If you have a pool and young children as well, what is a danger that can fall upon these young ones? Drowning. What can you do to prevent this from happening? Well, in this article we will talk a little bit about a specific device to detect surface waves in your pool, whether it be little children unsupervised or the family pet.
Basically the device is called a pool alarm. There is one contact that sits on top of the water, and one below it. When both contacts detect surface waves in your pool, the alarm goes off. The nice thing about it is that you can also decrease or increase the sensitivity of the alarm. With this in mind, you can more accurately tell who or what is swimming in your pool, unsupervised or not. A drawback to the alarm however is that you may forget to turn it on, so you may not hear what is going on in your pool until it’s too late.
It should be noted that this device should NOT be used as a stand alone safeguard for your children or pets who go into your pool unsupervised. Using other strategies is not only a good idea, but it will benefit your household in the long run, and keep everyone safe.
Buying a home can sometimes feel rather overwhelming. Once you have finally found your home, you then need to deal with all those extra fees you incur, which are referred to as closing costs. These costs can really add up.
Here are just a few things you can expect to pay for
It is important for the buyer to find out if the seller legally owns the property, so a title search is done to make sure of this. It is also wise to purchase title insurance, which will protect the buyer from any mistakes made when performing the title search.
Lenders require some kind of guarantee that the property will be worth the money lent, so an appraisal by a licensed professional will need to be carried out.
A home inspection should also be performed by a certified home inspector, who will check for any potential problems with the home, and check that the home is structurally sound.
These are only a few of the closing costs that may be involved when purchasing your home. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more information and to schedule your home inspection.
There’s a new addition to the family… and you want to protect them the best way you can. In order to do this, a necessary check of the crib will make sure your baby remains safe at home.
But what are you looking for? Any screws or bolts that may be missing, or pieces of the crib that looks to be missing. Also, the mattress the baby is using must be firm and fit snug in the crib to prevent the baby from getting stuck in between the crib and mattress.
Having your baby in a sleeper and not in a blanket can reduce the risk of suffocation. Blankets, pillows, comforters, or quilts can also cause your baby to overheat easily, so removing these from your babies crib will reduce the risks of overheating and potential suffocation.
Over 2 million cribs in the past ten years in the U.S. alone have been recalled due to defects and flaws in the design. Making sure that your babies crib is safe and secure can further help you to protect your baby from harm.
When you hire Hero Inspection Services, you get WAY more than a home inspection - because we are WAY more than your average home inspectors.
We are your premier home inspectors in the greater Orlando area. We provide the best home inspections in the area by having more experience, more training, and a better understanding of your needs.
We have built experience through years of construction. This is invaluable to our process, as it gives us insight into houses in the area that help us find issues, understand them, and then help you to understand them as well.
We are InterNACHI Certified Professional Home Inspectors, a Certified Master Inspector, Stucco Certified, Sewer Camera Certified, . This means we have gone the extra mile to obtain more training, hold ourselves to a higher Code of Ethics, and to use a more detailed Standards of Practice – all to give you the best inspection services possible.
We know that you will find what you are looking for here at Hero Inspection Services. So contact us today to schedule YOUR comprehensive home inspection.
The Repair Estimate Report
Hero Inspection Services is proud to offer a Repair Cost Estimate Report in our Ultimate Hero Package!
The Repair Estimates Report is a fast and accurate report with guaranteed pricing through Porch.
The Repair Estimates Report has detailed quotes, for every item in the report by General Contractors and team of experts. The standard delivery timeline is less than 48 hours and customers can upgrade to rush delivery (6 hours).
Porch will also provide customer service and personal follow-up from the Estimating Specialist who prepared the report to answer any questions that your clients may have.
What else is included in the Ultimate Hero Package?
Homebuyers can upgrade their inspection package to the Ultimate Hero Package for $75.
Besides an Industry Leading Home Inspection with Same Day Report Delivery, Homebuyers receive a Thermal Infrared Scan, 90-Day Warranty, Sinkhole History Scan, Permit History Report and The Repair Estimates Report.
Trampolines can be so much fun and very good for getting exercise. Many households enjoy having one in their back yard. They are something that can be enjoyed by both children and adults alike. While we acknowledge the benefits of owning a trampoline, we also are aware of that they can be very dangerous and cause injury if not used properly.
