Focus Home Inspection Authority 949-945-0111
YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR FOCUS
YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR FOCUS
FOCUS Home Inspection Authority (FHIA) complies with CDC recommendations and COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. Our inspectors have been vaccinated and practice social safety distancing by keeping a distance of at least 6 feet from any other persons. We also wear protective gear (masks, rubber gloves and shoe covers as needed, and our hands are sanitized before and after each inspection), We strongly advise any person's present to practice similar safety precautions.
More than Two Decades of inspection experience. We are a boutique and specialized group of Certified InterNACHI Inspectors and Certified Master Inspectors (CPI and CMI) that focus on professionalism and details when inspecting your home. We offer flexible scheduling and affordable, competitive rates. Serving Orange County, North San Diego County and Riverside County.
We focus on potential problems that are rarely seen by the untrained eye. We utilize the best inspection tools and invest in state-of-the-art technology because it offers significant advantages over a traditional visual only inspection. We use Thermal Cameras with IR Technology, Moisture Meters, Air Drones and Crawlspace Bots when needed, allowing us to deliver next-level home inspections for our clients. We also pair with a local provider for FREE Termite Inspections as a courtesy. Our inspections will help identify trouble areas that you need to be aware of before purchasing or selling a home, making you confident in your property transactions and saving you money.
Our experience includes Residential and Commercial General Pre-Listing and Pre-Purchase Inspections, Pre-Drywall Stage Inspections, New Home Warranty Inspections, Four Point Inspections for Insurance Companies, Property Maintenance and Safety Inspections, HOA Common Area Inspections, Fire Safety Inspections and Forensic Evaluations. We also provide inspections for Construction Defect Litigation and Mediation cases between home owners and builders as Certified MC3 Mediators. Being owned and operated by Actively Retired LA County Firefighters and Fire Inspectors, our specialized background plays heavily into our experience and manner in which we conduct our business.
FOCUS Home Inspectors (FHIA) spot the obvious, but also recognize the subtle issues that less experienced inspectors may pass over. We inspect, evaluate, test and review the five major systems and structure of a home, from the roof to the foundation and over 400 components in between. We then provide a full electronic and/or written report with pictures, illustrations and clear explanations of the inspection results. We also include a 96 page illustrated manual that provides instruction, recommendations and reminders on continued home maintenance, helping you to keep your home at its peak performance. This is important information to have when making your decision on one of the biggest investments you will make for you and your family.
While most homes do not have major material defects, some do and may not be recognized by the current owner or potential buyer. This, along with deferred maintenance issues that can be identified through inspection, may mark a property as a possible "money pit" for the purchaser. FHIA will provide an unbiased third-party overview of the current condition of the property for General Pre-Listing or Pre-Purchase clients. This approach allows the Pre-Listing client to make needed repairs ahead of time so that defects won't become negotiating stumbling blocks, and for the Pre-Purchasing client, an inspection reduces the chance of unpleasant surprises post-escrow.
Our Standard of Practice (SOP) can be found at https://www.nachi.org/sop.htm
FHIA also specializes in New Home Construction 1st Year Warranty Inspections which help to avoid the infamous Construction Defect Litigation. All major new home builders in California provide a Fit-n-Finish Warranty and by law, a Limited 10 Year Construction Warranty, that most owners, of newly constructed homes, are unfamiliar with in detail. Do you know what issues should be repaired by your builder? They may not always be easy to find. Newly constructed homes haven't been test driven yet and often have unique problems that older homes may not have. As part of the builder warranty, the buyer is responsible for inspecting their new home. Our experience and inspections, in this specialized field alone, have saved hundreds of new home owners thousands of dollars in repair and/or finish costs, by identifying and providing a list of items that may be submitted to your home builder under your New Home 1st Year Warranty for repairs at no cost. If you are an original owner of a new home and have purchased that home within the past 11 months, this is a "Must Have Inspection" to protect your investment! OR, while some restrictions may apply, this specialized inspection is well worth the cost to those who are purchasing or selling a home that is less than 10 years of age. *Ancillary fee may apply. Call for further details.
