VA Home Inspections

Are VA Home Inspections and Appraisals the Same?

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They do sound as if they’re similar, a property inspection and a property appraisal. And yes, different people do in fact visit and inspect the property, but for two entirely different purposes. Let’s look at the purposes of each and how they affect a VA loan.

VA Property Inspections

The first difference between a VA inspection and a VA appraisal is that an inspection is not a need for a VA loan. In fact, a property inspection isn’t a need for any home loan. Some states do require an inspection for termites and other wood-destroying insects, but a property inspection reviews “the bones” of the property. Buying a home without having a professional inspector make a thorough review is ill-advised. What does a property inspector look for? Literally hundreds of things such as:

  • Foundation
  • Basement
  • Structural issues
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Floors
  • Ceilings
  • Attic
  • Root
  • Electrical systems
  • Plumbing
  • Utilities
  • Appliances
  • And more

The inspector will literally crawl from basement to attic looking for potential problems and if something needs attention, the inspection report will find it.

VA Appraisals

An appraisal is required in order for the VA lender to make a loan approval. When a contract is agreed upon between a seller and a buyer, the sales contract is forwarded to the lender who then orders a property appraisal. The appraisal’s duty is to decide the subject property’s current market value. Regardless of what the sales contract says, the VA lender will always use the lower of the sales price or appraised value when establishing a most loan amount.

An appraiser will physically visit the property as well as research information for similar homes in the area and compare their sales prices with the sales price of the unit. A VA lender wants to have a marketable property as well as make sure the home sold for a reasonable price. If there is a variance of more than 10 percent in the sales price of area homes after all adjustments are made, the last sales price can be lowered.

The property inspection evaluates the property’s physical condition while the property appraisal helps set up the current market value.

The VA Minimum Property Requirements

VA appraisals do however need more information that appraisals for other loan types do not need. The VA has a list of minimum property requirements or MPRs, that must be addressed by the appraiser and appear on the appraisal report. What are some of the MPRs?

The first need is simply that the property must be residential and not commercial and be occupied by the borrower. The appraiser must also make note that the property must have adequate living quarters with a working kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms.

The property’s electrical and plumbing systems must prove to be in good working order as well as the home having a working heating system along with hot water. The roof is also inspected to VA’s requirements and unlike other appraisal types, if the appraiser finds that there are more than three layers of shingles on the roof, the shingles will have to be replaced in their entirety.

The VA appraiser will also note if there are any hazardous materials on the site and the structure shows no signs of defective craftsmanship, deferred maintenance such as a foundation that appears cracking or a damp basement. And as with other government-backed loans, if the home was built prior to 1978, the property must be inspected for lead-based paint and if found, the offending paint must be removed or covered with drywall or another permanent repair. The VA appraisal is more extensive than other appraisals such as those performed for conventional loans underwritten to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac guidelines. In fact, the intensity of a VA appraisal combined with a property inspection has kept potential VA borrowers from owning defective properties. The safeguards in place are there to protect the borrower, not simply to terminate a sales contract.

 

Palm Coast

Palm Coast

Palm Coast is an exciting place to live and enjoy the wonderful activities of the warm beautiful nights and provides an atmosphere of peace and relaxation.  With beautiful classic living lifestyle and provides uplifting enjoyment to the entire community with fun activities, nightlife, golfing and dining.

As a business owner, it’s a great honor to offer a full inspection service to all new home buyers and provide home inspections, wdo termite inspections, 4-point inspections, wind mitigation’s, and mold inspections. In addition, Precise Home Inspections offers Palm Coast Realtor referrals to all new home buyer  that go above and beyond to find that perfect home. These Realtor’s give the very best service in Flagler County and Precise Home Inspections has had the great pleasure of working with these Realtors.  Together we offer the best Realtor and inspection service in Palm Coast. So many customers are so pleased with our service, the referrals keep coming.

Precise Home Inspections offers Palm Coast home buyers reasonable inspections prices and provides termite inspections under the direction of Certified Licensed CPO. Most home inspectors out-source to local termite inspection companies and actually don’t do the termite inspections. My Realtor partners understand good pricing and good service and I’m proud to serve them.

 

Flagler Beach

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Flagler Beach

Flagler Beach is an exciting place to live and enjoy the wonderful activities of the warm ocean breezes and provides an atmosphere of peace and relaxation.  With beautiful classic beach style living and provides uplifting enjoyment to the entire Flagler Beach community with fun activities, nightlife, and dining.

 As a business owner, it’s a great honor to offer a full inspection service to all new home buyers and provide home inspections, wdo termite inspections, 4-point inspections, wind mitigation, and mold inspections. In addition, Precise Home Inspections offers Flagler Beach Realtor referrals to all new home buyers, that go above and beyond to find that perfect home. These Realtor’s provide very best service in Flagler County and Precise Home Inspections has had the great pleasure of working with these Realtors.  Together we provide the best Realtor and inspection service in Flagler Beach. So many customers are so pleased with our service, the referrals keep coming. 

Precise Home Inspections offers Flagler Beach home buyers reasonable inspections prices and provide termite inspections under the direction of Certified Licensed CPO. Most home inspectors out-source to locate termite inspection companies and actually don’t perform the termite inspections. My Realtor partners understand good pricing and good service and I’m proud to serve them. 

St Augustine

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St. Augustine Property Inspection

St Augustine property inspection, the one stop inspector that covers all inspections services at one stop. William Reardon, the owner  of Precise Home Inspections, offers a full home inspection which covers irrigation, pool inspection, 4-point, wind mitigation, wdo inspections, mold inspections, insurance inspections, and infra-red inspections and certified to do all inspections. This one-stop inspection service has been welcome by realtors, buyers, and sellers. In addition, offers  low package deals that save time, stress and money for all customers. I’m grateful to those smart realtors, buyers, and sellers that use the one stop inspector. This provided Precise Home Inspections  to do over 256 inspection services last year with the one-stop service, which imposed cost savings to buyers and sellers in Flagler, St John’s and Volusia counties. So why to pay for separate inspection services that will increase your inspection costs. We suggest buyers and sellers  to search and price quote each service, then call the one stop service, Precise Home Inspections (386-864-0400). You should expect that our quotes will give savings. Finding a  St. Augustine property Inspection service that provides all services, also allows the transaction process to  for all parties less stress. So paying more doesn’t mean you will be given the best service, its paying for service that the customer comes first and all materials facts  provided. What separates Precise Home Inspections from other inspection companies, is the ability to do Wdo termites inspections under the direction of CPO.  These services are provided during the inspection. So buyers and Sellers, if  you’re looking save time and money, call Precise Home Inspections.  My loyalty is to buyers and sellers, that expect a professional detail inspection that is the fair price and all services are given at one stop. 

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Precise Home Inspections is offering free termite inspections with every home inspection in the month of August for St John's , Flagler, and Volusia counties. Precise Home Inspections 146 Palm Coast Resort Blvd #406 Palm Coast, Fl 32137
Finding a good Realtor, what's the secret?
Realtors Referrals Realtors referrals are helpful in providing the customer with referrals. This referral system helps guide and aid the customer with the understanding of choosing the inspector with the right qualifications. By providing them with information about the choosing of the inspector. The inspector must be certified by the Florida department of professional regulation and have the knowledge to provide a detail home inspections. In addition, be certified to do other insurance inspections as well. It's important for every home buyer to research the inspector qualifications and decide if the inspector meets the qualifications and the pricing standards for those inspections. In addition, buyers have a grace period obtain the inspections requirements within that grace period. Keep in mind that not every inspector is qualified to do all the inspections that may be needed for the home purchase. So, each inspection the home inspector must be qualified and certified. Such for example, wind mitigation, 4-point, and wdo inspection require additional certifications. Be wise to choose an inspector that is fully qualified to do all the inspections. This can provide a savings as well be easier in dealing with one inspector. Hope this was helpful and if you have any questions, please call Precise Home Inspections at 386-864-0400 who can offer all these inspections.
Need a home inspection, 4-point, wind mitigation, wdo inspection call 386-864-0400

 

Palm Coast Home Inspection

Palm Coast Home Inspection

Palm Coast Home Inspection, the one stop inspector that covers all inspections services at one stop. William Reardon, the owner  of Precise Home Inspections, offers a full home inspection which covers irrigation, pool inspection, 4-point, wind mitigation, wdo inspections, mold inspections, insurance inspections, and infra-red inspections, who’s certified to do all inspections. This one-stop inspection service has been welcome by realtors, buyers, and sellers. In addition, offers low package deals that save time, stress and money for all customers. I’m grateful to those smart realtors, buyers, and sellers that use the one stop inspector. This provided Precise Home Inspections to do over 256 inspection services last year with the one-stop service, which imposed cost savings to buyers and sellers in Flagler, St John’s and Volusia counties. So why to pay for separate inspection services that will increase your inspection costs. We suggest buyers and sellers  to search and price quote each service, then call the one stop service, Precise Home Inspections (386-864-0400). You should expect that our quotes will give savings. Finding a Palm Coast Home Inspection service that provides all services, also allows the transaction process is less stressful for all parties. So paying more doesn’t mean the service is the best service, it is paying for service that the customer comes first and all materials facts provided. What separates Precise Home Inspections from other inspection companies, is the ability to do Wdo termites inspections under the direction of CPO. So buyers and Sellers, if  you’re looking save time and money, call Precise Home Inspections. My loyalty is to buyers and sellers, that expect a professional detail inspection that is a fair price and all services at one stop. 

