Our Inspection Services
Lakeland Home Inspection Service, as a Certified ASHI member, follows a comprehensive standard of practice that goes beyond that required by the state. This enables us to provide thorough, comprehensive whole-home inspection services along with more specialized analyses to Lakeland, Winter Haven, and the surrounding areas.
Full Home Inspection
Our signature service, this thorough examination of the home is a non-invasive, visual analysis of the home and its installed systems and components:
- Structure; including visible foundation, basement, crawlspaces and support columns
- Roof; including framing, covering, chimneys, flashing, skylights, vents, insulation, gutters and downspouts
- Exterior; including porches, patios, decks, balconies, carports, steps, ramps, adjacent walkways and driveways, vegetation, grade and drainage
- Interior; including walls, doors, flooring, ceilings, stairs, windows and built-in kitchen appliances
- HVAC system
- Plumbing System
- Electrical System; including smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Attached Garages; including structure and doors
Additional Inspection Services
4-Point Home Inspection
Often required by insurance companies, our four-point home inspection is also popular among sellers wishing to avoid late-stage surprises during the sale of their home. This examination includes the major components of a home:
- Plumbing system
- HVAC system
- Electrical System
New Construction Inspections
No home—not even a newly constructed home—is without defect. Building a home is an enormous undertaking involving multiple work crews. Even the best builders may occasionally miss a few details. With our new construction inspection, you can help to ensure your builder takes corrective action to address any defects in materials or workmanship before you move in.
Wind Mitigation Checkup
Wind mitigation is sometimes referred to as a windstorm inspection. Having a wind mitigation inspection can help you limit possible damage when the storms come and may qualify you for a discount or credit on your homeowners insurance policy.
Wood-Destroying Organism (WDO) Inspection
Termites, carpenter ants, and other pests can cause irreparable damage to a home. We use a State Licensed Pest Control company who is registered to perform WDO inspections in Florida. At the inspection, they will check for signs of past or present infestations, assess any damage, and recommend ways to mitigate wood decay and prevent further damage.
We will test the water you drink and cook with for bacteria, lead and other contamination. Water testing is an important step to take to protect the health of you and your family. With a quick turnaround of results, you will learn what the water in your home contains and be able to and implement filtration if needed.
Septic System Checkup
A poorly maintained septic tank can escalate into an expensive repair. Our septic tank inspection service can help you determine what steps to take to prevent an unpleasant system failure.
Whether you’re a seasoned swimmer or have a new-to-you pool, let us help you ensure your pool and its filtration system are free from defects. We’ll point out any unsafe conditions and recommend any needed maintenance.
Blower Door Testing
Leaking ducts and poor insulation can mean higher heating and cooling costs, drafts and condensation problems. Save money and be more comfortable at home with our Everblue Certified Blower Door Testing. We will identify areas where air is leaking from your home and recommend ways to correct any issues.
In some cases, it can be easy for you to tell whether a known defect has been properly corrected. In other instances, it may be wise to order a re-inspection to ensure a defect has been correctly repaired.
Why Should I Get My Home Tested For Radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is emitted from soil and is especially common in the Lakeland area. It is odorless and invisible, but harmful. If you have high levels of radon in your home, it is extremely important to take mitigation steps because radon can be detrimental to your health. In fact, the EPA classifies radon as a carcinogen, and studies have found direct links between radon exposure and lung cancer.
The only way to be sure about the levels of radon in your home is to have it tested, and at Lakeland Home Inspection Service all radon tests are performed by a licensed radon measurement technician. Stop wondering about your home’s radon levels and click here to order your Radon Test.
The Good News
Fortunately, there are solutions to Radon problems that can reduce elevated levels by up to 99%. The first step to achieving peace of mind and a healthy home environment is to order a Radon test from Lakeland Home Inspection Service. We highly recommend adding our Radon Testing Service to any Home Inspection.
The Benefits of an Infrared Scan
Lakeland Home Inspection Service offers a free thermal imaging scan with each of our home inspections so our customers have the most comprehensive report on the integrity of their home.
Using an infrared camera that detects the heat signatures emitted by objects, we can identify potential issues not visible to the naked eye alone. This includes electrical hot spots, heat and energy loss, plumbing problems, areas of moisture, and even pest infestations.
When buying a home, it’s important to know all that you can about your investment. We’re committed to giving the best service by providing thermal imaging free with all of our home inspections.
Let Us Help You Become a Knowledgeable Homeowner
Whatever your home inspection needs, we can offer the peace of mind that comes from having a deeper understanding of your home. As one of your biggest investments, your home deserves no less. To find out more about our inspection services, send an email to Service@LHISpro.com or call us at (863) 512-7277.
Ready to Gain the Peace of Mind You Deserve?
When you find the right home to buy, don’t leave your purchasing decision to chance. You deserve a deeper understanding of the inner workings of your new home—before you close.