Hello, my name is Jamie Hankey, I am the President/Owner of Guardian Home Inspection FL LLC. A licensed Home Inspector (Florida License HI8456), Certified Master Inspector and 203(k) Consultant for HUD. I have 20 plus years in the construction industry. Some of my previous experience includes:
I've served in US Navy. The military enhanced my strong work ethic, sense of dedication, attention to detail, honor, and intense drive to do my best. I strive for 100% customer satisfaction and stand behind my work. My goal is to ensure that my clients are well informed of the condition of the property/home being inspected.
When you're about to make the biggest purchase of your life, make sure you hire a Certified Master Inspector®
Our home inspections are comprehensive and thorough, time frames for inspections vary, depending upon the size of the structure.
Guardian Home Inspection's Promise to you...
Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Unlike most professionals you hire, you probably won’t meet me until your inspection appointment--after you've hired me. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and pricing. One thing that’s certain is that a home inspection requires a lot of work. Ultimately, a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your home, I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort. This is my promise to you.
Not all inspectors use thermal imaging. Guardian does and it’s offered at no extra cost to you. Thermal imaging inspections can show where buildings and homes may have insulation or electrical system deficiencies, roof leaks, radiant floor heating leaks, air duct leaks, water damage, etc... It allows the inspector to see if the water damaged building material's surface temperature is either hotter or colder than the surrounding building materials. In Florida, water damaged surfaces are suspecible to black mold growth. This mold can cause respiratory issues, in even healthy individuals. If you're shopping for an inspection, be sure it includes thermal imaging.
The 203(k) HUD loan program permits homebuyers and homeowners to finance up to $35,000 into their mortgage to repair, improve or upgrade their home. (Source: HUD.gov) The 203(k) loan program is moderately complex. The easiest way through the 203(k) loan maze is with a 203(k) consultant. We offer 203(k) consulting services to walk you through the process and make sure the necessary paperwork is properly filled out and filed correctly; enabling you to to take advantage of this special loan program through a lending institution.
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This is an inspection of structures up to 4,000 sq ft and evaluates the following components: thermal imaging, exterior of home, decks, roof, attached garage, garage components, attic, HVAC system, built-in kitchen appliances (w/the exception of water softner systems), electrical, plumbing, insulation & ventilation, interior of home, windows, doors, receptacles, & crawl spaces under the home. You'll receive a comprehensive report with photos detailing the condition of the property.
As a felllow veteran I'm not going to thank you for your service, that seems to offend a lot of vets and first responders. Instead, I will show my appreciation for your contribution and sacrifice by offereing a discount on some of my services. Discount is applied toward home inspections only. We appreciate your selfless service to our community and country, your sacrifices mean the world to us here at Guardian Home Inspection FL LLC!
A 4-Point Inspection covers visible elements of: the heating/air conditioning (HVAC) system, the roof, the plumbing, and the electrical system. Insurers often require a 4-Point Inspection before they will insure the structure or continue existing coverage. Each home, at the time it was constructed, generally used the latest construction techniques and equipment available. However, a home constructed in the 1950's may no longer be using current standard equipment or techniques.
Our wind mitigation inspection covers: - Opening protection - Roof coverings - Roof shape/geometry - Roof deck attachment - Roof to wall connections - Secondary water resistance We are certified to provide a Wind Mitigation report, which you can send to your insurance company.
Our test covers several items, but most important to your health and well-being is the coliform test. Coliform is a type of bacteria. Some are harmless to humans, but the presence of E. Coli can signal there is fecal contamination. Various versions of E. Coli can cause: diarrhea, pneumonia, breathing problems and urinary tract infections. (Source: WebMD)
3-5 business day turn around
48-72 hour turn around, depending on lab times
The well pump flow is assessed in gallons per minute of output from the well source.
This inspection is for a home that has not yet been built and will be constructed by a builder for a Buyer. It contains several different phases that will be gone thru from beginning to end.
Dry-in Stage - This inspection phase is completed once the slab has been poured, the framing is up, the electrical and plumbing have been roughed in and the roof is on. Results for the inspection will be communicated back to the Buyers verbally (no written report will be given at this stage).
Completion (Pre-Walk-Thru) Stage - This inspection is completed once the home has been given the Certificate of Occupancy (COO) from the City to the Builder.
Re-Inspect Stage - Once all requested agreed upon repairs have been completed by the Builder for the Buyers, a re-inspect is completed and results for the inspection will be communicated back to the Buyers verbally (no written report will be given at this stage).
After buying a new home from a builder, it's likely the builder will provide a 1 year warranty. After the 1 year warranty is up, you assume all costs of repairs to the structure. Protect your investment w/a inspection 8-11 months after you've closed on your home. Deficiencies found will be presented in a comprehensive report you can provide to the builder, with a request to have all deficiencies remedied BEFORE your warranty expiration, potentially saving thousands of dollars in repairs.
Form stating the current condition of the roof on a home.
We can guide you through the complexities of a 203(k) loan. However, every loan situation is different in the requirements from the lender. Please contact us for pricing on your particular circumstances. We look forward to being able to assist you.
Additional inspection of a detached garage (up to 500 square feet) when conducting the home inspection.
Additional inspection of a shed (up to 250 square feet) when conducting home inspection.
Yes, you read that right...it is included FREE in all home inspections! An infrared inspection can identify and document moisture intrusion, energy loss, and even unexpected hot spots. (Source: InterNachi)
IR cameras are equally effective at locating hot spots in the home, including:
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: By Appt Only