Do you need Realtor...let me help!!!
Precise Home Inspections is offering free termite inspections with every home inspection in the month of August for St John's , Flagler, and Volusia counties. Precise Home Inspections 146 Palm Coast Resort Blvd #406 Palm Coast, Fl 32137
Finding a good Realtor, what's the secret?
Realtors Referrals Realtors referrals are helpful in providing the customer with referrals. This referral system helps guide and aid the customer with the understanding of choosing the inspector with the right qualifications. By providing them with information about the choosing of the inspector. The inspector must be certified by the Florida department of professional regulation and have the knowledge to provide a detail home inspections. In addition, be certified to do other insurance inspections as well. It's important for every home buyer to research the inspector qualifications and decide if the inspector meets the qualifications and the pricing standards for those inspections. In addition, buyers have a grace period obtain the inspections requirements within that grace period. Keep in mind that not every inspector is qualified to do all the inspections that may be needed for the home purchase. So, each inspection the home inspector must be qualified and certified. Such for example, wind mitigation, 4-point, and wdo inspection require additional certifications. Be wise to choose an inspector that is fully qualified to do all the inspections. This can provide a savings as well be easier in dealing with one inspector. Hope this was helpful and if you have any questions, please call Precise Home Inspections at 386-864-0400 who can offer all these inspections.
Need a home inspection, 4-point, wind mitigation, wdo inspection call 386-864-0400

 

Buying a home

Buying a home

Call for a free consult before buying that perfect home. There are several areas of a home that need careful consideration before searching or choosing a Realtor. When selecting the right home is often very challenging. Speaking with a home inspector that can give information, that can save time and money, which makes sense. There are search methods used to isolate home, that may come with hidden costs.  When I bought my first home, my uncle was a chief building official in Peachtree city, Georgia. Well, having a family member with the knowledge of home, and building systems, it helped  make the biggest decision of my life and we all know buying a home is a very stressful, and can lead to disappointments as well. The advice my Uncle Tom Carty gave me about purchasing a home gave me knowledge about the home working as a system with other components and the failure of one affected other. His wise teaching  helps me with the  buy of my home, and it provided me with  great interest in  becoming a home inspector. As I follow in his footsteps, I feel led to share with home buyers these fundamental techniques that will be helpful buying a home. Often, I’ve inspected homes that should be careful research  before the home inspection is done. Allow me to help you, before buying a home.

Realtors Referrals

Realtors Referrals

Are  helpful in providing the customer with  referrals. This referral system helps guide and aid the customer with the understanding of choosing the inspector with the right qualifications.  By providing them with information about  the choosing of the inspector. The inspector must be certified by the Florida department of professional  regulation  and have the knowledge to provide a  detail home inspections.  In addition, be certified to do other insurance inspections as well. It’s important for every home buyer to research the inspector qualifications and decide if the inspector  meets the qualifications and the pricing standards for those inspections.  In addition, buyers have a grace period obtain the inspections requirements within that grace period.  Keep in mind that not every inspector is qualified to do all the inspections that may be needed for the home purchase. So, each inspection the home inspector must be qualified and certified. Such for example,  wind mitigation, 4-point, and wdo inspection require additional certifications. Be wise to choose an inspector that is fully qualified to do all the inspections. This can provide a savings as well be easier in dealing with one inspector. Hope this was helpful and if you have any questions, please call Precise Home Inspections at 386-864-0400 who can offer all these inspections.

 

 

Clay Tile Roofs

Clay Tile Roofs

Home buyers do you allow your home inspector to walk on a clay tile roof during a home inspection? Now, this is an  interesting question for a buyer purchasing a new home. Although, most likely the answer would be yes, which is logical thought. However, many home inspectors state with great claims through video and their websites they inspect all roofs by walking them during their inspection. However, this is misleading the consumer. The experts  suggest that clay tile roofs should not be walked on by humans during the inspection process. The two leading causes are debris and humans. With humans walking the roof there is a great chance that a home inspector can crack a tile roof during the inspections.  Another logical way of inspecting a clay tile roof is with a ladder and binoculars to make sure that no further latent defects can happen during the inspection process. This is inspection process does visual see other defects with close up appearance, such tile slippage,  cracks and other defects. These defects should always be recommended for further evaluation by a roofing contractor. A roofing contractor being skilled professional know with precision how to walk a  clay tile roof. Carefully know what to expect during clay tile roof inspection.

Precise Home Inspections

Precise Home Inspections owner provides all  home inspections services  and is fully licensed and insured. William Reardon the owner, outlines his qualifications and certifications below. So please search the website, and get the needed information about your home inspection and the services provided. In addition, please review discounts given, when two or more inspections services performed. Please keep in mind paying more for a home inspection, does not guarantee the best service. Consequently, it depends on the extended effort of the home inspector to offer all the materials fact about the inspected property. Precise Home Inspections provides the customer with a detail inspection, which paints the picture of the home and gives the customer a relief in their decision process.

  • Fully licensed & insured home inspector in Florida
  • Certified Professional Inspector from Florida Department of Board Professional Regulation
  • Locally owned & operated, with over 30 years of industry experience
  • Every client matters to us personally
  • We utilize electronic reporting tools, so you can receive your reports instantly
  • Home Gauge Software Reporting allows us a quick turnaround time
  • 90 Days warranty
  • InterNACHI Certified
  • Move In Certified
  • Home Inspections
  • 4-point Inspections
  • Wind Mitigation inspections
  • Wdo termite by licensed Cpo
  • Mold Certified

 

 

Saint Augustine

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Saint Augustine Home Inspection

Precise Florida Home Inspections provides Saint Augustine home inspection service to both buyers and sellers with the following inspections, full home inspection, 4-point, wind mitigation, Mold inspection and Wdo termite inspections by licensed CPO. Precise Florida Home Inspections is the Saint Augustine home inspection leader in Saint John’s county. Offering free re-inspections for every customer before the close date, which provides our customers with satisfaction.  Also maintains a customer relationship with Saint Augustine home inspection buyers and sellers after every the inspection. Precise Home Inspections encourages customers after every Saint Augustine home inspection with continuous knowledge on the upkeep of their property. Being informational about roof inspections, Heating, and Air inspections, and safety checks of their home. Also, Precise Home Inspections educates home buyers, that are purchasing older homes. Older homes can cause unwanted costs. Careful consideration of older homes with roofs that are 15 years of age or more is difficult to insure with most insurance companies. Most often insurance companies will ask more inspections, such as wind mitigation, 4-point and in some cases a roof conditioning report as well needed. Good news is, Precise  Home Inspections provides these other inspections with discounts when full home inspections done at the time of inspection. Every Saint Augustine home inspection performed by Precise Home Inspections has a home buy back warranty.

Do you need Realtor...let me help!!!
Precise Home Inspections is offering free termite inspections with every home inspection in the month of August for St John's , Flagler, and Volusia counties. Precise Home Inspections 146 Palm Coast Resort Blvd #406 Palm Coast, Fl 32137
Finding a good Realtor, what's the secret?
Realtors Referrals Realtors referrals are helpful in providing the customer with referrals. This referral system helps guide and aid the customer with the understanding of choosing the inspector with the right qualifications. By providing them with information about the choosing of the inspector. The inspector must be certified by the Florida department of professional regulation and have the knowledge to provide a detail home inspections. In addition, be certified to do other insurance inspections as well. It's important for every home buyer to research the inspector qualifications and decide if the inspector meets the qualifications and the pricing standards for those inspections. In addition, buyers have a grace period obtain the inspections requirements within that grace period. Keep in mind that not every inspector is qualified to do all the inspections that may be needed for the home purchase. So, each inspection the home inspector must be qualified and certified. Such for example, wind mitigation, 4-point, and wdo inspection require additional certifications. Be wise to choose an inspector that is fully qualified to do all the inspections. This can provide a savings as well be easier in dealing with one inspector. Hope this was helpful and if you have any questions, please call Precise Home Inspections at 386-864-0400 who can offer all these inspections.
Need a home inspection, 4-point, wind mitigation, wdo inspection call 386-864-0400

Wind Mitigation Inspection Insurance Discounts

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Wind Mitigation Inspection Insurance Discounts

Wind Mitigation Inspection insurance discounts can save home buyers with insurance costs. Further, it will offer the homeowners about the safety of their new home, so they could take necessary steps to improve the home and decide what areas of the home need improvements and can give savings? Find out in the infographics below. Wind Mitigation is necessary for older homes  before the year 2002 to received the insurance discounts. Some of the 7 areas of inspections covered during the inspection, may meet the requirements of discounts. Newer homes built after the year 2004 do not need a wind mitigation inspection. There seven areas of wind mitigation inspection that can give discounts. (Roof covering , roof style, secondary water barrier, Hurricane ties, windows, doors, and garage doors) These important areas inspections give discounts. Recommend all buyers get a wind mitigation inspection for older homes before the year 2002, which can cut insurance costs. Consider a Wind Mitigation Inspection to see if your home qualifies for insurance discounts. Wind mitigation insurance discounts can give long-term savings when these 7 areas of the home meet the qualifications. Always consider upgrading the home to these standards to receive these future discounts.  These upgrades will not only make your home safer but will offer good selling features in futures years to come and meet the discount requirements. 

Do you need Realtor...let me help!!!
Precise Home Inspections is offering free termite inspections with every home inspection in the month of August for St John's , Flagler, and Volusia counties. Precise Home Inspections 146 Palm Coast Resort Blvd #406 Palm Coast, Fl 32137
Finding a good Realtor, what's the secret?
Realtors Referrals Realtors referrals are helpful in providing the customer with referrals. This referral system helps guide and aid the customer with the understanding of choosing the inspector with the right qualifications. By providing them with information about the choosing of the inspector. The inspector must be certified by the Florida department of professional regulation and have the knowledge to provide a detail home inspections. In addition, be certified to do other insurance inspections as well. It's important for every home buyer to research the inspector qualifications and decide if the inspector meets the qualifications and the pricing standards for those inspections. In addition, buyers have a grace period obtain the inspections requirements within that grace period. Keep in mind that not every inspector is qualified to do all the inspections that may be needed for the home purchase. So, each inspection the home inspector must be qualified and certified. Such for example, wind mitigation, 4-point, and wdo inspection require additional certifications. Be wise to choose an inspector that is fully qualified to do all the inspections. This can provide a savings as well be easier in dealing with one inspector. Hope this was helpful and if you have any questions, please call Precise Home Inspections at 386-864-0400 who can offer all these inspections.
Need a home inspection, 4-point, wind mitigation, wdo inspection call 386-864-0400
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Roof Maintenance Tips

Roof Maintenance tips

Roof symbolizes and is a physical form of, values like safety, security and protection. without a roof, your home is valueless. As a matter of fact, the concept of home without a decent roof is unimaginable. Therefore, it is important.

