How to Look

at a House

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

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Concerned about sinkholes? To learn more about sinkhole and clay soil issues in Alachua County, go to our blog “What is my chance of buying a Gainesville home over a sinkhole?”

Find out more about removing interior walls to open up the floor plan of a house at our blog “Can I take out that wall? Is it load-bearing?”

Looking for a good contractor? Read our blog “How do I find a good contractor in Gainesville?”

To figure out why your roof is leaking, go to our blog: Why is my roof leaking?

Need to know the correct spacing for wall receptacles? Go to our blog “How far apart should the electrical receptacles be placed?”

To learn more about how to find and evaluate structural problems in a home, go to our blog “How do I recognize serious structural problems in a house?”

Find out how to spot typical amateur wiring problems at our blog “What are the most common homeowner wiring mistakes?”

To determine the average lifespan of different roof materials, see our blog “What is the average lifespan of a roof?”

Learn about the issues with old wiring in your home at out our blog “How dangerous is old electrical wiring?”

If you are considering doing your own home inspection, read our blog “Can I do my own home inspection?”

If you’re window glass is getting cloudy, see our blog “What is causing a foggy haze on my windows?”