What Is An AB-38 Inspection and Why It Matters
In California, AB-38 requires a disclosure form for residential homes built before January 1, 2010, and located in high or very-high Fire severity zones. The disclosure requires inspecting the home’s exterior to identify any potential fire hazards. The inspection’s documentation must be captured in the California Home Fire Hardening and Defensible Space disclosure form and included […]
Moisture, Mildew, and Mold: Everything You Should Know
Black mold. Even reading or hearing the term can make people feel anxious. Indeed, black mold is a dangerous toxin that makes people very sick. Still, how common is it? Are all molds harmful? And what’s the difference between moisture, mildew, and mold, anyway? In this post, The Real Estate Inspection Company answers these questions […]
Why Buyers Should Demand an AB-38 Defensible Space Inspection
Californians in search of a new home must navigate various challenges. For instance, the market continues to push housing costs higher. Additionally, California regulators require certain inspections that other states don’t. One such example is the new AB-38 Defensible Space inspection. In this post, The Real Estate Inspection Company explains what the law requires, how […]
Reflection and Gratitude from the Real Estate Inspection Company
As 2021 comes to a close, The Real Estate Inspection Company is reflecting on all that has transpired this year. We are eager to forge ahead into 2022. However, we also think it’s a good idea to take stock of all the good things we’ve experienced as the year wraps. In times like these, when […]
Are Drones or Pole Cameras the Best Approach for a Roof Inspection?
When it comes to home inspections, the roof is an essential component. It protects the home, keeps out the elements, and helps save energy. However, many roofs aren’t very accessible, which is why some inspectors assess what they can from the ground. At The Real Estate Inspection Company, we believe thorough inspections include roofs. That […]
Energy Efficiency: Rising Energy Costs Will Impact Consumers
Analysts anticipate rising energy prices this winter and in 2022. Consequently, consumers will see both oil and natural gas costs increase in the coming months. Therefore, homeowners who review their property’s energy efficiency are wise, especially when considering selling a home. In this article, The Real Estate Inspection Company reviews possible energy inefficiencies so that […]
How Thermal Imaging Supports Home Inspections & Spots Issues
General home inspections identify active and emerging residential property issues. At The Real Estate Inspection Company, we use state-of-the-art equipment including FLIR® infrared thermal cameras to detect thermal energy during a home inspection that can point out a number of potential problems that otherwise could be missed.
4 Home Inspection Mistakes San Diego Homebuyers Make
Homebuying is part of the American dream. In fact, it’s the main way many people build wealth. First-time homebuyers contend with both excitement and anxiety during the process. The Real Estate Inspection Company wants the home buying experience to be a positive one. That’s why we’ve put together this list of home inspection mistakes to […]
Why Did My 1980s Slab Crack?
Few things are more concerning than pulling up the old carpet in a house you just bought and seeing a crack in the concrete slab. This issue is quite common in older homes and the attached driveways. It is often due to the poor construction methods used at the time. Here’s why. All concrete slabs […]
Who is responsible for identifying rodents?
The answer may surprise you… A common source of problems after the close of escrow can be the presence of rodents. Significant lawsuits have been filed over contaminated attics and ducts. So who should be identifying rodents in a home during the contingency period? This is a gray area that needs to be discussed to […]