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As Is Contract

As Is Contract

Buyers As Is contract is not what you see is what you get. The Property inspection allows the right to cancel no matter what the inspections results are, often I hear from my customers, it’s a Buyers As Is” contract.” Well that maybe so, however, all contracts are negotiable, no matter what the results of the inspection decide. Understanding what the contracts says is important to both buyer and seller.  The buyer  As Is contract is the more acceptable contract, however, what it says determined the outcome. Suggest, a careful review of the contract and make the best decisive base on the home inspection findings and what feels right to move forward. As a Realtor, and being the owner of Precise home inspections, I have a greater understanding of contracts and the property inspection for both buyer and seller. It’s important, to know what the As Is contract says to both seller and buyer, under the contract. So buyers and sellers get a clear understanding of what the contracts says. The contract is what the law abides by. It is our lawmakers that write these contracts, so beware. Consequently, outstanding Realtors understand what the As is contracted says.  knowledge of this contract is important, so when in doubt always consult with a Realtor Estate Attorney. This contract is most acceptable and favorable in the Real Estate industry for buyers and sellers.

Roof Inspection Checklist

Roof Inspection Checklist

Roof inspection checklist…. question, does the house you buy remain beautiful and strong forever. It needs to be properly inspected and maintained. When we talk about repair and maintenance of a house, we often tend to overlook the roof inspection and maintenance. The roof is basically a structure that covers the top of the building, that keeps away unwanted water, moisture, and etc.

What is roof inspection service?

A roof covering inspection basically provides the customer a shield  of protection from future complications. Roof inspection service is an unbiased, professional assessment of the present condition of the roof.

When do you conduct roof inspection?

Proactive Inspection

Prevention is always better than care. It is better to have your roof inspected to prevent unwanted conditions and damages unseen. Having roof inspection  keeps an owner away from having unnecessary problems. Conducting proactive roof inspection saves the owner from a huge financial loss and from hidden issues. Unforeseen leaks can cause serious mold and health issues.

Reactive Inspection

If you hadn’t inspected your roof to prevent future unseen damages, it could result in further complications . Suggest you  hire roof inspector  to inspect the roof thoroughly every five years before your roof potentially requires unnecessary future repairs. One small problem can result in a further expensive situation.

What do you do for roof inspection?

The very first thing you need to do is find the possible areas where the damage is traceable. This is necessary for the reason that whether you do it yourself or contract a roof inspector, first you need to understand what you want to do and where do you start. Roof damage is found  through specialized training and understanding the roof system. Highly recommend hiring a roof inspector.

How to find roof damage

  • Check your roof if there had been any natural causes like bad storms, hail damage, strong winds etc that might cause roof damage.
  • Check if there has been some leakage from the roof. The signs of leakage sheathing water spots, wet insulation or damp looking framework along with cracking paint. Water leak slowly harms the roof structure.
  • Tiled roofs are still the most unstable and vulnerable to roof damage. These types of roofs can chip or break easily when something is harsh on them. So you need to have a check on them.
  • Last but not the least, get the roof ladder out and have a thorough look over your roof. Even if there has noted that might cause damage to the roof, you would want to check for confirmation.

How do you carry roof inspection?

There are two ways to carry roof inspection service. One way is to do it yourself and the other way is to hire a roof inspector. In these two ways, the better option is to hire a professional contractor.

Why hire a professional roof inspector?

Professional roof inspectors do the following activities:

  • Thorough inspection without leaving any nooks and corners.
  • Fast and reliable inspection.
  • Inspection from professional roof inspector is way more effective than by doing yourself.
  • Knowledge and experience of roof inspector help them notice the areas where our naked eyes can reach. Not only do they see the affected areas, but visualize the areas potential to get affected in near future too.
  • Assurance of safety from future complications.

Therefore, this summarizes all the steps you should take for protecting your roof from probable damages. Roof being a source to give you shades from all the extremes like wind, heat, cold etc, should always be taken proper care of.

Windstorm Mitigation Inspection

 

Before understanding the need for windstorm mitigation inspection, first, it is important to realize what wind mitigation inspection really means. Wind mitigation inspection aims to determine if the given structure’s condition can survive against strong wind threats.

To put it in simple words, windstorm mitigation inspection protects the structure from extreme conditions like hurricanes. Construction buildings falling apart due to brutal wind is something we are familiar about. And we are aware that these kinds of events require serious attention from us. (more…)

Top 6 Tips

Top 6 tips

Top 6 tips for hiring a home inspector, here are some ideas about all those factors that you need to consider while hiring a home inspector. Well, that depends on qualifications of the home inspector and the training . Have a look at the info-graphic below. The cost of the home inspection is not the reason in hiring the home inspector, although the square foot of the heated area is of importance. It’s doing the research when your Realtor suggest a home inspector to do the home inspection. Normally, they give out three inspectors to choose from. However, there are several types of research that are available, that can give the home buyer or seller the home inspectors qualifications, certifications, license and membership of an organization that gives a clear understanding of the hiring of an inspector. There are several home inspector that are qualified to do a home inspection, however, some lack the ability to do certified in the insurance inspections or to do a wdo termite inspections. They make great claims that wdo termite inspections are available but outsource to another company. What separates Precise Home Inspections from other inspector’s, it has  provisions to wdo termite inspections under the supervision Certified Pest Operator. Which allows Precise Home Inspections to do all inspections, home, insurance and wdo inspections for one customer. This makes the process easy for the Realtor, and the home buyer. For a complete package deal call 386-864-0400.   (more…)

How to Choose

How to choose

Home inspection industry is occupied by proficient home inspectors. There are uncountable home inspection companies that are offering consistent home inspection services to their customers. But along with the accessibility of proficient home inspectors, the home inspection industry is also plagued with fraud companies who claim to be competent home inspectors.

So, it is crucial to screen the company to check if it is qualified enough for conducting a home inspection. In order to do this, you have to think about many factors attached with that company. Some of them have been mentioned below. (more…)

Business Hours

Business  hours

Day Hours
Mon – Fri 9:00am – 8:00pm
Sat 9:00am – 8:00pm
Sun 2:00pm – 8:00pm

Call today and speak with the owner of the business and to discuss our professional services and business hours. Often we are flexible and book the inspections  with courtesy to Realtors and customers.

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Home Inspection

precise-home-inspectionWe at Precise Home Inspections, give prior focus to customer satisfaction. We want you to be happy with our home inspection services in Daytona Beach, Palm Coast, Ormond Beach, Flagler Beach and St Augustine in Florida.

We listen to you, we understand your needs, and we will complete the entire home inspection at the right time. And this is what separates us from other home inspectors in Florida. We help you make the right choice for your home assessment providing a full home inspection, 4-point, wind mitigation and wdo termite inspection (Je216626)under provisions of certified pest operator.

 

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Precise Home Inspection in FL for Buyers & Sellers

1. Sellers

Do you own a home? Are you selling your home? Are you using a local Realtor? Call us at (386) 864-0400 to perform a complete pre-listing home inspection in Daytona Beach, Palm Coast, Ormond Beach, Flagler Beach and St Augustine, FL. This will ensure a clarity that your home will sell faster without any unwanted hassles.

As a home owner, you should know that hidden discrepancies could break your deal of a lifetime. So, I suggest you to be prepared and acquire a pre-home inspection prior to any transaction agreement. It will save you from unwanted disappointment during the buyer’s home inspection.

2. Buyers

Home Inspection is the most important decision that every home buyer should consider. Our home inspection will provide you a detailed description of the property’s condition. The figure will paint pictures in your mind, along with the actual property value. Our reports will give you the comfort to move forward with your buying decision. William Reardon, our certified and well-trained property inspector will present an unbiased inspection report. You can make an informed decision based on these reports.

Contact Us for Home Inspection in Daytona Beach and any of the above-mentioned cities in Florida.

Precise Home Inspection provides inspection services at affordable rates without any compromise in the quality. Call (386) 864-0400 or email us at william.reardon@att.net for our assistance.

Do you need Realtor...let me help!!!
Precise Home Inspections is offering free termite inspections with every home inspection in the month of August for St John's , Flagler, and Volusia counties. Precise Home Inspections 146 Palm Coast Resort Blvd #406 Palm Coast, Fl 32137
Finding a good Realtor, what's the secret?
Realtors Referrals Realtors referrals are helpful in providing the customer with referrals. This referral system helps guide and aid the customer with the understanding of choosing the inspector with the right qualifications. By providing them with information about the choosing of the inspector. The inspector must be certified by the Florida department of professional regulation and have the knowledge to provide a detail home inspections. In addition, be certified to do other insurance inspections as well. It's important for every home buyer to research the inspector qualifications and decide if the inspector meets the qualifications and the pricing standards for those inspections. In addition, buyers have a grace period obtain the inspections requirements within that grace period. Keep in mind that not every inspector is qualified to do all the inspections that may be needed for the home purchase. So, each inspection the home inspector must be qualified and certified. Such for example, wind mitigation, 4-point, and wdo inspection require additional certifications. Be wise to choose an inspector that is fully qualified to do all the inspections. This can provide a savings as well be easier in dealing with one inspector. Hope this was helpful and if you have any questions, please call Precise Home Inspections at 386-864-0400 who can offer all these inspections.
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Home Inspection Discounts

Home Inspection discounts

Precise Home Inspection discounts are provided when two or more inspections services are requested by our clients.  Reduce inspection rates are applied to our clients when additional services are provided with a home inspection. For example, when the client requests a Wdo termite inspection, 4-point inspection,  or a wind mitigation inspection, these reduce rates apply. Often older homes will require additional home inspections services because of financing, or for insurance reasons. Insurance companies will request the buyer to get a wind mitigation inspection. The reason is, that early homes before the year 2002 may not meet the hurricane standards set by the insurance industry for reducing rates. So to ensure the insurance rates  meet the hurricane standards for the reduce rates  this inspection is requested. However, often older homes were built with hurricane safety, although that’s unknown until a wind mitigation inspection is performed by a home inspector. This is inspection is very important for older homes and should be considered by the buyer. In addition, the termite inspection is a must for the buyers that are financing homes. This inspection will in most cases be requested by the finance company that buyer will need to purchase a wdo termite inspection before approval of the bank loan. These home inspection discounts do apply to the buyers when older homes are being purchased. Precise home inspections offer additional services to help buyers get the  home inspection discounts with a one-stop shop service. Providing all inspections services needed for the consumer.

