Building Inspections

What Are The Most Common Myths About Building Inspections That You Should Know?

Building inspections make up a $6 billion industry today, which speaks to the importance of this skillset and service. Inspecting a building is a prerequisite to finalizing any purchase or sale, or opening it for business. Building contractors will go through their...
sewer scope

What are the 4 Benefits of a Sewer Scope Inspections?

Getting ready to buy a house? If so, here's a quick tip: make sure your home inspection includes checking out the sewage system. See, plumbing is one of those things that most buyers expect to work as intended. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. A simple sewer...

What’s a GFCI Outlet?

What is a GFCI Outlet? A GFCI outlet is a special type of safety outlet that will protect people from electrical shock. GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters. They are inexpensive and easy to install and are required by the NEC or National Electrical Code....
new construction home inspection

A Look Into the New Construction Home Inspection Process

Around one-third of houses for sale are new home construction builds, which appeal to many buyers. After all, new home builds offer various benefits, but they do not come without risks. So, how can you guarantee you find a dream home you can depend on? The benefits of...

What is a Double Tapped Breaker?

A double tapped breaker is found when there are two supply wires placed under one breaker lug or connection. This is found typically in the electrical sub panel breaker box and also can be found at the main breaker. Someone has purposefully installed an extra circuit...
Florida home inspection

Why is a Home Inspection Important?

There are over 7 million housing units in Florida as the state continues to have a thriving market. If you're selling or buying a new property, you might be looking into getting a home inspection done. But what does a Florida home inspection entail? Why should you get...
new construction inspection mistakes

5 New Construction Inspection Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Home construction is expected to boom this year. New housing starts in March were 6.8% higher than the previous month. As you try to make sure that you don't miss your construction targets, be sure to avoid new construction inspection mistakes.   Whether you are...
well water testing

3 Things You Should Know About Well Water Testing in Florida

In the US, an estimated 23 million homes rely on private wells for drinking water. Well water provides a reliable and renewable source of drinking water, making them so popular. The EPA does not regulate these private wells, so homeowners are responsible for the...
cost of well water test

What’s the Cost of a Well Water Test? What You Need to Know

Are you aware that the average American uses over 80 gallons of water a day at home? Some homeowners are lucky enough to have access to a well. There are many benefits of this water source, including having cleaner and tastier water quality. However, you should test...
well water testing

What Is The Importance of Well Water Testing?

Did you know that approximately 13 million American households rely on private wells as their primary source of drinking water? A private well is an excellent source of healthy mineral-rich water as well as an asset to the value of your home. Owning your own well has...

Central Florida Building Inspectors Learning Center

Welcome to the Central Florida Building Inspectors Learning Center. 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.

What are the 4 Benefits of a Sewer Scope Inspections?

What are the 4 Benefits of a Sewer Scope Inspections?

Getting ready to buy a house? If so, here's a quick tip: make sure your home inspection includes checking out the sewage system. See, plumbing is one of those things that most buyers expect to work as intended. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. A simple sewer...

What’s a GFCI Outlet?

What’s a GFCI Outlet?

What is a GFCI Outlet? A GFCI outlet is a special type of safety outlet that will protect people from electrical shock. GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters. They are inexpensive and easy to install and are required by the NEC or National Electrical Code....

A Look Into the New Construction Home Inspection Process

A Look Into the New Construction Home Inspection Process

Around one-third of houses for sale are new home construction builds, which appeal to many buyers. After all, new home builds offer various benefits, but they do not come without risks. So, how can you guarantee you find a dream home you can depend on? The benefits of...

What is a Double Tapped Breaker?

What is a Double Tapped Breaker?

A double tapped breaker is found when there are two supply wires placed under one breaker lug or connection. This is found typically in the electrical sub panel breaker box and also can be found at the main breaker. Someone has purposefully installed an extra circuit...

Why is a Home Inspection Important?

Why is a Home Inspection Important?

There are over 7 million housing units in Florida as the state continues to have a thriving market. If you're selling or buying a new property, you might be looking into getting a home inspection done. But what does a Florida home inspection entail? Why should you get...

5 New Construction Inspection Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

5 New Construction Inspection Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Home construction is expected to boom this year. New housing starts in March were 6.8% higher than the previous month. As you try to make sure that you don't miss your construction targets, be sure to avoid new construction inspection mistakes.   Whether you are...

3 Things You Should Know About Well Water Testing in Florida

3 Things You Should Know About Well Water Testing in Florida

In the US, an estimated 23 million homes rely on private wells for drinking water. Well water provides a reliable and renewable source of drinking water, making them so popular. The EPA does not regulate these private wells, so homeowners are responsible for the...

What’s the Cost of a Well Water Test? What You Need to Know

What’s the Cost of a Well Water Test? What You Need to Know

Are you aware that the average American uses over 80 gallons of water a day at home? Some homeowners are lucky enough to have access to a well. There are many benefits of this water source, including having cleaner and tastier water quality. However, you should test...

What Is The Importance of Well Water Testing?

What Is The Importance of Well Water Testing?

Did you know that approximately 13 million American households rely on private wells as their primary source of drinking water? A private well is an excellent source of healthy mineral-rich water as well as an asset to the value of your home. Owning your own well has...

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...

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