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Pre-Listing Home Inspections for Sellers; Is it better to have your eyes open or your figures crossed?

February 4th, 2015 | [email protected] | Tags:

After living in that beautiful home for years- changing it, upgrading it, and improving it- it is now time to sell. Before it is time to list it you find your long “honey-do list” and realize there were many projects planned that just never got done to improve or finally fix the house. When selling a home the one thing that all parties want to avoid is surprises, especially near the closing date. Surprises wind up causing delays, costing everybody money and aggravation, and may just kill the deal. Most […]

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Old Fuse Box- Is it safe?

January 8th, 2015 | [email protected] | Tags:

If you purchase an older home like most do, it will probably come with an old fuse box instead of a modern circuit breaker system. Unfortunately when people see an old electrical fuse box in their house, they automatically think the worst, “Why is this here? This can’t work for me! It may even light my house on fire!” Fortunately for homeowners, they are incorrect. Many live in homes that have an older electrical system without any problems. The question that is always asked is if older fuse boxes are […]

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Inspecting Aluminum Wiring

December 2nd, 2014 | [email protected] | Tags:

Between approximately 1965 and 1973, single-strand aluminum wiring was sometimes substituted for copper branch-circuit wiring in residential electrical systems. Aluminum and copper wiring, with each metal clearly identifiable by its color due to the sudden escalating price of copper. After a decade of use by homeowners and electricians, inherent weaknesses were discovered in the metal that lead to its disuse as a branch wiring material. Although properly maintained aluminum wiring is acceptable, aluminum will generally become defective faster than copper due to certain qualities inherent in the metal. Neglected connections […]

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Polybutylene Pipes- Manufactured Between 1975-1990

November 10th, 2014 | [email protected] | Tags:

Polybutylene is a form of plastic resin that was used in the manufacture of water supply piping from 1975 until 1990. Polybutylene piping systems were viewed as “the pipe of the future” due to the low cost and the ease of installation. These pipes are typically gray or white with a dull appearance to them. The piping systems were mainly used for underground water mains and as interior water distribution piping. Experts believe it was installed in at least 6 million homes, and has been used in as many as […]

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15 Tools Every Homeowner Must Have

September 23rd, 2014 | [email protected] | Tags:

The following items are tools every homeowner must have, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an InterNACHI inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful.   1.  Plunger A clogged sink or toilet is one of the most inconvenient household problems that you will face. With a plunger on hand, however, you can usually remedy these plumbing issues relatively quickly. It is best to have two plungers — one for the sink and one for the toilet.   2.  Combination Wrench […]

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Your Home Inspector Should Be InterNACHI Certified

September 15th, 2014 | [email protected] | Tags:

Buying a home is likely one of the most important and most expensive purchases you will ever make!  Do not be tempted to shop around for the cheapest home inspector you can find. An expertly trained and high-quality home inspector will not be the cheapest in town.  This is not a bad thing.  You want to entrust your future home investment to a professional inspector who knows what they are doing! You are paying for experience, expertise, and knowledge of a professional who will do your home inspection in a […]

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Water Damage Can Cause Mold

September 15th, 2014 | [email protected] | Tags:

Water may be essential to life, but, as a destructive force, water can cause extensive damage that will decrease the value of your home or building. The best way to protect against this potential loss is to ensure that the building components are water-resistant and structured properly.  If you believe that water damage is present, your home is at high risk for mold and deterioration. Contact Precision Home Inspectors to schedule an inspection. Precision Home Inspectors & InterNACHI present the following tips to prevent and identify water damage.

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Things To Consider When Choosing a Florida Home Inspector

September 14th, 2014 | [email protected] | Tags:

Many home inspections are performed when potential buyers are seriously considering purchasing a real estate property.  A professional home inspection is an invaluable investment for the future of your real estate purchase.  A professional home inspection can alert potential buyers to any potential or current problems that may exist in the property, but may not be seen by simply viewing the property. It is wise to not use a home inspector that is affiliated with the seller or seller’s interests; instead, opt to select a professional home inspector that will […]

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