Spring is prime time for buying or selling a home in Atlanta, GA. Most home buyers know that they need to get a home inspection before finalizing the purchase on any property. For added assurance and purchasing knowledge, Phil, Joyce, and the entire team at ProTech Home & Property Inspections, Inc. recommend that you also consider the benefits of their specialty home inspection services. We describe three of the most common ones below.
1. Mold Testing
Before purchasing a home, you want to know whether mold is present. Not only can mold indicate water damage or leaks, but prolonged exposure to mold can also cause or exacerbate health issues. Our home inspectors thoroughly assess a home for the presence of mold, even taking air samples, as part of our mold testing service.
2. Radon Testing
Radon is a radioactive gas that residents can’t see, smell, or taste. High radon levels can cause serious health issues. In fact, research indicates that after tobacco, radon poisoning is the leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Therefore, radon testing is an important part of the home-buying process. You’ll want to know whether you’re putting yourself at risk and how you can proceed. Our home inspectors set up a radon detector in the property, monitoring levels over a set period of time. From there, we can let you know whether the home has high radon levels.
3. Termite Inspection
Those little critters can cause big problems fast. Termites cause considerable damage to a home, so it’s important to know whether they are present and how to eliminate them. The first step is a termite inspection. At this appointment, the home inspector will do a thorough analysis of the property to check for signs of termites. If termites or their dwellings are found, we will recommend professional termite remediation services.
These three specialty home inspections can give you knowledge and peace of mind in the home-buying process. Discovering a home has mold or termite damage is always better before you’ve signed all the paperwork and moved in. You can use the information from your inspection to either negotiate remediation with the sellers or perhaps as grounds to step back from the contract.