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Cochran Home Inspections has completed thousands of inspections and does not hold back in efforts to protect you and your family. My passion and commitment to excellence have made me the go-to for home inspections. Chris is dedicated to providing you with absolutely the best inspection possible.

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BEST HOME & HIGHEST RATED HOME INSPECTOR IN NORTHWEST FLORIDA & THE EMERALD COAST

Chris Cochran a proud local veteran owned and operated home inspection company. Chris is experienced, trained, certified, insured, and dedicated to protecting you with your next purchase. I will maintain outstanding communication from our first call, through the inspection, and even after; I am here to support you during your journey.

Taking pride in my evaluation of your potential home is of the utmost importance and my 250 point inspection will evaluate all systems including the roof, structure, foundation, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, siding, doors & windows, crawlspace and much more!

Don't tempt fate and leave your next purchase up to an inexperienced Inspector or no inspector at all. Go with the best and get peace of mind on your next home purchase!

Why Choose Cochran Home Inspections?

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1. Top Notch, Detailed, Easy-to-Reports

My reports are not just detailed, they are also easy to read, navigate and digest. Additionally, they are digital and online, interactive, and fully mobile friendly. What good is an awesome home inspection if you can't navigate and understand the report? I take loads of pride providing you a complete report that details all the components of YOUR home, while also identify troublesome areas.

2. Expert Communication

I will be in touch during the entire inspection process. From scheduling, to the inspection, to the report delivery, to the follow-up support, and beyond... I'm absolutely passionate about providing you the absolute BEST experience! I'm so confident in the inspection product, I offer a 100% money-back guarantee. If you're not satisfied, let me know and if I can't make it right, your money will be refunded, period.

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3. Market Leading Inspections

Cochran Home Inspections has strict standards when it comes to my inspections and never compromise on quality. Using state-of-art inspection equipment to include thermal cameras, dmoisture meters, drones, crawlbots, hydrometers, and more, I provide a comprehensive property inspection. Additionally, I'm thoroughly trained, experienced, and consistently improving my inspection acumen. My clients deserve the highest level of quality, and I deliver in every aspect!

Why Choose Cochran Home Inspections?

Media pics of example reports

1. Top Notch, Detailed, Easy-to-Reports

My reports are not just detailed, they are also easy to read, navigate and digest. Additionally, they are digital and online, interactive, and fully mobile friendly. What good is an awesome home inspection if you can't navigate and understand the report? I take loads of pride providing you a complete report that details all the components of YOUR home, while also identify troublesome areas.

2. Expert Communication

I will be in touch during the entire inspection process. From scheduling, to the inspection, to the report delivery, to the follow-up support, and beyond... I'm absolutely passionate about providing you the absolute BEST experience! I'm so confident in the inspection product, I offer a 100% money-back guarantee. If you're not satisfied, let me know and if I can't make it right, your money will be refunded, period.

thermal imager

3. Market Leading Inspections

Cochran Home Inspections has strict standards when it comes to my inspections and never compromise on quality. Using state-of-art inspection equipment to include thermal cameras, dmoisture meters, drones, crawlbots, hydrometers, and more, I provide a comprehensive property inspection. Additionally, I'm thoroughly trained, experienced, and consistently improving my inspection acumen. My clients deserve the highest level of quality, and I deliver in every aspect!

What our clients are saying about me...

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Core Inspections

Home

Inspections

Our buyer home inspection is a thorough assessment conducted by a qualified inspector to evaluate the condition of a property before purchase. Our inspection covers structural elements, electrical systems, plumbing, HVAC, and other crucial components of the home. We aim to uncover any existing problems or potential concerns that could affect the safety, functionality, or value of the property. The resulting report provides buyers with detailed information, enabling informed decisions and potential negotiations on the purchase.

Commercial Property Survey

Our Commercial Property Condition Report (CPCR) is an essential document that offers a detailed evaluation of a commercial property's structural integrity, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, roofing, interior and exterior conditions, safety features, and ADA compliance. It also assesses regulatory adherence and includes a review of relevant documents, estimated repair costs, and photographic evidence. This report is vital for buyers, investors, or lessees to make informed decisions on their purchase or lease of a property.

Insurance Inspections

4 Point and Wind Mitigation reports answer specific questions an insurance company needs to issue insurance and possibly provide discounts on your policy. Most often they are required on older homes, though recently newer homes and even new construction are becoming more common. We provide these reports according to standards required by insurance companies, and we strongly advise you contact your insurance company when considering ordering these services. We do provide good follow-up support when required, and our reports are digital.

Ancillary Inspections

Investor Property Survey

My investor property surveys are specifically designed for the investor who need an overview of a potential property. The inspection is a walkthrough of the property looking at major components, providing verbal information and recommendations on issues. The Big-6 survey will cover the major components of a property including the Roof, Structure, Foundation, Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC. I will also point any obvious issues beyond the Big-6 when it will cost the investor money. These can be tailored to the investors needs.

