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Should I Get A Home Inspection On My Brand New Home?

Having your home inspected by a professional, licensed home inspector is a very important step when buying a home. This still holds true if the home is brand new and no one else has ever lived in it before. I worked as a contractor and carpenter for an independent home builder for many years before…

Is Aluminum Wiring Safe?

There is a lot of controversy surrounding single strand aluminum wiring even among home isnpectors, with good reason. Not to mention the issues that can arise on the insurance side. Most homes with widespread single strand aluminum wiring were built between 1965 and 1972. However, aluminum is still used in a lot of areas still…

What Does “Open Ground” Mean?

Your Home Inspector or Electrician Says the Home or Outlet is “Ungrounded”: What Does That Mean? It is not uncommon for home inspectors or electrical contractors to find ungrounded electrical systems or outlets, especially in older homes. Let’s explore what this means and why it can be an issue. Basics of how electricity works When…

What are the different types of roof?

Why does roof shape (geometry) matter? This is a fairly common question we get during home inspections. Especially when we are also doing Wind Mitigation inspections. Roof geometry is very important, especially in Florida, because the different shapes can make a big difference when high wind or hurricane season comes! So let’s talk about the…

What is a Pre-Listing Inspection?

There are different types of inspections depending on your needs at the time. Buyer’s inspection Pre-listing inspection Warranty inspections Insurance inspections We are here to help you where you are at. A pre-listing inspection is just a home inspection performed before you list your home. Should I get a pre-listing inspection? Thinking of selling your…

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