Property Inspection

Realtors and
Home Buyers

Are you a property owner who is perhaps looking to put your home on the market? As you’re probably aware, buying a property is considered to be quite the stressful event for most people. With so many systems in every home CGFL is licensed and credentialed to professionally inspect your property, that way you will have trained eyes on your biggest asset. Buying property is a massive investment and with so much at stake, CGFL inspectors are here to help.

As your dedicated team of inspectors, we will employ all of our experience, training, and technology to bring you the best report possible.

Citizens Group FL is the prime company for all your inspection needs. With years in the industry we provide outstanding services customized to our client’s needs.

Are you a property owner and perhaps looking to put it on the market. It can be an extremely stressful process, but having the right knowledge at hand can help you determine the right cost.

Method of Operation

One of our licensed inspectors will come out to your property and perform a visual examination that covers foundation, roof and everything in between. On average this process can take between 2-4 hours. Within the same business day, the inspector will return to our office and draft a report on their findings, which they will later send to the appropriate recipients.

Inspections give peace of mind, assistance with purchasing power, and protection for the potential buyer. Inspections also help prevent future headaches, while, if found, addressing negligence for liability protection.

CGFL provides inspections for residential and light commercial properties. We are partnered with Real Estate Agents, Real Estate Attorneys, Homeowners and soon to be homeowners, as well as Mortgage Brokers, and Insurance companies.

Our Services

Commercial Property Inspection:

Is an examination of a commercial property to assess its condition(s). A CGFL inspector typically conducts it on behalf of a potential buyer, landlord, or tenant. A commercial property inspection typically includes a visual inspection of the property’s condition and testing of its systems and components.

Four Point Inspection:

A 4 point inspection looks at the 4 major systems (Roof, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC) in an older home. An insurance company wants to know that an older home has been well maintained, and the major systems are in good working condition. This is not a safety inspection.
Wind Mitigation:

Generally, a wind mitigation inspection is needed to determine which credits apply to a home. During a wind mitigation inspection, a CGFL inspector looks for key features and add-ons that reduce the amount of damage your home may suffer in the event of a hurricane or strong windstorm.

Mold Inspection:

An Air quality test will be recommended and performed by a third-party company as per Florida law. An air quality test will show the overall indoor air mold levels compared to outdoor mold levels. In the beginning stages mold is not visible to the naked eye, but it is important to catch it early as mold is harmful when present in your home. We quickly analyze the specimens collected by a third-party laboratory. Based on the type of mold present, if any, we will recommend the appropriate mold remediation procedures.

Radon Inspection:

The EPA recommends that all houses, regardless of what radon zone the house is located in, be tested for radon during point of sale. The most common procedure for radon testing during real estate transactions is for the potential buyer to request the radon test as part of the overall home inspection. The radon test is generally a separate service and must be requested. If the radon test is 4 pCi/L or greater, the EPA recommends the potential buyer negotiate with the seller to have a radon mitigation system installed with the stated goal of bringing the radon level in the home below 4 pCi/L.

Drone Inspection:

When the roof is deemed unsafe to walk on or is too high for a ladder, a 4K drone inspection is a great replacement to gain a clear image of the roof’s current condition.
Mobile, Manufactured &
Tiny Home Inspection

Mobile/Manufactured Homes:
A mobile or manufactured home inspection is similar to a general inspection, but it has some special areas of concern. So our inspections will look a bit different. Not only do factory-built homes have different materials and fabrication methods, they’re more vulnerable to damage. To make the process extra complicated, some systems are neither visible nor accessible.

Tiny Homes:
A CGFL home inspector is a must when buying any property. Even when purchasing a new home directly through a builder, CGFL inspects and certifies tiny homes. Houses are structures full of different systems. They must be able to manage heat, cold, moisture, harsh conditions, and hold up to daily wear and tear. Something overseen as well is that tiny homes are often delivered via freight and need to live up to road standards.

More Services

Wood Destroying Organisms:
The State of Florida defines a Wood Destroying Organism (WDO) Report as “a written report of an inspection on a home for visible and accessible evidence of an infestation or damage by wood destroying organisms” These may include: Living termites or other wood destroying insects.

Pool and Spa Inspection:

Pool and Spa vessel and coping Examination of Pool and Spa, surface and surrounding deck and coping for discoloration, pitting, and cracking. Pool and Spa Equipment Examines pool lights, subpanel, and junction box for location and condition, pumps, visible piping, timers, skimmers, and GFCI and electrical bonding.

Smart Home Inspection:

A smart home is a residence that uses internet-connected devices to enable the remote monitoring and management of appliances and systems, such as lighting and heating.

Septic Inspection:

All system tanks should be pumped and visually inspected to determine their capacity and water tightness. The evaluator will look for cracks, leaks and other defects in the tanks, as well as, required outlet devices or filters and the condition and fit of the lid and access ports. How often should you get a septic inspection? According to most experts, you should get your septic tank inspected at least every three to five years. The inspection usually lands around the time that you should also have a professional septic tank pumping service. Please keep in mind that pumping the septic tank is considered a separate charge.

Thermal Imaging:

Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show homeowners aspects of their homes that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods. Ancillary inspection reports are just as important as reports you generate for standard home inspections. To avoid costly repairs, fires or any dangers in your home you need Certified Inspectors with high resolution infrared inspection services.
Irrigation & Sprinkler System Inspection:

During an irrigation system inspection, your CGFL inspector can check each mechanism for signs of trouble without performing any excavation. They may look for: Damaged, clogged, or sputtering sprinkler heads. Damage to your shutoff and main valves, vacuum breaker, and bleeder. Evaluating an irrigation system consists of measuring its performance and identifying problems that prevent the system from operating at its optimum level. There are many types of irrigation systems, but the process by which they are rated is similar for all pressurized pipe irrigation system types. A certified CGFL technician will inspect your irrigation system 1-2 times during the summer to make sure everything is in working order.”

Asbestos Inspection:

The NESHAP regulation requires that a thorough inspection for asbestos be conducted before demolition or renovation. An inspection for asbestos should provide a report or supporting information that identifies all ACMs in the facility or part of the facility affected by the renovation or demolition. You may want to have your home inspected for asbestos-containing materials by a trained and accredited asbestos professional if: You are planning to remodel your home (remodeling can disturb building materials) Your home has damaged building materials (like crumbling drywall and insulation that is falling apart).

Lead Paint Inspection:

This inspections identifies lead in materials including paint and finished surfaces; a lead abatement protocol is required if lead is detected, to ensure all of the affected areas are identified and removed properly. Buildings constructed prior to 1978 are at risk of containing lead-based paint. It is prudent to obtain an LBP inspection at these facilities when peeling or damaged paint is identified, or when these facilities are occupied by children as they are the most sensitive to lead poisoning by ingestion.

Well Water Testing and Inspection:

This will confirm if there are any bacteria, fertilizer (Nitrates & Nitrites), or Lead present in the well. This is also a required test for some FHA and all VA loans.

  • Have an understanding of the condition of the property.
  • Helps you predict future costs.
  • Attracts new clients to your property.
  • Gives you peace of mind, knowing that your property is working in an orderly fashion.