Home Inspections Aren’t Just For Purchasing Property
Overall, home inspections can be helpful to property owners not looking to sell. Home inspections can help you seek out aspects of your home in need of renovation or repair. Inspections allow you to locate areas of disrepair or inefficiency in your home. We can help you identify what you can upgrade, to save money or increase your quality of life. Many points of our inspection checklist deal with health and safety hazards that can pose a potential threat to you and your loved ones.
Mold, Radon, and Other Health Risks
Our complete home inspections include looking for mold, mildew, radon, and other potential health hazards. Mold and Mildew come from moisture intrusion over a period of time and can lead to a variety of health issues, generally associated with the respiratory system.
Radon is a colorless, odorless, and radioactive gas that occurs naturally as uranium decays over time. Trace amounts of uranium under your house can dispel this gas, and permeate it up through the soil. Because radon can permeate through common building materials, such as sheetrock, concrete, and wood, it can come through the foundation of your home. Radon gas can build up in your home and create air quality and health issues. While tolerable in trace amounts, radon buildup could lead to more severe health issues, such as lung cancer.
Termites and Other Destructive Pests
Termites and other pests can cause serious damage to the structural integrity of your home. Homeowners across the country spend about $5 billion each year on termite control and repair. Our home inspectors can help you identify potential termite infestations before they become rampant. Overall, finding a termite infestation early can save you thousands in repair costs down the line.
Lead and Asbestos Testing for Home Inspections
Lead and asbestos are materials that were used in homes for a long time before they were deemed too hazardous for the public. Prolonged exposure to lead and asbestos has been linked to a range of cancers and other life-threatening chronic conditions. Both of these materials can be especially harmful to the development of children A proper inspection from Fairview Home Inspections will look for and identify any lead pipes, lead paint, or asbestos on the property.