Florida may be a beautiful state, but it’s harsh on its buildings. Many of the most common home defects found during a home inspection are related to the climate.
Because of the massive potential for severe, wet weather in Florida, water damage is incredibly common in homes, particularly those that feature a large amount of wood. Fortunately, regularly painting and caulking can prevent water damage from occurring at all, though a professional will certainly be necessary to remedy existing water damage, and that can get quite costly.
Damaged or Leaky Roofs
Another casualty of the Florida weather systems, faulty or leaking roofs are all too common in Floridian homes. Harsh winds and excessive heat give roofs an incredibly shortened lifespan; when it comes time to replace them, it’ll cost a fair amount to hire a reputable professional.
Poor Air Conditioning Upkeep
Floridians use their AC more than anyone else in the country, so many of them don’t find the time to get their units’ maintenance as regularly as they should. This can lead to dirty filters and leaky ductwork (among other things). Luckily, homeowners can change the filters themselves and avoid more expensive issues that would require the assistance of an HVAC company.
Over time, homeowners might notice that their water pressure is lacking, that their drains aren’t draining all that quickly, or even that they can see water in their ceilings. Regularly cleaning out drains and repairing leaks as soon as they spring are DIY solutions to this common problem that will save time and effort in the long run.
A common problem everywhere in the country, keeping up with regular household maintenance can feel like a chore, but it becomes necessary at a certain point. Homeowners can repair their cracked driveways, replace their worn-out flooring, and generally give their homes a makeover without professional help.
Don’t Buy A Home In Florida Without A Professional Inspection!
Even minor problems in a home can cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair. If you’re purchasing any type of building in Florida, we highly recommend contacting a professional certified inspector in your area right away, to make sure that the property is free of major flaws.