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With over 16 years of services, Quandamn Inspection Services LLC is a building inspection service provider company. We are a PRE National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (PRE-NSPIRE), PRE REAC (Real Estate Assesment Center) score based service provider. In addition, we provide Home Inspections and LSUCCC third Party code inspections. We will help you find problems before your inspections or purchase and as a PRE REAC/NSPIRE provider, our job is to help you get your property ready for inspection by leaving no stones unturned.
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HUD has now transitioned away from UPCS Real Estate assesment Center (REAC) inspections and is now applying the new National Standard for the physical Inspection of Real Estate standard (NSPIRE) for building inspections.
NSPIRE INSPECTABLE AREAS
To ensure residents live in safe and habitable environment, NSPIRE establishes the three inspectable areas instead of five in the old UPCS of a REAC inspection into three easily identified locations: Unit, Inside, and Outside. The reduction of inspectable areas does not mean the inspections are easier. While the focus is mainly on the interior and units. The NSPIRE standard adapts a more indebt inspection of building interior and units. And while this was done to increase the usability of the standards and streamlines the inspection process, the more problematic the units are, the harder it will be to get a passing score.
According to HUD, "The new NSPIRE model prioritizes health, safety, and functional defects over appearance. It implements inspections that better reflect the true physical conditions of the property. The NSPIRE model supports the adoption of sound, year-round maintenance practices." The National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate is designed to promote HUD’s goal of reducing health and safety hazards in the home. To achieve this goal, NSPIRE prioritizes the condition of dwelling units where people live. And has also reduce the inspectable areas from five to three. Now the focus is on Outside, Inside and Units with the units carrying the heavier scoring weight. The weights are divided into four catergories, Life Threathing (LT), Severe (S), Moderate (M) and Low (L). Life threatening deficiency inside the units (60) will carry the largest deduction, while low deficiency outside (2.0) will carry the least deduction of deficiency. To determine the point deduction of a given deficiency, HUD will determine the location and severity of the deficiency.
Even with the transition from REAC to NSPIRE we are still providing PRE REAC services until program has been fully phased out. We will asses all inspectable areas, focusing on all difficiencies. After assessing properties, a score based report will be provided. Our trained professionals will help you get ready! We will work alongside property personnel or go at it with our trained professionals so that staff can focus on day to day needs of properties. We will leave no stones unturned!
The common inspectable areas are:
|Unit inspection:||Bathroom, kitchen, bedroom/s, hallway, patio/balcony, living & dining room, basement if attached, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems.|
|Common Areas:||Community room, kitchen, hallway, basement, utility closet, office/s, restroom/s, laundry room, storage area, workshop & mechanical room.|
|Systems:||Electrical, HVAC, boiler, hot water heater, sewer lines, auxiliary lighting, sprinkler system, fire suppression, plumbing and exhaust system, exit and emergency lighting.|
|Exterior:||Walls, roof if accessible, inspectable shed, gutters, downspouts, lighting, canopy, patio/porch, landings, foundations, stairs/steps, windows and doors.|
|Site:||Grounds, parking areas, sidewalk/walkway, playground equipment, mailboxes, signage and fencing.|
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An inspection is a snap shot in time, uncovering major visible defects on the day of the inspection. It covers the working parts of the home: foundation, roof, structure, mechanical, electrical and wood boring insects.
Other professional with specific expertise maybe recommended to further investigate the home.
Most Realtors recommend an inspection. If you choose not to have it done, your Realtor may ask you to sign a waiver.