You Deserve The Top Home Inspection Experience In Orlando Florida!

Welcome to Top Inspectors!
As a family-owned business, we offer meticulous inspections and unparalleled customer service. We're passionate about giving you peace of mind and confidence for big decisions!

You Deserve The Top Home Inspection Experience In Orlando Florida!

Welcome to Top Inspectors!
As a family-owned business, we offer meticulous inspections and unparalleled customer service. We're passionate about giving you peace of mind and confidence for big decisions!

You Deserve the Best, & We're Here to Help!

At Top Inspectors, we guide you through the home-buying process with high-quality education and reassurance, ensuring you feel confident and supported.

Our commitment extends beyond the inspection report—we’re here for your entire home ownership journey, offering advice, education, and support. Your peace of mind is our promise.


Inspection Services in Florida

Home Inspection

A home inspection is essential in securing your investment and ensures safety. We provide thorough evaluations and clear insights for informed decisions and peace of mind.

Pre-Listing Inspection

Pre-sale home inspections identify and address issues, ensuring a smoother sale and building buyer trust. We provide clarity to sell your home quicker and eliminate surprises.

New Construction Inspection

Many believe new homes are issue-free, but this isn't always true. Overlooked problems can lead to unexpected costs and stress. Let us help identify potential issues so your builder can address them promptly.

Four-Point Inspection

Most insurance companies require a four-point inspection for homes over ten years old. This provides them with a quick overview of the home for insurance purposes.

Wind Mitigation Inspection

Homes with features that withstand high winds or severe storms, like hurricanes, may qualify for significant insurance discounts.

Our Reports Are High-Tech Yet User-Friendly & Easy to Read!

Our service is dedicated to making your home inspection smooth and reassuring, with interactive, user-friendly reports crafted using the latest technology.
What sets us apart is our clear, easy-to-understand reports, ensuring you feel confident and informed at every step, helping you make the best decisions for your home,with reports that speak to you—not at you.

WHAT WE INSPECT

Choosing Top Inspectors means you’re with licensed professionals dedicated to thoroughly examining your home. Our limited visual inspection covers over 1,800 items, and you’ll receive a detailed digital report with photos afterward. We're passionate about your peace of mind and ensuring you fully understand your home's condition.

You Get More Than Just a Home Inspection! All This Comes FREE With Your Inspection!

FREE 90 Day Home Warranty!

If something breaks after an inspection most inspectors say...

Too Bad! We say it's covered at a $0 deductible!

FREE 90 Day Underground Water Line Guarantee!

Free coverage for supply and sewer lines

Up to $3,000 included with every home inspection!

FREE 90 Day Mold Warranty!

If you spot visible mold in your home after the inspection, we will pay to remediate it

Up to $2,000 included with every home inspection!

FREE Appliance RecallChek!

1 in 5 Homes has a recalled appliance. We check for those hidden defects so AFTER CLOSING the manufacturer will fix or replace it for FREE!

FREE 5 Year Roof Leak Free Guarantee!

If it doesn't leak at the inspection, it won't leak for the next five years or we'll fix it!

FREE 12 Month Structural Warranty!

Free coverage for structural components such as foundations, support members and roof systems.

Up to $100,000 with every home inspection!

We Honor and Support Our Heroes!

Are you Military, Police, Firefighter or First Responder?

You get a discount!

Just ask about our service discount when booking.

Thank you for your selfless service!

Thank You To Our Amazing Customers!

 

How Top Inspectors Puts You First!

200% Guarantee!

If you are not completely satisfied by the end of the inspection, we will give you a full refund AND pay a licensed inspector of your choice to perform another inspection!

We value your time, so we make the process seamless from booking to receiving your detailed report, ensuring a stress-free experience!

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Still have questions or facing maintenance issues? Our FREE Home Owner’s Resource service connects you with professionals ready to help, ensuring you get the guidance and expertise you need.

Qualifications We Have to Ensure You Get Top Quality Service!

