Nassau County Residential and Commercial Inspections
Inspection Services for Every Need
With 16+ years of inspection experience, Island Inspections is a company you can trust with your investment. Remember: a home is by far the most expensive thing most people will ever buy. Don’t forget to protect yourself by turning to a proven home inspector first.
Buyer’s Home Inspection
We conduct each Buyer’s Home Inspection service according to InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. We strive to thoroughly inspect every applicable and accessible area of the home. Our inspections include:
Roofs, Vents, Flashings, and Trim
Gutter and Downspouts
Skylight, Chimney, and Other Roof Penetrations
Decks, Stoops, Porches, Walkways, and Railings
Eaves, Soffit, and Fascia
Grading and Drainage
Basement, Foundation, and Crawlspace
Water Penetration and Foundation Movement
Main Water Shut-Off Valves
Water Heating System
Interior Plumbing Fixtures and Faucets
Drainage Sump Pumps with Accessible Floats
Electrical Service Line and Meter Box
Main Disconnect and Service Amperage
Electrical Panels, Breaker and Fuses
Grounding and Bonding
GFCIs and AFCIs
Fireplace Damper Door and Hearth
We also offer an extensive list of add-on services, including water and radon testing. See below for additional information.
Pre-Listing/Seller’s Home Inspections
If you don’t know what condition your current home is in, it will be much harder to sell it for a good price. That’s because buyers tend to become skittish when a long list of problems is uncovered by their home inspector. Get ahead of the game by having a pre-listing inspection completed. Whether you choose to disclose or repair existing problems, you’ll have a smoother sales experience.
New Construction Inspections
Don’t fall for the misguided assumption that ‘new construction’ means ‘100% perfect.’ Mistakes, construction shortcuts, misread plans, etc. can lead to various problems. By getting the home inspected upon completion, you can avoid the headaches associated with asking for repairs after you’ve moved in.
11-Month/Builder’s Warranty Inspections
Newly constructed homes are typically protected against defects by a Builder’s Warranty, but you only have 12 months to use it. Avoid the costly mistake of letting this time period run out. Our 11-Month/Builder’s Warranty inspection service will give you the details you need to make any applicable claims.
If you’ve ever lived in an apartment, then you know that things are not always repaired as promised before you move in. The same thing can happen with houses, especially when the home repair addendum has an extensive list of requests. Getting a re-inspection makes it possible to verify repairs that were completed and make arrangements for any that weren’t.
Insurance companies typically weigh their risks before issuing a homeowner’s policy. Older houses are especially concerning to insurers and many will require a 4-point inspection. This inspection service examines the roofing, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems. A clear report provides most insurer’s the information they need to extend a fair policy.
Wind Mitigation Inspections
Do you want to get the best possible rate for your wind insurance policy? Many Florida insurers will reduce your premium if there are certain wind mitigation features in place and detailed in a separate wind mitigation form. We will identify and document features such as roof attachments and window coverings. We can also suggest new wind mitigation techniques that may improve your home’s odds of surviving a hurricane.
Infrared thermography makes it possible to check for moisture, along with problems related to the home’s electrical systems, insulation, and HVAC system. Depending on which service you need, we will use infrared thermography technology to look for temperature variances within the house. This makes it possible to identify moisture intrusion, issues with electrical service panels, the amount of insulation in the walls, and any blockages within the HVAC system.
Resort Rental Inspections
Florida attracts a lot of tourists. Make sure you’re ready for the busy season by getting your resort rental property professionally inspected. We have the experience needed to produce a reliable, accurate report as required by the local government. This will also simplify the process of identifying issues and could save you time and money in the long run.
Moisture Intrusion Testing
Moisture could be intruding into the home’s walls right now, but the odds are high that you won’t notice it until it’s too late. Save yourself this expensive headache by choosing our moisture intrusion testing service. We will use state-of-the-art technology to look for moisture intrusion that wouldn’t be otherwise visible without breaking into the walls of the house.
Air Quality (Mold) Testing/Analysis
Mold is a common but destructive substance that you don’t want to find in your home. Not only can it cause damage to the walls, but allowing mold spores to get into the air may produce health-related issues. Our inspector is fully trained to conduct an air quality test. A certified laboratory analysis is provided.
Water is one of the most critical aspects of life, yet many people drink from a contaminated water source on a daily basis. The presence of certain harmful pathogens and other contaminants can cause serious issues. Our water testing service can set your mind at ease by letting you know exactly what your family is drinking.
Studies show that radon exposure is the top cause of lung cancer deaths among non-smokers. This dangerous substance also makes smokers much more likely to develop lung cancer. Despite knowing this, approximately 7 out of every 100 American houses has extremely elevated levels of radon, and even more have moderate levels. The only way to detect radon and protect yourself is with professional radon testing.
Commercial Building/Property Inspections
The building you choose will help set the entire tone of your business. Make sure everything works as expected by scheduling a commercial inspection. We check these buildings with the same detail-oriented approach as residential properties. Find out what components of the building need to be repaired before you make a major financial commitment.
Getting a pool and/or a spa is a nice bonus. However, if they’re not in good shape, they could be much more trouble than they’re worth. We will inspect the pool deck, pumps, and the plumbing connections. This affordable add-on inspection service will help you decide if the pool or spa is a keeper or a money pit.
Home, commercial, and specialty inspections throughout Nassau County, Florida. This includes Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Yulee, Callahan, Hilliard, and Bryceville.