4 point inspection

What is a Four Point Inspection and Is It Required?

At Guardian Angel Inspections, we provide a wide variety of inspection services to help you determine key areas of your property that need attention or repairs. One of the most comprehensive inspection services we offer is the four-point inspection.

This type of inspection is a must-have for any homeowner who wants a comprehensive analysis of their property. Moreover, the four-point inspection will allow you to tell if you have any pressing issues that need to be addressed.

What Is a Four-Point Inspection?

A four-point inspection is a visual inspection of a residential property. It is not always required, but it is a good idea to get one done to ensure that the home you’re looking at buying is in good condition or whether your existing home needs any repairs or improvements.

What Does a Four-Point Inspection Cover?

A four-point inspection covers the HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and roofing systems. The purpose of a four-point inspection is to identify problems that may not be visible during a typical home walk-through.

The HVAC Inspection

An HVAC inspection is the part of the four-point inspection that covers:

Air Conditioning: Is the air conditioning unit in good shape? Your home inspector will look for faulty or damaged components and advise you on any necessary repairs or replacements.

Airflow: Is there an adequate amount of airflow from the vents? If not, there could be a blockage causing your home to not get the airflow it needs.

Effectiveness: Does your air conditioning unit effectively cool down your home? A lack of cool air could be a sign that there’s something wrong internally. 

Mold: Is there any mold present? This is likely a sign that the AC unit is insufficient in its operations. Drastic steps may need to be taken to ensure the safety of your home.

The Electrical Inspection

When you hire a professional to do a 4-point inspection, the electrical inspection is just one of four things they will look at. The other three are HVAC, plumbing, and roofing. Electrical inspections can be done by themselves or in conjunction with another type of home inspection.

The Plumbing Inspection

The plumbing inspection will identify any issues with the pipes in your building. It’s important that all of these pipes are maintained and checked to ensure they are in good working order.

One of the main things to look for during a plumbing inspection is leaks. Leaks can be caused by broken, loose, or faulty fittings. Other issues such as cracks, corrosion, and holes can also be found during a thorough plumbing inspection.

The Roofing Inspection

Roofing is a huge component of any home. It protects your home from the sun’s rays and the heat that can come with them. Unfortunately, not all roofs will last forever. With time, they may need to be repaired or replaced. This is where a roofing inspection comes in handy.

Inspectors are trained to identify problems with roofing materials and find issues before they have time to escalate into more expensive repair costs.

 The roofing inspector will examine various areas of your roof, such as:

The Framing: Roof frames should be in good shape with no signs of rot. Any issues could result in collapse and extensive exterior and interior damages.

The Underlayment: The underlayment protects the shingles from natural wear while also keeping moisture from collecting underneath. It’s important to examine sections of underlayment to see if it’s in good working order.

The Flashing: Flashing protects against water damage by preventing water from getting into the building through cracks. If the flashing isn’t working properly, water can infiltrate your home.

The Valleys: Valleys can leak if they are not properly protected, as water can easily collect here. Your inspector will carefully examine your roof valleys to make sure they are in good condition.

All of these inspections are essential in determining the health and safety of your residence. If you would like us to conduct a four-point inspection, call the experts at Guardian Angel Inspections today. We also provide many other inspection services, including pool inspections, septic inspections, seawall inspections, and more. So give us a call and let us know how we can best accommodate you.

Are Four-Point Inspections Required?

Home insurance companies usually require homeowners to have a four-point inspection conducted if the home is more than 20 years old. This inspection will allow the homeowner to get the coverage they need or to renew their existing policy.

Schedule a Four-Point Inspection Today

Guardian Angel Inspections is your trusted authority on four-point inspection in Palm Beach County. Call us today at (561) 512-7854 to schedule your next inspection. Whether you are considering buying a new property or you just want to make sure your home is in good working order, our four-point inspections will reveal any potential issues.

The information in this blog post is for reference only and not legal advice. As such, you should not decide whether to contact a lawyer based on the information in this blog post. Moreover, there is no lawyer-client relationship resulting from this blog post, nor should any such relationship be implied. If you need legal counsel, please consult a lawyer licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.