Dangerous Items Your Home Inspector Might Have MissedBy Child Safety Specialist Jun 8, 2011 | 10:20:00 amPosted in: Home
Buying a home doesn’t just mean paying a mortgage and property tax. It also includes knowing the ins and outs of the home you want to buy and making sure that everything is up to code and safe for you and your family. Here are some things to make sure your inspector looks at before you sign the purchase agreement.
• Roofs – According to David Lelak of IHI Home Inspections, many inspectors do not even check roofs anymore and that leads to many dangerous problems. Hire a roofer to come and check to make sure that every inch is safe including the gutters, skylights, chimneys, etc.
• HVAC – You always want to make sure that you have a properly working heating system before you move into your new home. Bring in a licensed technician to check out your system.
• Termites – The last thing a new homeowner wants to find out is that their home is infested with termites. Before you have an inspector come in, hire an exterminator to come and make sure that the house is bug free and ready for moving day .
• Electrical Outlets – Not only does your wiring need to be up to code, it also has to be properly installed. Loose or hanging wires make it very easy for fires to start. Having an electrician come in and do a full inspection can help you have the safest home.
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