Category: Florida Home Inspections

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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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 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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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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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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News You Can Use

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Let’s talk WDO Inspections The Veterans Administration (VA) has backed off forcing the Seller to pay for the WDO upfront.  Buyers using a VA loan can, once again, pay for the WDO and get reimbursed from the Seller at closing.  Of course, the Seller may still pay for the WDO upfront although that rarely happens. […]

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Ponte Vedra Beach Home Inspection

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Quality of Life; Quality of Inspection   Nothing represents First Coast quality of life better than Ponte Vedra Beach.  Established homes have an average listing price of $707,511 ($176/sf);  while you can also find a new home in the Nocatee community from the $200’s.  Over 1300 restaurants serve a population of just over 29,000 residents […]

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A Business Owner and a Service Animal – What Are the ADA Expectations?

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A Business Owner and a Service Animal – What are the ADA Expectations?  Why be proactive?   As a business owner, you strive to make your contact with the public an enjoyable and satisfactory  experience – that is what leads to repeat business. Customers have diverse needs and backgrounds; this would include those who bring […]

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Blisters in Built Up Roof

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Blisters in Built Up Roof   Blistering is a common problem found in many commercial built-up or EPDM roofs.  A blister is a raised surface area over voids which contain entrapped air and/or moisture. As the surface temperature rises, the pressure inside the blister rises and the adhesion of asphalt weakens.  Blisters occur in all […]

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