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?
Mike McFadden, Certified Master Home Inspector in Orlando, FL