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How the Rain and Heat can effect your Home Inspection

Weather can and does effect your home inspection. However, sometimes the weather, such as rain and heat, could help your home inspection! As we enter into the rainy season in the Tampa area we can celebrate for the much needed rain! Not just for the dry areas and the brush fires we’ve been battling, but also for our lakes and swamp land. Here’s how the heat and rain can help better your home inspection.

Rain, Rain Don’t Go Away

Heavy rain can show you issues in your home that would otherwise be difficult to detect. Leaks in the roof, clogged gutters, drainage issues, and flooding are all affected by rain. In fact, we recommend that if you have an opportunity to check out a home you are considering purchasing while it is raining then do so. Drive around the neighborhood as well to check for potential flooding hazards.

One delay you don’t have to worry about is your home inspection. We inspect in the rain and complete the inspection as normal. If you’re worried about scheduling a home inspection during a week that expects bad weather, don’t worry about it! Give us a call anyways.

What the Heat can do for you

The heat can effect certain areas of the home more than others and be a tell-tale sign to serious issues. Improper insulation in the attic can cause your attic to overheat and your A/C to overwork. Improper insulation within the house means high electric bills.

Extreme high heat can be dangerous for home inspectors. When the roof get very hot it can make inspecting the roof difficult. Small spaces like the attic and crawl spaces can be very difficult for a home inspector to inspect during very high temperatures. That doesn’t mean we can’t get the job done so make sure to give us a call!