To stay as safe as you can while using a trampoline, keep children supervised at all times. There should not be more than one person using it at a time.
While a trampolines may give the illusion that you can act like a professional gymnast without any risk, the facts are that trying maneuvers that only trained gymnasts should have a go at could very easily result in head or neck injuries, and sometimes even paralysis. It is not a good idea to attempt this.
How many home videos have we all seen on You Tube of people jumping off a roof or some other high objects in order to land on a trampoline? Not too many of them show the injuries obtained from such a unwise action though. Don’t let anyone persuade you to let them try this on your trampoline.
Placing a trampoline in a well lit area is a good idea so that you can see clearly where you are jumping.
Make sure that every safety precautions has been taken to ensure your trampoline is safe to use. Some of these precautions include installing a safety net around the trampoline, making sure that the springs and framework of the trampoline have sufficient padding. Keep your trampoline on a more spongy like floor, such as wood chips, which would ensure a softer landing.
Its important to us that you all enjoy the fun you can have with a trampoline, but please remember safety first.
We are proud to be the best home inspectors in Orlando! We have performed thousands of home inspections for buyers and sellers throughout Orlando, and we have a team of inspectors that truly care about you - our client.
We use the best in technology when we perform a home inspection, and we are highly trained and certified in all of our equipment and techniques. We also offer fully certified stucco inspections, sewer line video inspections, mold testing, 4-point inspections, wind mitigation inspections (wind mits), and much more.
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There are many different housing options available to us nowadays, something to suit everyone. One option is buying a pre-manufactured home. These types of homes are not like they used to be. There are many styles to choose from for a variety sizes and budgets. So, what are a few things to think about when considering this as an option for you?
Remember that you are just purchasing the home, so you will need to find a place to put it. There are options when it comes to this, for example you could purchase the land, lease it on a land-lease community which is designed for manufactured houses, or you could also purchase the home and land together in a specific development. Whichever option you choose though, you need to make sure you are familiar with zoning laws, utility connections or any legal requirements etc. associated with the land.
Make sure you thoroughly check the warranty. Its important to know because you want the home to be covered for transportation and installation and a manufacturers warranty might not cover these types of things. Keep in mind too, that if you fail to follow maintenance guidelines set out in your homeowner’s manual, you could void your warranty.
Its is wise to have your home inspector do a thorough check of this kind of housing to make sure there are no defects you were unaware of. If you would like to schedule a thorough home inspection on a manufactured home or any other type of property, please feel free to contact us.
While many new construction homes nowadays are designed to obtain the highest energy efficiency they can, what about older, historic homes? Although they were built before many energy saving devices were around, is it still possible for them to be energy efficient?
A lot of the time, we associate old homes with being drafty and cold, but the truth is that historic houses were made to be energy efficient, in some ways, more so than even new homes. How can we say that?
Look at a few features of these homes that make them automatically more energy efficient:
They are often built using brick or masonry. These kinds of heavy duty construction materials make walls built with them very thick. This means they are better at retaining heat
Modern homes today are frequently built to be aesthetically pleasing. The modern design usually incorporates more windows than is generally needed. In historic homes, windows were usually positioned to maximize light and provide good ventilation. They also were fitted with shutters or places for curtains and drapes. All of these provide a level of insulation which aids with energy savings.
In warmer parts of the country (such as here in Central Florida), these older homes were built with features like exterior balconies, wide roof overhangs, porches and even well positioned trees. The homes exterior was often painted with lighter, heat reflective colors. All contributing to cooler temps indoors.
We can see from this quick review, that if you have the pleasure of living in a historic home, it doesn’t mean you can’t be energy conscious. It might even be better than you thought
A home should be a place to feel comfortable and relaxed. When you are looking for a new home, you no doubt have these thoughts in mind. You also think about finding a home in the right area, one that will accommodate all your families desires and needs and all for the right price.
There are other factors you need to consider, however, when looking for the right home, so that you can avoid problems in the years to come. One such factor is proper grading (or slope). You might be thinking to yourself “I don’t even know what that is, let alone what the proper amount is”. But, its actually a very important thing to think about. Why is that? The following video will help you understand a little more about why having the correct amount of grading is important, as well as how much.
We want your home buying experience to be a positive one, that is why we are here to help you navigate through the stressful home buying process.
Mike McFadden, Certified Master Home Inspector in Orlando, FL