Wdo Termite Inspection

WDOInspector[1]When you buy a property a WDO Termite inspection is an important consideration, you may not realize the problems that lurk beneath your surfaces and behind the walls. Pest and termite issues are very common in the properties of Florida. Therefore, it is always recommended that you consider a (Wood Destroying Organism) WDO inspection from a certified inspector (#JE216626) licensed by a Certified Pest Operator . We offer WDO Inspection in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, St Augustine, Flagler beach, Palm Coast and surrounding areas in Florida. During the Wdo Inspection, we take the time to inspect for asbestos, mold, pest, and termite damage. We help you with your investment in commercial buildings as well as residential properties.

WDO Inspection Services Include

  • We offer a thorough and reliable WDO and termite inspection services.
  • We have extended our services to residential and commercial structures.
  • We understand the extent of damage  and termites can cause. Therefore, we want to make you aware of the facts, so that you can make an informed decision.
  • We take a thorough and detail-oriented approach for WDO Inspection.
  • Our commitment to your satisfaction means we’ll never cut corners during the inspection process.

Contact us for WDO Inspection in Florida

Get the facts before you agree to your upcoming purchase. Call us today to schedule a WDO inspection by licensed and certified operator. Our contact number is (386) 864-0400 or you can also e-mail us at william.reardon@att.net.

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4-Point Insurance Inspection

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The 4-point insurance inspection is a comprehensive assessment of the air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, and the roof. Existing condition and the remaining life expectancy of the materials are identified through this 4-point insurance inspection. We inspect all the main electrical outlets including the circuit breakers and service panel. We also carry out tests to identify if the system is overloaded from the original design.

Please keep in mind, that the insurance company has a concern with homes older than 20 years. Therefore, you could save a lot on your home insurance if you have conducted a 4-point inspection in Florida.

Comprehensive 4-Point Insurance Inspection in Florida from Precise Home Inspections

4-point-inspectionBefore making a final offer when buying a home, be sure to cover all of your bases with a reliable and thorough four point inspection services. We offer 4- point insurance inspection in Florida for a wide range of properties in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, St Augustine, Flagler beach, and Palm Coast areas.

We take pride in our work and value our customers the most. For quality service, you can rely on William Reardon, a certified four point inspector to get the job done right. Trust Precise Home Inspections with your four point inspection and to adequately and thoroughly evaluate the state of your new home.

Our 4-Point Insurance Inspections application is performed by Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. The inspections required are:

  • Electrical Inspection
  • Heating/Air Conditioning Inspection
  • Plumbing System
  • Roof Inspections.

Our assessments are basics for homeowners insurance.

Contact us for 4- Point Insurance Inspection in Florida

Call us at (386) 864-0400 today to schedule your appointment with William Reardon. You can also reach to us via e-mail. Our e-mail address is william.reardon@att.net. You need to bring your citizen application with you.

Windstorm Mitigation Inspection

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We help you to assess the vigilance of your home in defending against the effects of windstorm damage. Prepare your home for the hurricanes and tropical storms every summer and fall. We offer windstorm mitigation inspection in Florida. We cover Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, St Augustine, Flagler beach, and Palm Coast areas.

At Precise Home Inspections, we work hard to help homeowners like you protect your properties from the effects of inclement weather. In Florida, if your home is sought and inspected for wind mitigation by a certified inspector, then insurance companies will offer some reduction in your home insurance costs. Florida was the first state in the country to mandate this.

How Will Wind Mitigation Inspection Save You On Insurance?

There are seven areas that qualify for deductions, so what are the insurance companies looking for?

  • Building code (year)
  • Roof covering (age)
  • Roof deck coverings (materials)
  • Roof Truss to wall connections
  • Roof Geometry
  • Secondary Water Resistance
  • Exterior wall and open protection (window, doors)

Windstorm Mitigation Inspection in Florida from Precise Home Inspections

  • We have been performing windstorm mitigation inspection in Florida for many years. Our 30 years of industry experience have helped us understand our customers and what they are looking for.
  • At Precise Home Inspections, we work hard to help homeowners like you, protect your properties from the effects of inclement weather.
  • We conduct a detailed inspection to determine the level of preparedness your home has against heavy wind conditions.
  • We pride in our high level of dedication and attention to detail.
  • We make it our business to present our findings in a clear and concise manner.

Contact Us

If your home lacks the protective structures necessary to reduce the wind damage, consult with our certified Windstorm Mitigation Inspector in Florida, William Reardon. He will thoroughly inspect your home and advise you on the appropriate measures to protect it. Call us at (386) 864-0400 or e-mail at william.reardon@att.net today.

Top 7 Questions to Ask a Home Inspector

Top 7 Questions to Ask a Home Inspector

Home is a word that resonates deeply. For many of us, it evokes family, childhood and some of our most vivid memories. Home conjures images and emotions. Home makes us feel safe, loved and nurtured.

So, all of us dream to have our own home; a home that we feel pride in. When the home has so much to give to you, you should be willing to give back equally. Newton didn’t just state, “Every Action has an equal and opposite reaction.” If home takes care of your living, you should take care of it too. (more…)

Mold Inspection

mold-inspection-floridaWho would want to buy a house with a mold problem? Unfortunately, these devious tiny spores aren’t always simple to spot. We offer effective mold inspection in Florida that will help you detect mold infected areas in your home. We will help you see the potential mold dangers.

There are two aspects of mold inspection. One is to identify the area where mold is growing, and another is to identify the problem that causes mold to nurture in the first place.

Why Choose Us for Florida Mold Inspection?

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  • We help you discover the areas in your home that has mold problem.
  • It is easy to show the area that has already been attacked by mold. But, we go further to look for those areas that are prone to a potential mold problem.
  • We offer thorough and reliable mold inspection service in Florida to help you get you rid of all the health problems associated with mold.
  • Our 30 years of industry experience and knowledge helps us disclose the mold infected area even if it lurks beneath your surfaces.
  • We conduct a detailed inspection to determine the level of preparedness your home has mold problems.

Contact Us to Schedule your Mold Inspection in Floridamold inspection

In order to clean up residential and commercial mold problems and prevent mold growth, call us at (386) 864-0400 today. Our qualified mold inspector, William Reardon will thoroughly inspect your home and advise you on appropriate measures to protect it.

Commercial Inspection

Commercial inspection

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Commercial Building Inspections are crucial all the way through the project, from materials scrutiny before construction to the concluding stages. Don’t leave your new commercial building’s condition to chance. Be sure to get only the best inspecting your building thoroughly.

While home purchase deals with a large degree of emotion, commercial real estate purchases deal with investment. We offer commercial property inspections service to save you from a huge expenditure that might occur in near future. With a commercial inspection, we are looking at increasing the life spans of five major essentials: electrical, plumbing, HVAC and roofing.

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Types of Commercial Building Inspections We Offer:

  • General Building Inspections: We assess the structural condition; perform basic checks on plumbing and electrical systems and other necessary inspections.
  • Detailed Plumbing and Energy Reports: A more focused look on water and electrical consumption of a building and recommending ways to eliminate wastage and to improve utility usage efficiency.
  • Infrared and Thermal Image Scans: Inspection is done with the use of a thermal device that can detect excess moisture, electrical problems, energy wasting areas and heat-related problems like damaged insulation.

Why Choose US for Your Commercial Property Inspections?

  • We have over 30 years of industry experience. We have conducted thousands of property inspections in Florida helping us to be more skilled in what we do.
  • Our commercial building inspector, William Reardon qualified to perform a thorough commercial property inspection.
  • We are expert in examining all aspects of heating and air conditioning systems, plumbing and electrical systems, roof, foundation, attic and visible insulation, walls, doors, windows and all visible structures.
  • We provide you with the most in-depth inspection report so that you can quickly flip to areas of immediate concern.

 

Home Inspection

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Important Areas of the Home Inspection

Important areas of the home inspection that must be considered are the roof systems, electrical systems, plumbing systems and Heating and Air conditioning systems. The motive behind the home inspection is the assurance of your safety from future complications.  A home inspection is all about finding hidden problems that could become costly surprises down the road.

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Roof Styles

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Roof Styles

When it comes to home, people always take a varied perspective in making decisions. In addition to that, people are very sensitive about their homes. Why not? After all, your home is a huge investment not only in terms of money but time and emotions too. Hence, people don’t make any irrational decision which may have a severe impact in the coming years.

Every material, design, labor, and other resource come with a huge cost. Therefore, it is crucial to be pretentious and not be duped. While it is an important decision to purchase a new home, your duty doesn’t end there. You need to maintain the materials and have a timely inspection too. Every aspect of the house may come with a huge cost when you don’t bother to maintain it.

Now, the roof is one of the major concerns for people who own a house. Along with the huge investments, it is also the scope where a majority of homeowners have the least knowledge. And yet, it is the single most important weather protector.

Over time roof systems will deteriorate from severe weather conditions, construction and maintenance, normal wear and material contraction and expansion. If you do not deal with these roof problems, it can damage the building envelope and the interiors. Therefore, roof inspection plays an important role in detecting these roof problems.

Roof Inspection

A roof inspection is the most crucial step that you should consider when buying or selling a home. Some materials are more common in certain areas and certain materials are ideal for different roof types, pitches, and slopes. While others are not ideal for certain roof slopes. In order to carry out roof inspection, it is best to contact a certified roofing inspector. While it is wise to inspect the roof styles, it is more intelligent to inspect the roofing materials as well.

