Many of our clients ask us if it really necessary to get a home inspection. We believe it is always in the best interest of our clients to do so. Unless you are a professional home inspector, there are many things that can be overlooked that can later become an issue. A home inspector will take an in-depth look into the overall structure, electrical, heating, cooling, roof, insulation, ventilation, and much more. Having a home inspection will not only calm a buyer's unknown fears of what they are getting into but can also help in planning for potential future expenses.
Additionally, you can request your home inspector, if licensed to do so, to perform a radon test. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is present in all properties and outside in the air we breathe. You need to be aware of the levels and overall indoor concentration. A radon inspection company can set up a machine that samples the air to test for radon levels to make sure they are within a safe range.
A home inspector can be a great tool when purchasing a house. If you or anyone you know has any questions regarding a home inspection, feel free to contact The York Team. There are many inspection companies out there but one that we highly recommend is General Property Inspections. Their information can be found below or on our website under the "Recommended Professionals" tab.