Home inspections are a quick, visual look at a buildings condition. Home inspections are not technically exhaustive (would take days and thousands of dollars to complete that type of inspection). Observations are limited to the apparent condition of the building at time of inspection. No invasive or destructive testing will be made. No equipment, systems or appliances will be dismantled. Inspector shall perform the said inspection to accord with the STATE OF FLORIDA HOME INSPECTION STANDARDS OF PRACTICE.

Despite every effort to achieve the best level of thoroughness reasonably possible within the available time, there is no guarantee that each and every condition or problem, whether actual or latent, will be discovered. This is because the report is based on the visible, accessible and apparent condition of the home and its components, on the day and at the time of inspection. Home inspectors cannot see through walls, plumbing, or the ground. There is no way to accurately predict events that have not yet happened or to identity potential hidden, concealed, inaccessible or undiscovered latent conditions and/or components.

What is not covered in a home inspection:
  • Systems, components, conditions and/or situations which are NOT within the scope of the building inspection include, but are not limited to:

    • Radon gas, formaldehyde gas, lead-based paint, asbestos, and toxic or flammable materials
    • Mold, mildew and other environmental hazards
    • Termite inspection and pest control including all wood destroying organisms
    • Security alarm and/or fire detection systems
    • Household appliances (including humidifiers)
    • Paint or wallpaper
    • Decorative treatments to windows
    • Interior walls, ceilings and floors
    • Recreational equipment or facilities
    • Underground storage tanks
    • Energy efficiency measurements
    • Concealed, private or security, or fire protection systems
    • Heating system accessories such as solar heating systems
    • Sprinkling and/or irrigation systems
    • Water softener
    • Central vacuum
    • Telephone, intercom or cable TV systems, antennae
    • Lightning arrestors
    • Load controllers
    • Trees and plants
    • Governing codes, ordinances, statutes and covenants
    • Architectural analysis
    • Soil analysis or ground settlement investigation
    • An evaluation of underground or hidden home components
What services can I add to my home inspection:

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As leaders in the industry, we feel that it is important to clearly define services and openly discuss our client’s expectations. Understanding what happens during a home inspection, what the results mean, and what to do with all that information is vital for homeowners (or potential homeowners) to know in order to make a sound decision regarding the home—whether it is to take on the issues and purchase the home, handle repairs before a sale, or walk away from the purchase. Acusystem inspectors take pride in their experience and knowledge—but even more so, they pride themselves on sharing it with their clients.

Areas of the home you can expect to be inspected include:
  • Foundation and exterior walls

  • Windows, doors, and other points of entry

  • Roofing and insulation

  • HVAC (Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning) System

  • Electrical wiring and connections

  • Plumbing system (including water pressure)

  • Gas connections (if present)

  • Basement, crawlspace, and attic

  • Gutters and downspouts

  • Patios, porches, and/or decks

For a detailed list on what an home inspection covers or for more information, view our Home Inspection service page or view the STATE OF FLORIDA HOME INSPECTION STANDARDS OF PRACTICE for a comprehensive review of home inspector requirements.