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At Panther Home Inspection you will receive a comprehensive inspection report evaluating all accessible areas of the structure, attic, HVAC (heating and cooling), electrical, plumbing, exterior and the interior components of the home. Our inspection reports are prepared on site and are site-specific. A Panther Home Inspection Report is prepared by an experienced, licensed, and insured inspector.

Types of Inspections Performed

Home/Condo Inspection

Standard inspection when buying or preparing to sell a home. Includes all home systems that are readily accessible to the inspector.

  • Structure
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Roof / Attic
  • Plumbing
  • Interior (includes installed appliances)
  • Exterior / Site (includes decks, patios, balconies, pool function)

New Construction

Home / Condo inspection performed prior to owner occupancy to ensure critical issues are identified, documented and resolved prior to final payment to builder.

Builder Warranty

Home / Condo inspection performed prior to builder warranty expiration to ensure critical issues are identified, documented and resolved before it's too late.

Wind Mitigation

Required to document wind mitigation status for insurance policy rating and to obtain wind / hurricane insurance discounts in many cases – consult with your insurance provider to determine if required.

  • Roof / Attic
  • Openings (garage, exterior doors, windows)
  • Permit History

4 Point

Unlike a Home / Condo inspection, the 4 Point inspection is prepared for your insurance company in an industry prescribed format and limited to home systems that impact insurance rates. Typically required to obtain insurance for homes 30 years and older – consult with your insurance provider to determine if a 4 Point is required.

  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Roof / Attic
  • Plumbing
  • Permit History

Hurricane Damage Assessment

Home / Condo / Business inspection performed after a hurricane to assess damage to interior and exterior.

Customer Directed Custom Inspection

Inspection customized to specific needs of the client, "Your wish is our command!"

Specialized Inspections

Buyers should consult with mortgage and insurance providers to see if required. In order to ensure the best possible service, these inspections are performed by our affiliated licensed experts in these fields.

  • Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO) – Termites, etc.
  • Rodent
  • Air Quality (AQ) – visual and air sampling for presence and levels of mold spores
  • Radon – air sampling for presence and levels of Radon gas
  • Seawall – physical inspection of the age and condition of the seawall during low tide conditions
  • Dock / Lift – physical inspection of the condition of dock pilings, decking, structure as well as lift condition and function
  • Pool - detailed inspection beyond simple function, including pump, filter, heater, lighting, surface condition, decking
  • Asbestos (banned approximately 1978) – physical testing by a laboratory of any suspicious materials
  • Chinese Drywall – physical testing by a laboratory of any suspicious drywall, also home scanning is available
  • Septic – evaluation of the current function of the septic system
  • Well Water – FHA / VA water quality testing for bacteria and lead
  • Fireplace – physical review of wood or gas fireplaces and chimney systems for function and chimney condition
  • Lead Paint - physical testing by a laboratory of any suspicious paint in older homes

Home Inspection Details

At Panther Home Inspection you will receive a comprehensive inspection report evaluating all accessible areas of the structure, attic, HVAC (heating and cooling), electrical, plumbing, exterior and the interior components of the home. Our inspection reports are prepared on site and are site-specific. A Panther Home Inspection Report is prepared by an experienced, licensed, and insured inspector.



Exterior

During the tour of the exterior, the inspector will evaluate the condition of the roofing system, including the roof material, flashing, roof penetrations, and roof drainage systems. The inspector will also evaluate the siding and trim. Exterior doors and lighting will be operated to ensure proper function. The inspector will inspect the grade at the foundation, walkways, steps, patio and driveways.



Structure

The inspector will visually inspect the accessible structural components of the dwelling. He will probe and sound sills, joists, and girders for structural integrity. The inspector will note any signs of water penetration, wood rot, and inadequate sizing or spans. If there is a crawl space present, he will enter the space and probe all structural components and assess the support columns, ventilation and water penetration.



Garage

The inspector will visually inspect the perimeter of the garage for signs of structural movement, water penetration and wood rot. He will operate the garage door and evaluate the safety and mechanical equipment.



HVAC

The inspector will locate and evaluate the components of the heating and cooling systems. He will visually inspect the cooling lines, accessible ductwork, compressor slab and electric disconnect. The inspector will also run the system and evaluate the air handler, filter, and drain pan. Boilers will be run to temperature and visually inspected for leaks, temperature and pressure.



Electric

The inspector will locate the main panel box and any sub-panel boxes in the dwelling. He will identify the type and size of the wiring in the panel box. He will visually inspect a random sampling of the junction boxes, switches and outlets for proper and safe conditions.



Plumbing

The inspector will visually inspect and identify the accessible feed and waste lines within the dwelling. He will locate the main water shut off and run all the plumbing fixtures to determine proper functional flow and volume. The inspector will locate the water heater and describe it's condition.



Interior

The inspector will enter all interior rooms including the kitchen and bath(s), to determine their overall condition. Particular attention will be given to water stains, cracks, and movement to the walls, ceilings and floors. All bath and kitchen fixtures will be run to determine functional flow and leaks.



Attic

When attic space is available, the inspector will enter the space and evaluate the structural members, type of insulation, ventilation, and any evidence of previous water penetration.

 



Mold (Specialized Inspection)

Mold sampling and testing should be done by professionals. For an additional cost, Panther Home Inspection offers this service through an affiliated professional. If your dwelling has a history of water penetration or you are sensitive to mold spores, you should have your property tested. A mold test can be arranged at the same time as the Home Inspection. Call today for details.



Radon (Specialized Inspection)

Radon is a radioactive gas that escapes through cracks and crevices in the ground. This gas has been linked to cancer. In the Collier County area, it has been found in 1 in 25 houses. To test for Radon, an air sample is taken over a 48 hour period and then analyzed by a technician. For an additional cost, an outside company which specializes in indoor air quality provides our Radon tests. This service can usually be provided during the Home Inspection so you are able to ask the technician any questions.

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