Home Inspection Reports

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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Purchase Home Inspection Reports

It is a common practice in real estate today for buyers to order a home inspection before they sign on the dotted line. The inspector generally checks to see if there are any conditions in the home that might cost the buyers big money after the sale. An air conditioner on its last legs is a good example of an expensive item to replace, as are appliances that are not working. Your home inspector may even be able to detect the presence of termites or other destructive organisms.

One important thing for the inspector to look for is the presence of visible mold or areas where there is hidden moisture. If you are engaging the services of a home inspector who does not look for mold infestation or the potential for an infestation, you might want to consider getting a mold inspection expert to do an inspection specifically designed to detect mold. Mold can cause structural damage to your home and illness in those who live there.

Mold Home Inspection Reports

There has been a lot of publicity lately about "sick" homes and businesses, and with good reason. While many people do quite well in the presence of a certain level of mold in their environment, others suffer debilitating allergy or asthma symptoms. There are thousands of different types of molds, and humans can be allergic to one and not another, and the quantity of mold can also be an issue.

Many home inspectors are now including a mold survey report as part of their general home inspection reports. You should pay careful attention to any mention of a mold infestation, and you should have it taken care of by a certified mold remediation company before you buy the home. You should never use the services of a mold inspector who also offers clean-up services. Making sure you get a mold report is especially important if you or any member of your family suffers from allergies, asthma, or any other respiratory illness.


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