The purpose of roof inspections is to visually find evidence of current leakage through the roof covering, where accessible, from various areas of structure. The overall condition and any specific deficiencies are also noted. Flashings, shingles, tiles, vents, skylights, gutters and workmanship are all checked. The estimated age and remaining life are noted and repair/replacement costs are provided.
All of our inspectors are licensed Wood Destroying Organism inspectors. A "1145 State of Florida form" for reporting on Wood Destroying Organisms is provided as required by chapter 486 of the Florida Statures and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. A separate estimate for any recommended treatments will be provided.
The purpose of structural inspections is to visually find evidence of abnormal settlement, lateral movement or structural weakness in the accessible load bearing components of the building. The footings, foundation, floor members, and bearing walls comprise the structural components of a building, as well as an asphalt parking surface. Proper drainage, wood destroying organisms and ventilation play a major role. Access to crawl spaces and attics are required for a thorough structural evaluation. Estimate repairs and engineering costs are provided in the inspection report.
The purpose of mechanical (heating, air conditioning and ventilation) inspections is to visually assess the condition of the cooling and heating systems of the structure. Accessible ductwork, registers, filters, condensing units, air handlers, coils and thermostats are also inspected. A general size evaluation is made, as well as an evaluation of temperature differences, insulation quality and compressor function. Repair/replacement costs are provided.
The purpose of electrical system inspections is to visually assess the condition of the components of the hardwired systems located within the confines of the structure. We will determine if the system is adequate for present demand and examine switches, receptacles, light fixtures, exhaust fans, distribution panels, breakers, wiring junction boxes, conduits and devices. We also inspect all crawl spaces and attics and check for property grounding and wiring. Panel covers are removed to inspect mains and branch wiring and all wiring to water heaters and air conditioning equipment is inspected. Finally, all lighting fixtures and smoke alarms are tested for proper use, and repair/replacement costs are provided.
The purpose of plumbing inspections is to visually assess the condition of all fixtures, connections, lavatories, water closets and accessible piping. Adequacy of water pressure and drain speed are also checked. Repair estimates are provided.
Residential appliances are inspected for overall performance and condition. All doors, drawers, lights, seals, elements and controls are checked, as well as cooling temperatures in refrigeration systems. Repair/replacement costs are provided.
Allied is now offering Insurance Inspections in accordance with new Florida guidelines that may qualify you for a discount. Components such as hurricane straps, shutters and roof sheathing are assessed for condition and effectiveness.
Have you recently purchased a newly constructed home? Perhaps you didn't know that once a year has gone by, your warranty will expire, not allowing you to have structural defects or construction issues repaired at the builders expense. Allied offers "New Home Inspections" that give the homeowner a thorough review off all current or potential structural and safety issues. Schedule an appointment before your warranty expires to ensure your home is up to code!
Infrared (thermal imaging) is on advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show clients things about their homes or buildings that can't be revealed using conventional inspection methods. For something as specialized as a thermal imaging inspection, it's critical that the information presented meets the clients' needs for information they can use and act on.
We inspect pools with regard to structural components, equipment, piping, decking, and circulation. Evidence of leakage, deterioration, corroded galvanized piping or other deficiencies are noted. Low voltage lighting, safety drains and self closing gates on surrounding fences are verified. Repair/replacement costs are provided.
Mold & Moisture Assessment
Allied provides a thorough assessment of the surface environments of a home or building, using visual means as well as on-site testing with moisture meters, hygrometers, ATP (on-site mold detections), thermal imaging, air sampling and surface sampling procedures.
Residents in homes with problem drywall report having health issues like respiratory irritation, as well as problems with copper corrosion and sulfur odors. We conduct detailed, point-by-point inspections of accessible areas including limited invasive borescope of interior wall cavities and evaluation of key components for signs of oxidation.
Cast iron piping corrodes due to age, causing leakage, blockages, backups and damage to the homes. We provide unbiased evaluations of your piping using the latest mini-camera technology. We will provide you with the information you need to know, including a full report documenting the damages with photographs of the piping conditions.