A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform such inspections. The inspector prepares and delivers to the client a written report of findings.
As a member of The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) is the world’s largest, non-profit inspection association we provide our clients with the highest standard in the inspection industry today. Our inspectors have all successfully passed InterNACHI’s Inspector Examination, taken a Standards of Practice Quiz, completed a Code of Ethics Course, adhere to Standards of Practice, abide by a Code of Ethics, attend required continuing education courses, and are InterNACHI Certified. Simply put: Nachi inspectors are the very best home inspectors.
We are trained and Florida Certified Mold Assessors and will inspect and test your home or commercial property for the presence of mold. RCI inspectors and protocol use equipment, knowledge and experience to gather information and analyze samples. We understand and integrate the relationship between mold and construction. RCI alliance with AEML lab provides certified laboratory analysis with a quick turnaround time. Most mold reports are generated within 2 business days.
Thermal imaging cameras have quickly become the “must have tool” for IAQ Professionals. Not only is this sophisticated technology is used in every RCI mold inspection, it is also used in every post-remediation verification survey to ensure that building materials have been thoroughly dried out before any reconstruction work begins. If construction materials are not completely dry, mold growth will reoccur. Infrared technology eliminates the guesswork and provides quick visual assessment of the thoroughness of dry out job.
Infrared inspection is a fast, non-invasive method to discover moisture intrusion within the building envelope. Infrared inspection does not directly detect the presence of mold, rather it may be used to find moisture where mold may develop. The limitations to obtaining accurate infrared images pertain to the ability of the surface being scanned to emit heat energy. Gypsum (dry wall) in interior walls emits quite well, whereas highly reflective surfaces do not. Since the temperature difference between the wet and the dry wall are very slight, a sensitive infrared camera must be used.
Wind Mitigation Inspections:
Protecting your home and property is important to your peace of mind. In Florida, that protection should include features to prevent windstorm damage. Wind mitigation inspection reports are generally required today by your insurance company. RCI has performed thousands of inspections and we look for every legitimate discount of which YOU are entitled.
In a severe wind storm, such as a hurricane, homes are battered by heavy wind and, often, rain. Features that help protect against wind damage – wind mitigation features – make a home stronger and help it withstand these forces. Wind mitigation features that are documented by a wind mitigation inspection also can save you money over the long term by helping you qualify for discounts on your insurance premium.
Common Wind Mitigation Features Include:
- Doors and windows built to withstand wind pressure and projectiles
- Storm shutters and panels that protect your windows and other openings from wind, rain and projectiles
- Roofing materials and coverings that shield your home from wind and rain
- Special attachments for walls and roofs to prevent the roof from being blown off by severe winds
- Roof and building shapes that are more resistant to high winds
Wind mitigation inspections are beneficial because they:
- Identify mitigation features that are present on your home
- Help you understand how to make your home stronger and more resistant to damage
- Provide documentation for insurance premium discounts for the eligible wind mitigation features on your home
The inspection process is quite simple and does not require the inspector to walk on the roof or get inside of the attic of the home. Insurance companies wants to know the age and condition of the roof as estimated by a qualified individual from the exterior of the home. How old is the roof?, What is the estimated life remaining in the shingles?, When was the roof last updated?, Are there any visible signs on damage/deterioration (curling/lifted/loose/missing shingles, sagging or uneven roof deck), or any visible signs of leaks? Along with the answers to the questions they require 2 photographs of the roof to be submitted with the form.
RCI has performed thousands of roof certifications. Experience counts!
Four Point Inspections:
The 4 point inspection is a detailed assessment of the electrical, plumbing, air conditioning and the roof. The inspection is designed to identify the existing condition and assess the remaining life expectancy of the materials. All the main electrical outlets are inspected including the service panel and circuit breakers. Tests are carried out to identify if the system is overloaded from the original design.
Checks made on the age, installation, general condition, service loading, recent adaptations and life expectancy
Checks made on the age, installation, general condition, all connected appliances, leakages and life expectancy
Checks made on the age, installation, general condition, type of materials used , signs of damage, and estimated roof’s life expectancy.
Checks made on the age, installation, general condition, running temperatures, ventilator balancing, future service requirements and life expectancy.
RCI has performed thousands of Four Point Inspections.