Why Mobile and Manufactured Home Inspections Matter
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Florida has over 10% of North America's mobile and manufactured homes. With over 3/4 of a million, it is the nation's highest state for manufactured and mobile homes.
A Manufactured / Mobile home inspection is an evaluation of a home's condition by a highly trained, state of Florida licensed home inspector. The inspection is conducted with fairness and objectivity. The resulting inspection report is an unbiased, professional evaluation of the condition of the house and its operable systems.
A mobile home inspection is not the same as a home inspection because they are not built to the same standards and building codes. Mobile homes present a unique inspection challenge to inspectors, as they are built to HUD building specifications and not local building codes.
Depending on the size, age, and complexity of the house, a thorough inspection will typically take about three to four hours or more to complete. High Mark Inspectors follow strict InterNachi reporting guidelines and provide a comprehensive written disclosure of all visible defects and conditions that will affect the home and functioning of its systems. It is a non-invasive, visual evaluation of the property's structure, foundation or crawlspace, interior, exterior, roof, electrical, plumbing, and heating and cooling systems. The purpose of an inspection is to detect major visible problems or defects and unsafe conditions, to help the client make an informed decision about the property.
A mobile / manufactured home inspection report does not issue a Pass/Fail grade, nor is it intended to determine whether the house complies with local codes or to report on cosmetic defects apparent to the average individual. Your Home Inspector has a broad knowledge of the home's systems and components. The purpose of an inspection is to identify any significant defects or adverse conditions that would warrant evaluation or remediation by a licensed specialist. It provides you with the information needed to make confident decisions regarding the status of the home. It does not include an engineering inspection of the crawl space.
The Manufactured / Mobile Home Inspection is used to assist a client in making a more informed purchasing decision. The inspector may also educate the buyer as to typical life expectancies, items to budget for replacement, as well as how to take care of and maintain the property.
A 4Pt or Four-Point inspection is an insurance inspection and should never be confused with a mobile home inspection. A 4Pt inspection should never be used instead of a mobile home inspection. If someone is telling you to get a 4Pt inspection, not a home inspection, you should ask yourself what they are trying to hide. A 4Pt Insurance Inspection is used to get homeowners insurance and is a limited visual inspection of the HVAC, Roof, Electrical, and Plumbing. A four-point insurance inspection takes 45 minutes to complete and does not require the inspector to check the crawl space, walls, windows, ceilings, or other areas you would expect a home inspector to evaluate during a comprehensive mobile home inspection.
Purchasing your home may be the greatest single investment you ever make. Minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties; learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. Once the home inspection is complete, you can make decisions with confidence.
Mobile Home Inspection in Alachua, Columbia, Suwannee, Hamilton, Union, Duval, and Lafayette counties.
Alachua, Branford, Fort White, High Springs, Jacksonville, Jasper, Lake Butler, Lake City, Live Oak, Macclenny, Newberry, O’Brien, Ocala, Rayford, Sanderson, and Welborn have large mobile home communities, often centered on golf courses or retirement activities.
Manufactured / Mobile Home Inspection includes an objective evaluation of the:
Visible Structural Elements - Construction of walls, ceilings, floors, roof, and foundation. We will look at masonry piers, straps and anchors, longitudinal and lateral stabilizers, perimeter blocking and I-beam support but do not offer inspection services of these items as they are required to be inspected by a licensed engineer, manufacturer or installer. Separation or settling of the marriage joint is a common issue with double and triple wides.
Exterior Evaluation - Wall covering, landscaping, grading, elevation, drainage, driveways, sidewalks, fascia, trim, doors, windows, lights, and exterior receptacles.
Roof and Attic - Framing, ventilation, roof system construction, flashing, and gutters. It does not include a guarantee of roof condition or a roof certification.
Plumbing - Identification of pipe materials used for potable, drain, waste and vent pipes, including condition. Toilets, showers, sink faucets, and traps. It does not include a septic or sewer inspection.
Systems and Components - Water heaters, furnaces, air conditioning, duct work, chimney, and fireplace.
Electrical System - Main panel, circuit breakers, types of wiring, grounding, exhaust fans, receptacles, ceiling fans, and light fixtures.
Appliances - Dishwasher, range and oven, built-in microwaves, garbage disposal and smoke detectors.
Garage or Carport - Slab, walls, ceiling, vents, entry, firewall, garage door, openers, lights, receptacles, exterior, windows, and roof.
High Mark Inspections does not perform Engineering Tie Down Inspections required by the Insurance Company. Tie Down Inspection must be completed by a licensed engineer or mobile home installer.
Best Mobile Home Inspector in Lake City and beyond
Now you can put our outstanding reputation for service and reliability to work for you. By contracting High Mark Inspections, Inc., you benefit from experienced North Florida home inspectors that deliver computerized reports using the latest technology. Our reporting system meets and exceeds the state standards. We encourage your presence during the inspection. By being present at the inspection, our professional home inspectors can familiarize you with the home and explain things to you as they progress through the inspection.
High Mark inspectors are bound to a strict code of ethics; this ensures quality service while providing important protections. For example, our inspectors must:
Work Exclusively for the Customer
Follow Nationally Accepted Standards of Practice
Do Not Perform Repairs on Any Property Inspected
Our inspectors are InterNachi certified; in addition, they are familiar with a wide variety of situations.