A Four-Point inspection is one that is carried out to satisfy the insurance requirements when a homeowner is purchasing a homeowner's insurance policy or renewing their existing policy. This type of inspection covers the four main points of a home. These points are the most common areas that result in an insurance claim and the insurance company wants to be assured that these elements are in sound, working order. This inspection is carried out in a methodical way so as to check the age, parts, and condition of the four areas of the home. An insurance carrier wants to make sure they do not insure a home that has existing damage or is in poor condition. This is not the type of inspection used to purchase a home.
Roofing - Estimated remaining life, condition, type, and damage.
Electrical - Electrical panel is inspected for the brand, wiring types, and hazards.
Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) - Visually inspected to determine the age and the condition of the system. Also inspected for hazards.
Plumbing - The plumbing under sinks visually checked for signs of leaks, material and to estimate the age. The water heater is inspected for age, leaks, and hazards.
Why do I need a Four-Point Inspection?
Many homeowners wonder why a Four-Point inspection is needed in their home. Most insurance companies require this type of inspection before they will cover a home. This requirement is often imposed on older homes because the insurance company wants assurance that the home does not have safety and other issues that could result in costly claims such as fire and water leaks. This inspection must be carried out before coverage can begin. If any issues are found, they have to be corrected and another inspection must be carried out.
How are problems detected?
This is a visual inspection. Our inspector will look at the roof, electrical panel, under the sinks, water heater, and air conditioning system.
We are looking for hazards that insurance companies do not want to insure.
What can I expect from a Four Point Inspection?
Our company takes the hassle out of this type of insurance inspection. We do a thorough inspection, but the process is very simple for you. Our company is fully licensed, certified, and insured to meet your inspection needs. We will guide you through the process and answer any questions or concerns that you might have. If any issues are found, we will give you a detailed report and explain the problem, so that you are able to understand the repairs and corrections that must be made so that you can get your insurance coverage. We make it simple for our clients to get their inspections done quickly and accurately.
Contact us today so that we can assist you with any home inspection needs that you have. We strive to give our customers the very best service, and we will make sure that your inspection goes smoothly.