Maintenance Tip – How to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home

Flood damage is a common problem for many homeowners.  There are a few simple precautions you can take to minimize the chance of  water damage in your home. Common causes of floods are burst water pipes, especially from the hoses  to your washing machine.  If you have rubber hoses, it is a good idea to change…

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What to Expect From a Home Inspection in South Florida?

What does a home inspection involve? The new cabinets and shiny granite countertops look great, but what issues should you worry about when buying a house? A home inspector will inspect the following areas: • Heating and cooling • Roof • Foundation • Plumbing • Electrical systems • Windows • Exterior Heating and cooling: In…

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Polybutylene Pipes Stall Home Sale in Sunrise

Polybutylene Pipes Can Be a Hazard Buying a house can be riskier than you think.  Vanessa was trying to buy a house in Sunrise, but when I inspected it,  I discovered that it had polybutylene piping.  The Seller is now getting the pipes replaced so that the sale can go ahead. Polybutylene pipes leaked in thousands of…

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South Florida Home Inspector Warns of Bad Electrical Panels

If you buy a house with this type of bad electrical panel you might have trouble getting insurance!  Not only that, the panel could overheat and catch fire. Federal Pacific Electrical panels have been known for a long time to be a potential problem but there are still many homes in south Florida that have…

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