The type of material used is one of the key considerations to base the roof inspection. Some of the most popular types of roofing materials are:

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Wood shingles and shakes
  • Clay and Concrete tiles
  • Slate
  • Metal

Roof Inspections for Different Roofing materials

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material in the United States. Over 75% of American roofs have asphalt shingles due to low cost, ease of installation, and resiliency. It can be used for any roofing style provided that the environment fits the roofing material. Though it is the cheapest option, it has the worst environment track record.

Roof Inspection for Asphalt Shingles:

  • Visually inspect your roof for cracked, torn, bald or missing shingles.
  • Watch out for an excessive amount of shingle granules which looks like large grains of sand in the gutters. This is a crucial indicator of advanced wear.
  • Check out the interior of your roofs for different signs of water leakage, dark spots and outside light showing through the roof.
  • Asphalt shingles aren’t fire resistant. So, you need to be careful.

Wood Shingles & Shakes

Wood shingles and shakes can be purchased in cedar, redwood, southern pine and other woods, cedar being the most costly. Wood shingles are cut by machine, while wood shakes are handmade and have a rougher look. They can be best used on steeply pitched roofs that allow for water run-off. In terms of cost, wood shingles are expensive. It requires frequent maintenance.

Roof Inspection for Wood shingles and shakes

  • Check out for the rot, split and mold.
  • Examine the drainage and make sure gutters and downspouts are securely attached. Also, make sure all the drains are open and allow water to exit, and all gutters and downspouts are free of debris.
  • Watch out for damage from termites, carpenter ants or other wood-boring pests.
  • Wood shingles may not be suitable for humid climate as well as dry. Therefore, you need to check if this type of shingles is suitable for your location.

Clay Roof Tiles

Clay Roof tiles are very heavy and require additional roof framing. They are non-combustible and extremely durable. Clay roof tiles can come in lighter colors, which adhere to the cool roof standards and can reflect well over 50% of the sun’s solar energy.

Clay tiles provide outstanding protection from fire, rot, insects, and the toughest weather elements. They are also very fragile and must handle them properly when repairing and replacing it. Clay roof tiles are usually used to enhance exterior style.

Concrete Roof Tiles

Concrete roof tiles offer elegant, enduring aesthetics for your home decor. Concrete tiles are versatile and provide greater protection to your home. These flexible tiles come in many different hues, shapes, textures and styles that they don’t even look like tiles at all.

Concrete roof tiles are heavy; therefore, your building must be able to handle the high weight of the materials.  Concrete roof tiles are a popular choice for roof covering in South Florida and they have been for decades.

Roof Inspection for Clay & Concrete Roof Tiles

  • Look for the broken or cracked tiles. Do not walk on the roof while conducting a roof inspection. Clay and concrete tile roofs can last up to 100 years, but individual tiles can break easily. The broken tiles can be replaced, but only by a specialist.
  • Scan the roof for loose material or wears around the chimneys, vents, pipes or other penetrations.
  • Do not forget to check the interiors of your roofs. You can trace the problems properly from the inside than from outside.

Slate Roof

Slate roof has a beautiful as well as distinctive appearance. Although it is very heavy, the slate roof is non-leaching and will last for hundreds of years. It is easy to repair and recycle slate roofs. This type of roofing is not recommended for hotter locations. The slate roofs get even hotter during the hotter seasons because of its dark color.

Roof Inspection for Slate Roof

  • Visually inspect your slate roof for cracked, torn, bald or missing slates.
  • Check for the roof interiors.
  • In the case of any defects, take the help from a specialist to repair it.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is usually more expensive than composition roofing, but less expensive than tile or slate roofs. It is made out of coated steel, copper, or aluminum. It can also be made out of recycled metal. The metal roofs are fire retardant, energy efficient, durable, environmentally friendly and close to maintenance free. Metal roofing is good for pitched and flat roofs. Metal roofs can withstand many factors.

Roof Inspection for Metal Roofing

  • Metal roofing materials that are attached as large panels tend to expand and contract with the change in the weather conditions. They should be properly installed with fasteners to allow the metal to “breathe”.
  • Check out for the color inconsistency in metal.
  • Check out for the water accumulation. If the water is accumulated in any parts, then it eventually causes severe damage. Metals may be prone to rust. Take the necessary precautions and remedies to prevent rusting and further lower down the possible damages.

You could use the right roof materials by simply realizing the environmental state. Some pros and cons could then be brainstormed.

Choosing the right roofing material for your new home is a major decision that many new homeowners overlook. They assume their builder is going to install the best material to meet their needs. It is a good idea to know what options might be available depending on your style and cost requirements. However, it is best when you do your own research.

Lastly, there are a vast number of contractors, materials, and manufacturers available to the homeowners.  Following a couple of key roof inspection checklist when selecting a roof inspector can eliminate many of the questions and concerns that arise with such a significant purchase. Do a thorough investigation with regards to the specific roof type desired. Sheer ignorance on the roof materials and roof styles can leave you stranded and disturb your daily operation.

Taking care of your roofs on time simply resolves more than half of the housing problems. More problems would only resonate if the roofs are left on their own. So, buckle up and sharp up, and don’t let yourself get drowned by the problems.

Now, get ready to take care and not leave them alone.

Why are Home Inspections Important?

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Why are home inspections important

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Septic Systems

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A septic system is a mini water treatment plan which is responsible for holding, treatment and disposal of household water-waste. Household water-waste contains bacteria, harmful chemicals, and viruses which may affect our health adversely. In order to protect ourselves from such health hazards, installing septic system is necessary.

How does septic system work?

A typical septic system has four main components: a drainage pipe, a septic tank, a drain field, and the soil. The septic tank is a buried, watertight container where the initial process of water-waste treatment takes place. The septic tank is typically made of concrete, fiberglass, or polyethylene.

Septic tank has a major role of holding the water-waste long enough to allow solids to disintegrate, and oil and grease to float to the surface. The partially purified water-waste is then discharged into the drain field for further treatment. Compartments and a T-shaped outlet in the septic tank prevent the sludge and scum from leaving the tank and flowing into the drain field area. Micro-organisms in the soil provide final treatment by removing harmful bacteria, viruses, and nutrients.

Most contaminants of the water-waste are digested and removed by the microbes. The microbes-purified water finally reaches the groundwater.

Information for Homeowners

Homeowners are the sole caretaker of the septic system. As a home owner, it is your responsibility to maintain your septic system. All the homeowners must be well aware of the working principle of septic system, its importance and maintenance. In order to lessen the problems of the septic system, it is crucial to not only know the working principle but also how to maintain it regularly. Proper septic system maintenance will help keep the system up and running, and fulfill the purpose of your investment. Failing septic systems can contaminate the ground water and also pollute nearby rivers, lakes and coastal waters.

How do I maintain my septic system?

Inspect and Pump frequently

You should have your septic system inspected at least every three years by a professional, and your tank pumped accordingly. Your service provider should inspect for the leaks as well as the scum and sludge layers in the septic tank. Under the guidance of an inspector, you will know how often pumping is required. When the septic tank is pumped regularly, after prescribed time intervals, the septic tank is at less risk.

Use water efficiently

Most of the problems in septic system arise when water is used carelessly. If we use less water then there will be less water-waste. Leaky toilets can waste as much as 200 gallons each day. The more water a household conserves, the less water enters the septic system. Dripping faucets add a lot of unnecessary water to your septic system. Therefore, it is recommended to use water efficiently and be careful about leaks and drips.

Watch your drains

The next important step is to take care of your drainage system. Do not flush any material that could clog and damage septic system. The things such as floss, feminine hygiene products, diapers, cotton swabs, cigarette butts, coffee grounds, cat litter, paper towels, and other kitchen and bathroom waste could pose a great threat to the septic system. In addition, flushing household chemicals can stress or destroy the biological treatment taking place in the system, as well as contaminate surface waters and groundwater.

Why should I maintain my septic system?

Maintaining septic system is quite crucial, despite the fact that it’s troublesome. It can save you from many health-related and environmental issues in the long run. The maintenance could be costly and time-consuming in the beginning. But all these troubles seem completely justified when compared to the ultimate damage, a failing septic system can cause.

When a system fails, it lands up contaminating the under-ground water, which unfortunately is the drinking water source for many. Drinking contaminated water can put your health at great risks. Further, it pollutes the soil. Contaminated water and polluted soil degrade the environment immensely. But when septic systems are in proper working order, most of the health issues and environmental hazards are reduced or eliminated.

Here are few important reasons why maintaining the septic system is important.

Save Money

One of the main reasons to maintain the septic system is to save money. Once your septic system fails, it is expensive to repair or replace the entire system. The various components must be thoroughly checked surmounting huge cost. It is therefore recommended to maintain your septic system by inspecting it every three years. However, the decision of when to inspect totally depends on the size of the system and a number of people living in your house.

You can choose whether to replace the entire septic system or maintain it by having a regular inspection of your septic tank. Septic system maintenance is definitely important to avoid the costly repair as well as for hygienic living.

Protect Health and Environment

Another good reason to maintain the septic system is to protect health and environment. The household waste comprises of harmful chemicals, which, if left unfiltered, can spread contagious diseases. Clean water sources are one way to keep the viruses and bacteria at bay. We can only protect our health and environment when household wastes are treated. In order to treat them, it is necessary to have our septic systems maintained regularly.

Things to keep in mind

  • Plant only grass over and near your septic system. Roots from nearby trees or shrubs might clog and damage the drain field.
  • Don’t drive or park vehicles on any part of your septic system. It can lead to serious damages in septic system components such as soil and pipes.
  • Keep roof drains, basement sump pump drains, and other rainwater and surface water drainage systems away from the drain field.

Roof Styles- Everything you need to know

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People have experimented with roofs to create various forms. Throughout history, the styles of roofs have shaped the architectural style of a house. You can credit the laws of physics for the varied possibilities in bringing out the elegant roofing designs. Except its laws, nothing can stop you from structuring your roof with your favorite designs, styles and shapes. (more…)

Modular and Manufactured Homes

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Modular and Manufactured Homes

Modular homes are constructed in factories in the form of modules. They are then taken to the site to be fixed and joined for use. Whereas manufactured homes are constructed as a unit in the factory, then, transported to the site for use. The manufactured homes have various advantages in terms of mobility and affordability, over modular homes.