Pool & Spa Inspections

My pool and spa assessment evaluates the condition and safety of pool and spa installations. This inspection includes a thorough inspection of the pool and spa structure, equipment (such as pumps, heaters, and filters), and safety features (including gates, fences, and pool covers). Beneficial for homeowners and often recommended during property transactions, this inspection aims to uncover potential safety hazards, ensure the longevity of pool and spa components, and maintain water quality for the health and enjoyment of users.

Engineering Foundation Certs.

I conduct manufactured engineering inspections to HUD standards and can provide all three certifications for FHA or VA loan purposes. HUD engineering foundation inspections determine: 1. if the manufactured home is permanently tied down, 2. the home is stable, properly tied down to the piers, and anchored to the ground, and 3. drainage will not affect the home, crawlspace, or basement (if applicable). The report is normally completed within 48-72 hours from teh inspection, and I charge a reasonable rate compared to engineering firms.

Environmental Inspections & Testing

Mold Testing

My mold testing, critical for indoor air quality and occupant health, is aimed at identifying the presence and type of mold within a property. This analysis involves collecting samples from the air and surfaces to test for mold spores, with a focus on detecting harmful varieties such as Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Stachybotrys. Essential for homeowners, especially in humid or water-damaged properties, mold testing provides vital information to mitigate health risks, guide remediation efforts, and ensure a safe living environment.

Water Testing

Water Testing, required for most FHA, VA, and RD loans, is a crucial analysis that provides a comprehensive evaluation of the well water quality on a property. This report includes detailed testing of water samples for contaminants such as E.coli, Coliform, Lead, and Nitrites / Nitrates. We do offer advance testing to include parameters like pH level, hardness, mineral content, and the presence of any potentially hazardous elements. Useful for homeowners and required for most loans, this report helps in identifying potential health risks and ensuring water safety.

Air Quality Testing

I conduct Air Quality Testing to assess the purity and safety of indoor air. This analysis measures levels of various pollutants, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter (PM2.5/PM10), carbon monoxide (CO), and carbon dioxide (CO2). Crucial for homeowners and highly recommended in environments with known health concerns or recent renovations, air quality testing provides essential insights into potential respiratory health risks, helps in improving indoor air quality, and contributes to the overall well-being of occupants.

Modern Home Inspection Reports

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What is the point of a great inspection if you can't understand the report? After searching far and wide, I'm confident the digital report delivered to you will be one of the best reports you have received. Just some of the benefits of my reports:

  • Fully digital and online

  • Interactive

  • Mobile friendly

  • Easy to read

  • Comprehensive

  • Easy to Navigate

  • Detailed

  • Easy Repair Builder INCLUDED!

TESTIMONIALS

I highly recommend, Cochrane Home Inspections, Mr. Chris provide excellent detailed inspection. You want go wrong using him. The company is Veteran owned. Company does support provided a Veteran discounts. Thank you again for a thorough detailed report.

DENISE C.

Chris was on time meeting us at the house, did a thorough and detailed inspection of the home, found some hidden items that we never would have thought of, and was concise with his answers to our questions. He really gave us peace of mind as first time homebuyers.

CAROLANN O.

One of the best home inspection experiences I had. He was thorough, showed me every spot, taught me a lot about my home and things to do later on or updates to make for efficiency, and personable yet professional. 10/10 recommend!

LAINA L.

What to Expect

What is the importance of a Comprehensive Home Inspection?

A Comprehensive Home Inspection is crucial because it provides a detailed assessment of the property's condition. It goes beyond the surface and helps uncover hidden issues that may not be apparent during a casual walk-through. This inspection can potentially save you thousands of dollars in unexpected repairs and gives you the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about your investment.

How long does a typical home inspection take, and when will I receive the inspection report?

The duration of a home inspection varies depending on the size and complexity of the property. However, most inspections take between 2 to 3 hours. As for the report, we understand the urgency. We aim to provide you with a detailed Inspection Report within 24 hours after the inspection. We believe in promptness without compromising the quality and accuracy of the report.

What should I expect during the consultation call?

Our consultation session is an opportunity for you to gain a deeper understanding of your home and its maintenance needs. During this session, our experts will go over the findings from the inspection report, answering any questions you may have. We will provide insights into recommended repairs and maintenance strategies to keep your home in top shape. Our goal is to empower you with knowledge to make informed decisions about your property's care and upkeep.

Meet Chris Cochran

Your Inspector

Proudly Serving

Northwest Florida:

  • Pensacola

  • Pensacola Beach

  • Pace

  • Milton

  • Cantonment

  • Milano

  • Perdido Key

  • Gulf Breeze

  • Navarre

  • Fort Walton Beach

  • Mary Esther

Southwest Alabama:

  • Mobile

  • Spanish Fort

  • Daphne

  • Foley

  • Orange Beach

... and everything in between

Pensacola, FL, USA

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