Preparing your home, buying supplies, and making the choice to evacuate or hunker down can be very stressful for families in Florida. We always think about preparing our home before the weather comes, but what about when the hurricane has hit and moved on, leaving destruction in its wake. Have you ever considered Kelting Home Inspections to evaluate your home for hurricane damage? We evaluate damage that you may not be able to see or know to look for. Working with an inspector to go over your home after a weather event like a hurricane can help you assess the damage and create a plan going forward.
One major area you want Kelting Inspection to inspect after a major storm is your roof. Your home inspector will need to check for missing shingles, compromised supports, and in serious cases, holes or structural damage. These will need immediate repair to prevent interior damage to your home and should be prioritized. You will also want your post-hurricane home inspection to take a look at major electrical work to make sure it did not sustain severe damage. While the inspector will not be able to fix anything, they can provide guidance as to whether or not this needs an electrician. This will assist you greatly if an insurance claim is needed.
If your home experienced large volumes of water inside from flooding or storm surges, you may want to consider a mold inspection. As a Certified Professional Mold Assessor, Kelting Inspections will check common areas for mold, to be sure you won’t uncover this costly issue down the road. Your inspector can also check your heating and air systems to make sure they did not sustain damage that would cause replacement. If hit with major debris, they may be compromised and your inspector can point these issues out to you.
If your home experiences moderate to severe weather phenomena such as hurricanes, working with your local home inspector to check your property for damage can save you in the long run. At Kelting Inspections, our team has worked all over the state of Florida and knows exactly what to look for. We are here to support you through this season.
Below are a few websites that I have used to prepare my own home and family for hurricane season. I hope you find them useful. We pray for a safe season.
Wesley Bulifant, Owner & Inspector
Florida Licensed Home Inspector & Mold Assessor
License HI7956 & MRSA2484
Kelting Home Inspections & Services, LLC
PO Box 510058
Punta Gorda, FL 33951