Month: September 2017

HVAC Inspection

An efficient working HVAC system is most desirable in a home. The comfort that comes with having sufficient heat in the winter and a flow of cool air in the summer cannot be overrated. However, this is dependent on a

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Termite Inspections

Termites are known for their colonies that have huge numbers and which bring nothing good but massive destruction in homes. For this reason, a termite inspection is a task that should be conducted every so often by home owners and

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Structural / Foundation Inspection

A building’s foundation is the most important aspect in its structure. As the bedrock of the building, the foundation carries the entire weight of the structure emphasizing the need to make it as strong and solid as possible. Foundation inspection

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Home Asbestos Testing

Asbestos is among the many naturally occurring minerals. It is composed of tightly packed fibers giving it a number of desirable qualities. For its strength, asbestos was used in the creation of construction material with insulation and fireproofing properties, and

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Hurricane Irma Recovery Effort

Thomas Brenan, owner and founder of 5th Generation Home Inspection Services, is currently assisting with the Florida recovery efforts for Hurricane Irma. He is using his construction and home inspection knowledge and expertise to help expedite insurance claims and insurance

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Roof Inspection

Roofing materials can be split into five different categories which include asphalt composition shingles, metal roofs, wood roofs, tile roofs, and slate roofs. These roofing materials are faced with several defects that range from manufacturing issues to natural weathering. A

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Pre-Renovation Home Inspection

Homes age over time begging the need to make a few changes to get them as close as possible to their new state if not better. However, renovation is not as easy as breaking down walls to create more space

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Pre-Listing Home Inspection

A home inspection is more often than not conducted in favor of the buyer’s interests, however, a pre-listing inspection ends up benefiting the seller of the property as well. A pre-listing inspection works as follow; the process is conducted before

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Problem Solving Home Inspection

Houses are prone to develop problems over time as a result of the ageing of the materials used in their construction, poor workmanship during the building process, and much more. During such times, it is important for the home owner

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New Construction Home Inspection

The construction of a house involves the use of numerous and diverse materials handled by a great number of construction workers. These include simple materials like the nails and screws which are used and the manner in which they are

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Pre-Purchase Home Inspection

Pre-purchase home inspection is a must do process for any kind of a house be it old or new. The process is undertaken to assess the overall condition of the house before the final decision to purchase it is made.

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Home Inspections

Home inspection is the visual examination of the condition of a home in relation to its purchase by a client. This activity is performed by well trained professionals called home inspectors. A home inspector then prepares a detailed report of

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Commercial Inspections

Commercial Inspection is a necessary process that ensures each system in a commercial building is examined to ascertain its working condition. These systems include the plumbing in the building, heating and cooling systems if any, electrical fittings and fixtures, and

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