Home Inspection Services by Certified Boca Raton Home Inspectors

Boca Raton FL Home Inspection Services:

Home Inspections and What To Expect From Our Home Inspectors

At RCI Home Inspections, Inc., our residential home inspections in Boca Raton, FL include a wide range of property types from single-family home inspections, condo inspection, multi-family home inspections, townhome inspection services and more. RCI Home Inspections, Inc. is has been providing home inspection services in Boca Raton FL for over 20 years and has earned the reputation as one of the most respected inspectors in Boca Raton and all of South Florida. We are experienced home inspectors who are educated, licensed, and certified to perform residential and commercial inspections as well as specializing in mold assessing. We do not do mold remediation or mold abatement. We are an independent, unbiased testing company. This allows us to provide you with the comprehensive home inspection services that will bring you peace of mind when reviewing your home inspections report.

As a member of The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) is the world’s largest, non-profit inspection association we provide our clients with the highest standard in the inspection industry today. Our inspectors have all successfully passed InterNACHI’s Inspector Examination, taken a Standards of Practice Quiz, completed a Code of Ethics Course, adhere to Standards of Practice, abide by a Code of Ethics, attend required continuing education courses, and are InterNACHI Certified. Simply put: Nachi inspectors are the very best home inspectors.

If you need a home inspector or would like more information about our home inspection services call us at 561-995-9539 for a free consultation.

Our mission is to provide the highest level of home inspection services and to educate our clients about their home inspection report. Since inception, RCI has been committed to providing expertise and training to inspectors in the industry. Our success has been a result of knowledge, experience, performance, customer service and integrity.

What you can expect:

  • Prompt service.
  • Assured completive fees.
  • Easy to read and understand mold reports with step by step protocols for remediators to follow.
  • Post remediation testing and same day results.
  • And the best customer service in the business.

Common Home Inspections in Boca Raton, FL

Full Home Inspections in Boca Raton, FL

A full home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform such inspections. The inspector prepares and delivers to the client a written report of findings.

What is typically included in Our home inspections:

  • Roof, vents, flashings and trim
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations
  • Decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings
  • Eaves, soffit and fascia
  • Water penetration and foundation movement
  • Heating systems
  • Cooling systemsBasement, foundation and crawlspace
  • Main water shut off valves
  • Water heating system
  • Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
  • Irrigation systems
  • Electrical service line and meter box
  • Main disconnect and service amperage
  • Electrical panels breakers and fuses
  • Grounding and bonding
  • GFCI's and AFCI
  • Fireplace damper door and hearth
  • Insulation and ventilation
  • Garage doors, safety sensors and openers
  • Docks and seawalls
  • Pools
  • and more!

Wind Mitigation Inspections:

Protecting your home and property is important to your peace of mind. In Boca Raton Florida, that protection should include features to prevent windstorm damage. Wind mitigation home inspection reports are generally required today by your insurance company. RCI has performed thousands of home inspections and we look for every legitimate discount of which YOU are entitled.

In a severe wind storm, such as a hurricane, Boca Raton homes are battered by heavy wind and, often, rain. Features that help protect against wind damage make a home stronger and help it withstand these forces. Wind mitigation features that are documented by wind mitigation home inspections also can save you money over the long term by helping you qualify for discounts on your insurance premium.

Common Wind Mitigation home inspections Include:

  • Doors and windows built to withstand wind pressure and projectiles
  • Storm shutters and panels that protect your windows and other openings from wind, rain and projectiles
  • Roofing materials and coverings that shield your home from wind and rain
  • Special attachments for walls and roofs to prevent the roof from being blown off by severe winds
  • Roof and building shapes that are more resistant to high winds

Wind mitigation home inspections are beneficial because they:

  • Identify mitigation features that are present on your home
  • Help you understand how to make your home stronger and more resistant to damage
  • Provide documentation for insurance premium discounts for the eligible wind mitigation features on your home

If you need a home inspection or would like to talk with one of our certified home inspectors in Boca Raton, FL call us at 561-995-9539 for a free consultation.

Roof Certification Home Inspections:

The inspection process is quite simple and does not require the inspector to walk on the roof or get inside of the attic of the home. Insurance companies wants to know the age and condition of the roof as estimated by a qualified individual from the exterior of the home. How old is the roof?, What is the estimated life remaining in the shingles?, When was the roof last updated?, Are there any visible signs on damage/deterioration (curling/lifted/loose/missing shingles, sagging or uneven roof deck), or any visible signs of leaks? Along with the answers to the questions they require 2 photographs of the roof to be submitted with the form.

RCI has performed thousands of roof certifications. Experience counts!

If you need a roof certification home inspection or would like to talk with one of our certified home inspectors call us at 561-995-9539 for a free consultation.

Four Point Inspections:

The 4 point home inspection is a detailed assessment of the electrical, plumbing, air conditioning and the roof. The inspection is designed to identify the existing condition and assess the remaining life expectancy of the materials. All the main electrical outlets are inspected including the service panel and circuit breakers. Tests are carried out to identify if the system is overloaded from the original design.

Electrical

Checks made on the age, installation, general condition, service loading, recent adaptations and life expectancy.

Plumbing

Checks made on the age, installation, general condition, all connected appliances, leakages and life expectancy.

Roof

Checks made on the age, installation, general condition, type of materials used , signs of damage, and estimated roof’s life expectancy.

Air Conditioning

Checks made on the age, installation, general condition, running temperatures, ventilator balancing, future service requirements and life expectancy. RCI has performed thousands of Four Point Inspections.

If you need a four point home inspection or would like to talk with one of our Boca Raton FL certified home inspectors call us at 561-995-9539 for a free consultation.

Home Inspection Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Is an appraisal the same as an inspection?

A home inspection is the examination of the current condition of the home at the date of the inspection itself. A home appraisal, although also considers the condition of the home; goes further by comparing other Boca Raton, FL home prices, the property lot size, home features, Boca Raton area crime rates and the Boca Raton school zones and how they rank against other Palm Beach county schools.

 

How does a seller prepare for a home inspection?

If you are looking to sell your Boca Raton, FL home there are a few preparations you can take in advance of listing your property to identify and address potential issues before listing your home. According to Zillow there are five top do-it-yourself checklist items sellers can do which includes:

  • Clean and declutter inspection access points. Clean furnace filter.
  • Test functionality of the items a home inspector will check.
  • Take basic safety and security precautions.
  • Make necessary repairs to the property.
  • Complete exterior home improvements.

Top 10 most common Items That Fail a home inspection in Boca Raton, FL?

  • Rundown Roofing
  • Drainage issues
  • Faulty foundation
  • Plumbing problems
  • Pest infestations
  • Hidden mold
  • Failing heating systems
  • Electrical wiring
  • Structural damage
  • Poorly maintained condition
  • Are home inspections required in Boca Raton?

The State of Florida does not make home inspections mandatory, but the state has established general standards of practice that govern home inspections and has requirements for home inspectors.

Who regulates Boca Raton Florida home inspectors?

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation is the agency that will oversee home inspectors. State of Florida: Senate Bill 2234, enacted June 27, 2007 as Chapter 468, Part XV, Florida Statutes , provides for licensure and regulation of home inspectors in Boca Raton and throughout Florida.

We Provide Home Inspection Services Throughout South Florida Including:

Palm Beach County: Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Palm Beach Lakes, Jupiter, Juno Beach, Tequesta.

Broward County: Deerfield Beach, Parkland, Lighthouse Point, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Weston, Margate, Pembroke Pines

If you need a home inspection in Palm Beach or Broward County call us at 561-995-9539 for a free consultation.