Buying a home is an exciting time. The thrill of bidding on a home and winning is intoxicating. However, before you sign a contract, it’s important to make sure that the house you choose is the right house for you. You want it to be as close to perfect as possible so that you avoid making costly repairs. The best way to do that is to have these three must-have home inspections performed before you sign a contract.
A General Home Inspection
Performing a home inspection is critical before you sign a contract to purchase a home. A home inspection can uncover hidden repairs that could cost you all the money you saved purchasing the home.
Many home buyers rely solely on the homeowner’s home inspection report, but it could be flawed. To ensure you are basing your decision to purchase your next home on accurate information, you must purchase a home inspection, and then decide about purchasing the home.
Home inspectors examine all the systems in your home to ensure everything is up to par. They inspect your heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC), plumbing, septic, and electrical systems. They are the Scooby-Doos of the real estate industry, uncovering problems in homes that could cost you money in the future.
Mold can be a serious problem for homeowners. Beyond polluting your air with a distinct musky smell, mold can be a hazard to your health. Infants, the elderly, and people with respiratory problems may find it hard to breathe in homes that have even small mold problems. As such, you want to make sure that you aren’t purchasing a home that has an infestation of mold.
Although mold and bacteria are constantly in the air, at Inspection Plus, our proprietary methods can help you determine when a home has too much mold. Even if you can’t see signs of mold, we can determine if there is a hidden mold colony lurking in the dark, moist crevices of the house you want to purchase.
Radon, an odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer based on the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) estimates. It causes 20,000 deaths each year.
With the inability to see, smell, or taste radon gas, you must rely on the expertise of a professional to determine if your new home will expose you to radon. Fortunately, the process of testing for radon is simple and cost-effective when you consider the risks.
At Inspection Plus, we want you to purchase the right home when you are looking for the home of your dreams. We are happy to help you eliminate prospects by determining whether these homes can pass our three must-have home inspections: a general home inspection, a mold inspection, and a radon inspection. Before you sign your purchase agreement for your new home, give us a call so that we can make sure the house worth your investment.