Why would you want a mold inspection before purchasing a house?

A home buyer inspection is essential when buying a house. Buyers can waive their right to an examination, but it is recommended. It is wise (and advised) to conduct one. The cost far outweighs any excuse not to get one done. It can give you insights into things that might be otherwise hidden from you.

The results of your home inspection will help you know for sure whether your decision to buy is the best decision you can make. Your purchasing decision can give you the ability to see whether you would want to buy any other house and alert you to any major repairs needed in the future. Our licensed home inspectors are extremely thorough and will help keep your views about the property as realistic as possible. Having a mold inspection before purchasing a house can give you peace of mind.

What do we inspect when doing a house inspection?

While conducting a home inspection, we try to be as non-invasive as possible while making sure we include any accessible parts of the property in our report. Grading, covering, patios, porches, sidewalks, and driveways. This short list of some of the things we look at when we come to do a house inspected.

  • Doors, windows, retaining walls, gutters and downspouts are checked to make sure no moisture is coming through them that could increase chances for mot
  • Grading and drainage is a definite problem that some houses because they were not designed to accommodate largely
  • Garages, foundations, the footing is all carefully inspected for signs of mold.
  • Crawlspaces, floors, walls, roofing, chimney are checked very carefully for mold.
  • Grounding and bonding are checked to make sure it is in good working order and doesn’t have any visible signs of mold.
  • Panels, branch circuits, switches, breakers and fuses all are carefully checked for weaknesses and any physical signs of mold spores.
  • Outlets, wiring, and lights make great places for mold to collect and reframe.
  • The main water shut off valves,  the distribution lines, and functional flow and pressure, fixtures and faucets are carefully checked for leaks and exposure to y
  • Vents, traps, drains, and water heater system are all thoroughly tested for mold spores.
  • Combustion system is carefully checked, and any weak places noted.
  • Cooling and heating systems even though the air conditioner works great as a humidifier are checked for signs of mold.
  • Thermostats, ducts, and vents will be checked since these are typically one place where a high level of spores levels.
  • Walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows, stairs all require a careful inspection to look for signs of water damage and mold.
  • We will check various appliances to make sure they are not showing any sign of mold.
  • Cabinets and countertops need a careful inspection, especially under the sinks.

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