Home Inspector

4 point inspection

What is included in a 4 point home inspection?

When researching home inspectors, I encountered the “Four (4) point inspection” (another topic not covered in any of my high school classes).

This is not the same thing as a home inspection. So then what is a four point inspection? This type of inspection includes the 4 main systems of the home: roof, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. It is usually required to get home insurance, typically in an older home, especially in places prone to hurricanes (think Central Florida), flooding, earthquakes, etc.

do i need a home inspection

If the seller gets a home inspection, does the buyer need one?

This is definitely information the buyer would want to know. I want to know what I’m paying for, right? I wouldn’t buy spoiled food at the supermarket or a pen that was leaking ink. Obviously, a house is a much bigger investment than an apple or a pen. If there are significant problems with a house, I can use this information to ask the seller to fix the problem or negotiate a lower price.

3 Crucial Tests Home Inspections Don’t Cover

3 Crucial Tests Home Inspections Don’t Cover

When I called to schedule my first home inspection, the inspector offered some add-ons that are not included in the basic home inspection. I opted to schedule the extra tests after doing a little research. The first is a test for Radon Gas, which is a radioactive gas. This is a big concern in Polk County Florida …

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