Posts in Health and Safety

During a home inspection, the inspector’s primary concern is the health and safety of the client. Our home inspectors will search for and report on dangers in the home including amateur wiring which could lead to a fire, absence of smoke detectors, presence of security bars over windows, condition of the fire-wall, and condition of the fireplace among others. The inspector will also inspect and report on any poorly installed gas appliances such as furnaces and water heaters that could present a Carbon Monoxide hazard.

Pool Safety Requirements

Sadly, the second largest cause of death in California is drowning. In 1996, California introduced the Pool Safety Act. This Bill required several safety measures to help prevent accidental drownings. It has been revised several times, and in it’s most recent revision requires at least two of seven safety devices. Also in 2018, it became… Read more »

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Were There Pets in That House?

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. 

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New 2018 Legislation Adds Liability to Inspectors, Realtors

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.

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