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Is Your Home Prepared for Florida's Humid Summers?


HUMIDITY!!

Florida's summers are known for their high humidity levels, which can cause a variety of issues for homeowners. As a home inspector, it's important to know what to look for to ensure a home is prepared for the humidity. Here are some key areas to focus on:

  1. Air conditioning: A functioning and properly sized air conditioning system is crucial for maintaining a comfortable indoor environment. Make sure the AC unit is in good condition and that the air filters are clean and regularly replaced. We recommend hiring a HVAC company to have your system looked over at least once per year and ideally once before summer and once before winter.

  2. Insulation: Proper insulation is important not only for keeping a home cool, but also for preventing moisture buildup. Check that the insulation is installed correctly and that there are no gaps or areas where it is missing.

  3. Ventilation: Proper ventilation is essential for removing excess moisture from the home. Make sure the attic and crawl space have adequate ventilation and that the bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans are in good working order.

  4. Roofing: A leaky roof can cause serious damage to a home, especially in humid conditions. Inspect the roof for any signs of damage or wear and tear, paying close attention to areas around vents and chimneys.

  5. Plumbing: Check for any leaks or drips in the plumbing system, as excess moisture can lead to mold growth and other issues.


By paying attention to these key areas, homeowners can help ensure their homes are prepared for Florida's humid summers. As a home inspector, it's important to educate clients on these issues and recommend any necessary repairs or upgrades.


 

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