Your peace of mind is our passion. Our inspectors train rigorously with ASHI Certified Inspectors to ensure they meet the highest standards, providing thorough, accurate, and reliable home inspections you can trust.

As FABI members, we complete over 40 hours of annual education tailored to Florida's unique building needs and climate, ensuring the most accurate, up-to-date information to keep your property and family safe.

We know inviting someone into your home requires trust. All our inspectors undergo extensive background checks, ensuring they are highly qualified, trustworthy, and reliable. Your safety and peace of mind are our passion!

Helpful Articles Just For You!

Stucco cracking under a window

When Should I Be Worried About Stucco Cracks?

July 07, 20244 min read

When Should I Be Worried About Stucco Cracks?

Let's Talk About Stucco Cracks

One day, my wife and I were putting our sons to bed when we found a large damaged area of drywall on the wall. My first thought was that the boys had put a hole in the wall from roughhousing. However, upon closer inspection, I found that the wall was wet. The floor was also wet, and the wood laminate was beginning to buckle and warp. This is not something any of us want to see. My initial reaction was to suspect a plumbing leak, but I quickly realized that there is no plumbing in that area and crossed that off the list. Upon further investigation, I found some small cracks on the exterior stucco of our home just opposite the wet area. Small cracks can lead to big problems, especially in a humid place like Florida! Many people don’t realize that even very small cracks can allow moisture intrusion, leading to bigger issues down the road.

Heavily damaged drywallStucco cracking under window

So, when should cracks in your stucco be repaired?

Stucco is, after all, a concrete product, which means it will crack at some point. There are a few different types of cracks in stucco, each varying in shape, size, and implication. Here are the main types of stucco cracks and what they mean:

Hairline stucco crack

  • Hairline Cracks:

    This type of cracking is typical and will almost certainly occur. However, even these tiny cracks pose a risk of moisture intrusion. Consider using an elastomeric sealant to seal these cracks and then paint over them to create an additional moisture barrier.

Spider stucco cracking
  • Spider Cracking:

    Spider cracking spreads out like a spider web in all directions and is typically caused by a poor initial installation of the stucco. This could eventually lead to stucco failure or the stucco coming loose from the home. A stucco contractor would be able to determine if the stucco is failing and if it needs to be repaired or re-applied.

Pattern stucco cracking

  • Pattern Cracking:

    If the stucco is cracking in patterns, this is most likely due to poor installation of the stucco or the “lathe” underneath. Consider consulting a stucco contractor.

Peeling stucco

  • Peeling Stucco:

    Peeling or flaking stucco usually means that there is already moisture behind it, causing the stucco to fail. This will likely need to be removed and replaced by a stucco contractor.

Stair step stucco cracking

  • Stair-Step Cracking:

    Stair-step cracking could be a sign of minor to major settlement, or it could indicate shrinkage between blocks if the home is constructed from block. If the cracks are wide, a masonry specialist should be consulted to determine if it is just shrinkage that can be repaired or “tuck-pointed,” or if there is a structural issue.

Lateral or structural cracking
  • Lateral or Structural Cracking:

    If a crack is wider on one side than the other, it usually means the structure is moving and is almost always a sign of structural settlement. If the cracks show signs of displacement, consider hiring a structural engineer to determine if the home is continuing to settle. Significant settlement could cause very large and expensive repairs later.

A Few Tips on Maintaining Stucco and Preventing Bigger Issues Later On:

  • Seal Any Cracks: Even hairline cracks can allow moisture to intrude. Seal any cracks you see or hire a professional to do it for you.

  • Adjust Your Sprinkler Systems: Ensure that your sprinkler systems aren’t spraying directly onto the home. This condition introduces moisture directly to areas that could have cracks and can wear down the stucco, causing cracks.

  • Install Gutters: Consider installing gutters at the lower eaves around your entire home if you do not already have them. Gutters carry storm water away from the home and distribute it safely.

  • Clean Your Gutters: If you already have gutters, make sure to clean them at least twice a year. Blocked gutters can overflow, causing water to flow backward onto the stucco and potentially damaging the gutter system due to rust or excessive weight.

