santa rosa beach: Home inspector Rosemary Beach and Santa Rosa Beach - 09/07/12 01:07 AM
WHAT SEPARATES US FROM OUR COMPETITORS? The "ONLY" Certified Master Home Inspector (CMI), Engineer/(BSME &TDME) and former Contractor in our area who has examined over thousands of properties (residential & commercial) for prospective buyers and sellers. We are "TOTALLY UNBIASED" straight to the point. We are a local "INDEPENDENT" professional Home Inspection and Mold Inspection Company, serving ROSEMARY BEACH, SEAGROVE BEACH, SANTA ROSA BEACH, DESTIN, SANDESTIN and PANAMA CITY BEACH working "ONLY" for you and your best interest. We have only one objective in mind when performing a home inspection or a mold inspection: "to discover what is wrong with the … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: HOME INSPECTOR: WHAT SEPARATES US FROM OUR COMPETITORS? - 06/01/12 12:16 AM
The "ONLY" Certified Master Home Inspector (CMI), Engineer/(BSME &TDME) and former Contractor in our area who has examined over thousands of properties (residential & commercial) for prospective buyers and sellers. We are "TOTALLY UBIASED" straight to the point. We are a local "INDEPENDENT" professional Home Inspection and Mold Inspection Company, founded in Panama City Beach (Bay County) working "ONLY" for you and your best interest. We have only one objective in mind when performing a home inspection or a mold inspection: "to discover what is wrong with the property". We do "NOT" participate in any Real Estate Company Vendor's Program List" … (1 comments)

santa rosa beach: Chinese Drywall - 10/08/09 01:05 AM
 Amidst a wave of Chinese import scares, ranging from toxic toys to tainted pet food, reports of contaminated drywall from that country have been popping up across the American Southeast. Chinese companies use unrefined "fly ash," a coal residue found in smokestacks in coal-fired power plants in their manufacturing process. Fly ash contains strontium sulfide, a toxic substance commonly found in fireworks. In hot and wet environments, this substance can offgas into hydrogen sulfide, carbon disulfide, and carbonyl sulfide and contaminate a home's air supply. The bulk of these incidents have been reported in Florida and other southern states, likely due to … (5 comments)

santa rosa beach: HOME INSPECTOR SEAGROVE BEACH - 10/01/09 01:18 AM



HOME INSPECTOR USA is a local "INDEPENDENT" professional Home, Commercial and MOLD inspection company founded in Panama City Florida in 2002, serving the real estate community. HOME INSPECTOR USA sets the standards for home, commercial  & mold inspectors in the area. Our experience, expertise and knowledge set us apart from the average home & mold  inspector.   We provide a peace of mind for our clients. INSPECTED ONCE, INSPECTED RIGHT!  ANYONE ELSE, IS JUST LOOKING AROUND! We at HOME INSPECTOR USA are experienced, seasoned professionals (Degree Engineers & Chemist) who have examined over a thousand homes for prospective buyers and … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: HOME INSPECTOR ROSEMARY BEACH - 10/01/09 01:13 AM

