1. Professional Home Inspections

  2. Commercial Building Inspections

  3. Water Intrusion and Leak Detection

  4. New Home/New Building Inspections

  5. Structural Inspections

  6. 4-Point Inspections

  7. Radon Measurement & Mitigation- FL DOH Certified

  8. Insurance Wind Mitigation Inspections

  9. Mold Issue Investigation relating to building form and function

  10. Air Quality Analysis

  11. Odor Investigation

  12. Lead Testing- EPA certified

  13. Storm-Water Control/Drainage

  14. Crawlspace Assessment & Renovations

  15. Commercial Building Inspections

  16. Call us when you need answers to your home problems!


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Why do I need a Home Inspection?

Theres only one way to find out what deficiencies a home has before you decide to buy: hire a licensed home inspector. Many people have experience in the building trades, or claim to know a lot about homes, but only one person is educated, trained and licensed by the the State of Florida to perform home inspections for real estate transactions: the Florida Certified Home Inspector. 

Are all Home Inspectors the same?

No.  Inspectors vary considerably in experience level and competency as do most licensed professionals.  Mr. Flemming is also a Florida Certified Building Contractor in addition to a Florida Certified Home Inspector- making him one of the most qualified inspectors you can hire- and he will personally inspect your home, not delegate to an employee.

Do I really need a radon test?

Yes.  The FL Dept. of Health recommends testing all homes before moving in. High levels of radon gas in homes are common, and are the #1 cause of lung cancer in the US for non-smokers.  If you're a buyer, it is important to know the home’s radon level before you buy- if the radon level is high, it’s probable the seller will pay for radon mitigation. Ordering a radon test from a radon professional is affordable- this preventative action just makes sense for you and your family.  Get more information  on Radon HERE.

Should I use the Inspector my Realtor recommended?

You should hire the inspector you want to hire, based on the inspector’s credentials, competency  and your trust in him.     “Many people do not realize that in most home sale transactions the Home Inspector is the only professional involved whose sole allegiance is to the homebuyer.” -National Association of Home Inspectors                                                                                            Florida licensing rules require that your inspector have no ties or obligations to anyone involved in your real estate transaction except you, the client.

Should I be concerned about Lead?

Yes.  Lead is toxic. If your house or the house you’re considering purchasing was built before 1978, the EPA recommends having a certified lead tester test for lead.  Click the Lead Test link on our Radon page.

Should I hire the cheapest Inspector?

Hiring a cheap inspector is like hiring a cheap lawyer- it’s a decision that may cost you in the long run. Fact: home inspections generally cost less than 1/2 of one percent of the cost of the home- a real bargain to get the peace of mind you need.

You're likely to be about to spend $100,000 or more on a home- it’s smart to hire the best inspector you can find. Trying to save $100 may cost you $5,000.  It just makes sense.  

Can’t I just buy a 4-point inspection to save money?

No, not advisable.  A 4-point inspection reports only on items of interest to your property insurance company- for their purposes.  The 4-point inspection is not a complete home inspection.

Do I really need to have a NEW home inspected?
There are good reasons to have a professional inspection performed on the brand new home you are buying. First and foremost is the fact the builder and the building official are not required to thoroughly inspect the home before the buyer moves in. It’s that simple.  Building a new home is a tremendously complex endeavor. It involves many people, usually split up into sub-contractor groups, each working on different parts and systems of the house. Even for the best builders, it’s nearly impossible to complete this process without missing something. Maybe it’s a plumbing fixture that didn’t get tested for leaks, maybe it’s an electrical box that isn’t working, or any one of dozens of minor problems that can easily be overlooked. Certified Home Inspections of Tallahassee will find such problems while it is still early enough for you to bring them up with the builder and have them corrected before you sign-off and start moving in.

For the relatively small cost, a professional inspection of your new dream home can pay big dividends in peace of mind and getting any problems identified and corrected before they can become an unpleasant surprise.

Inspection vs. Appraisal: Do I need a home inspection when my bank is having the home appraised?
Yes.  The two inspections are different. 
A home appraisal is an evaluation of the Current Market Value of the home. The appraiser is generally comparing your home to others like it the area. A home inspector conducts a thorough inspection and evaluation of the home's major systems. Whereas the appraiser is typically working for a bank or other entity,  the home inspector is working for you. The home inspector identifies items that may need replacement or repair prior to closing, which can save you thousands of dollars.

‘HUD’ NOTE: U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD) requires buyers sign a Consumer Notice advising them to get a house inspection in addition to a house appraisal before purchasing a house with a FHA mortgage. Additionally, HUD now allows homebuyers to include the costs of appraisal and inspection in their FHA mortgage.

Do I need a Contractor, an Engineer or a Home Inspector?
If you need to know all about the home before you buy, y
ou need a Home Inspector. If the services of a contractor or engineer are needed we will inform you.  Contractors and Engineers are not licensed to perform home inspections in Florida unless they are specifically licensed to do so.  When you hire a home inspector, you are hiring an experienced licensed professional specifically trained to inspect homes for the purposes of real estate transactions.

If the home inspector is also a contractor or engineer, then that’s even better, as they are more qualified.

It is the job of the home inspector to not only evaluate the condition of the house's major systems and structural integrity, but also to evaluate how these systems are working together and identify areas that need to be watched, repaired or replaced. Certified Home Inspections of Tallahassee has the highest levels of qualifications for a thorough home inspection.

Certified Home Inspections of Tallahassee will give you the ‘big picture’ analysis of the house you are purchasing. Should the home inspection identify the need for a detailed analysis of any of the houses' systems or structures, Certified Home Inspections of Tallahassee will recommend the appropriate professional, with expertise analyzing that particular system or structure.

Why is mold an issue in the Real Estate market?
Simply put,
mold issues can be very bad news, and make a home unfit to live in.  Mold and indoor air quality can have significant effects on your general health and well being, and are a common concern for homeowners and buyers. The presence of active mold can drastically affect the value of any home. As Inspectors and Contractors we can tell you the reason mold is growing in your home, and then tell you how to fix the problem.

Why do credentials matter?
There are no federal laws governing home inspectors. Home Inspectors are regulated only by the individual states. Since the laws vary from state to state – and some states don’t have home inspection regulations – how can you be sure that your inspector is qualified, experienced, and trustworthy? One way is to check that your inspector is licensed in the State of Florida.

As members of the and the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI), you can be assured that not only is Certified Home Inspections of Tallahassee licensed and qualified,  we also adhere to the association’s standards of practice and code of ethics. You can find more information about NACHI at their website, www.nachi.org.

I know Radon is dangerous and would like the Radon level in my home measured. Can anyone do that?

No.  Florida requires a Florida Dept. of Health license to perform Radon measurement.  Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in America for non-smokers- 21,000 Americans die each year.  Radon Specialists can measure radon gas and advise you on the test results, and what your options are.  Radon technicians are only licensed to place radon measurement machines and may not offer any opinions or advice on test results. Check licenses here: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/environment/community/radon/meastlist.htm

Get more information on Radon HERE.

Mr. Flemming is a Florida Certified Radon Specialist in both radon measurement and mitigation.  Have a Radon question? send Mr. Flemming an email. 

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