Home Inspection for the Buyer
If you are planning to buy a house, you should know that no house is perfect, even a brand-new one. This doesn’t mean that you won’t find the house of your dreams. It does mean that when you find a house that’s just what you want, you should go one step further and find out its problems or potential problems, if any, and get your home inspected by a certified home inspector. Problems can be the result of deficiencies in construction, deterioration due to aging, or safety and fire hazards. Very often the problems are quite minor and can be corrected at little or no cost. However, sometimes there are major problems that are quite costly to correct.
Usually when people decide to buy a home, the decision is based on a superficial inspection of the house. They tend to make an emotional decision which might be correct; however, it should be based on an understanding of the true condition of the house and not on its cosmetic condition.
A trained inspector will point out areas of concern during the inspection, as well as educate you, the buyer, as to proper care and maintenance procedures. This information will assist you in making an unemotional, intelligent, and informed purchase decision.
Home Inspection for the Seller
Save time, money and reduce your liability by having a pre-sale home inspection. The inspection will alert you to any possible problems and allow you time to have them repaired before putting the home on the market. This can speed up the process of the sale of the home by showing the prospective buyer that the home is in good condition and ready for sale.
How Does Radon Enter the Home and cause Unsafe Levels of Radon?
- Soil and Bedrock: Radon gas escapes from bedrock fissures and gradually finds its way to the surface through loose soil where it eventually comes into contact with home foundations and crawlspaces.
- Windows and Foundation: A common entry point for Radon gas, that has been found to present problems.
- Water Heaters and Wells: Radon gas can get into well water lines and make its way into the home water heaters, distributing the gas through the home.
- Showers and Plumbing: A dangerous entry point for Radon gas in the home.