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...

Means of Egress

Egress is something a lot of homebuyers don’t really think about initially, but it’s something all home inspectors are constantly looking for during a home inspection. The term egress is literally defined as the action of going out or leaving a place. While all...

Deck Inspections: Common Deck Defects

As a Tallahassee homeowner, I love decks because they’re the perfect extension from one’s home to the outdoors. They are the ideal place to congregate, eat, cook, and relax, allowing you to have more useable space, and to enjoy being outside. As a Tallahassee...

Smoke Detectors Save Lives

Health and safety is something every professional home inspector takes seriously and will emphasize in a home inspection report. One of the most common things we recommend and take the time to discuss with our clients is the need to replace all the existing smoke...

Building Permits Matter

One thing all homebuyers should do during their inspection contingency period is to check the building permits history. This can be done relatively easily and quickly, by contacting the local building department and making a request. For our area, you would need to...

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