You've had a home inspection. Is that good enough?

April 5, 2019

 

You’ve found the home of your dreams--or at least you hope so. You’ve had a home inspection completed, and no major issues were discovered. This is all promising news. But there are further steps you can take to protect yourself when purchasing a new home.

 

A common question we get is whether a home inspection is “enough.” The truth is that buying a home is one of the most substantial investments most people will ever make, and it’s important to protect that investment as much as possible. At Jones-Warren, we offer several options that go above and beyond the bare bones of a home inspection.

 

HVAC Inspection

 

The HVAC system is a critical part of the health of any house, whether that home is brand-new construction or has been standing for years. A good HVAC inspection examines each component of the system to ensure that it’s in working order. In addition to filing a written report, an inspector will also discuss their findings with the client in order to relieve some of the very common buyer’s anxiety.

 

Mold Testing

 

While mold is a natural part of the environment, and can be found everywhere--even indoors--it can be a problem when it begins to grow at unsafe levels. Our base mold testing has a range of 1,000 square feet within the home, as well as a control sample collected from outside the home.  It’s important to know that not all mold is visible. An air quality test can determine if ambient mold concentrations in the tested areas are within a normal range.

 

Radon Testing

 

Radon is a tasteless, colorless, odorless gas. And even though we know how to find it, fix it, and prevent it, Radon poisoning still causes 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. Many of those are preventable. It can be found in igneous rock and soil, but can also occasionally be found in well water. Radon testing your potential new home can help prevent heartache for you and your family down the road.

 

At Jones-Warren, we stand ready to serve all of your home inspection needs. For more information, contact us at 205.607.0031 or email office@joneswarren.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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