Most home buyers know that they shouldn’t skip the home inspection before finalizing their purchase of a property. However, at ProTec Inspection Services of Maryland, we also recommend that you consider adding on some of our specialty inspections for additional knowledge and protection in the home-buying process.
1. Mold testing
Do you smell something a little funky in the house? Maybe you’ve seen a few tell-tale signs of mold, and they’re making you nervous. Well, before you get too concerned, your best bet is to schedule mold testing. Our inspectors can give you a detailed report about the presence of mold in a home and offer suggestions for remediation, if necessary.
2. Radon testing
Radon is an odorless, tasteless gas that often exists below the surface of a home. While seemingly innocent, radon actually poses several severe health risks. When it comes to your health and safety, it’s better to schedule radon testing and know whether radon is present before moving forward.
3. Termite inspection
Next to the basic home inspection, most home buyers also opt for a termite inspection. These little critters can wreak havoc on the cosmetic and structural features of a home. When you call to schedule your residential inspection, go ahead and schedule your termite inspection at the same time.
4. Infrared testing
Want to know what’s really happening beneath the surface of a house? Infrared testing can help you uncover a range of issues, including water leaks, electrical issues, roof leaks, air duct leaks, lack of insulation, and more.
At ProTec Inspection Services, we offer these specialty inspections in case you want to dig a little deeper into a property’s issues before signing on the dotted line. We recommend that you get the initial home and termite inspections, and then if your inspector is concerned about additional issues (like mold or radon), then request those inspections as well. You can never be too safe with your real estate investment.
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