Are home inspections just used during a buyer’s purchasing process?

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If you are already a homeowner, a home inspection can help identify problems in the making and suggest preventative measures that may help you avoid costs in the future.  If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better […]

What is Radon testing?

Home radon level testing

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon. But it still may be a problem in your home.  When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer.  In fact, the Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause […]

Do I have to attend my home inspection?

Home owner attending crawlspace inspection

While it’s not required that you be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended.  You will be able to observe the inspector and ask questions about your home and how to maintain it.  The inspector may also show you different issues that are uncovered during the inspection.  Even though these issues would be in […]

Can I do the home inspection myself?

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An inspector is familiar with the elements of home construction, proper installation, maintenance and home safety.  She/he also knows how the home’s systems and components are intended to function when working properly.  Above all, most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want. This may have an […]

Why are home inspections important?

Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the home before you buy it.  The home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for […]

What is a home inspection?

Inspecting home furnace

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation. A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector […]