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Don’t Purchase a Home Without Having It Tested for Radon in Jacksonville or other areas near me

If you’re in the market for a new home, you’ve probably become an expert at spotting obvious defects while traipsing through a property: crooked cabinetry, missing shingles, wood rot on windows, doors that stick, and so on. As you check off a home’s positives and negatives on your search, be aware that some potential problems—even […]

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Asbestos…the Silent Killer. Let a Qualified Home Inspector Make Sure Your House and Family Are Safe

Asbestos—the word alone is enough to send chills down any homeowner’s spine. But it wasn’t always that way. Contractors made materials containing highly toxic asbestos popular in home construction between the 1930s and 70s. Because asbestos was inexpensive and easy to acquire, manufacturers used it extensively and quite profitably, but the human price has been […]

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Have Your Home’s Structure Checked Before You Buy

When it comes to home-shopping, it’s easy to be blinded by outside appearances: a sparkling paint job, a manicured lawn, a nostalgic white picket fence. Yes, nice touches with knockout curb appeal, but you know the old adage: All that glitters… Just as a doctor will request an X-ray, so, too, should a home-buyer contract […]

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Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) report aka Termite Inspection 

There are many types of Wood Destroying Insects but termites are the most common and cause the most damage. A WDI Inspection is often referred to as a Termite Inspection when really all wood destroying insects are inspected for. Whether you’re buying, selling, or refinancing your home, there is a high probability that you will […]

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Mold Inspections in the Home Provide Answers and Peace of Mind

Is it or isn’t it mold? And if it is, what are the dangers? Could it be a sign of larger problems with the home? What are my next steps? Can it be cleaned up? How quickly does the problem need to be addressed? What can I do to prevent future concerns? These are just […]

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Dormers Can Increase a Home’s Value but Also Increase a Homeowner’s Headaches. Let a Home Inspector Check Them Out. 

For many home-shoppers, dormers protruding through the roof of a home are a welcome sight, adding a great deal of character and functionality to the structure. Some styles, such as uniquely wavy “eyebrow dormers,” can make it appear as if the house is actually staring back at you, begging you to become the next owner. Other types, […]

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Hire a Home Inspector Who’s Spent Time in the Gutter 

When checking out a potential new home, how many people look toward the roof and say, “Well, that certainly is a fine gutter system you’ve got there.  I’m sold!” Our guess is “not nearly enough.”  While hardly glamorous to a home-shopper who may be more interested in an “open kitchen design” and the latest ductless HVAC system, properly […]

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Foundation

“It looks like there are some issues with the home’s foundation.” For a home-shopper who believes they have found their dream home or a seller who thinks they’re closing in on a final deal, these are words you definitely don’t want to hear. Foundation repairs rank at the top of most costly problems with a […]

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The Water Heater Checkup:  An Important Part of the Jacksonville Home Inspection 

Anyone who has ever endured an early morning cold shower knows the value of a properly functioning water heater. If you’re in the market for a new home, be sure not to overlook the importance of having this critical piece of equipment checked by a professional home inspector for functionality and safety as part of a complete […]

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Found the Perfect Home? Retain a Home Inspector to Check the Retaining Wall 

If you’re in the market for a new home, you’ve probably seen your share of retaining walls in a variety of materials and configurations, from poured concrete cantilevered designs to steel pile types. When installed properly and well-maintained, they can be an attractive feature as well as a useful one. Benefits include preventing erosion; keeping […]

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