seaside: Wild Heron Panama City Beach, Florida - 01/08/11 02:52 AM
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seaside: 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)

seaside: 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)

seaside: Home Inspector Wild Heron - 09/25/09 12:49 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)

seaside: Fiberglass Insulation - 09/10/09 09:21 AM
Fiberglass is a type of fiber primarily composed of glass that is used in a wide variety of applications, and is predominantly employed as a residential and commercial thermal insulator. Fiberglass is also used to create products as varied as automobile bodies, boat hulls, arrows, roofing, shower curtains, and tent poles. As an insulator, it slows the spread of heat, cold and sound in structures, cars and aircraft. By trapping pockets of air, it keeps rooms warm in the winter and cool in the summer and thereby serves as a convenient method to increase energy efficiency. Fiberglass is an attractive choice for … (1 comments)

seaside: 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)

seaside: Inspected Once, Inspected Right! Anyone Else, is Just Looking Around! - 07/20/09 07:22 AM
How many times we have had this coversation with many of our fellow REALTOR's? I will say countless....The fact of the matter is that a Home Inspector must spend the necesary time to uncover all the deficiencies that might exist in the house he is inspecting. Understanding, that is just a visual inspection and you can only do so much on the date and time of the field work. But, you should have the correct type of tools to make a sound judment regarding the condition of the house. We at HOMEINSPECTORUSA we tell it how it is! Regarless wether the … (0 comments)

seaside: Combination Lock Boxes (inspector friendly) - 07/09/09 01:30 AM
Lock Boxes
    Lock boxes are compartments in which house keys can be securely contained and selectively accessed while a home is vacant. Until the last few years, almost all lock box locking mechanisms were opened through a combination of letters or numbers, although lock boxes that open electronically, known as Supra lock boxes, are now common. Inspectors may need to know how to operate them.
Common LocationsInspectors should take the time to ask about the lock box location when scheduling the inspection for an unoccupied property. Commons locations include:
the front door (on the doorknob).  Some listing agents prefer they … (1 comments)

seaside: Supra Lock Boxes (Inspector's nightmare) - 07/09/09 01:26 AM
Also called electronic locks, these lock boxes are opened by a portable keypad that emits an infrared signal. Inspectors can lease an electronic keypad by joining their local Board of Realtors as an affiliate. Some boards require affiliates to obtain a Call Before Showing (CBS) code from the listing agent, although requirements for this code vary by Multiple Listing Service (MLS) jurisdiction. Supra lock boxes are manufactured by General Electric (GE). Although they were introduced relatively recently to the inspection and real estate industries, they are now common across most parts of North America. Supra lock boxes are generally considered to … (0 comments)

seaside: Burglar-Resistant Homes - 07/08/09 06:04 AM
There are a number of measures that homeowners can take to ensure that their homes are not attractive to burglars. If clients are concerned about break-ins, inspectors can pass on to them basic strategies for burglar-proofing their homes.
  Some interesting statistics concerning break-ins in the United States:
Theft makes up more than three-quarters of all reported crime.  In 2005, law enforcement agencies reported more than 2 million burglary offenses. According to a survey, burglars enter homes through the following locations: 
81 percent enter through the first floor; 34 percent of burglars enter through the front door; 23 percent enter through a first-floor … (0 comments)

seaside: Lead Facts - 07/05/09 12:02 AM
Lead Facts for Inspectors
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 … (0 comments)

seaside: Garage Doors and Openers Inspection & Testing - 07/01/09 12:09 AM
Garage doors are large, spring-supported doors. Garage door openers control the opening and closing of garage doors, either through a wall-mounted switch or a radio transmitter. Due to the strain that garage door components and openers regularly endure, they may become defective over time and need to be fixed or replaced. Defective components may create safety hazards as well as functional deficiencies to the garage door assembly. The following facts demonstrate the dangers posed by garage doors:
Garage doors are typically among the heaviest moving objects in the home and are held under high tension. Injuries caused by garage doors account … (0 comments)

seaside: Anti-Tip Brackets for Freestanding Ranges (STOVE)/Safety - 06/02/09 12:39 AM
This is an issue found in older homes, especially when the appliances have been updated.Anti-tip brackets are metal clamps designed to prevent freestanding ranges from tipping. They are normally attached to a rear leg of the range or screwed into the wall behind the range, and are included in all installation kits. A unit that is not equipped with these devices may tip over if enough weight is applied to its open door, such as that from a large Thanksgiving turkey, or even a small child. A falling range can crush, scald, or burn anyone caught beneath.
Bracket Inspection
Inspectors can confirm the presence of … (0 comments)

