Hope Home Inspections had a wonderful 2018 and would like to give a big thank you to our awesome agents who made this year so great. Without your continued support and usage of our company we would not have been able to accomplish this truly amazing things this past year. We look forward to the new year and to continuing to work with such amazing people.
Here We Come 2019!
Products and materials present in our homes are constantly emitting chemicals, called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCS) into the air. Exposure to VOCs can cause numerous health issues, from headaches and nausea to respiratory and digestive irritation to asthma exacerbation. Hope Home Inspections wants to ensure that homes are in good working condition and safe for our customers. That is why we have invested in the equipment to provide indoor air quality tests that will give you a total assessment of the air in your new home.
IF THERE WERE A WAY TO ENSURE YOU ARE BREATHING HEALTHY AIR IN YOUR HOME, WOULDN’T YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT?
To schedule your VOC testing please call our office at 941-773-1144
Due to so many families facing financial challenges, many look to the Angel Tree program to help provide their children with gifts during the holiday season. This program is designed to have people within the community pick an "angel", child in need, from a tree at a certain location and then donate presents to this specific child based off of their wishes. However, on average 400 children in the Sarasota/Bradenton area are not selected from any Angel Tree, these are the Forgotten Angels.
Active leaks not only cause high-water usage bills, but can also create a great deal of damage to your home, which can cost you thousands in repair expenses. A vast majority of leaks occur at or near plumbing fixtures like toilets and sinks, but sometimes leaks can be hidden deep within the walls of your home. As a home owner it is very important to know the signs of a potential water leak. Listed below are some signs to help you determine if you have a potential water issue:
1.An Unexpected Increase in your Water Bill.
Home Inspection: what it is… what it is not … and how to get the most out of it!
What it IS:
Building your dream home can be a very exciting time, but not realizing there are issues with your home until after closing can leave you with thousands in repair bills and in extreme frustration. Having your home inspected during the construction period and/or once the home is completed can identify these smaller issues before they become much larger problems. Some of the most seen issues with new construction homes by our inspectors are:
Having your new home inspected could save to thousands in repairs later down the road. Hope Home Inspections offers new construction inspections for the pre-dry stage, which allows the inspector to examine features present behind the walls, as well as, a final home inspection which is done once the home is completely move-in ready. With each of these inspections you will receive about a 25-30-page report detailing 300+ items delivered the next business day.
If you are interested in scheduling a new construction inspection please call our office at 941-773-1144 and our friendly office staff will be happy to assist you.
Buying a home can be a very exciting, but stressful event. This anxiety is usually do to the buyer wanting to ensure that they are making the right decision in their home purchase. Having a home inspection can give you that peace of mind by informing you of the condition of the home. An article from the Huffington Post, written by Hal M. Bundrick, explains the importance of a home inspection and what to expect from your home inspection:
"A home inspection is a lot like a test-driving a new car, only better. Instead of just punching the accelerator and a few dash buttons to see what they do, during a home inspection you’ll have a knowledgeable professional along with you, pointing out details and potential problems you might not notice otherwise.
For the complete article visit: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/
The buying and selling process of a home can be a high stress situation for all parties involved, but having a smooth and trouble-free home inspection can assist in reducing some of this anxiety. As a seller, following these simple tasks described in the video below will help to minimize the amount of issues found during the home inspection. In turn, causing everyone involved to have a more enjoyable home inspection experience. If you would like some more information about our home inspection services please check out our website or call our office at 941-773-1144 and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to help.
Save money as a seller by repairing these most common issues found during a home inspection before listing
Hope Home Inspections has completed thousands of home inspections in the Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, and St. Petersburg area. After reviewing all of our inspection reports, one of our trusted inspectors compiled this list of items commonly found during the home inspection. Finding and repairing these minor issues before listing your home can save you, the seller, money at closing since these issues would not be negotiated into the cost of your home.
10 most common issues discovered by a home inspector:
A wind mitigation inspection is really not an inspection, but a report for your insurance company. The wind mitigation report informs the insurance carrier of a home’s construction to determine its stability in the event of strong winds. The report assesses and notes the age of the home, the age of the roof covering, the method of attachment for the roof decking to the truss/rafters, the roof to wall attachment style (toenail, clips, straps), the geometrical shape of the roof (hip, gable, other), any secondary water resistance that may have been installed during construction/replacement, and the opening protection rating....