If you are shopping for a home in the Sacramento area, don’t get caught up in the hype and forget to hire a quality home inspector. At United Property Inspectors, Inc., we will give you a clear picture of the hidden issues your dream home might possess. If our home inspection turns up one of these red flags, you may want to reconsider your offer.
1. Outdated Electrical Wiring
In today’s digital age, up-to-date wiring is a necessity. Outdated panels that are wired with too many circuits are likely to blow, and pose a fire hazard. Also, pay close attention to the type of wiring that was used: aluminum wiring is a big no-no!
2. Foundation Damage
The foundation is arguably the most important structural element in your home. Bulging or bowing foundation walls, cracks, and leaks may all point to structural weakness that is expensive to repair. Furthermore, a damaged foundation usually means there are other problems like mold, cracked walls, and damaged floors.
3. Septic Tank Failure
While not common in urban areas, if your home has a septic tank, you need to know it is in good condition. A failed or damaged septic tank can cost thousands of dollars to locate, pump, and/or replace. The last thing you need in your new back yard is a swamp full of sewage.
4. Water Intrusion
At United Property Inspectors, we take our time to sniff out potential leaks or damp areas in your home. We check roofs, attics, spouting, basements, windows, doors, fireplaces, drainage systems, and more, to make sure your home is nice and dry.
Where there is moisture, there is mold. Our mold inspectors will gather samples for air quality testing, visible mold testing, and in-wall testing. Within 48 hours, you will have a detailed report of the types of mold present and the extent of the infestation. We will also make recommendations for remediation so you know what it will take to fix the problem.
Make an Informed Purchase
Buying a home is the investment of a lifetime, and we want to help you make an informed decision. At United Property Inspectors, we inspect to the highest standard. Before you buy your next home, give us a call at (916) 788-1111 or contact us online to schedule your home inspection. You won’t regret it.