Modular homes

A modular home is a home constructed in multiple sections in a factory in the form of modules. It is built to the same building codes, followed by conventional site-builders, and is transported to the new home site, where it is placed on a permanent foundation. Modular homes comprise of the manufacturer, builder, and installer. They play major roles in the process of manufacturing the modular homes. Modular homes arrive as block segments or modules and are neatly assembled, using cranes, into homes. These are almost indistinguishable when compared to the ones built on-site. Wind and rain do not cause construction delays or warp building materials.

 Modular home Process

The Factory/ Manufacturer

Modular homes are built in a factory setting, where raw materials, design, and assembly personnel are brought together in a controlled environment to create the product. Construction within a factory eliminates the possibility of damage from weather and allows all materials to be assembled in a protected, climate-controlled environment.

The Builder/Seller

The modular manufacturer generally does not sell directly to the home buyer. Instead, home buyers purchase a modular home from a modular builder, who is responsible for working with the buyer to determine the type and design of home they want. The modular builder then orders the home from the manufacturer. The modular builder is not an agent of the manufacturer, but an independent business owner.

Customization

The home purchaser chooses the type and design that best suits their needs. Home purchasers are given a varied choice in style and size options. Modular homes are totally customized and no two houses are the same.

Construction and Plan Review

Before manufacturer constructs a house, all building plans are reviewed and approved. The construction plan must pass the strict structural standard.

Final Assembly

After the builder orders the home from the manufacturer, the builders are provided with specifications. The builders then build the foundation based on those specifications. After building its foundation, the house is taken to the site and installed.

 

Benefits of Modular Homes

  • Limited number of subcontractors
  • Inspection and regulation
  • Superior construction
  • Reduced construction time

Drawbacks of Modular Homes

  • Transporting costs high
  • High chances of damage to modular units
  • Chances of not meeting the building standard code

Manufactured homes

Manufactured homes, also known as factory-built homes, pre-cut homes, factory-made homes, and mobile homes are residences that are built in a factory and then transported to sites of use.  Nearly every other component of the home is completed and only some of the finishing touches are given when they arrive on site.

Manufactured homes are relatively inexpensive, small, and are held to less stringent standards than modular and site-built homes. Their obvious advantages are their mobility and affordability, factors that allow buyers to make home purchases without a serious monetary or geographical commitment.

Benefits of Manufactured Homes

  • They are affordable
  • Factory built homes can be built on site within two days.
  • Less space to maintain and clean
  • Could have required amenities

Drawbacks of Manufactured Homes

  • Easily damaged by severe weather
  • Tend to lose value over time because they are difficult to expand or improve
  • Do not block the outside noises
  • Lacks important financial benefits

Despite their manufacturing process, modular homes are essentially the same as homes that are built on-site. They are treated the same under the law, and their basic structural features are almost indistinguishable from site-built homes, once assembled. Manufactured homes are relatively small and inexpensive. They are mobile residences that require a smaller commitment than is required by modular and site-built homes. It is important to understand the differences between these home types in order to reduce the influence of stigmas, misrepresentation and ignorance.

Electrical Safety Tips

Our body is composed of 70% water which makes us a good conductor of electricity. Electrical fires claim the lives of more than 500 Americans each year, and injure more than 2300 people. This fact is convincing enough for us to strive towards taking care of ourselves and take precautions from dangerous electrical hazards. (more…)

Mistakes To Avoid

Mistakes To avoid

Home Inspection Mistakes

Home is the biggest treasure everyone wishes for. Buying a home is not easy as it requires a huge investment. For most of us, our home is the cornerstone of our life. It is where you and your family feel safe and secure. So before you make a deal, you should inspect the house completely to make sure it is safe for you and your family to live in.

A home inspection is one of the major steps in a real estate purchase. Whether you are buying or selling a home, the first step is to conduct thorough home inspection from the certified home inspectors. Just like your body needs a regular medical checkup, your home also requires inspection, to ensure smooth living.

However, most of the buyers face problems after home inspections, especially after everything is settled. The buyers either end up blaming the home inspectors for their neglected work or blame the realtors qualifying them as a fraud.  It is not only the responsibility of the realtors or the home inspectors to look out for the loopholes. You need to participate in every minor detail and events to let your mistake not turn into regret. Take a look at top 5 home inspections mistakes to avoid.

Mistakes to avoid

Getting Cheap Inspection

Some home buyers fail to understand the consequence of getting cheap inspection services. When you have already crossed a mountain to buy your dream home, there is nothing wrong in spending a small fraction of your home price to ensure that your home is safe. Moreover, a home inspection is the one last solution to fix everything before they become a problem. Hire a certified home inspector for quality home inspection to make sure you live your life undisturbed.

Not getting qualified home inspectors

Most of the buyers simply follow their realtors’ instruction on hiring a home inspector. If you are not confident about the recommended home inspectors, you should simply do your own research and request a quote from various property inspectors before hiring one. Instead of complaining in the end, it is best to use your knowledge when you have time. Hire only the certified home inspectors. Check their license and membership card. Usually, Inter-NACHI certified home inspectors are the qualified to inspect your home. Watch out from frauds.

Not following home inspectors recommendations

Though it is true that home buyers are ripped off by the uncertified inspectors, it is equally true that home buyers do not follow any of the recommendations provided by the inspectors. It is crucial that you follow the suggestion provided by the home inspectors. One should know that home inspectors are the neutral party. Therefore, it is in our best interest to get the problem fixed on time. So, when the home inspectors suggest on different house aspects, do not ignore. It is your responsibility to deal with the issues on time.

Expecting the home inspectors to forecast accurately

Don’t expect your home inspectors to be a psychic, no matter how experienced or skilled they are. They cannot predict anything or when your system will fail. Just because you don’t see visible signs of malfunction at the time of inspection, doesn’t mean your system will run for few more years. An air conditioning unit usually only lasts for 10 years and if yours is 11 years old that’s the information you can expect from your inspector. They won’t be able to tell you when your system will actually fail or stop working. This is when you will need to get in touch with people who know more about each specific system.

Not Inspecting the New Construction

If your home is brand new you might think you don’t have to inspect your home. Homebuyers tend to believe that because the home is new, it will pass all local codes and ordinances and that everything is in perfect shape. Well, that’s not always the case. Unfortunately, many contractors will take shortcuts to make their jobs easier and in turn, hurt the structural integrity of the home. Don’t assume that your contractor has done everything right just because the home passed the code.  A home inspector is going to look deeper into the home and also look at different things than your local building inspector will. These differences can literally make your investment sink or swim.

A home inspection is the most important steps you should take before purchasing any home. Hire a professionally qualified and certified property inspector to perform a complete home inspection. So next time you are buying, selling or simply following a routine inspection check on your home, make sure you do not make any of these mistakes.

If you are looking for Home Inspection in Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, St. Augustine, Flagler Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange or anywhere in Flagler County, Volusia County, St. John’s County, please get in touch with us to discuss your home inspection details or call (386) 864-0400.

Wet Basement?

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Your wet basement may pose a problem if the moisture spreads further and comes in contact with a living space. It can ruin the surface of your wall, carpet, and frame. And not to forget the hardwood floor, moisture can be the sole nemesis of your wooden floor. It is, therefore, essential to fix your wet basement while you still have time. (more…)

10 Essential Tools for Home owners

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When you own a house, you bear a responsibility to look after it, and dedicate some of your time when in need. Like other structures, houses stay strong most of the times, but there are situations when it may require some special attention, in the form of repairs. Now, that’s when you need the tools, to look into these small damages, and fix them on your own.

It’s understood that new homeowners may be unwary of these things, in the excitement of living in a new house. But remember, these tools may come in handy, especially during urgent matters. Whether your home faces a problem or not, here is a list of few essential tools that every homeowner must have.

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Home Inspection Check list

Home Inspection Check list

While having your home inspected for damages, make sure that you have home inspection check list of these important sections. The following info graphic presents a checklist for home inspection. The inspection process is detailed and performed with digital photos that give a clear picture of the status of the home. The inspection report is sent out within 24 hours, giving the customers the needed information within the 15 days of the grace period. The Home inspection check list  follows the guidelines of the home inspection report, which makes the inspection report easy to understand and read. The most important areas of the home the can be costly to replace, is the roof covering and Heating and Air Conditioning system. These areas can impact the purchase price of the home. Also older homes with a roof covering of 15 years or more can be a difficult process to insure the home.  Suggest that when purchasing older homes, that you consult with your home insurance provided and request what is recommended for this aged home. Precise Home Inspections offer all home insurance inspections with reduce pricing during the home inspection process. The insurance inspections requested by most insurance companies for older homes are the wind mitigation, 4-point, roof conditioning report, and some cases the termite inspections. All these inspections can be performed at the time of the inspection process. I suggest that all sellers and buyers be familiar with home inspection check lists and have the understanding of insurance inspections.

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5 Easy ways to get rid of Termites

5 Easy ways to get rid of termites

If you love wood structures, whether they’re a part of flooring or furnishing, then you must hate termites. These creepy little insects feed on wood, and cause them to weaken and deteriorate over time. They hide in the darkness, they populate at a growing speed, and you can’t really figure out where they come from.

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HVAC system

HVAC system

Home Inspection isn’t just about checking your walls, floors and ceilings. It goes beyond that. It also includes inspecting your furniture and appliances, and a major part of this is HVAC system. The Heating and Air Conditioning system is major part of the inspection process. This system could be costly to replace and requires a thorough inspection before the buy property of any home. Precise Home Inspections provides the customer with a detail report on the  HVAC system.  With supporting evidence with the digital pictures of showing supply air temperature and return air temperature. These pictures should show evidence of temperature readings that display a difference  14-20 degrees between the supply and return air temperature, which indicates proper operation of the system. Florida HVAC system is most cases uses a heat pump for heat and cool air for operation. If system operates one mode of operation, it will run in the other. The suction line, should have foam sleeve covering the suction line to prevent energy loss. This is area the gets overlook, and replacement kept in mind when the covering deteriorated. Another area that is often overlooked as well, is the condensation line. In older home it’s often seen without a float safety switch, and replacement installed in event the condensation line becomes clogged. This gives warning the line needs replacement. Precise Home Inspection provides a detail inspection of HVAC system during a home inspection.

