Comprehensive Inspection includes, but not limited to:
Mold Assessment - What is it and why do I need it?Our certified mold assessors collect samples of air quality and submit them to a local lab for qualified testing. We do not perform mold remediation so you are guaranteed to receive an unbiased report of the air quality in your home or business.
The EPA states, that, "it is important to take precautions to limit your exposure to mold and mold spores." Experts say that potentially millions of homes in America may have unknown water leaks that can expose family members to mold. The longer those leaks go undetected, the more damage it can do to both the home and possibly the health of the occupants.
Protect your family's health! Mold and microbial testing is your first line of defense against the health risks associated with poor indoor air quality.
Four Point Inspection consists of the following four primary components:
The insurance companies are expecting the condition of the components listed above to be working as intended within the manufacturer's specifications. The criteria used to judge the components include:
- Current operating conditions
- Scheduled maintenance requirements
Wind Mitigation Inspection - Paying Too Much for Homeowner's Insurance?
A wind mitigation inspection looks for construction features that have been shown to reduce losses in hurricanes, such as a hip roof, concrete block construction, the presence of gable end bracing, shutters, opening protections, the presence of clips, single or double roof straps, and a secondary water resistance barrier.
A homeowner, regardless of the age of the property, with windstorm insurance can often submit the results of a windstorm inspection to their insurer to obtain discounts on their windstorm insurance. In Florida, premium discounts for certain favorable wind mitigation features are mandated by State law and can total 45% of the original policy's premium.
Chinese Drywall - Are You a Victim?The Chinese drywall issue is big, not only for our state, but for our country. Homes built as early as 2001 have been found to contain this toxic drywall. The majority of Florida cases, however, are occurring in houses built, remodeled, or repaired between 2004-2006 when millions of pounds of defective drywall were imported into the U.S. after a shortage of U.S.-made drywall was caused by a housing boom and construction surge, especially following the 2005 hurricanes. An estimated 36,000 homes in Florida are believed to contain the defective drywall. The Chinese drywall problems have been linked to the presence of strontium sulfide and elemental sulfur, which could generate hydrogen sulfide, carbonyl sulfide and carbon disulfide when exposed to high relative humidity or heat. None of these compounds are found in U.S.-made drywall. These gases can produce a strong smell of rotten eggs or burnt matches, corrode electrical wiring and copper throughout the home, and destroy air conditioners, heating coils and other appliances. Serious health issues have been linked to the presence of Chinese drywall.A widely used detection method is material testing. A RWPII inspector will inspect the house and remove a sample of drywall from a closet or other hidden area, document it with a chain of custody and forward it to a laboratory that we have a partnership to analyze. It usually takes 7-10 days to complete the analysis. While issues are inherent, this type of inspection produces the most accurate results to date.
If you suspect you have Chinese drywall in your home, call us today to schedule an inspection - (954) 336-HOME (4663).
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