When you purchase a home, you will go through the inspection process to verify the condition of the home before moving in. Home inspections can cover a wide variety of things from insect damage to general home inspections. We’ve put together a list of the most common types of home inspections you can know what to anticipate when you begin the process of closing on a home and creating a new life.
A mold inspection can reveal hazardous issues with your home. There are many types of mold that can be present in a home, and this type of home inspection can point out problem areas. Since many types of mold are hidden, a mold inspection would check around pipes, leaking baseboards, or moldy insulation from leaks.
One important, but sometimes forgotten type of home inspection is that for pests. Homes with damage from pests such as beetles or termites can have serious structural issues. An inspection can show things like damage to support beams, something that can cost you down the road.
General Home Inspection
This is the most common type of home inspection when buying a new home. This type of home inspection covers a broader scope or home issues. Your home inspector will look at the home’s electrical, plumbing, roofing, foundation and more and report on any areas in need of major improvement. This is most common when buying a home because it encompasses the whole house so you can discuss with the sellers any repairs that should be fixed before closing and potentially negotiate a lower asking price.
There is a wide variety of home inspections available depending on what you need. If you are looking for a specific inspection, chances are, it’s available to you. While we have outlined just a few of the more common home inspections, there are countless more. Call Radiant Property Inspection today to see our full list of services and schedule an appointment.