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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Most homeowners fail to recognize the dangers from outdated smoke or CO alarms in their homes.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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Florida home inspection

What Should Your Home Inspection Report Tell You?

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The State of Florida regulates home inspectors and by law, home inspectors must convey basic information included in the Standards of Practice for a Home Inspector. This includes a visual inspection of the primary building components such as the plumbing, electrical, exterior, roof, built-in appliances, and site conditions that may affect the structure. The Inspector […]

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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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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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