must maintain $300,000 in liability insurance.

Naples Home Inspectors are NOT required to have experience to be licensed in Florida.

Your Cape Coral Home Inspector does not need experience to be licensed.

Cape Coral Mold Assessors are now required to have up to 4 years of experience. (note: many did not have experience and pass the ACAC exam such as a CIE and were "grandfathered" into the license http://acac.org/certify/FL.aspx .

 

Your home inspector will provide a limited visual examination covers the readily accessible installed systems and components of the home.

Home inspectors  must  issue a  written professional opinion of the condition of the  home you are purchasing.

 

The home inspection report will cover

  • the site conditions that will or have affected the structure
  • the structure
  • the interior components and the exterior components
  • the electrical system
  • the roof covering
  • the plumbing system

 

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Is there a difference between a building inspection vs. a home inspection?
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Yes, building inspectors deal with and ensure buildings and homes meet building codesand home inspectors make visual inspection of homes to provide a written professionalopinion of the condition of the home.
  • Home Inspection is it own profession and anyone holding them self out to the public as a home inspector will require a license.
  • This will include Building inspectors, contractors, architects and engineers.
All of these professions may inspect components of a home within the scope of their license but they cannot call or represent themselves as a home

inspector. They are similar but different profession.

Our Experienced professionals have served Naples, Bonita Springs, Ft Myers, Cape Coral and all of Southwest Florida since 1999.  ALL of our Mold Assessors are Certified Indoor Environmentalists (CIE).

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State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor #MRS5

John Cosgrove, CIE  has proven his ability to solve Naples homeowners and businesses mold concerns by identifying the problem and then the  source of the mold contamination. His detailed reports with recommendations for corrections not only benefit the homeowner but the remediation company. Remediators know what to cleanup with his mold reports.

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State of Florida licensed Mold Assessor MRSA763

 Greg Gomez, CIE
Greg’s knowledge of the national standards for mold cleanup “S520” and his 9 years of experience as a Naples indoor air quality professional allow him to write detailed recommendations for any mold cleanup.  Any mold remediation should follow accepted industry standards to protect the consumer.

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State of Florida Licensed Mold Inspector # 2

 Doug Wall, CIE
Long time North Naples resident Doug Wall has performed radon tests for residential and comercial projects and mold sampling (tests) and assessments in Naples and throughout Southwest Florida for residential and commercial properties since 1999.

Naples / Bonita Springs:(239) 498-4619
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Cape Coral / Ft Myers: (239) 948-9717

Please contact our office to schedule:
Radon Tests / Mold Assessments (inspections) & Sampling
Formaldehyde & VOC Tests / Allergen Screening

Radon & Mold Professionals Toll free: (800) 881-3837
195 5th Street, Bonita springs, FL 34134 .... (239) 498-4619
188 1st Street, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 .... (239) 948-9717

radonandmoldprofessionals@gmail.com or radonandmoldprofessionals@comcast.net

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