Professional home inspector tagged posts

Mold is Hard to See But a Home Inspector Can Spot It

Mold is Hard to See But a Home Inspector Can Spot It

Do you think there is no mold in that beautiful home you’re thinking of buying? You may want to think twice. Even if you don’t see it, mold spores may be there, lurking in hard-to-reach corners, beneath flooring or behind walls. Sellers often try to hide mold with cleverly placed paint or spackling – but a good home inspector can see right through their tricks.

Mold loves damp locations, such as previously flooded basements or leaking pipes and windows, and can also thrive in tightly sealed new construction, where even a tiny amount of trapped moisture can cause it to grow. One commonly held misconception is that only humid areas have mold problems, but that’s not true – mold can grow in buildings that have desert like climates.

The last thing you want to do is purchase a home wi...

Read More

Importance of Home Inspections

Home inspections can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.

Although you think you’re buying a beautiful house with a stone-lined fireplace and marble floors, chances are you’re probably also buying problems lurking in the walls, in the crawl space or even the attic. A home inspection is your chance to avoid those problems or at least use the results to negotiate with the seller to pay for any repairs.

Home inspections can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. Here are a few great reasons to have a home inspection before you commit to buying:

Unknown troubles

If you’re buying a newer house, a home inspection may seem like a waste of money but there can always be costly troubles that are unknown to the average home buyer, no matter the age of the home...

Read More