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Florida Home Inspections

Don’t Skip on the Home Buying Inspection

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The competition to purchase a home is maddening and buyers are throwing caution aside. I’m not aware of a single geographic location where buyers are in control.

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Roof inspection

Check Out These Tips About Roofs Before You Buy A Home

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What You Should Know About Roofs Before You Buy A Home Insurance carriers may deny a policy based on the age of the roof. If it is insurable, you may have to replace it sooner than you expected. Your policy will most likely be written for Actual Cash Value rather than Replacement Value. Unless you […]

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Drainage Piping Testing

How Will You Know If The Drainage Piping Is OK?

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With a standard home inspection, you may not. Home inspectors check drainage by running the water in the home. Typically, that constitutes about 60-80 gallons of discharge during a typical home inspection. That may not be enough to disclose a broken or compromised sewer line. Learn how to find out about a compromised sewer line […]

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Fire Door Inspection

Fire Door Inspections

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Fire Door Inspections are required annually per the 6th Edition (2017), Florida Fire Prevention Code and Chapter 36 of the 6th Edition (2017), Florida Building Code. The inspection guidelines are incorporated via reference to NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, 2013 Edition and NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code. NFPA 80 […]

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Florida Home Inspections

Builder Warranty Inspection

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IF YOU ARE BUYING A NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME, the single most important thing you can do to protect your rights against defective construction or latent defects is to have the home inspected before the end of the first year of ownership. This inspection is even more important than having a pre-closing inspection. Unless you observe […]

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Florida Home Inspections

Florida Home Inspector Qualifications

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When is a Florida home inspector “appropriately qualified” to render an opinion, make a recommendation, or predict failure of any building component? Unfortunately, most real estate agents and home inspectors alike have no clue even though it is clearly defined by the Florida statute (FAC 61-30).

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Radon Testing

Radon Testing & Requirements in Florida

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Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that emanates from the ground. Elevated levels of radon gas are known to be harmful and is a leading cause of lung cancer in the USA.

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Mold

The Most Common Mold Scams

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The Most Common Mold Scams: HVAC duct replacement Cabinet replacement Drywall removal Replacing insulation Cleaning wood framing in attics Removing tile in showers/tub replacement Crawlspace Encapsulation Air Handler cleaning Installing UV lighting in AC Installing HE filters in AC units Identifying dirt as mold Mildew and staining Replacing flooring Excessive air scrubbing Containment Encapsulation with […]

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Mold Testing

Consumer’s Guide to Indoor Mold

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There are over 5,000,000 species of fungi, however only about two dozen are found indoors. Molds which prefer to be indoors are different than those found outdoors, even within the same species. Mold growth is very predictable. In fact, we do not even need to know if it is present; we simply need to know […]

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Mold Testing

3 Sampling Methods for Mold Assessment

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Sampling Methods There are three primary sampling methods used in mold assessment. Reference Method. This is a simple comparison between indoor and outdoor air concentrations. This constitutes a low level, grab sample. This method is intended to be used on large buildings where multiple samples are needed to help isolate concentrations in order to save […]

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