Category: Home inspection

Stucco Inspection

Stucco Cracking – What Does It Mean?

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The first thing we need to understand is the difference between “cracking” and “delamination” and it is not always readily apparent. Delamination will always cause “cracking”, but “cracking” will not cause “delamination”.

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Home Inspection

HVAC Inspections

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People often ask us what brand of HVAC is the best and frankly, due to consolidation in the industry, what was once great may be not so great today.

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Home Inspection

Seller’s Inspection Checklist

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Odds are favorable that the buyer of your home will hire a home inspector to conduct a pre-purchase, due diligence home inspection as a condition of purchase. The home inspector will also prepare important insurance reports required by insurance carriers. While your buyer may be willing to accept some repairs or obsolescence in the home, […]

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Home Inspection

Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

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Most homeowners fail to recognize the dangers from outdated smoke or CO alarms in their homes. Many homes do not have CO alarms, but every home should.

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WDO Inspection

When Termites Swarm

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The first thing is – don’t panic! Termite swarms are common in Florida. Different termite species swarm much of the year in Florida in their quest to establish new colonies, but few actually survive.

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Indoor air testing

What Every Consumer Should Understand About Air Sampling for Mold

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Mold testing using non-viable air sampling is commonplace, but what are these reports telling the consumer? The answer is, not much. In fact, these reports often create confusion especially when the inspector is unable to explain what the report means. If they could explain the meaning, generally the correct explanation would be, “it means nothing.”

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Homeowner Insurance

Updated Florida Homeowner Insurance Requirements

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Insurance carriers in Florida are making it very difficult to obtain and maintain homeowner’s insurance. In short, they are not willing to carry risk beyond the main perils (fire, lightning, windstorm, explosion, smoke, and vandalism). You are also typically covered for aircraft/vehicle collision and riot/civil commotion (although this may be excluded in some areas due […]

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Home Inspection

Home Inspectors In St. Augustine, FL

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St. Augustine, FL is a vibrant community with a rich heritage, but it also has many older homes, and it is well known as a hot spot for termites. In fact, it has one of the highest infestation rates in the state for both the Eastern and Formosan subterranean termite. Hiring an inexperienced home inspector […]

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Home Inspection

How Long Will Your House Last?

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Most people understand building components have a life cycle or useful life expectancy, but they rarely plan or budget for replacement. If you are buying a resale home, you should also understand you may need to replace aged components and budget accordingly.

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Home Inspection

Insect & Rodent Inspections in Florida

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If you are buying a home, most people understand the value in having the home inspected for defective components like the roof, plumbing or AC system. Most also understand the need to have it inspected for termites or other wood destroying organisms. Few people consider the equal importance of inspecting for insect or rodent infestation […]

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