Your home can be a dangerous place, but it doesn’t have to be. An inspection of your Tampa home can help you fix or at least understand a few of the most common dangers that lurk in the deep dark corners of your home. Use the following information to create a safer environment for yourself and your loved ones.

Slip and Falls

 If there’s one household hazard we hope you’ll remember – it’s this one. Whether you slip on a wet floor or trip over toys, this particular hazard can cause a great deal of bodily injury. Our property inspection Tampa team prioritizes the safety of our customers above all else. As such, your inspection report will always include our observations of unstable steps, staircases and handrails.

Fire! Fire! Fire!

Hundreds of thousands of fires occur in homes across the United States each year. A few of the most common culprits are chimneys and appliances.If your home has a chimney, our Tampa home inspection team will check to ensure it is free of excess creosote, a highly combustible chemical generated by burning wooden logs.

Black Mold

Some mold is normal in your home. The most common types of indoor molds are cladosporium, penicillium, aspergillus, and alternaria – all of which may have little to no effect on your health. However, there are certain molds that can be hazardous. The most well-known toxic mold is stachybotryschartarum or black mold. Fevers, headaches, sneezing, coughing and rashes are a few of the risks associated with the presence of black mold. If you believe your home contains this hazardous substance, contact a specialist for further assistance.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Appliances which are fueled by coal, oil, and most commonly – gas, contain a by-product of combustion known as carbon monoxide. A few of the most common examples are gas furnaces, refrigerators, dryers, ranges, water heaters and fireplaces. As long as your home is well-vented and all appliances are properly functioning, carbon monoxide should not be a safety hazard.

A home inspection of your Tampa home will help to identify the above dangers before they become incredibly expensive problems. For questions, or to set up an appointment with Radiant Property Inspections, please call (813) 839-8416.