Home Inspector Serving Gainesville, Florida and Surrounding Area

Alachua •  Archer • Bronson •  Chiefland • Fanning Springs • High Springs • Micanopy • Newberry  • Trenton • Williston
Also Offering Insurance, Roof, and Termite Inspection • Radon Testing

Over 6,000 Inspections Since 2002

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How to Look

at a House

A home inspection blog
with answers to your questions about home inspection
and maintenance

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Range Anti-Tip DeviceDetermining Appliance Age •  Home Appliance RecallsDryer VentsBathroom Receptacle MissingLight Fixture Over Shower/TubAnti-Scald ValvesInspecting ToiletsBrick HousesEfflorescence on Brick WallsCarpenter BeesDeck Safety InspectionInspecting Garage DoorsWindow Energy RatingsHaze on Double-Pane WindowsInspecting WindowsGFCI ReceptaclesGenerator Hook-upsFederal Pacific Electric PanelsInternet ServiceGFCI-Receptacle Won’t ResetTamper-Resistant ReceptaclesLight Fixture Over Shower/TubCeiling FansDouble TapCircuit Breaker Life ExpectancyCheater PlugsBare Bulb Light FixturesWire SizesSplit Bus PanelsBathroom Receptacle MissingHomeowner Wiring MistakesReceptacle SpacingWall PlugsKnob And Tube WiringSize of Electric PanelTesting Outlets For GroundingAluminum WiringCircuit Breaker Won’t ResetCode Compliance InspectionLong-Term Inactive ServiceGround WireDo-It-Yourself Energy AuditEnergy EfficiencyEIFSBrick HousesEfflorescence on Brick WallsHousewrapComposite Wood SidingAsbestos SidingLoose SidingSmoke Alarm ReplacementMobile Home Fire SafetyRed Tagged Gas AppliancesBare Bulb Light FixturesDryer Vent SafetyFactory-Built FireplacesVentless FireplacesAir Conditioner TroubleshootingMobile Home Air Conditioner SizeSEER Rating HistoryAuxiliary and Emergency HeatFurnace AFUE RatingsOld Underground Fuel Oil TanksAir Conditioner SEER RatingsPackage Unit Air ConditionersHeat Pump Defrost CycleThermostat Blower SettingsBalanced Air ConditioningMERV Filter Ratings  • Minimum SEER RatingAir Conditioner SizeUV Air TreatmentFrozen Coolant LineMobile Home InspectionAttending The InspectionBuilding PermitsNegotiating RepairsQuestions For A Better InspectionForeclosuresAppraisal vs. Home InspectionHome Inspection SurpriseCost of a Home InspectionBest Homebuyer AdviceUsing the Inspection ReportScary Home InspectionWinterized HousesMeasuring A HouseDetermining Age of a House  • New Home InspectionServiceable ConditionActual and Effective Year BuiltDo-It-Yourself Home InspectionFixes for a Better Home InspectionWhat To Bring To An InspectionVerifying Home Inspection LicenseHome Inspection ToolsHome Inspection StandardsMobile Home Data PlateWind Zones for Mobile HomesFinding Mobile Home Wind Zone RatingMobile Home Tie-Down RequirementsHUD Code StandardsHumidistatsWind Zones for Mobile HomesFinding Mobile Home Wind Zone RatingHurricane PrepAlachua County Wind Zone MapBradford County Wind Zone MapColumbia County Wind Zone MapDixie County Wind Zone MapGilchrist County Wind Zone MapLafayette County Wind Zone MapLevy County Wind Zone MapMarion County Wind Zone MapPutnam County Wind Zone MapSuwannee County Wind Zone MapTaylor County Wind Zone MapUnion County Wind Zone MapR-Value of InsulationRock Wool InsulationAdding Attic InsulationRoof ShapesWind Mitigation FormRoof LettersLowering Homeowners InsuranceSurplus Lines InsuranceMobile Home Data PlateMobile Home Construction Quality Wind Zones for Mobile HomesManufactured vs. Modular HomeLocating Mobile Home VIN NumberBig Gap Under Interior DoorsMobile Home Skirting VentilationLicensed Mobile Home Installers • Mobile Home Fire SafetyFinding Mobile Home Wind Zone RatingCommon Mobile Home DefectsLoad Bearing Walls in Mobile HomesMobile Home Belly WrapCost to Move a Mobile HomeMobile Home InspectionTrailer-Mobile-Manufactured-ModularManufactured and Mobile HomesRemodeling An Older Mobile Home • Package Unit Air ConditionersMultiple Mobile Home VIN NumbersMobile Home Tie-Down RequirementsPreventing Dampness in Mobile HomesMobile Home Air Conditioner SizeMobile Home Inspection CostMobile Home AdditionsMobile Home Metal Roof Coating • Park Model Mobile HomesPainting Mobile Home WallboardHUD Code StandardsMoving Zone 1 Mobile Home to FloridaMobile Home Remodeling PermitsMoldGainesville Superfund SitePreventing Mold GrowthPreventing Dampness in Mobile HomesLead PaintHumidistatsMold Clean-upMarijuana Grow-HousesOld Underground Fuel Oil TanksRemoving Tobacco OdorBuying a Fixer-upperSears Catalog HousesKnob And Tube WiringS-TrapsPolybutylene PipingGalvanized Water PipingLight Fixture Over Shower/TubSeptic TanksSewer GasOlder Water HeatersHigh Water BillsUnderground PlumbingSeptic Tank CleaningTankless Water HeatersWater Heater BlanketsInspecting ToiletsStinky WaterGas or Electric Water HeaterLocation of Water Supply PipesWater Heater TPR ValvesFinding Age of Water HeaterP-TrapsSeptic Tank BackupSeptic Tank Upgrade RequirementsWater HammerOld Underground Fuel Oil TanksEmergency Water Shut-offPlumbing Cross ConnectionAnti-Scald ValvesGalvanic Corrosion • Vent PipesRadon In An Empty HouseRadon MitigationRadon By Zip CodeUnderstanding RadonRoof InspectionMobile Home Metal Roof CoatingR-Value of Insulation • Roof ShapesRock Wool InsulationEPDM RoofsKickout FlashingCauses of Roof LeaksCutting Roof TrussesRoof CricketAdding Attic InsulationRoof Letters • When To Replace The Roof • Tar-and-Gravel Roofs • Roof LifespanArchitectural ShinglesVent Pipe BootsTrip HazardsTenant SafetyHome Additions and Septic TanksSeptic Tank BackupsSeptic Tank CleaningAsbestos SidingLoose Siding • SinkholesSteep StairsStructural ProblemsCauses of Sloping FloorsCollar TiesCracksDetermining If Floors SlopeRemoving Interior Walls • Concrete SpallingRecognizing Structural Problems • Notching and BoringTermite Urban LegendsWhat Termites EatClean WDOTermite InspectionReasons for a WDO InspectionMulch and Termites • Concrete Block Houses and Termites  • Water Intrusion ProblemsPreventing Dampness in Mobile HomesCauses of Roof LeaksWell Short Cycling • Well DisinfectionWood DecayCauses of Wood Rot

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We want you to be an informed homebuyer, and each blog post is a question that we have answered for our friends and customers over the years. Hope they help you make a good choice for your next home.

McGarry and Madsen Inspection

8620 N.W. 13th Street, #95

Gainesville, FL 32653

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