The following info graphic tells you why you also need to get your HVAC system inspected, along with other parts of your house.

 

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What is a Home Inspection?

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What is a home Inspection?

The home buying process can be confusing and stressful, so what is a home inspection. Not only do you need to consider things such as price and location, you also have to worry about whether the house itself has any hidden problems that could become costly surprises down the road.

As professional Home Inspectors, it’s our job to look for those hidden problems for you. The Home Inspection is an unbiased, professional assessment of the condition of the house. We work for you the buyer. It provides you an expert opinion and professional report on the condition of the physical structure and various systems within a house. Giving you peace of mind on what is likely the largest purchase you’ll ever make.

In order to prepare the report, an inspector must conduct a visual inspection of the house. The inspection process typically takes about 2-3 hours to complete. This, of course, may vary, according to the size and condition of the home. We strongly encourage you to accompany the inspector during the inspection. This will give you a chance to ask questions and become familiar with the systems of the home.

We will inspect all the structural elements and systems of the home. Items that will typically be included in an inspection are:

  • Framing (structure)
  • Roof, Exterior Chimneys, and attic
  • Foundation
  • Walls
  • Electrical system
  • Plumbing system and fixtures
  • Heating, Hot Water, and Air Conditioning systems
  • Kitchen
  • Garage, Decks, Porches
  • Bathrooms
  • Windows
  • Appliances
  • Flooring
  • Ceilings

Additional items and systems unique to a particular home can also be inspected, such as  Termite Inspections, Pool and Spa, Water Tests, wells, septic systems, lawn sprinklers,  and Windstorm Mitigation inspections. When the inspection is complete, well tell you of any problems that were discovered and discuss them with you. We will also tell you about any routine maintenance that should be performed, as well as answer any questions you may have. You’ll also receive a full written report of the inspection with photos and a summary page for easy reading.

We’ll tell you about any problems we find, and make repair recommendations. Our goal is to discover and inform you of anything we find so that you make an informed purchasing decision.

Pool and Spa Inspections

 

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Pool and Spa Inspections are so important for new home buyers to ensure proper operation of  pool pump and spa heater. Often these inspections not consider during the home inspection process, which can lead to unwanted cost without the inspection process. Precise Home Inspections provides thorough Pool and Spa inspections, inspecting  pump operation, controller, spa heating systems, fittings, electrical, and remote systems. With your home inspection, ask for a pool and spa inspection to ensure safety and unwanted repairs.

 Pool and Spa Inspections from Precise HomeInspections

  • At Precise Home Inspections, we go out of our way to give a thorough inspection of your pool and give you the peace of mind you deserve.
  • No matter the size, shape, or setup of your pool, we’ll examine every element to make sure that it’s suitable for swimming.
  • We don’t take chances; we will make sure your pool is safe for swimming this season.
  • Precise Home Inspections offers Pool and Spa inspections for residential and commercial properties. We serve Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, St Augustine, Flagler beach, and Palm Coast areas in Florida. Request your free estimate now!

Contact us for  Pool and Spa Inspections

Call us today for more information Pool and Spa Inspections. Our number is (386) 864-0400 or you can also e-mail at william.reardon@att.net.

Electrical Inspection

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Electrical Inspection

An outdated and old electrical setup can create a problem for you in future. Your property may be at risk for an electrical fire, if it has faulty wiring and controls. Don’t take chances with your safety.

We offer a thorough electrical inspection, designed to uncover flaws in your electric setup, so that you can address them accordingly. We serve Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, St Augustine, Flagler beach, and Palm Coast areas in Florida.

Detailed Electrical Inspection Service

At Precise Home Inspections LLC, your safety is our top priority. That’s why we provide a systematic and complete electrical inspection according to the Florida Electrical Codes. Along with inspection, we also present our findings in a clear and easy-to-understand fashion.

People often take home inspection as a whole, and never separate the tasks.You should understand there are various inspection parts that you should take care of. For example, roof inspection, electrical inspection, wall inspection and so on.

Whether you already own a property, or you’re interested in purchasing a one, you owe it to yourself to get the answers.

Contact us for Home Electrical Inspection

Call us today to schedule an appointment for our home electrical inspection service. Dial us at (386) 864-0400 or you can also e-mail at william.reardon@att.net.

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Roof Inspection services

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Roof Inspection services

A damaged roof is an extensive expense in your home. The crew at Precise Home Inspections, LLC is an Inter-NACHI certified. We are fully insured and licensed home inspection company with over 30 years of industry experience. We know the ways to look out for poor attic conditions, corrosion, water leaks, improper sealing, and other structural damage. We offer roof Inspection services in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, St Augustine, Flagler beach, and Palm Coast areas.

For accuracy and your convenience, we’ll present our findings in an electronic report. This will quickly help you in deciding how to proceed. Our professionally certified roof inspector, William Reardon is dedicated to high-quality work. We also offer 90-days warranty.

Our Roof Inspection Services Include

  • Corrosion and water leaks
  • Broken or missing shingles
  • Buckling, curling, or blistering shingles
  • Rust spots on flashing and cracked caulk
  • Improper sealing
  • Check for worn or cracked rubber boots around vent pipes
  • Damaged or missing chimney cap
  • Black algae stains, masses of lichen and moss for roof decaying signals
  • Other structural damages

Why Roof Inspection Services from Precise Home Inspection?

  • William Reardon is qualified and certified to conduct a detailed roof inspection in Florida.
  • We understand the need for quality service. With quality, people are concerned about the cost of the service. We deliver cost effective, high quality services.
  • Our 30 years of industry experience has given us enough understanding about roof inspection and care.
  • The clients who already own a home, we let them know about the condition of their roof. We also let them know how sustainable is their roof and what can be done to improve its condition and make it stable.

We will provide you with

  • Flexible appointment availability
  • Prompt project completion
  • Reasonable rates

Precise Home Inspection is a locally owned and operated company in Florida. We take a detail-oriented approach to all of our projects. We understand that our work is crucial to your safety; therefore, we’ll never compromise on the quality.

We will advise you on the appropriate measures to protect your roof. Call us at (386) 864-0400 or e-mail at william.reardon@att.net today.
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HVAC System Inspection

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HVAC System Inspection

HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) Inspection is a detailed, visual analysis of HVAC systems in your house. HVAC inspection provides a detailed explanation of potential air conditioning, heating, air quality issues, any needed repairs, risks, energy efficiency, lifespan and their safety.

The HVAC system is a huge investment for most homes. And in order to protect your investment and keep it running for years to come, you’ll need HVAC inspection on a regular basis. Our HVAC inspection services are designed to benefit you and your investment. We serve Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, St Augustine, Flagler beach, and Palm Coast areas in Florida.

Our HVAC inspector will assess the cleanliness and structural integrity of your HVAC system. We will look for microbial contamination, obstructions and excess moisture in your HVAC system.

HVAC System Inspection from Precise Home Inspection

It’s best to have a true expert in the field to evaluate your unit to make sure it is functioning properly. That’s why; we go out of our way to provide accurate, reliable inspection services you can count on.

Our HVAC Inspection Check Includes

  • Air Filter
  • Correct Airflow
  • Venting
  • Vent Clearances
  • Combustion Air
  • Defrost Cycle
  • Refrigerant Pressure
  • Evaporator Coils
  • Temperature Differentiation
  • Condenser
  • Electrical Connections
  • Gas Pressure
  • Gas Piping
  • Blower Components
  • Condensate Drains
  • Equipment Match
  • Heat Mode
  • Heat Exchanger
  • Burner Assembly
  • Auxiliary Heat Operation
  • Ignition Assembly
  • Safety Controls
  • Thermostat Calibration
  • Installation Quality
  • Equipment Condition
  • Equipment Area
  • Equipment Clearances
  • Starting Capabilities
  • Proper System Operation

Contact Us

To learn more about our HVAC system inspection services or to set up your first appointment, give us a call today. Dial us at (386) 864-0400 or you can also e-mail at william.reardon@att.net.
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Foundation Inspection

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Foundation inspection

The strength of your home is determined by its foundation. The cracks or crumbling can seriously compromise its structural stability. Home Foundation inspection is one area that you should never miss when you are buying a new property.

So whether you’re dealing with the aftermath of a natural disaster, or you are just due for a foundation inspection, contact Precise Home Inspections for all your Home Foundation Inspection in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, St Augustine, Flagler beach, and Palm Coast areas in Florida.

Why choose us for Foundation Inspection Service?

  • We work hard to provide a consistent, reliable inspection service that you deserve.
  • When it comes to your property, you want peace of mind. And our in-depth, detailed inspections are designed to offer just that.
  • Our specialists use expertise and the latest technology to thoroughly inspect your home’s foundation.
  • We are meticulous in documenting the entire process.
  • We have professional and knowledgeable property inspector .
  • We deliver our service at fair rates, and we make sure there is clear invoicing.
  • We take pride in having excellent customer service. We always establish a two way communication. We listen to our opinions along with letting you know ours. The collage of ideas will lead to a better result.

Contact us for Foundation Inspection in Florida

Every home deserves a solid foundation. So protect yourself and your property by getting the answers you deserve. Call Precise Home Inspections at (386) 864 – 0400 today to learn more about our foundation inspection services.

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Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety

Electricity is an essential part of our lives and electrical safety is of most importance. However, it has the potential to cause great harm. Electrical systems will function almost indefinitely, if properly installed and not overloaded or physically abused. Electrical fires in our homes claim the lives of 485 Americans each year and injure 2,305 more. Some of these fires are caused by electrical system failures and appliance defects, but many more are caused by the misuse and poor maintenance of electrical appliances, incorrectly installed wiring, and overloaded circuits and extension cords. Some safety tips to remember:

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  • Never use anything but the proper fuse to protect a circuit.
  • Find and correct overloaded circuits.
  • Never place extension cords under rugs or through walls.
  • Outlets near water should be GFCI-type outlets.
  • Don’t allow trees near power lines to be climbed.
  • Keep ladders, kites, equipment and anything else away from overhead power lines.

