Are those free warranties offered by some home inspectors worth anything? Find out why they can be worthless, and make the real estate agent look bad.
Escrow can be cancelled for many reasons. The most common is a low appraisal. But repair items and sellers may be problematic. Find out how our Cancelled Escrow Protection covers you.
Numerous inspections exist in addition to the general home inspection including drain lines, meth, mold, etc. What ancillary inspections are important to buyers and real estate agents? A recent survey reveals how our clients feel.
If you need to know about allergens, we can help. Consider getting air samples performed in addition to your home inspection. The same lab that analyzes our mold samples can analyze air samples and tell you about all the particulates in the air that you and your family will be breathing.
Thousands of houses throughout Southern California have septic systems. These include rural houses or those on large properties. Hooking these houses up to a municipal sewer system may be cost prohibitive, so a septic system is a perfect alternative. Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment structures, commonly used in rural areas without centralized sewer systems…. Read more »
There are so many items in a house that require regular maintenance. As homeowners, we often ignore maintenance on items that are working properly. Why spend money on a problem that doesn’t exist? If your garage door opener is working, why would you have it tuned up? Just like your car regular scheduled maintenance is… Read more »
Home buyers should always consider having a drain line inspection. Nearly 2/3 of every drain line we inspect requires…
California SB 422 – Pool Safety Act
As if selling real estate didn’t have enough liability, it has now become part of a home inspection to check certain safety features of a pool no matter what. If your home inspector is not certified, insured, or accustomed to inspecting swimming pools it could transfer extra liability onto the Realtors and sellers if someone becomes injured or drowns.
Garage firewalls are often over-looked in a home inspection. This system is intended to slow the spread of fire from the garage into the living space. Your home inspector should carefull evaluate the integrity of the firewall, and report on any breaches.