seaside: Home Winterization - 05/14/09 12:37 AM

 Winterization is the process of preparing a home for the harsh conditions of winter. It is usually performed in the fall before snow and excessive cold have arrived. Winterization protects against damage due to bursting water pipes, and from heat loss due to openings in the building envelope. Inspectors should know how winterization works and be able to pass this information on to their clients.
Plumbing System
Water damage caused by bursting pipes during cold weather can be devastating. A ruptured pipe will release water and not stop until someone shuts off the water. If no one is home … (0 comments)

seaside: Sump Pump Operation and Inspection Guide - 05/14/09 12:34 AM
Sump pumps are self-activating electrical pumps that protect homes from moisture intrusion. They are usually installed below basement or crawlspace floors to remove rising groundwater and surface runoff before it has a chance to seep into the home. Accumulated water can cause interior damage and encourage the growth of mold, mildew, and fungus. Pumps should be maintained and equipped with all necessary components in order to ensure their reliability.
How a Sump Pump Works A pit, known as a sump pit or sump trench, can be dug at the lowest part of the basement floor to capture and contain any flowing … (0 comments)

seaside: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) Indicators - 04/20/09 01:34 PM
Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) Indicators  
What are AFCIs? Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) are special types of electrical outlets and circuit breakers designed to detect and respond to potentially dangerous electrical arcs in home branch wiring.   What are AFCI indicators? AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter) indicators (sometimes called AFCI testers) are portable devices designed to test AFCI functionality. They create waveform patterns similar to those produced by actual arc faults, thereby causing working AFCIs to trip. AFCI indicators are considerably larger and more expensive (several hundred dollars) than their GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) indicator counterparts and are … (0 comments)

seaside: Inspecting septic systems. - 04/20/09 01:28 PM
Inspecting septic systems.  
A septic system receives, treats, and disposes of unwanted wastewater and solids from a building’s plumbing system. Solids are partially broken down into sludge within a septic tank and are separated from effluent (water) and scum (fat, oil and grease). Effluent regularly exits the tank into a drainfield where it is naturally filtered by bacteria and reentered into the groundwater. Scum and sludge must be pumped periodically and should never enter the drainfield.   When should a septic system be inspected?
As soon as a house is put on the market. This will enhance the home’s value … (0 comments)

seaside: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (SAFETY) - 04/12/09 04:04 AM
    Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) are special types of electrical outlets and circuit breakers designed to detect and respond to potentially dangerous electrical arcs in home branch wiring. How do they work?   AFCIs function by monitoring the electrical waveform and promptly opening (interrupting) the circuit they serve if they detect changes in the wave pattern that are characteristic of a dangerous arc. They also must be capable of distinguishing safe, normal arcs, such as those created when a switch is turned on or a plug is pulled from a receptacle, from arcs that can cause fires. An AFCI can … (0 comments)

seaside: Air Quality in the Home - 03/11/09 03:46 AM
 Quick Facts...
Indoor air quality can be worse than that of outdoor air. Problems can arise from moisture, insects, pets, appliances, radon, materials used in household products and furnishings, smoke and other sources. Effects range from minor annoyances to major health risks. Remedies include ventilation, cleaning, moisture control, inspections, and following manufacturers' directions when using appliances and products. Research has shown that the quality of indoor air can be worse than that of outdoor air. Many homes are built or remodeled more tightly, without regard to the factors that assure fresh and healthy indoor air. Our homes today contain many furnishings, … (0 comments)

seaside: Wildlife Control at Home - 03/11/09 03:11 AM
 Control Wildlife Damage Around the Home With Common Sense Control Methods
 Whether you are a home gardener, enjoy landscaping around your home or just own your own home, there are times when certain species of wildlife can become a nuisance or a pest and cause damage to plants and even economic losses. Wildlife damage problems can occur throughout the year, but the fall and winter months are times when food supplies and cover may become more limited for many wildlife species, causing them to find your home or landscape an attractive place to call home. Solving wildlife damage problems may seem … (0 comments)

 
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