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A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house.  It is a visual inspection of the structure and components of a home to find items that are not performing correctly or items that are unsafe.  An inspector will check the roof, exterior, heating system, water heater, air conditioning system, structure, plumbing, electrical, and many other areas 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.
If a problem or a symptom of a problem is found the home inspector will include a description of the problem in a written report and may recommend further evaluation. Before you close, you need to consider whether or not repairs are needed now and who’s going to pay for them.
Radon Testing
Radon gas can enter a home through soil, dirt crawlspaces, cracks in foundations or walls, floor drains, pipes and sump pumps.  Radon can invade any home, old or new.  Even those “tightly sealed homes” with no visible cracks can have high levels of radon.  Because each home is unique, the ground underneath it is also unique.  Two houses side-by-side can have completely different radon levels.  The only way to know the radon concentration in your home is to conduct a test!
Termite Inspections
A Termite or WDI ( Wood Destroying Insects) Inspection is a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas of the home.  The inspector visually inspects the interior of the home, including the basement or crawlspace, and the exterior of the property for signs of infestation or conditions conducive for infestation.  Conducive conditions mean conditions existing in a home that favor the development of wood destroying organisms/insects.  These include all situations where there are moisture problems, where there is wood in contact with the ground, or where cracks can make wood framing accessible to wood destroying organisms.  Besides termites the inspector is also looking for signs of carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and re-infesting wood-boring beetles.  Many lenders require a WDI (Termite) inspection, so they can be sure there are no active termite infestations in any home they finance.  If you’re buying, you want to be sure you’re not buying termites and termite damage along with your new home!
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