It’s easy to get excited when buying a new home. Sometimes, a home seems practically perfect, but a closer inspection could reveal unforeseen hazards. With residential inspections in Philadelphia, PA, you can ensure that you’re getting your dream home and not a new nightmare.
A termite inspection is a great way to reveal information not provided in a standard home inspection or appraisal. Wood-destroying termites are more than a mere nuisance. They can cause massive damage to a home, which could potentially cost thousands to repair. With an inspection, you should learn if termites or powder post beetles are an issue. That’s information you always want before you purchase a home.
If the home comes with a pool or spa, it’s worth hiring a specialist to perform an inspection. The specialist can give you an idea as to the life expectancy of the unit, check for leaks, and identify whether or not you’re going to need a liner soon. Pools and spas require ongoing maintenance and care. If the current owner hasn’t been on top of things, you could be buying a headache. The home inspection does a visual, non-invasive inspection of the pool. If the pool is closed, this will limit the inspection we can do. Sometimes pools are covered under a home warranty at additional cost. You should find out if that’s the case.
We inspect every roof. Can you imagine not having the roof of your new home inspected? Neither can we! The roof is every home’s first line of defense against the elements. A new roof can easily cost thousands of dollars, and you probably don’t want to take on such a large expense immediately after moving into your new home. If the seller won’t pay for a roof certification, you can acquire one yourself. Check into the company to ensure that it’s reputable and established.
We recommend having your sewer line scoped by a licensed plumber. Sewer line video inspections can uncover several issues. Issues include broken, misaligned, or punctured pipes. We also recommend a video inspection if you are purchasing a home. This prevents issues that may arise in the future.
We recommend having a radon test conducted by a certified radon tester. Radon becomes an issue when it enters your home. Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas in the air. High levels of radon in your home can cause lung cancer, it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Testing is the only way to find out your home’s radon levels.
This is by no means an exhaustive list. For a residential inspection in Philadelphia, PA, or to learn more about the benefits of home inspections, speak with the experts at Eagle Inspections.