balcony railing

Why Every Building Owner Should Lean Into Balcony Railing Inspections

A balcony may look sturdy, but how can you know for sure if it has not been inspected? According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), over five years, a quarter of a million people were injured due to balcony failures in the US. 15% were due to balcony...
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...
commercial property inspections

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...
termite control

Termite Control: 7 Signs Your House May Have Termites (And What To Do About It!)

If you’re having a little pest trouble at home, you’re among the 80% of homeowners in the country concerned about pest infestations. Sometimes you may have a pest infestation, and you don’t even know it, especially if you have termites. It’s no wonder we call them the...
pre-drywall inspection

What’s in a Wall? 12 Things to Look for During a Pre-Drywall Inspection

Did you know that, between 2012 and 2019, there were 5.9 million single-family homes built in the US? It’s no surprise, considering that by building your own home — or renovating the one you have already — you get to create the perfect space you’ve always dreamed of...
pre-purchase inspection

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...
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...
home inspection vs appraisal

Home Inspection vs Appraisal: How Are They Different?

It's no secret that real estate can be one of the most lucrative industries to get involved in. Whether you're buying or selling a home, chances are that you'll need to incorporate a home inspection, home appraisal, or both at some point during the process. But, not...
hurricane preparedness plan

Putting Together a Hurricane Preparedness Plan for Your Home

We all hear the experts talking about how important it is to create a hurricane preparedness plan each time a hurricane threatens the coast. But, the truth is that too many of us don't actually heed to the advice until it's almost too late. This is dangerous for more...
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...

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.

Inspection Time: 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...

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

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...

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

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...

How to Find a Home Inspector When You’re Buying a House

How to Find a Home Inspector When You’re Buying a House

In 2018, 5.3 million Americans bought homes. Whether you are a first-time buyer or not, there are some things that you need to do in order to make sure that you make the right decision about your purchase. Finding a home inspector is one of the most critical steps you...

Orlando Wind Mitigation Inspections: What to Expect

Orlando Wind Mitigation Inspections: What to Expect

In 2018, tropical cyclones cost the United States $30.4 billion in damages. This seasonal natural disaster is often responsible for the most wind damage per year.  Of course, it's not the only source of wind damage. Tornadoes and even thunderstorms are other culprits....

Ready to Sell? Five Steps to Take Before Your Home Inspection

Ready to Sell? Five Steps to Take Before Your Home Inspection

So you have a buyer who agrees to buy your home. You're almost to the finish line for a deal. But first, you must pass a home inspection. That's understandable since most buyers don't want to sign the contract until they are sure there are no significant issues with...

How To Know If Your Well Water Quality Is Safe

How To Know If Your Well Water Quality Is Safe

We’ve all heard facts about water. The human body is made of 70% water. You can’t live without water for more than three days. The bottom line is that water is essential to the human body. However, obtaining clean, drinking water is in a whole other ballpark. Many...

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...

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