Home Inspectors In St. Augustine, FL
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 […]
How Long Will Your House Last?
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.
Insect & Rodent Inspections in Florida
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 […]
Florida Home Inspections
Tips To Secure Your Next Home With A VA Loan
Buying a home is a stressful process today due to low inventory of both existing and new homes. The market will correct itself in time; we’ve been here before but for the time being, we have to deal with it.
Florida home inspection
What Should Your Home Inspection Report Tell You?
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 […]
Florida Home Inspections
Florida Home Inspector Qualifications
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).
Building Inspection Jacksonville
Florida Crawlspace Homes
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 […]
Understanding the WDO Inspection
WHAT IS A WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISM AND HOW IT RELATES TO YOUR LENDER Unlike most states, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) requires the licensed WDO Inspector to report on Wood Destroying Organisms. Most states only require the reporting of Wood Destroying Insects. Quite frankly, very few inspectors and no property appraisers […]
What is a Wood Destroying Organism inspection?
Wood Destroying Organism Inspection Our Florida homes are subject to attack from wood destroying organisms such as wood decaying fungi (white or brown rot), subterranean, Formosan and drywood termites, powderpost beetles, and old house borers. Before purchasing a home, the buyer should always have the structure inspected for the presence of wood destroying organisms. Note: […]