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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Defects found with Plumbing Boots

An important step in the roof inspection process during a home inspection or four point inspection is to check all roof penetrations and inspect the condition and installation of its flashing materials. The most common flashing material for this application is often...

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