HOME INSPECTOR USA is a local "INDEPENDENT" professional Home, Commercial and MOLD inspection company founded in Panama City Florida in 2002, serving the real estate community. HOME INSPECTOR USA sets the standards for home, commercial  & mold inspectors in the area. Our experience, expertise and knowledge set us apart from the average home & mold  inspector.   We provide a peace of mind for our clients. INSPECTED ONCE, INSPECTED RIGHT!  ANYONE ELSE, IS JUST LOOKING AROUND! We at HOME INSPECTOR USA are experienced, seasoned professionals (Degree Engineers & Chemist) who have examined over a thousand homes for prospective buyers and sellers. Please … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: Home Inspections - 09/25/09 12:55 AM
Our goal at HOME INSPECTOR USA is to provide customers with exceptional service and customer satisfaction. We believe in continuing education in order to provide you with the Comprehensive visual Home Inspection and Environmental (Mold testing) services and the report you deserve. Our Comprehensive Visual Home Inspection, New Construction Walk-thru (Punch List), Commercial, 4 Point Insurance Inspection & Environmental (MOLD Testing & Allergens Testing) Screening & Testing reports are designed and customized to each property inspected not the average boilerplate Home Inspector checklist report and pre-written narratives used by our competitors (Home Inspector) in our local area.
We abide by … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: Home Inspector Santa Rosa Beach - 09/25/09 12:42 AM
 We are the Right Choice:
We are experienced, seasoned professionals (Degree Engineers) and Certified Professional Home Inspectors who have examined over thousand of properties (Residential & Commercial)  for prospective buyers and sellers in our local area.  We are a local "INDEPENDENT" Professional Home Inspection & Environmental (Mold testing) company working just for you and your best interest before the investment is finalized. HOME INSPECTOR USA does NOT belong to any REALTOR's Association. HOME INSPECTOR USA sets the standard for HOME INSPECTORS, MOLD INSPECTORS, COMMERCIAL INSPECTORS & MOLD testing / ALLERGENS testing Inspectors in the Panama City Beach, Rosemary Beach and Mexico Beach area. Distinguished by … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: Lead Facts for Inspectors - 09/09/09 07:36 AM
 Lead is a poisonous metal that was once commonly used in the manufacture of paint, gasoline, and plumbing. While U.S. law has banned the use of lead in new construction, existing lead-based paint and plumbing in homes may present a significant health hazard, especially for children. Inspectors who are not trained in lead detection should not perform lead inspections due to potential liability issues. They can, however, learn the basic facts about lead so they can answer questions from concerned clients. A few interesting facts about lead and lead poisoning:
Before 1955, paint in homes was composed of up to 50% … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: Green Lumber = Wet Lumber - 09/02/09 03:31 AM
"Green lumber" is another term for wet lumber, which is wood used in construction that has a moisture content of more than 19%.   Moisture Content  
Green lumber is more commonly used in arid regions of the United States, such as Arizona and parts of California, because the wood will dry more quickly. Damper regions often require kiln-dried wood, which must have a moisture content of 19% or less. The additional expense of kiln-dried wood is the reason it is used in only a small portion of construction.
Freshly cut wood will gradually lose moisture until it reaches equilibrium with its surroundings, which … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: Wood Decay - 08/26/09 12:30 AM
Wood decay, also known as wood rot, is the decomposition of wood as the result of actions by certain species of fungi.
 Facts about wood decay and decay fungi:
According to Ohio State University, replacement materials needed to repair damage caused by decay account for nearly 10% of U.S. annual wood production. Carpenter ants, termites and other wood-destroying insects do not cause wood decay. These insects are, however, attracted to wood that has been softened by decay. Decay fungi are active in temperatures between 77° to 90° Fahrenheit, and need water, oxygen and a food source to survive. Fungi that cause … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: Inspector Safety Equipment - 08/23/09 02:04 AM
Inspectors should always bring with them gear that can protect against the hazardous situations inherent in inspections.  
Ironically, the process of inspecting for safety defects can itself compromise the safety of inspectors and their clients. Inspectors can use the following types of equipment to help ensure that inspections proceed problem-free.
Coveralls: Coveralls are made from a variety of materials, often canvas or Tyvek®, a tear-resistant, flexible plastic widely used to make items such as postal mailers, banknotes and even DVDs. While canvas is puncture-resistant, Tyvek® is disposable and lightweight, as well as anti-static, breathable and chemical-resistant.  However, it should not be used near … (2 comments)

santa rosa beach: Polybutylene for Inspectors - 08/21/09 12:19 AM
 Polybutylene (PB) is a plastic manufactured between 1978 and 1994 for use as piping in home plumbing systems. It offered plenty of advantages over other materials such as flexibility, ease of installation, resistance to freezing, and it was inexpensive. Pipes made from polybutylene were installed in 6 to 10 million homes in the Unites States during that period. Despite its strengths, production was ceased in 1994 after scores of allegations surfaced claiming that polybutylene pipes were rupturing and causing property damage. In the homes that still contain this material, homeowners must either pay to have the pipes replaced or risk a potentially … (4 comments)

