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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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Florida Home Inspections

Home Inspectors in Jacksonville, FL

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There are a lot of home inspectors in the Jacksonville, Florida metro area. Some are good and some are not so good. Some are very experienced and some almost have no experience. Some will rave about the number of reviews they have while downplaying their actual experience or qualifications beyond that of a home inspector […]

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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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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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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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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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