Electrical Panels

Electricity enters the home through a control panel and a main switch where one can shut off all the power in an emergency. These panels are usually located in the basement. Control panels use either fuses or circuit breakers. Install the correct fuses for the panel. Never use a higher-numbered fuse or a metallic item, such as a penny. If fuses are used and there is a stoppage in power, look for the broken metal strip in the top of a blown fuse. Replace the fuse with a new one marked with the correct amperage. Reset circuit breakers from “off” to “on.” Be sure to investigate why the fuse or circuit blew. Possible causes include frayed wires, overloaded outlets, or defective appliances. Never overload a circuit with high-wattage appliances. Check the wattage on appliance labels. If there is frayed insulation or a broken wire, a dangerous short circuit may result and cause a fire. If power stoppages continue or if a frayed or broken wire is found, contact an electrician.

Keep electrical panels accessible. In case of emergency, you should be able to get access to the main shut off breaker.


Outlets and Extension Cords

Make sure all electrical receptacles or outlets are three-hole, grounded outlets. If there is water in the area, there should be a GFCI or ground-fault circuit interrupter outlet. All outdoor outlets should be GFCIs. There should be ample electrical capacity to run equipment without tripping circuit breakers or blowing fuses. Minimize extension cord use. Never place them under rugs or through walls. Use extension cords sparingly and check them periodically. Use the proper electrical cord for the job, and put safety plugs in unused outlets.


Electrical Appliances

Appliances need to be treated with respect and care. They need room to breathe. Avoid enclosing them in a cabinet without proper openings, and do not store papers around them. Level appliances so they do not tip. Washers and dryers should be checked often. Their movement can put undue stress on electrical connections. If any appliance or device gives off a tingling shock, turn it off, unplug it, and have a qualified person correct the problem. Shocks can be fatal. Never insert metal objects into appliances without unplugging them. Check appliances periodically to spot worn or cracked insulation, loose terminals, corroded wires, defective parts and any other components that might not work correctly. Replace these appliances or have them repaired by a person qualified to do so.


Electrical Heating Equipment

Portable electrical heating equipment may be used in the home as a supplement to the home heating system. Caution must be taken when using these heating supplements. Keep them away from combustibles, and make sure they cannot be tipped over. Keep electrical heating equipment in good working condition. Do not use them in bathrooms because of the risk of contact with water and electrocution. Many people use electric blankets in their homes. They will work well if they are kept in good condition. Look for cracks and breaks in the wiring, plugs and connectors. Look for charred spots on both sides. Many things can cause electric blankets to overheat. They include other bedding placed on top of them, pets sleeping on top of them, and putting things on top of the blanket when it is in use. Folding the blankets can also bend the coils and cause overheating.


Children

Electricity is important to the workings of the home, but can be dangerous, especially to children. Electrical safety needs to be taught to children early on. Safety plugs should be inserted in unused outlets when toddlers are in the home. Make sure all outlets in the home have face plates. Teach children not to put things into electrical outlets and not to chew on electrical cords. Keep electrical wiring boxes locked. Do not allow children to come in contact with power lines outside. Never allow them to climb trees near power lines, utility poles or high tension towers.


Electricity and Water

A body can act like a lightning rod and carry the current to the ground. People are good conductors of electricity, particularly when standing in water or on a damp floor. Never use any electrical appliance in the tub or shower. Never touch an electric cord or appliance with wet hands. Do not use electrical appliances in damp areas or while standing on damp floors. In areas where water is present, use outlets with GFCIs. Shocks can be fatal.


Animal Hazards

Mice and other rodents can chew on electrical wires and damage them. If rodents are suspected or known to be in the home, be aware of the damage they may cause, and take measures to get rid of them.


Outside Hazards

There are several electrical hazards outside the home. Be aware of overhead and underground power lines. People have been electrocuted when an object they are moving has come in contact with the overhead power lines. Keep ladders, antennae, kites and poles away from power lines leading to the house and other buildings. Do not plant trees, shrubs or bushes under power lines or near underground power lines. Never build a swimming pool or other structure under the power line leading to your house. Before digging, learn the location of underground power lines.

Do not climb power poles or transmission towers. Never let anyone shoot or throw stones at insulators. If you have an animal trapped in a tree or on the roof near electric lines, phone your utility company. Do not take a chance of electrocuting yourself. Be aware of weather conditions when installing and working with electrical appliances. Never use electrical power tools or appliances with rain overhead or water underfoot. Use only outdoor lights, fixtures and extension cords. Plug into outlets with a GFCI. Downed power lines are extremely dangerous. If you see a downed power line, call the electric company, and warn others to stay away. If a power line hits your car while you are in it, stay inside unless the car catches fire. If the car catches fire, jump clear without touching metal and the ground at the same time.


MORE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:

  • Routinely check your electrical appliances and wiring.
  • Frayed wires can cause fires. Replace all worn, old and damaged appliance cords immediately.
  • Use electrical extension cords wisely and don’t overload them.
  • Keep electrical appliances away from wet floors and counters; pay special care to electrical appliances in the bathroom and kitchen.
  • Don’t allow children to play with or around electrical appliances, such as space heaters, irons and hair dryers.
  • Keep clothes, curtains and other potentially combustible items at least 3 feet from all heaters.
  • If an appliance has a three-prong plug, use it only in a three-slot outlet. Never force it to fit into a two-slot outlet or extension cord.
  • Never overload extension cords or wall sockets.
  • Immediately shut off, then professionally replace, light switches that are hot to the touch, as well as lights that flicker. Use safety closures to childproof electrical outlets.
  • Check your electrical tools regularly for signs of wear. If the cords are frayed or cracked, replace them. Replace any tool if it causes even small electrical shocks, overheats, shorts out or gives off smoke or sparks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is a professional, complete visual examination of the all the systems and physical structural elements of a home. Our emphasis is on identifying existing or potential problems that would affect a purchaser’s buying decision.

Why do I need a Home Inspection?

A home is the largest purchase most people will ever make. It only makes sense to find out as much as you can about the house you are interested in before you buy. That way you can avoid costly surprise repairs and problems with your new home. Our report will also advise you of what maintenance is required to keep your home in top condition. A professional inspection will give you a clear picture of the many systems and structural elements that make up the property. If you are selling your home, a listing inspection will point out any potential problems that might be uncovered later by the buyers inspector. Finding them early will allow you to address them before listing your home, making for a faster and smoother sale.

What does a Home Inspection include?

Our standard inspection report covers all the major systems and structural elements of the house. This includes the condition of the homes heating and air conditioning systems, plumbing and electrical systems, roof, foundation, attic and visible insulation, walls, doors, windows and all visible structures.

Do I need to be there during the Inspection?

No, you aren’t required to be there for the inspection. But we highly recommend that you be present. It’s a valuable learning experience for most people and will help you get the most benefit from the inspection. By following the inspector you can ask questions directly and the inspector can explain maintenance tips for specific areas. We feel youll be able to best understand the finished report and get the most benefit from it by having been there during the inspection.

How long will the Inspection take?

The time will vary depending on both the size and condition of the home. For most homes, 2-3 hours is pretty typical. But for larger homes, or homes in poor condition, it may take longer.

Does a newly constructed home need an Inspection?

Absolutely. A professional inspection of a new home is important. We can spot potential problems early, while they are still easy to correct. It’s especially valuable to arrange an inspection before the interior walls are finished. As building professionals, we may find problem areas where the builder has taken shortcuts or not done good work.

Why can’t I do the Inspection myself?

Chances are that even if you are very familiar with home construction, you still dont have the knowledge, training and experience of a professional Home Inspector. Weve inspected thousands of homes. We are not only familiar with all the systems of a home, and how they work and need to be maintained, but we also know what to look for to tell us that they are getting ready to fail. But beyond the technical expertise and experience a professional inspector brings, it is important to remember that the inspector remains an impartial third party. If you are involved in buying or selling a house, it’s impossible for you to remain completely unemotional about the house, and this may cloud your judgment. The professional inspector will provide an objective outside reporting of the facts.

What if the Inspection uncovers problems?

Our report will tell you the condition of the house, including needed repairs and expenses. No house is going to be perfect. It is up to you to decide how any problems the inspection uncovers might affect your decision to purchase. If major problems are discovered, you may want to try negotiating with the seller to have them repaired before closing the deal. Or perhaps the seller will lower the price, or offer more favorable contract terms. In the end, the decision rests with you, but knowing about potential problems, before you buy, gives you the power to negotiate and make the best decisions.

Will you fix the problems you find during the Inspection?

No. The code of ethics of National Association of Certified Home Inspectors prohibits its members from doing repair work on properties they inspect. This assures that there will never be any conflict of interest by the inspector. Our purpose is to provide an unbiased, objective third party report on the condition of the home.

 

 

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3 Winslow Place
Palm Coast, FL
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Phone No.: (386) 864-0400
Email: william.reardon@att.net
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Precise Home Inspections owner provides all  home inspections services  and is fully licensed and insured. William Reardon the owner, outlines his qualifications and certifications below. So please search the website, and get the needed information about your home inspection and the services provided. In addition, please review discounts given, when two or more inspections services performed. Please keep in mind paying more for a home inspection, does not guarantee the best service. Consequently, it depends on the extended effort of the home inspector to offer all the materials fact about the inspected property. Precise Home Inspections provides the customer with a detail inspection, which paints the picture of the home and gives the customer a relief in their decision process.

  • Fully licensed & insured home inspector in Florida
  • Certified Professional Inspector from Florida Department of Board Professional Regulation
  • Locally owned & operated, with over 30 years of industry experience
  • Every client matters to us personally
  • We utilize electronic reporting tools, so you can receive your reports instantly
  • Home Gauge Software Reporting allows us a quick turnaround time
  • 90 Days warranty
  • InterNACHI Certified
  • Move In Certified
  • Home Inspections
  • 4-point Inspections
  • Wind Mitigation inspections
  • Wdo termite by licensed Cpo
  • Mold Certified
   

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