water damage

7 Signs Your Home Might Have Water Damage

Water damage is a serious hazard that costs the insurance industry a staggering 2.5 billion every year. It happens a lot more than most people think, and to a lot more people. In the US alone, about 14,000 people experience water damage emergencies at home or in their...
building inspection

Why a Commercial Building Inspection is Crucial Before Buying a Business

Being an Orlando business owner in today's economic climate can be scary enough on its own. Thankfully, we're starting to move past government-mandated shutdowns and social distancing protocols. However, your success as a Florida business owner is never guaranteed,...
radon check

Radon Check: Is Radon Gas an Issue in the New Home You’re Considering?

Most people know that smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer in the country. It's why so many of them steer clear of smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke at all costs. But what people don't always realize is that the second-leading cause of lung...

7 Important Questions to Ask a Home Inspector

Buying or selling a home is one of the most exciting, and important, moments in your life. You are embarking on a new journey - possibly starting fresh.

Before you embark on the new chapter, get a home inspection to satisfy proper standards. These are the seven important questions to ask a home inspector.

new construction inspection

5 Essential Elements of a New Construction Inspection

Just because it's a new build, doesn't mean it's perfect. We make mistakes. We're only human. This is why you want to get your new construction inspection by a professional to make sure it's built to code and it's exactly the way you envisioned. You're paying for it,...
4 Point Inspection

What Is a 4 Point Inspection and Why Do You Need One?

Rules are in place to protect home buyers and mortgage lenders. The goal is to ensure a home isn’t being sold with hidden problems. We often hear about termite inspections but there is a long list of things that are covered under a home inspection.

what does a home inspection look for

Inspection Time: What Does a Home Inspection Look For?

Whether you're doing a pre-listing home inspection or preparing for a pre-purchase inspection, you need to be ready. So, just what does a home inspection look for? Answering this isn't as easy as it might seem since you're really asking, "what do home inspectors look...
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Staying Safe at Home: 5 Important Reasons Why You Should Test for Black Mold

  There are many potential dangers in a home, but there's one that might be lingering right under your nose that you haven't noticed. However, just because you don't notice it (as it can be hidden from sight), doesn't mean you won't feel the potential health...
water tests

Water Tests: 5 Key Reasons to Have the Water Tested in Your Home

After hearing for years about the horrors for the residents of Flint, Michigan, and their water problems, it probably gave you pause to think about your own water. How can you know your water is safe to drink? Who tests it to make sure? Can you trust them to tell you...
radon test

What is Radon and Why is It Dangerous For Your Family?

Radon gas is common in many homes, but most people aren't even aware of its presence. This dangerous gas can cause a myriad of health problems including lung cancer, so it's important to perform a radon test to ensure your home is safe. Read on to learn more about...

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.

Don’t Neglect Your Attic: 5 Reasons to Have It Inspected Yearly

Don’t Neglect Your Attic: 5 Reasons to Have It Inspected Yearly

It may sound strange, but an attic is essentially a health indicator for your home. Issues in an attic could point to obvious problems around your home- such as roof leaks or a pest infestation. But an attic also holds the answers to more sinister issues that you may...

A Checklist of What to Expect from a Home Inspection

A Checklist of What to Expect from a Home Inspection

Are you due for a home inspection? Preparing for one can be stressful, especially if you're not sure what to expect from a home inspection. The good thing, however, is that home inspections aren't all that scary as long as you study up.  What to Expect from a Home...

Are Termite Inspections Required Before a Home Purchase?

Are Termite Inspections Required Before a Home Purchase?

The purchase of a new home is exciting, but it can also be a little scary. You want to make sure you are making the right decision. Part of that decision process is knowing the home is structurally sound and free from termite damage. Termite inspections are not...

Check the Air Quality of your Home and Rule out Radon Gas

Check the Air Quality of your Home and Rule out Radon Gas

The reason it's important to think about radon gas is a very simple one; Radon gas is dangerous to your health if you live in a home with high concentrations of it. Therefore, it is essential for anyone in a home to look into radon testing. Take the time to check your...

Radon the facts that you need to know about

Radon the facts that you need to know about

Any homeowner, or anyone looking at buying property needs to be sure that they learn a thing or two about Radon Gas—it’s as simple as that. Radon is the second common cause of lung cancer in the United States of America, Radon gas is created by the natural breakdown...

Should my Appliances be Tested for Fire Safety in my Home?

Should my Appliances be Tested for Fire Safety in my Home?

There are many benefits of a home inspection, and it’s important to understand just how beneficial a home inspection service can be. A home inspection gives an accurate, detailed report of the inspected property. It gives the buyer all the information they need in...

Should I be Worried about Asbestos in my Home?

Should I be Worried about Asbestos in my Home?

Perhaps the time has come for you to remodel the home you are in, or it could be that you want to purchase a home, either way it’s essential that you know everything there is to know about the property in question. In most cases, you might simply overlook small issues...

Is it Important to Use a Qualified Home Inspector?

Is it Important to Use a Qualified Home Inspector?

We can all agree on one thing and that is that buying a home is a massive, financial step. Now knowing that this is one of the biggest decisions that you can make in your lifetime, it is essential that you watch all the steps you are taking very closely. You will need...

3 Costly Blunders to Avoid when Buying a Home

3 Costly Blunders to Avoid when Buying a Home

Buying a new home is a BIG deal! Any type of large investment such as this is worth doing right from beginning to end. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned homebuyer there are a few blunders that can cost you more than you intended. Generally, the...

Are you Keeping up with Home Product Recalls?

Are you Keeping up with Home Product Recalls?

Just as it’s important to keep up with recalls on toys, or child car seats, it’s also vitally important to know when something major on a home product has a recall. As example, in 2009*, homes built in 2004-2005 all had AFCI Breakers installed in the home. It turned...

4 Things you Need to Know about your Smoke Alarms

4 Things you Need to Know about your Smoke Alarms

It is the usual time of year where homeowner’s and renter’s replace and/or check the batteries of the smoke alarms in their homes. Many just buy the 9v batteries and switch them out. In order to keep houses safe from fire it is essential to do the research on the most...

When is the last time the Septic System was Inspected?

Human waste is generally a topic that people avoid, that is until something goes wrong with the septic system. There is nothing worse for a homeowner then dealing with a backed up septic system. As a homeowner, or soon-to-be-homeowner, you need to know that the...

Imported Chinese Drywall

Imported Chinese Drywall

We recently found 3 Orlando homes while performing home inspections within 2 months apart experiencing signs of corrosive Chinese Drywall issues. The first home was located in St. Cloud, Florida and had a noticeable sulfur-like smell upon entering. The listing Realtor...

Why is a Home Inspection Necessary

Why is a Home Inspection Necessary

It would be fair to say, those looking to buy a home do not have extra money to just “throw away”; buying a house is a massive investment that takes up most (if not all) of a person's finances. Therefore, the average homebuyer should be working towards making the best...

Will Exposure to Mold Cause Issues to my Health

Will Exposure to Mold Cause Issues to my Health

You need to be aware that breathing in airborne mold spores and continual exposure to high levels of mold, can lead to the development of health problems. Even if you are not sensitive to mold spores, you can easily develop a number of allergens that can affect your...

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