FHIA is also certified to inspect Manufactured, Mobil or Modular homes. Although some of the terms to describe these types of homes are often interchangeable in informal conversation, understanding the subtle differences for inspection purposes requires specialized training. Your Mobil or Manufactured Home will be inspected for defects that are specific to those types of structures, including fire safety issues, and the plumbing, heating and electrical systems, as well as the home's body, frame and foundation requirements. It will also be checked for affixed seals that certify that the home was built in compliance with U.S. federal housing codes. The results of this specialized inspection will no doubt prove to be helpful when selling or buying a manufactured home. Today’s manufactured homes are HUD-approved living spaces and it is recommended that you have an inspection to assure that the structure continues to meet HUD standards and to identify areas that are in need of attention, modification or repair.
We generate comprehensive visual inspection reports with high-quality images and videos in HTML and print outs in PDF format…so you can quickly see what’s important. Our reports also incorporate supporting documentation, and a multi-part design and summary that makes it easy for you and your clients to understand the condition of their home. You can select to view your report on your computer, phone or tablet and/or print out a complete report in PDF format to keep for your records.
We go through the report and findings with you and your agent after the inspection.
DELIVERY WITHIN 24 HOURS
Our full, visual report is delivered within 24 hours of the inspection.
We’ll send you an email with a link to the report.
Our modern reports can be easily viewed on your phone or tablet.
AGENT REPAIR REQUEST TOOL AND PREFERED SERVICE
We are happy to partner with local real estate agents in Orange County and surrounding areas. Our reports feature an Integrated Repair Request Document Builder/Generator for our agent partners. This helps agents quickly grab the language to copy/paste into their document, making it easy to request concessions or repairs, based on the findings in the inspection report.
NOTE TO AGENTS
As an experienced, professional, licensed home inspection group, our aim is to provide you and your clients with end-to-end service. From initial consultations and scheduling your home inspections, to reviewing the report and answering questions after the inspection. We respond quickly to your messages and those of your clients, and will communicate clearly throughout the entire inspection process, ensuring that you’re always kept up-to-date. We will work with you and your clients hand-in-hand to make the entire home inspection process fast, easy, and friction-free. We FOCUS on your clients complete satisfaction. Guaranteed!
Learn more about the technically advanced Spectora Reporting System and how to read your Personalized Home Inspection Report. We think you will agree that our reporting system is a powerful tool, taking home inspections to the next level.
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We are a Nationally Certified Home Inspection Company serving Orange County and North San Diego County.
Phone: (949) 945-0111 Email: FocusInspectionAuthority@gmail.com FHIA is in association with Meadows Consulting and Mediation LLC, in membership with Mediator Certification Consortium of California and Southern California Mediation Association.
Drones provide a clear visual inspection of difficult-to-access roofs as well as upper exterior sections of a house.
The use of drones mitigates safety risks and allows the inspector to get a clear aerial view of the entire property.
State-of-the-Art Crawlbots Used
To Reach The Hard To Reach Areas
Equipped with cameras, and tractor treads, these robots can inspect spaces/areas you can't (or don't want to) go: Most notably crawlspaces! Under houses, inside ducts, down & through culverts and over pipes.
The Best Inspection Tools And Technology Used
WHAT THE HECK IS THAT THING? It’s what’s known as a “Crawlbot," and it helps to make sure that we don’t miss the cracks and crevices that can pose some of the most crucial issues in homes. Crawlspaces are out of sight, so they don’t get examined often. So it makes this exact type of imagery even more important. Generally, our eyes can only see so much and our bodies can only fit in so many places. A crawlbot ensures that you, the homeowner, don’t have an impending disaster looming under your house. *Check Out The Video
"YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR FOCUS"
YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR FOCUS