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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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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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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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Need a 4 point inspection in Pinellas County? We can help!

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 in Four-Point Inspection, Insurance Information | 0 comments

We have had a ton of calls and questions on 4 point inspections so I wanted to post this blog again for those of you that have any questions!Remember we can always help you when you need it!———– Asper Inspection Services provides 4 point insurance inspections throughout all of Tampa Bay, including, but not limited to, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, New Port Richey and beyond. We are qualified to fill out all electrical, roof, shutter and roof tie down inspection forms supplied by any insurance company. As of September 30, 2012, “all inspection forms must be inspected and...

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Preparing your home for hurricane season – What every new homeowner needs to know

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 in Home Inspections, Insurance Information, Uncategorized | 0 comments

How to Prepare Your Home for Storm Season Follow these steps to protect your most valuable asset from hurricanes and other storms. You should take steps now to ready your home for a storm because when bad weather approaches it’ll likely be too late. For the Atlantic coast, hurricane season begins June 1, and NASA satellites and ocean sensors are suggesting we might be in for a formidable El Niño. That means the water in the central and eastern Pacific could be warmer than normal, which could bring about more extreme storms. If you’re worried that your house or condo isn’t...

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