home inspection checklist

Your Ultimate and Complete Home Inspection Checklist

Did you know, according to a study from Repair Price, the average home inspection report finds around $11,000 worth of needed repairs? Doors that need adjusting made up the most common repair on the list. An average of 55 percent of homes had doors that needed an...
hiring home inspection services

What are Top 5 Factors to Consider When Hiring Home Inspection Services?

Are you buying or selling a new home or commercial property? Hiring a certified building inspector can help provide you peace of mind, knowing that your investment is safe and structurally sound. But with so many inspection options available on the internet...how do I...
dangers of radon

The Dangers of Radon: Why You Need to Have Your Home Tested for Radon

Do you have an unexplainable cough, chest pain, or hoarse voice? Have you ever had your home, business, or rental property inspected for radon? While many people keep carbon monoxide detectors in their homes, almost no one considers a radon inspection because they...
home inspection contingency

Why Consider a Home Inspection Contingency in Your Purchase Offer?

Did you know the buyer's market is so intense these days that buyers are putting in some really over-the-top offers? Portland real estate agent Esty Perez recalls a bidding war where one party put in a bid over the asking price and sweetened the deal with added...
Pre-drywall inspections

4 Reasons Why You Need Pre-Drywall Inspections

Imagine it, you've hired a company to build your new home, and everything is in place except the drywall. You want to be done, to have the last layer put in place so you can relax in your new home. Yet, rushing to get drywall on can be a mistake.  For example, over 35...
balcony railing inspections

Why Should You Never Overlook Having Balcony Railing Inspections?

From 2001 to 2016, there were 239 balcony collapses in the United States. This resulted in more than 4,600 emergency room visits. You often hear news stories about tragedies involving people overloading balconies. But you may not know that railings not up to code are...
mold inspection company

Everything to Consider When Hiring a Mold Inspection Company

Did you know mold can make its way into your house through open doorways and even via your pet? Mold in Central Florida homes is more common than you realize. If you think you have signs of mold in the house, it's time to call in the experts.  But finding the right...
water testing

Why Is Water Testing Required for Loans and Refinancing?

If you're looking to buy a new home, water quality is likely not high on your checklist. The water supply at your new property must be safe and sanitized. You can use a VA, FHA, or USDA loan to buy property if you are a prospective homeowner in Central Florida. When...
signs of radon

4 Signs of Radon You Should Never Ignore

You know that your home needs a fire detector and, in some cases, a carbon monoxide detector. These are critical, life-saving technologies, but did you know that you might still be at risk from another dangerous gas?  Radon gas is a form of radioactive gas that comes...

Everything you Need to Know About a Home Inspection

CFBI has collaborated on a blog entry for Redfin. Check it out here: https://www.redfin.com/blog/thing-to-know-about-home-inspection/

Central Florida Building Inspectors Blog

Welcome to the Central Florida Building Inspectors Blog. Our blog is focused on home inspections and other home and safety related subjects. The topics are based on our experience providing home inspections in and around Orlando, FL.

Your Ultimate and Complete Home Inspection Checklist

Your Ultimate and Complete Home Inspection Checklist

Did you know, according to a study from Repair Price, the average home inspection report finds around $11,000 worth of needed repairs? Doors that need adjusting made up the most common repair on the list. An average of 55 percent of homes had doors that needed an...

Why Consider a Home Inspection Contingency in Your Purchase Offer?

Why Consider a Home Inspection Contingency in Your Purchase Offer?

Did you know the buyer's market is so intense these days that buyers are putting in some really over-the-top offers? Portland real estate agent Esty Perez recalls a bidding war where one party put in a bid over the asking price and sweetened the deal with added...

4 Reasons Why You Need Pre-Drywall Inspections

4 Reasons Why You Need Pre-Drywall Inspections

Imagine it, you've hired a company to build your new home, and everything is in place except the drywall. You want to be done, to have the last layer put in place so you can relax in your new home. Yet, rushing to get drywall on can be a mistake.  For example, over 35...

Why Should You Never Overlook Having Balcony Railing Inspections?

Why Should You Never Overlook Having Balcony Railing Inspections?

From 2001 to 2016, there were 239 balcony collapses in the United States. This resulted in more than 4,600 emergency room visits. You often hear news stories about tragedies involving people overloading balconies. But you may not know that railings not up to code are...

Everything to Consider When Hiring a Mold Inspection Company

Everything to Consider When Hiring a Mold Inspection Company

Did you know mold can make its way into your house through open doorways and even via your pet? Mold in Central Florida homes is more common than you realize. If you think you have signs of mold in the house, it's time to call in the experts.  But finding the right...

Why Is Water Testing Required for Loans and Refinancing?

Why Is Water Testing Required for Loans and Refinancing?

If you're looking to buy a new home, water quality is likely not high on your checklist. The water supply at your new property must be safe and sanitized. You can use a VA, FHA, or USDA loan to buy property if you are a prospective homeowner in Central Florida. When...

4 Signs of Radon You Should Never Ignore

4 Signs of Radon You Should Never Ignore

You know that your home needs a fire detector and, in some cases, a carbon monoxide detector. These are critical, life-saving technologies, but did you know that you might still be at risk from another dangerous gas?  Radon gas is a form of radioactive gas that comes...

What Happens During a Sewer Scope Inspection?

What Happens During a Sewer Scope Inspection?

It is estimated that over $300 billion worth of pipes need replacement across the nation during the next decade. Some existing sewer pipes are up to 150 years old. If you are buying a home, you need a sewer scope inspection to make sure the integrity of your home's...

What to Expect During Commercial Property Inspections in Florida

What to Expect During Commercial Property Inspections in Florida

The commercial real estate market in Florida is on fire. In fact, the top 10 commercial real estate sales sold for more than $820 million. Investors are taking advantage of interest rates hovering near record lows. Major buyers like Amazon are active in Florida. The...

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