santa rosa beach: Wind Mitigation - 08/18/09 12:51 PM


Wind mitigation is the implementation of certain building techniques in order to limit damage caused by intense wind.
A few facts about windstorms and wind insurance:
In 2006, Citizens Insurance, one of the largest property insurers in Florida, requested a 45% rate increase for wind insurance. Other insurers took similar actions. In Florida, the portion of a homeowner's premium covering wind damage can be up to 70% of the total, depending on location. Wind mitigation benefits homeowners, private insurers, and all levels of government.
Incentives for Wind Mitigation
In some states, homeowners can benefit from reduced insurance premiums. The Gulf Coast states, which … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: Attached Garage Fire Containment - 08/13/09 01:16 AM
An attached garage is a garage that is physically attached to a house. Fires that begin in attached garages are more likely to spread to living areas than fires that originate in detached garages. For this reason, combined with the multitude of flammable materials commonly found in garages, attached garages should be adequately sealed from living areas. A properly sealed attached garage will ideally restrict the potential spread of fire long enough to allow the occupants time to escape the home or building.
Why are garages (both attached and detached) fire hazards?
Oil or gasoline can drip from cars. These fluids may collect unnoticed and … (1 comments)

santa rosa beach: What is a Professional Home Inspection? - 08/12/09 01:15 AM
An inspection is essentially a "visual snapshot" of a home's condition as it exists at the time  and date of the inspection, and that condition is described in a comprehensive written report.
An inspector will check the roof, heating system, water heater, air-conditioning system, structure, plumbing, electrical, and many other aspects of buildings looking for improper building practices, those items that require extensive repairs, items that are general maintenance issues, as well as fire, safety, and health hazards. Think of a home inspector as a detective searching throughout the house for clues that lead to a conclusion of the home's overall … (4 comments)

santa rosa beach: House Numbers - 08/11/09 06:30 AM
House numbers should be clear enough so that police, the fire department, paramedics, etc., can quickly locate properties in an emergency. House numbers are often the only way that first-responders can identify their intended destinations. A number of jurisdictions have begun enforcing laws through strict fines for homeowners who do not comply with laws that impose requirements for house numbers.  Local Regulations  
Many municipalities and counties have implemented ordinances requiring property owners to standardize the display of house numbers on buildings. The city of St. Martinville, Louisiana, for instance, is considering requiring its citizens to display street numbers in block numbering that … (1 comments)

santa rosa beach: Window Bars - 08/10/09 06:25 AM
   
Window bars (also called safety bars and security bars) are metal bars that are installed to prevent intruders from entering a building. As an unintended consequence, window bars can slow or prevent egress during an emergency.
Facts:
Roughly 25 people die or are injured annually in fires where escape is hindered by window bars. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, the number of deaths caused by fire related to security bars is on the rise. The fear of burglary, theft and/or physical attack presents a greater perceived risk than the threat of fire.  Seventy people died in a hotel fire … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: Soils and Settlement - 08/07/09 06:53 AM
Soil is a naturally-occurring mixture of mineral and organic ingredients with a definite form, structure, and composition. It's composed primarily of minerals which are produced from parent material which is broken into small pieces by weathering. Larger pieces are stones, gravel, and other rock debris. Smaller particles are sand, silt, or clay. Since the original materials vary from place to place, the exact composition of soil varies according to location. A common example of soil composition by volume might be:
45% Minerals (clay, silt, sand, gravel, stones). 25% Water (the amount varies depending upon precipitation and the water-holding capacity of the … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: Older Homes - Knob-and-Tube Wiring - 07/17/09 02:37 AM
Knob-and-tube (K&T) wiring was an early standardized method of electrical wiring in buildings, in common use in North America from about 1880 to the 1940s. The system is considered obsolete and can be a safety hazard, although some of the fear associated with it is undeserved.
Inspectors should always disclaim knob-and-tube wiring during their inspections.
Facts About Knob-and-Tube Wiring:
It is not inherently dangerous. The dangers from this system arise from its age, improper modifications, and situations where building insulation envelops the wires. It has no ground wire and thus cannot service any three-pronged appliances. While it is considered obsolete, there … (1 comments)

santa rosa beach: Bat Infestation - 07/14/09 02:46 AM
Bats are nocturnal mammals found in most inhabited places throughout the world. Bat infestation in homes, especially in attics, can be a health hazard, as well as a nuisance, for homeowners.  Interesting facts about bats:
Due to its high levels of phosphorous and nitrogen, guano (bat feces) is an effective fertilizer and gunpowder ingredient. Guano has been such a critical resource that in 1879, a war between Chile and Bolivia, called the Guano War, was waged over rights to the guano-rich western coastline.  Despite how large they appear in flight, bats are remarkably small. Some can fit through openings smaller than ½-inch wide. Even … (0 comments)

 
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