Home Inspections


Posted on Apr 30, 2015 in Home Inspections | 0 comments

WATER PRESSURE PROBLEMS?? Home water pressure problems may present themselves in different ways, all of which can be quite frustrating. When only one fixture has low water pressure you can easily focus on fixing just that fixture. However, there are various plumbing issues which can affect the water pressure to your entire house. If your home water pressure is low then the first thing to do is to narrow down the cause, but finding the cause can be the most irksome aspect of this common plumbing problem. So what causes low water pressure? Here are some of the usual suspects, as well as some...

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4 Point Inspections and Home Inspections – Understand Knob and Tube wiring in your home

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in Four-Point Inspection, Home Inspections, Industry Updates, Insurance Information | 0 comments

Have you had knob and tube wiring come back on your 4 point inspection or home inspection?? Confused on what that is and what it means to you?? This article will explain what that wiring is and what it means to you and your home. Knob-and-tube (K&T) wiring was an early standardized method of electrical wiring in buildings, in common use in North America from about 1880 to the 1940s. The system is considered obsolete and can be a safety hazard, although some of the fear associated with it is undeserved.  Florida licensed inspectors should always disclaim knob-and-tube wiring during their...

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Home Inspections – Expectations vs. Reality for you as the buyer

Posted on Mar 13, 2015 in About ACS Inspections, Home Inspections | 0 comments

Home Inspection is one of the most misunderstood and misguided activities in the sale or purchase of a home. It’s critical to know what to expect and which Home Inspectors are qualified to do the job right. However, be aware – The Home Inspection report is effectively a snapshot of the house – recording the conditions on a given date and time. Home inspectors cannot predict future behavior, and as such, we cannot be responsible for things that occur after the inspection. If conditions change, we are available to revisit the property and update our report. Taking time to read the information...

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Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in Home Inspections, Industry Updates, Insurance Information | 0 comments

Here is a great article if you are considering purchasing a new home and are worried about Chinese Drywall. Just another reason to always get a home inspection — Six years after the scourge of defective Chinese drywall in Florida homes first surfaced in the public eye, some homebuyers continue to unknowingly purchase homes that have not been fixed and paying the price. Florida has the highest number of drywall homes among 44 states reporting the problem, along with the District of Columbia, American Samoa and Puerto Rico. Estimates range from about 12,000 to 20,000 homes affected. Lee...

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Looking for a Home Inspector in Bay Area? Here are 5 must ask questions before you decide.

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Home Inspections | 0 comments

Great article we found that covers exactly what every home buyer should be asking- 5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Inspector The home inspection process is a key step to buying a home since often offers are contingent on its findings, so working with the right inspector is important. After all, you don’t want to buy a home only to find out the inspector missed the cracks in the foundation or an on-the-fritz furnace. “A lot of people want to buy the most expensive house they can afford and the best quality, but when they are hiring an inspector they try to cut costs,” says Bill Jacques,...

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Need a home inspection? Make sure and hire a licensed home inspector! Problems are everywhere….

Posted on Jan 13, 2015 in About ACS Inspections, Home Inspections, Industry Updates, Insurance Information | 0 comments

Challenger electrical panels: pros, cons and costs Challenger electrical panels are on fire! Really — check your panel today since it was popular in the ’80s and ’90s. They’ve since been discontinued. Challenger was a popular manufacturer of electrical panels and other electrical products during the ’80s and ’90s. Thousands of homes were equipped with Challenger electrical panels, but the brand was later discontinued once people realized that the panels were melting under normal conditions. A melted electrical panel can be incredibly dangerous, so many...

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