The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, Inc. has produced the International Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection. From this SOP comes the checklist used by many home inspectors to make a visual inspection and produce a written report. What’s in it? Let’s take a look. Let’s Start With aBit of Jargon… Read more »

The Solar Energy Industries Association ranks Florida third in the US for rooftop solar potential but 12th for installed capacity. Less than 100 Florida households have solar panels, a miniscule figure for a state with a population of more than 20 million. Currently, less than 1% of Florida’s electricity generation is from solar. Renewable energy… Read more »

According to, Florida home values have jumped by 10.5% in the past year. Zillow also predict they will rise a further 2.4% in the next year. This brings the median home value in Florida to $204,500 and the median price of homes currently listed in Florida to $272,900. That’s How Much It Costs to… Read more »

Home improvements can be exciting, seeing your vision come to life before your eyes, it’s a great feeling. It can also be expensive. That’s not a bad thing if you get what you pay for and you stay within budget. But how to stay within budget? Here’s a list of a few places where budget-blowing… Read more »

A small plumbing leak can cause untold damage to building structures, especially if it goes unnoticed for a long time. Early detection and prevention are the keys to avoiding costly repairs and water bills. Here are a few tips on where and how to find them. Checking the Meter The first thing to do is… Read more »

Putting the Bowl On Clean the mounting flange on the floor using a use a putty knife. If you are using the same bowl and simply replacing the wax ring, scrape the wax or putty from the bottom of the bowl also. Ensure the surface of the floor is level before installing or re-installing your… Read more »

If your toilet is unsightly, inefficient or deteriorating, then replacing it is certainly the best option. If your toilet is leaking around the base, you probably only need to replace the wax ring. Either way, this step by step guide will show you the way to do it, simply and painlessly. Tools Screwdriver Putty Knife… Read more »