If you’re about to undergo a Tampa home inspection, you may be worried about rain. In Florida, especially during the summer months, it rains almost every day, and you don’t want this to interfere with closing on your new home. The good news is that most inspectors will continue to inspect the home during rain, especially since most Florida rain storms last less than an hour.
If it’s raining, your Tampa home inspector will start with the interior portion of the inspection. This will include the electrical, fireplaces, windows, etc. Rain can actually be a great indicator inside the home if there is anything amiss; any leaks will become visibly noticeable, making it even easier for a Tampa home inspector to determine their location and cause. If you have an aging roof, leaks could be an all-to-real problem that can be costly to repair or replace. This means you may need to replace not only your roof, but portions of drywall where water damage has occurred, and any flooring that may have been damaged as well. A thorough, rainy day home inspection can help you avoid all of those issues.
Rainy inspections will also point out issues with drainage. Many homes may have old, broken, or clogged gutters that cause water to back up in areas it shouldn’t. While your inspector will catch these things even when it is not raining, you can see just how severe the problems are. We always recommend seeing your new home in the daytime, nighttime, and in rainy conditions so you aren’t caught off guard. You can also have your inspector check the doors and windows to ensure they are weather-proof. This could be an easy fix, but you would rather find out during your inspection that a big storm or a hot day.
Rain or shine, your home inspection is likely to go on as scheduled. While each season has its ups and downs for inspectors, rain can show a great deal of issues to an inspector, buyer, and seller. If you live in Florida, chances are your inspection may fall on a rainy day. Call us today for more information!