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Radon Services: The Importance of Radon Testing for Homeowners

Roughly 88% of homebuyers get a home inspection when they buy a house. Out of those inspections, almost the same amount show some kind of problem that needs to be fixed. In a best-case scenario, all a homeowner needs to do is patch up a hole in their roof or replace a...
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7 Crucial Components of a Successful Commercial Building Inspection Checklist

Imagine owning property that paid for itself. You won't have to worry about your mortgage, and you even have extra money to spend on other obligations. Your passive income stream will be significantly larger when you purchase commercial property. However, it's...
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Life Safety: How to Identify Fire Hazards in Commercial Buildings

The U.S. Fire Administration estimates that there were 116,500 non-residential building fires in the U.S. in 2021. They resulted in $3.7 billion in direct property damage. These staggering figures are proof that fire is one of the most devastating forces that can...
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How Valuable Are Home Inspection Services? Let Me List the Ways

You might think that getting a home inspection is an unnecessary expense. But according to a recent study by porch.com, 86% of inspectors find something that needs attention. However, home inspections are not just about finding problems; they can also save you money...
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7 Reasons to Hire Swimming Pool Inspection Services

"Don't pee in the pool, or the water will turn purple!" your friends used to tell you back in the day while swimming during summer vacation. Sadly, chlorine in the water doesn't turn purple when exposed to urine. Instead, it becomes less effective at tackling bacteria...
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5 Things to Know About Commercial Building Inspections

Have you ever walked into a building and wondered about its structural soundness? Have you considered buying or leasing a commercial space?  Regular inspections are essential for safety and compliance. That is especially true if you own or manage commercial buildings...
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9 Benefits of Having Your Hotel’s Balcony Railings Inspected

Did you know that some Americans are budgeting up to three weeks of income toward summer vacations? If you run a hotel, that means you need to prepare for a surge in bookings. And that also means you need to make sure you're operating a safe building where guests can...
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Pool Leak Detection Near Me: How Much Does Pool Leak Detection Cost?

There are about 10.4 million residential pools in the US. A pool is a great addition to any home. It provides a place to relax and have fun during the summer and also helps increase the value of a property. There can, however, be certain issues that arise with them....
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The Benefits of Professional Pool Leak Detection

It costs an average of up to $1,000 to fix a pool leak if you don't catch it in time. The expense only goes up the longer you wait. Detecting the warning signs of a leak avoids costly damages and keeps your pool healthier for longer. Don't fret if you're looking...
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Pool Inspection Checklist: What to Expect During a Swimming Pool Inspection

Swimming pools are a great way to enjoy the summer heat and cool down, but they also create a lot of water waste. Using a pool cover can stop up to 95% of pool water evaporation. But ensuring you have the best pool hardware and looking for pool cracks is also...

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.

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...

Home Inspection vs Appraisal: How Are They Different?

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...

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