4 Things A Home Inspection Doesn’t Cover
When buying a home, you must know what you’re committing to long-term. Fortunately, home inspections can help you understand the property’s condition and identify any potential problems. However, home inspections don’t cover everything. The Real Estate Inspection Company provides four examples of things a general home inspection doesn’t include.
Environmental Testing: What It Is and Why You Need It
Californians care deeply about the environment, but sometimes we focus solely on the global level, forgetting about the importance of our personal indoor air quality. If you’re concerned about indoor air quality, you may want to consider environmental testing which, in this case, involves looking for mold. Keep reading to discover what The Real Estate […]
5 Things To Consider When Buying Older Homes
The housing market exploded in 2021, and the cost of homes skyrocketed. While home prices stabilize, some buyers seek out older homes to stay within their budget. However, older homes sometimes come with problems. The Real Estate Inspection Company has extensive experience in identifying these problems. In this post, we share five things to consider […]
Infrared Thermal Imaging and home inspections
Superman had x-ray vision. Doctors use x-rays and MRI’s to look inside your body. The military and police use infrared to find suspects hiding in the bushes. Each application allows the user to observe things that are not visible to the naked eye and allows them to do a better job. A few top notch […]
Swimming Pool Safety – Must Read
Statistics compiled from InterNACHI, the worlds largest Home Inspector Association Swimming pools should always be happy places. Unfortunately, each year thousands of American families confront swimming pool tragedies, drownings and near-drownings of young children. These tragedies are preventable. These are guidelines for pool barriers that can help prevent most submersion incidents involving young children. This […]
When and Where are GFCI Receptacles Required?
When and Where are GFCI Receptacles Required? Saying that disagreements can arise over a home inspection is an understatement. One item that can cause frustration is the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter or GFCI. A GFCI is typically a receptacle with small buttons on it that usually say “Test” and “Reset”. It can also be built […]
Water Heater Safety (Part 1)
Water heaters are often taken for granted. They sit in our garage or utility closet and perform their assigned duty day in and day out. If installed correctly they will operate with little fuss for many years. Most of us rarely give the water heater a second thought, but they have a life cycle just […]
Inspections of Bank Owned Homes and Flip Houses
Bank Owned and Flip Houses What a great time to buy a house! Deals are everywhere, and people are getting great prices on the home of their dreams. Whether you are buying that home from a bank directly, at auction, or a short sale, most of these houses will be sold as-is. That means that […]