When anyone searches for a home inspector, no one ever searches for "second best". People want the best home inspector around. They want a thorough home inspector who will protect them and their interests.
When you choose Hero Home Inspections, you are getting what we consider the best home inspection possible. Why do we say that?
We are experienced home inspectors. We have not only home inspection experience, but also real life construction experience. That means that we no only know "what's on the books", but real life practical application. We know what the defects are, and we are better equipped than other home inspectors to find them.
We also use the latest in technology to help find issues that other inspectors may miss. As such, we utilize thermal imaging to help find things like leaks, electrical problems, and other issues.
We are also InterNACHI Certified Professional Home Inspectors. That means we have better training and are held to a higher standard.
So if you are looking for the best home inspector in Orlando or Atlanta GA, contact us today!
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Hero Inspection Services
Hero Inspection Services is a home inspection company in Orlando, Florida, inspecting homes for more than 8 years. Hero Inspection Services identifies defects within specific systems and components, such as the roof, plumbing, structure, heating and cooling, electrical, and other components. They are a proud member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.
When it comes to buying a home, the home inspection can seem like the scariest part of it sometimes. As a home inspector, we are trained and honed on being problem finders - and we usually find quite a few of them. But when it comes to problems ranging from a window that sticks when trying to open to a leaking roof, sometimes the information can be confusing.
We work hard to make the information as clear as possible, but sometimes a little extra help is needed. Watch the video below and see what really matters on your Orlando home inspection.
realMany times on a home inspection we find broken window seals. But what does this mean? How can this be fixed?
First of all, these broken window seals are easily spotted. On an insulated window, there are two layers of glass with an inert gas between them. When the seal fails that holds the inert gas in, moisture develops between the layers of glass.
This gives the window a wet or hazy look to it. Many times it makes the window look like it needs to be cleaned, but it never gets cleaned no matter how hard you scrub it. But what does this mean for you exactly?
Well, it does reduce the energy efficiency of the window. But the loss in efficiency is so slight that you would likely have to professionally test the window to be able to even notice the difference. In reality, it is more of a nuisance than anything else.
The good news is that it can be fixed. You can always replace the window, but there are companies that repair windows that have a broken seal and they are usually very successful at it. So if you have a widow that looks like the one above, consider having it fixed before you replace it.
Patrick is a Florida native and currently pursuing a degree in engineering. Prior to home inspecting, he served 6 years with the United States Air Force.
His intense home inspector training consisted of 120 hours of training through InterNACHI, the global leader in home inspection training, a proctored examination meeting the State of Florida's regulations, and Patrick has conducted over 100 home inspections with Certified Master Inspector, Mike McFadden.
Hero Inspection Services is an experienced and trusted home inspection company in Winter Garden FL, Orlando, Clermont, Ocoee, Apopka, Windermere, Doctor Phillips, Minneola and surrounding areas of Central Florida. We are a professional, customer-focused inspection company.
Our home inspections include an evaluation of the following systems: Roofing, Heating & Cooling, Electrical, Plumbing, Structure, Interiors & More.
A detailed photo report will outline the property's current condition and provide a clear picture of future anticipated repairs.
You only get one chance at a home inspection; going with an experienced and trusted home inspection company is highly recommended.
Often times when inspecting an electric panel we find double tap wiring. Double tap wiring is two wires in the same breaker. But how bad is double tap wiring?
First of all, let's make two things clear. First, just because we find it a lot does not make it right. But just because it is not right does not make it a huge issue. Double taps happen because, most of the time, it is just easier than putting in a new breaker or because the panel is out of breaker slots and it is cheaper than putting in a whole new panel. In fact, brands like Square-D make their standard breakers to be double tapped.
But if the breaker is not made to be double tapped, then arching and other issues can occur and it can be a concern. Most of the time these are a maintenance issue. The fix is usually simple to - either get a breaker made to be double tapped, or just give each wire its own breaker if there is room in the panel.
Spring is here, which means great weather and the hope for summer. But Spring also means that it is time to get working on your Spring maintenance list. So what are some things to make sure you add to your maintenance list?
When we use the term ‘backdrafting’, it refers to gas in the flues reversing in direction which leads to combustion byproducts in the atmosphere in the home - this occurs within fuel-fired appliances.
Nowadays, there is a lack of an induced draft in fuel-fired boilers and water heaters. Essentially, this means that backdrafting is a common occurrence whenever low indoor air pressure is seen. For inspectors, it is important to notice the backdrafting signs in a home.
How? - Initially, you might be wondering exactly how this happens and we will start by saying the flue is used to remove all combustion byproducts outdoors. Found in boilers, furnaces, and water heaters, the idea is that the indoor air is much denser and so the heat and gases escape outdoors. Whenever there is unusually low pressure inside the home, this effect does not take place but instead the gases reverse and make their way into the room.
In truth, this can be extremely damaging and has been known to lead to medical conditions and even death. In addition to air pressure changes, this can also occur when flues are blocked.
Wonder if you have backdrafting issues? Contact us!
Over a period of eight years from 1965, copper branch-circuit wiring was replaced by single-strand aluminum within the electrical systems in many homes - this was due to the rise in price of copper.
Despite being used for nearly a decade, the issues were not realized until later on until it was finally disused as a branch wiring material. When aluminum wiring is properly maintained, it is considered acceptable but it will not last as long as copper due to a few properties of the material itself.
Whenever a home has aluminum fixtures, connections, or switches, their danger increases over time and can create a fire hazard as the wiring overheats from poor connections.
Furthermore, home insurance policies can also be voided by the use of single-strand aluminum wiring which leaves the homeowner unprotected. Before making any drastic changes, it is often recommend talking to insurance agents about the use of aluminum wiring because, if it effects the policy, other solutions may be advisable.
Mike McFadden, Certified Master Home Inspector in Orlando, FL