A Home Inspection is a non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. This is carried out by a Home Inspector, who usually has special equipment and training to carry out such inspections. A Home Inspection Report is then issued by the Home Inspector.

An Inspector will check the roof, basement, heating system, water heater, air-conditioning system, structure, plumbing, electrical, and many other aspects of buildings looking for improper building practices, those items that require extensive repairs, items that are general maintenance issues, as well as some fire and safety issues. Home owners or home buyers often use a Home Inspection Service before selling or buying their houses. A Home Inspector conducts a thorough examination of a home to detect any potential systems or components requiring attention. A home owner receives a detailed Report of the condition of his/her home so that he/she can plan for needed repairs and upgrades when it is time to make them.

A Home Inspector is sometimes confused with a Real Estate Appraiser. A Home Inspector determines the condition of a structure, whereas an Appraiser determines the value of a property. A home cannot "fail" an inspection, as there is no score or passing grade given. A professional Home Inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house. It is not an appraisal. It is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local building code code compliance. A Home Inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need a major or minor repair or replacement.

What's the importance of a Home Inspection?

Home Buyers
  An inspection is one of the most important steps in the home purchase process. A+ Home Inspection's experience and commitment make us a smart choice for anyone looking for a home inspection done right.

Home Sellers
  Ordering a home inspection BEFORE you list a home for sale is a great idea for people who are interested in getting to a closing quickly and with fewer surprises.

  Whether you're a REALTOR®, lawyer, or lender, a home inspection should be a top priority. A+ Home Inspection's easy to understand, written report with photos makes for faster closings and happier customers.

Why Should I Test?

Radon Testing
Radon is a national environmental health concern. Elevated radon levels have been discovered in almost every state. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that up to 8 million homes throughout the country have unsafe levels of radon.
Fortunately, radon can be detected by an A+ Home Inspection professional, and can be effectively mitigated for very little money.

Mold Testing
Mold can grow inside your home behind walls and underneath flooring without you even being aware of it. Even though mold is a natural occurring fungi, it can have marked health effects on many people in large concentrations and depending on the type of mold.
There are mold species that can cause a variety of symptoms such as skin rashes, nose bleeds, itchy and watery eyes, breathing difficulties, migraine headaches, just to name a few. Some indoor molds are extremely toxic and can cause long-lasting illness and disease.
Your certified A+ Home Inspection professional can detect if you have a mold problem.


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