  • Conduct a Mini Home Inspection: Perform your own mini home inspection for your stucco once or twice a year. This will help you identify problems as soon as they arise, allowing you to fix them before they become significant issues.

An annual home inspection can be a very important and effective way of maintaining the integrity of your stucco and overall home structure. A certified home inspector can provide a thorough inspection and identify issues you might overlook. Taking proactive steps can save you from costly repairs and ensure the longevity of your home.

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Areas We Serve In Central Florida

Counties We Serve:

  • Orange

  • Seminole

  • Lake

  • Volusia

  • Osceola

  • Polk

Key Cities We Serve:

Orlando, Kissimmee, Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Sanford, Ocoee, Oviedo, Clermont, Winter Garden, Winter Park, Davenport, Leesburg, Winter Haven, St. Cloud, Haines City Deltona, DeBary, DeLand, Daytona

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I get a home inspection?

Buying a home is an important milestone and a significant investment. Whether it's your first house or you've been through the process before, ensuring you're making the right choice is crucial. That's where a home inspection comes in! Rather than stepping into the unknown, wouldn't you rather make an investment you can trust? Our certified and licensed home inspectors bring their expert knowledge to examine every detail of your prospective home, providing you with the confidence and peace of mind you deserve. Let us take the worry off your shoulders and help you make an informed decision!

Can a house fail a home inspection?

No, a house cannot "fail" a home inspection. A home inspection is a visual examination meant to identify any deficiencies or defects in the property. The goal is not to assign a pass or fail grade to the house but to provide you with detailed, objective information about its current condition. This valuable insight helps you make well-informed decisions, ensuring that you are fully aware of any potential issues before moving forward. Rest assured, our goal is to equip you with the knowledge you need to feel confident in your investment.

How long does a home inspection take?

A typical home inspection usually takes about 3 to 4 hours. The duration can vary based on several factors, including the size, age, and condition of the home. Our goal is to conduct a thorough and detailed inspection to ensure you have a complete understanding of the property's condition. We appreciate your patience as we work to provide you with the most comprehensive information possible.

How much does a home inspection cost?

The cost of a home inspection can vary based on a few factors, including the size of your home and any special considerations you may need. Generally, our pricing is determined by the square footage of your property. On average, you can expect the inspection to cost between $300 and $500 for a typical single-family home.

Additionally, we offer specialized services such as 4-Point insurance inspections and wind mitigation inspections. These are often required for homeowners insurance and can provide significant savings on your insurance premiums. The cost for these additional inspections can vary but are typically affordable and provide valuable insights into the safety and integrity of your home.

Our goal is to provide you with a thorough and comprehensive inspection at a fair price. We understand that buying a home is a significant investment, and we're here to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. If you have any concerns about the cost or the inspection process, please don't hesitate to reach out.

When should I schedule my inspection?

We recommend reaching out as soon as you make your offer on the home. That way we can get you scheduled within your inspection period. Don't worry, we usually have availability in1-3 days.

When will I receive the report?

The primary inspection report, along with any additional service reports, will be completed and sent to you on the same day as the inspection. Reports are generally sent between 5 PM and 8 PM and will be accessible once the inspection agreement is signed and payment is received. If it takes longer than 24 hours, the inspection is FREE!

Is a re-inspection required by the inspector after repairs are completed?

For a four-point inspection, most insurance companies will require a "clean" report before insuring the home. If deficiencies are noted, and repairs are made by the seller, an inspector must return to verify the repairs. A new four-point report will then be sent to you for your insurance company.

For a full home inspection, you may choose to have a repair verification inspection to ensure that the seller professionally addressed the deficiencies. However, this is optional.

In either case, a trip charge applies if the inspector needs to return to verify repairs.

How much will the repairs cost?

Home inspectors are generally not qualified to provide repair or replacement cost estimates on-site or within the inspection report. Many specialized services, however, utilize national and local data to estimate these costs based on the inspector's findings.

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