Trusted Home Inspections on the Suncoast
Norman Inspections is here to help you make an informed decision on one of your biggest investments.
CERTIFIED & INSURED
Shouldn’t you expect an expert who is qualified and insured? We have a strict code of ethics and standards of practice. At Norman Inspections, we offer our accurate, thorough, and reliable home inspections.
We provide service beyond inspection day. We work with you to address all of your questions and concerns. We put your needs first.
Norman Inspections brings the best knowledge and education to every inspection. We stay up to date with the latest tools and technologies in the inspection industry. Every inspection we perform includes infrared imaging and specialized moisture readers. You expect more, and we deliver!
"YOU‘RE NOT JUST BUYING AN INSPECTION. YOU’RE GAINING PEACE OF MIND ABOUT A MAJOR INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUTURE"
– John “Gino” Norman, Owner & Certified Inspector
With Every Report
WHAT WE INSPECT
The major systems and areas we will thoroughly inspect when we evaluate your home.
Why work with us
With almost 25 years in the inspection industry, we’ve seen and done it all.
SAMPLE INSPECTION REPORT
An example of what you can expect from our easy-to-read home inspection reports.
Experienced. Certified. Trusted.
Frequently Asked Questions
Buying or selling a home can be a stressful experience, but we’re here to ensure you know what to expect during your home inspection.
A home inspection includes checking for any structural issues such as foundation cracks, roof leaks, plumbing issues, electrical wiring, heating/cooling systems, insulation, windows, doors, chimneys, etc. Depending on how big the property is, a home inspection typically takes 2-3 hours.
Ensure all inspection points are free from clutter, including any closets that might lead to a crawlspace or attic, and clearing some space around your home’s perimeter. It’s also important to check the functionality of all built-in appliances, electric, and gas. If you don’t plan to attend the inspection, make sure your inspector has access to the home, and all pets are properly contained or moved.
A home doesn’t pass or fail an inspection. Instead, a home inspection is a thorough audit of your home’s components. In most cases, there will be concerns marked on your home inspection report, but these are strictly informative.
While you can legally skip a home inspection in many cases, doing so could mean you may end up buying a home that has major issues that need to be fixed.
While a home inspector may recommend some minor repairs, they are not qualified to make major repairs. He or she can provide information about what needs to be repaired — and it might be helpful to know that information — but the decision to actually do the work lies solely with the homeowner. Not only does this give you the freedom to choose your contractors, but it also helps prevent a conflict of interest.
A home inspection can affect appraisals for two reasons: 1) The inspector may find something wrong with the property that would lower the value of the home, 2) The inspector may find things that need repair which could increase the value of the home. If the inspection finds issues that require repairs, then the seller has to decide whether they want to fix them themselves, or hire someone else to do it. If the buyer wants to purchase the home, he/she must be willing to pay for those repairs.