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Prepping for Peace of Mind: Your 4-Point Inspection Checklist

A Home Inspector Performing A 4 Point Inspection On  A Kitchen Sink
A Home Inspector Performing A 4 Point Inspection On A Kitchen Sink (plumbing system)

A 4-point inspection is a crucial step for homeowners in certain regions, especially Florida, when securing or renewing homeowner's insurance. It focuses on four key systems of your house:

  • Roof: Inspectors assess the roof's condition, age, materials, and presence of mitigation features like hurricane straps.

  • Electrical: The inspection ensures your electrical system is safe and up to modern standards, checking wiring, panels, and outlets.

  • Plumbing: This inspection focuses on the overall functionality and condition of your plumbing system, including pipes, fixtures, and the water heater.

  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning): Inspectors evaluate the functionality and safety of your HVAC system, examining components like the furnace/air handler and air conditioner condenser unit.

By preparing for your 4-point inspection, you can ensure a smooth process and potentially avoid delays. Here's a checklist to streamline the experience:

Clear the Way for Inspection:

  • Exterior Access: Make sure the inspector can easily access all sides of your house, including the roof (if safely reachable) by removing any obstacles like grills, furniture, or overgrown plants.

  • Attic Access: If possible, clear a pathway in your attic to allow the inspector to examine the roof structure.

Gather Documentation (if available):

  • Roof Permit: Having your roof permit on hand helps the inspector determine the age and construction methods used for your roof.

  • Warranties/Manuals: Locate any warranty information or user manuals for your HVAC system, water heater, or other relevant equipment.

Minor Maintenance (Optional):

  • Roof Debris: While the inspector will assess the overall condition, removing any loose debris from your roof can expedite the inspection. *Seek help from a roofing professional before attempting any roof maintenance yourself. We do not recommend anyone walking on or maintaining a roof in any way unless they have professional experience!

  • Lightbulb Replacements: Ensure all light fixtures are functional with working bulbs, making it easier for the inspector to examine electrical components.

General Housekeeping:

  • Interior Access: Provide unobstructed access to all rooms, particularly the attic access hatch and crawl space entrance (if applicable).

Be Prepared to Answer Questions:

The inspector may inquire about the age of your roof, presence of mitigation features, and past repairs. Having a general idea of this information can be helpful.

Relax and Let the Inspector Do Their Job:

The inspection itself is a visual assessment. While you don't need to be present the whole time, feel free to ask questions or clarify any doubts you might have.

By following these simple steps, you can ensure a smooth and efficient 4-point inspection. Remember, a positive inspection report with documented safety features in your home's key systems can lead to significant savings on your homeowner's insurance. So, get prepared and unlock those potential discounts!


Attention! Jacksonville Florida Homeowners! Looking For An Inspector To Perform Your 4 Point Inspection?

JA Building Solutions is Your Jacksonville 4-Point Inspector!

  • Fast and Convenient: We typically complete a 4-point inspection within 1 hour, minimizing disruption to your day.

  • Experienced and Certified: Our team is highly trained on ICC Residential Building Codes and certified, by InterNACHI with multiple nationally accredited certifications in construction.

  • Detailed Reports: You'll receive a clear and concise report outlining the condition of your inspected systems, empowering you to make informed decisions.

  • Competitive Rates: We offer competitive pricing for our 4-point inspections, ensuring you get excellent value for your money.

  • Universal Report: We use the Citizens 4 Point Inspection Form which is accepted by all insurance providers.


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