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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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Building Inspection Jacksonville

Florida Crawlspace Homes

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Few of our Florida homes have basements but a great many have elevated finish floors over what is commonly termed a “crawlspace.” A crawlspace is the open area/gap between the finished floor and the ground. They vary in height and accessibility. Some have as little as a few inches between the floor joists and ground […]

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Florida Home Inspections

New Citizens Insurance 4-Point Report Requirements

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It’s going to be harder to sell older homes… Effective February 7, 2018, Citizens Property Insurance issued new guidelines for 4-Point inspections on homes over 30 years old.  Citizens is the largest carrier serving Florida and, no, simply finding a different carrier may not help.  This requirement results in more risk and time to the […]

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Home inspection

Do You Know? How Qualified is Your Home Inspector?

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The realtor and the home inspector share one common, legal requirement – we have a fiduciary duty to protect the buyer. That common requirement is written into law and as such, we are both legally bound to do what we can to protect the buyer from making a significant mistake in purchasing a home. In […]

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Mold Testing

A Practical Guide to Indoor Mold and Mold Testing

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MOLD is pervasive.  It is a fungi found both indoors and outdoors.  There are thousands of species of fungi – the good news is you only have a few which are typically related to indoor air quality issues. That is why you need to understand mold testing.   I. Mold and Effects on People: What […]

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Home Inspectors Jacksonville

12V VS. 120V POOL AND SPA LIGHTING

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When it comes to swimming pool, spa, and accent lighting, it’s time for industry professionals to take a fresh look at 12-Volt Lighting Systems. Misconceptions surrounding 12V Lighting run rampant with concerns about brightness level, cost, and installation time. In truth, 12V Lighting can be the brightest, safest, most cost and time-effective option you can […]

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Pest Control

Selling Fear

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I’m not a marketing expert and unless you appreciate technical truth, I’m not a very good salesman either. Heck, I don’t even “clean up” that well. There is always the telltale sign of a guy who “works for a living,” no matter how fresh the clothes are. While the intent of this blog is to […]

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