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Thomas Ailstock
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Tallahassee Home Inspector dedicated to providing the Best Service Possible
Tallahassee Home Inspector dedicated to providing the Best Service Possible

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"I'll huff and I'll puff, and...
Wind damage Hurricane Andrew was a Category 5 hurricane that swept through Florida in 1992. Winds were determined to reach as high as 165 miles per hour . The storm caused over an estimated $26 billion in damages.  Simply put, Florida was not ready and has ...
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Don't Over Do It...
Amp = Amount The electrical wires in your home are rated for a specific amount of amps. Amp's refer to the AMOUNT of electricity that the wire can handle. For reference, power lines carry about 10,000 amps. Transformers (those big white cans on power poles ...
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Beware of the DIY'er!
A Dash of Honesty I must confess that in the past I have fallen victim to three day binges of HGTV of which I resurfaced with an overwhelming desire to upgrade an area of my home. This was coupled with a new found confidence that I could manage the project ...
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Fancy word for Exit
Fancy word for Exit Egress is a fancy word which means " to leave a place ". Every home is required to have an unobstructed means of egress (or exit). As a home inspector , I pay close attention to matters relating to safety. Each room should have a means o...
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Watch where you put your feet...
I always climb through the attics. This area of a home is rarely accessed and therefore deserves an inspectors attention. The first thing a home inspector should do when climbing into the attic is knock. It is considered rude to any ghostly guest who may in...
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Radon Measurement
If your buying a home in Tallahassee... The EPA recommends that
you know what the indoor radon level is in any home you are considering
buying.  Ask the seller for their radon test results.  If the home
has a radon-reduction system, ask the seller for infor...
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Where does the heat go?
Heat pumps are generally found in warm and mild climates such as the ones we enjoy here in Florida. The systems work pretty efficiently in regions which rarely endure temperatures below 40 degrees or so. It is highly likely that you currently have a heat pu...
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