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Sewer Scope Inspections: Why You Need One

The EPA reports that household water leaks waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water each year. As well as all the money you waste on water that you never use, the economic impact of water damage can be huge. If you have a damaged sewer, you face the risk of foundation...
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VA Water Test: 4 Things You Need to Know

According to the Census Bureau, roughly 18 million Americans were military veterans in 2018. This figure accounted for roughly 7% of the adult population.  Americans find several ways to express their gratitude for veterans, and this appreciation extends to the...
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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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.

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...

Pre-Purchase Inspection: What to Know Before You Buy

Pre-Purchase Inspection: What to Know Before You Buy

Are you in the final stages of closing on a home? Are you currently in search of a new house (either actively or passively) and looking to get an advantage? If so, then you need to schedule a pre-purchase inspection on the house. Doing so can give you more confidence...

Why Do You Need a Termite Inspection?

Why Do You Need a Termite Inspection?

Would you believe that Alaska is the only state in America without termites? They are quite fascinating creatures because they build the most intricate mud tubes and have some intriguing features. However, they are sneaky and silent, and the sheer damage they can...

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