Truth Behind Aluminum Wiring

The Truth Behind Aluminum Wiring We inspected 3 houses in the Tamarac, FL area and the buyer was not happy when we kept finding aluminum wiring in each of the homes. If you didn't know, the chances of getting a home with aluminum branch wiring insured in South Florida is pretty…

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How Much Does A Wind Mitigation Inspection Cost?

How Much Does A Wind Mitigation Inspection Cost?Are you looking for how much wind mitigation cost? You have come to the right place. I put together a quick FAQ that covers some burning questions that typically are asked when there is a discussion about windstorm protection inspection also known as a…

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Are S Trap Still Used?

Are S Traps Still Used? What is all the talk about "S" Traps? Yes, they are still in use. You wouldn't think that we would still find "S" traps during a home inspection but it's a common defect in older homes. These traps are prohibited by the Florida Plumbing Code. What…

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Wind Mitigation Form Explained

Wind Mitigation Form OIR-B1-1802 When you live in Florida, especially South Florida counties Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach that are considered HVHZ(High-Velocity Hurricane Zone) areas. you will at some point discuss this type of inspection. Though many homeowners schedule an inspection as requested by the insurance company, I found in most…

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What Are Plumbing Vents?

Do you know what are the pipes on your roof used for? The pipes that penetrate the roof are plumbing vents. The plumbing vent, also known as a vent stack, helps regulate the air pressure in your plumbing system. Just as drain pipes remove water and waste from your home, the plumbing vent pipe – also known as a plumbing air vent…

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Worst Electrical Panels Found in Homes and Why?

The worst electrical panels found in homes and Why? There are a ton of home buyers that are buying in cash to be able to compete while the inventory levels are low. They are waving appraisal contingencies and sometimes the home inspection too. While this may work for some buyers such…

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What Is A Lintel? Why Does It Matter?

Lintel? We don't hear the word lintel being used much unless you are in the construction industry but it's important and has a purpose in all of our homes and other structures. In this article, you will learn what a lintel is, its purpose, and your responsibility as a homeowner to…

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