Home Inspections Come in Different Forms

Home Inspections Come in Different Forms

Calling a home inspector before buying a new home is highly recommended. It can save you from making a big mistake. An inspector will want to know what kind of inspection you want. There are many types. Let’s go over a few of the more common ones we do in Huntingdon Valley.

Wood-Destroying Insects

When someone thinks of wood destroying insects, they often think about termites. However, there are also carpenter ants, powderpost beetles, and woodborers to worry about. An inspection for wood destroying insects looks for evidence of all of these.

Pool and Spa

Pools and spas require ongoing maintenance. If the seller hasn’t kept up on the maintenance, it could take a lot of money to repair and rehabilitate them. A home inspector can do a visual inspection to see if there’s any evidence of problems. The inspector may recommend bringing in a pool/spa specialist.

Roof Inspection

The roof protects your home from the elements year round. If the roof is in poor shape, it needs to be repaired or replaced, which can end up costing thousands of dollars. A home inspector will check the roofing materials and infrastructure to ensure it’s in good shape.

Sewer Line

A home’s sewer line can last for decades. However, it’s important to have the line inspected by camera before buying the house. A broken, misaligned, or punctured pipe can be expensive to repair or replace.

Radon

Radon is a natural gas that seeps up from the ground, entering the home through the basement or crawl space. It’s the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind only tobacco smoking. Testing can show you if it’s present. Once detected, you need to take measures to remove it from the house’s air.

Of course, there are still more types of home inspections available. If you need any sort of home inspection, contact Inspection Professionals immediately. We can recommend the types of inspections you need and help you get the results you need in Huntingdon Valley, PA.