While a cracked foundation can be easy to see, there are many tough-to-spot or even invisible hazards that you should be aware of. The phrase “out of sight, out of mind” can apply to many things- but it should never apply to home inspections! Below are some areas you should ensure your inspector can check for.
Radon is a natural gas that is odorless and invisible. It’s important to check for it, as high levels of, and prolonged contact with radon gas is the second cause of lung cancer each year.
Termites eat wood from the inside out. The main signs of termites may coincide with other issues (such as squeaky floorboards) or be hard to spot, like small holes in drywall.
Mold can be spotted- but if the owner of the house you’re looking to buy cleaned it up or painted over it, it may be tough (or impossible) to see. There are certain signs of mold– but rather than rely on eyes alone, it’s best to do a thorough mold test!
If you’re purchasing an older house, it’s wise to check for lead in the paint. While there is no visible difference between leaded or unleaded paint, special tests can be conducted to determine the safety of the paint in your home.
Many of these can cause damage to your health and home if left unchecked. When getting your potential new home inspected, it’s important to go with a company with the experience and know-how to ensure total safety for you and your family.
At Cornerstone Home Inspections, we proudly assist Northern New Jersey with all of its home inspection needs. We strive to go above and beyond and offer a wide range of services to ensure your home is safe. To inquire about our services or schedule an appointment, call us at 973-650-4151 or fill out our contact form today!