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...
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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...
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.

7 Signs Your Home Might Have 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...

7 Important Questions to Ask a Home Inspector

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.

5 Essential Elements of a 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,...

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

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.

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...

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