A independent professional home inspector servicing Broward, Dade & Palm Beach for over ten years. I take as much time as needed in the inspection,as you deserve the right to know what you are buying
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I inspect homes one at a time with no presumptions. Homes are unique just as the people who buy them. I will take whatever time is needed to explain to you what you are buying before you move in. In order to inspect all these components properly, sufficient time needs to be allocated. This inspector will spend, as much time as needed to inspect your prospective property. (An average inspection takes between two and half to three and a half hours for a 2,000 square foot home.)
During most inspections I always get comments about grand fathering, if it lasted this long and it is functional. So it's ok.
It's all pure doggy poops. I'm concerned with your well being and just because it meets the criteria above don’t mean it’s safe or advisable. I wish I could tell you why things happen the way they do I just know that if you drive a car with four bald tires at some point in time one or more is going to pop. Maybe other people want to gamble with your investment, I don't.Many houses in our part of the world have what is commonly called unpermited additions. The reason why is the lack of code enforcement and it be cheaper to build. (Because it doesn't have to meet code.) Do a permit search on every home prior to purchase and if the permit is not in the records it is unpermited and you may be liable to make it permitable or tear it down. Mold!!! Mold lives because it has a source of water. A leak in the roof a plumbing leak or a dryer venting into the house can cause mold. Fix the roof leak, fix that plumbing leak and vent that dryer to the outside and the mold doesn't grow. PLEASE don't get caught in a mold scam hire an industrial hygienist.
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AllSpec Professional Property Inspections Inc., is a Florida State Corporation, licensed and insured to do property inspections. Mitchell Captain, the owner and incorporator, belongs or has belonged to the American Society of Home Inspectors, (ASHI) GulfStream ASHI (local chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors), SBCCI (Southern Building Code Conference International Inc), Independent home inspectors of North America, (IHINA) past senior inspector of NAPI (National Association of Property Inspectors). As well as the past editor and publisher of the Gulfstream Digest, a monthly newsletter to inspectors for inspectors. I also conducts seminars with financial institutions for first time homebuyers. Many home inspector organizations have become marketing tools for the inspector. Somehow they have lost their direction. Some new home inspector groups will give the inspector the title of certified inspector by passing a on line non proctored simple test. So be careful when choosing someone to inspect your prospective property.