Winter Home-Maintenance Tips

Winter in Florida certainly does not mean the same thing as winter for our northern neighbors. That means we’re not likely to get extended periods of below freezing temperatures, and it’s even more unlikely that we will see any serious snow. Nevertheless, there are some things that you should be doing as a homeowner or…

Can My Home Fail an Inspection?

I am occasionally asked before performing an inspection for a homeowner if the home can fail the inspection. That depends on what type of inspection is being done. The three most often performed inspections are: 1) The FULL inspection where the home’s structure and systems are being assessed. This inspection is technically not a pass…

Radon: What to Know and What to Do

There are always environmental hazards to consider when building, buying or selling a home. It’s important to understand these hazards because of the health impacts on you and your family. We recently wrote here about one such hazard – lead-based paint. Like many of the health hazards you can come across as a property owner,…

The Height of Hurricane Season

We are now in what is considered the busiest time of the Atlantic hurricane season. While the traditional hurricane season starts June 1 and ends Nov. 30, this has been a very unusual year. We actually had two named storms before the official start of this year’s hurricane season. Additionally, we had the earliest L…