Does Ericks Environmental Perform Home Inspections?
Yes, we do! We have been providing inspection services to the Tallahassee, Florida and North Florida area since 1992. We love our work and our "We Care" sentiment is with us on every job. We are Florida licensed home inspectors. Over 30 years of combined commercial and residential building inspection experience with specialties in mold and moisture intrusion and indoor environment. We have a holistic approach to all complete building inspections. Large or small projects we do it all.
What Does Your Home Inspection Include?
When we conduct a home inspection we will inspect the following:
Exterior- Including siding, trim, flashing, paint, windows, deck, stoops, porches, walkways, railings, drainage, garage doors. Of course we also look at the rooftop including chimneys, skylights, flashings, and all types of shingles, tile and coverings.
Structural--Including the foundation, floors, walls, attics, crawlspaces, carports, pools, pool enclosures and outbuildings.
Interior-Including doors, windows, ceilings, floors, railings, partitions, fixtures, appliances and floor finish integrity (cracks, damaged wood flooring, moisture issues).
Insulation & Ventilation --Including attics, walls, kitchen, bathrooms, floors, foundations and crawl spaces. Proper insulation and ventilation in these area are key to year round energy savings. We also include a free mold inspection with every building inspection.
HVAC Systems-- Heating / Ventilation / Air Conditioning - Including cooling equipment, controls, piping, fuel supply, distribution methods and ductwork, chimneys, flues, vents, fireplace damper door and hearth, furnaces and safety controls.
Electrical -- Including wiring, main service panel and disconnect, switches, outlets, conductors, breakers and fuses, receptacles, including GFCI, smoke detectors, electrical service line, type of grounding and meter box.
Plumbing-- Including main water shut off valves, hot water heating units, faucets, fixtures, water flow and piping, water pumps and pool pumps.
Who Benefits from A Home Inspection?
Home Buyers, Home Sellers and even Home Owners benefit from a home inspection. Getting a home inspection can give you an advantage in several scenarios. If you are buying a home, getting a home inspection means you will know about any problems and their solutions before you move in. If you are selling a home, getting a home inspection means you know from the start the items you need to repair (using contractors you trust) or disclose before you put your home on the market. If you have recently purchased a newly built home from a builder and the one year "builder warranty" is about to expire, a home inspection by a professional can let you know whether the builder/contractor did the job correctly before it's too late.