Buyer's Guide Home Inspection protects you from...
Unsafe living conditions...unexpected expenses...and rising insurance costs.
You want a home that's safe for your family first and foremost. But you also want to be sure that you know what you're getting into.
Some houses look great from the photos, but when you step inside there are several small issues that can add up over time.
With a whole home inspection from Buyer's Guide, you walk into a sale with your eyes open. You know exactly what you're getting into without any nasty surprises lurking around the corner.
Expert home inspection services for the Tampa Bay area
At Buyer's Guide Home Inspection, we help homeowners make an informed decision before buying a home with detailed, whole home inspection services.
Your home should be a safe place for you and your family. That's why you want to know all of the details before you buy a new home.
Feel confident in your decision by using our home inspection services to get the knowledge you need to make an informed decision.
Full Home Inspection
A full home inspection is for when you need to know exactly what you're buying if you choose this home. We look for flaws in the home that could become unsafe in the future to the home or to your family.
Insurance companies require a 4-point inspection unless the home is new construction. A 4 point inspection only looks at...
Wind Mitigation Inspection
If you're insurance has doubled, a wind mitigation may be what you need to bring it back down. Insurance companies use a Wind Mitigation Inspection to assess how well your home weathers a storm. They also use it to determine your rate based on the assumed risk of storm damage.
A pool can be a beautiful asset or a crushing drain. We check for...
cracks in the pool or lining
functioning pool equipment
safety measures like fencing
WDO Inspection Performed by Termite Depot
We check for Subterrain termites and dry wood termites, wood rot caused by fungi and water damage, and other wood destroying organisms.
This is a separate in depth HVAC inspection performed by a licensed HVAC contractor to diagnose factors that could lead to a major repair and prevent mold-friendly environments in your home.
License #: CAC1818433
SAME DAY HOME INSPECTION REPORT BY AN EXPERT HOME INSPECTOR
When your home inspection calls and says they're canceling your insurance unless you get a 4 point inspection, we conduct and deliver your inspection the same day, so you can take it to the insurance company.
There are plenty of things that slow down the home buying process, but getting your home inspection report shouldn't be one of them.
Our expert home inspectors preform the home inspection and send you the home inspection report summary the same day, so you can make a timely, informed decision on buying your home.
Our Buyer's Guide Home Inspector checks for...
It looks so clean and innocent. But a nail on a brand-new roof can cause a slow roof leak that ends up cost you big. Water gets in around the nail and causes a slow leak in your attic that you won't find for years. Buyer's Guide Home Inspectors use drones to inspect all the details of your roof before you buy.
It's not about what you see. It's about what you don't see. Mold doesn't start growing in the bathroom or at the air vents. It starts growing behind walls and in your air ducts. Our licensed HVAC contractor checks the HVAC system to make sure it's properly sized and installed for your home. And because he's spent over 15 years in the HVAC industry and uses professional gauges, he can also spot common problems that the other inspectors would miss like bad ductwork and a refrigerant leak.
Termites aren't the only wood destroying organisms that can threaten a home. We check for above ground and subterrain termites and water damage caused by wood destroying fungus.
You may never crawl under your home. But we do because we want to make sure your home rests on a firm foundation -- not a couple of 2x6s.
It's a beautiful deep farmhouse sink, but if it doesn't drain, then it's not up to snuff. When electrical or plumbing is not up to code or installed improperly, it's costly and, at times, dangerous. We check all switches, buttons, breaker boxes, appliances, and plumbing, so you know exactly what to expect.
Can you imagine buying a brand-new home only to find that a doorknob won't work or that a door won't stay closed? Now I don't think the builders *meant* to leave this door gimmicked. They probably just fixed it so they could keep working and always meant to come back and fix it properly...I make sure they do. When you buy a new home, you expect it to function properly. We pay close attention to detail, so we can find all the quirky problems before they become your quirky problems.
InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector
" My home insurance informed me that my premium was going up from $5,000 to $11,000 this year. But Caleb did a wind mitigation inspection, and he found that my hurricane straps had three nails instead of the two nails that the insurance company thought. Thank goodness, my premium is back down to $5,000. And it was all over one nail."
- Martha S.
HERE'S OUR EXPERT HOME INSPECTION PROCESS
Your home inspection starts with a walk through where we look at everything. Seriously, we're worse than a nosey neighbor with a grudge.
Then we test everything. Every switch, every knob, every appliance gets turned on with the enthusiasm of an ADHD toddler on coffee.
Out comes the camera! Here is where I get to manage on a micro level. Every out of place detail gets photographed and preserved for all time.
You receive the findings in a neat, easy-to-read report. Boom yes!
Does a new construction home need a home inspection?
It's not required, but I still recommend that you get an inspection on new construction homes. In fact, some of the most problematic inspections I've done have been on new construction.
These homes go up fast. Unfortunately, that means rushed work and small details getting passed over. Getting a home inspection means you have a bargaining chip to leverage when it comes time to negotiate.
How much does a home inspection cost?
Every home inspection is different, so your home inspection cost depends on the size and features of the home. Our home inspection costs start at $299. You can see our pricing page to here or call us for a quote.
How long does the home inspector take to do an inspection?
The typical home inspection takes between 2 to 4 hours. But the time required for the home inspector to inspect the home depends on the size, age, and complexity of the home.
Do I need to be there for the home inspection?
You're welcome to come to the home inspection, but you don't need to be there. Looking for problems with the home requires the home inspector's full attention, so I'll be focused on seeing every little detail.
Do you offer any discounts?
If you have a home that requires a complex inspection, we do offer bundle pricing for our inspection services. Likewise we offer special pricing for condos and townhomes.
We also offer discounts for Military Veterans, Active Duty, Law Enforcement, and First Responders as a token of our appreciation.