What is Wood Rot?

Wood rot is a commonly used term in the Real Estate and Inspection world refers to decayed and damaged wood. Wood decay is caused by a species of fungi feeding or consuming the cellulose and lignin that compose the wood cell walls. These fungi secrete enzymes which...

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Curling Roof Shingles

Recently while doing a pre-purchase home inspection in Tallahassee  I encountered a major roofing defect that was caused by some simple mistakes that could/should have been easily avoided. As I got out of my truck, I could see the curling roof shingles all over the...

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Common Toilet Installation Issues

Quite often while performing home inspections in Tallahassee, Quincy, Crawfordville or Monticello I come across bathrooms that have toilets that are either loose or not properly caulked to the floor, or both. The first issue can sometimes be a simple fix or the sign...

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