Technical Articles on Home Inspections

This website provides free reference articles intended to provide information related to home inspections and building related topics particularly applicable in South Florida communities; however most of the material is intended to be helpful throughout North America. The series of articles focuses on topics and issues providing referenced information answering common questions we receive while performing our home inspection services. Many times home inspectors see something that looks wrong but need to pinpoint industry standards that apply. This site provides answers to these types of questions.

Home Inspector Tool Box

Home Inspector Tool Box

Home Inspector Tool Box - What's Inside? Home Inspector Tool Box - Essential Tools First. Let's start off discussing the tools needed for every inspection regardless of state, standard of practice, or local conditions that alter the way one inspector may inspect...

Air Quality – From Wild Fires

Air Quality – From Wild Fires

Air Quality - Impact From Wild Fires As a home inspector and local community building science resource, I thought I'd comment on something that significantly impacts one of the services my company specialized in; AIR QUALITY- Impact From Wild Fires .Above is a photo...

Weather Affects the Air in Your Home

Weather Affects the Air in Your Home

Older homes are more vulnerable to weather-related indoor air concerns such as mold and mildew. Warm weather patterns force homeowners to run air conditioners more frequently which is a major factor where I live in South Florida. An increase in precipitation or high...

Safe Home Air During Renovation

Safe Home Air During Renovation

From minor updates such as replacing the vanity in your bathroom to major renovations such as an entire kitchen remodel, it is often important to make sure your home air quality isn’t compromised during these projects. I have had multiple clients who have experienced...

The Dangers of Radon!

The Dangers of Radon!

Where I am located in South Florida, radon or testing for it is almost unheard of. However, due to the dangers of radon, and the occasional testing we do, I think it is good to provide some helpful information to explain what radon is, why it is less of a risk in some...

Moldy and Musty Smells

Moldy and Musty Smells

All homes have their own unique odors and smell that reflect the nature of the home and the lives of those living in it. Sometimes, environmental factors also play a large role in the odor each house exhibits. One such factor is the weather. During heavy rain and...

Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality

Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality

Did You Know Indoor Air can be up to 2-5 Times More Polluted Than The Air Outdoors? This is why it is important to take action now! Here are four ways to improve your indoor air quality at home. Step #1 Let Fresh Air In  Fresh air and adequate air circulation will...

Are Humidifiers Safe To Use?

Are Humidifiers Safe To Use?

As the winter months’ pass in cold areas throughout the United States, many people turn to a portable humidifier to combat seasonal household dryness and to increase the overall humidity level inside of their home. The real question that many fail to ask themselves is...

Disclaimer:

All due care is taken to provide true and accurate information on this website. However always call and check with a local building department professional before acting on anything you read on this site as changes are always happening with Codes, Standards and Regulations and requirements can vary greatly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. This information is for general knowledge and reference but is not a code enforcement or building science authority. Some information on this site is based on our opinions and experience developed from our home inspection services and past construction experience as well as our affiliations with The American Society of Home Inspectors and the International Code Council. These opinions are not authoritative but may be helpful in understanding industry standards and finding relevant answers.

Home Inscpections Include:

■ General Home Inspection (Structural, Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC, roof)

■ Thermal Imaging scan (locates water leaks, overheating electrical, AC leaks behind walls and other surfaces)

■ Termite inspection ( Includes General and
Lawn pests, and rodent inspection)

■ Sewer Video Inspection (High definition recording of underground sewer pipes)

■ Seawall Inspection (By a Seawall structural engineer)

■ Mold Lab Testing (By a Mold Hygienist)

■ Wind Mitigation and 4 Point Insurance Inspections

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