What are the types of home inspections

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Home inspections are a crucial part of buying or selling a home. Before moving into a new home, your real estate agent should provide you with a list of home inspectors. However, these inspectors provide general services and are not qualified for specialized inspections. These are the types of specialized Calgary home inspections that are available to you.

Temperature control

Home inspectors must verify if thermostat readings are accurate and up to regulatory standards. Homes that do not have a thermostat should take steps to repair the old one or install a new one.

Plumbing system

The home inspector must check if the piping connects to the sewer system. The duration that the piping may last should be assessed. The home inspector identifies exposed plumbing that needs to be shielded to prevent bursting from cold, during winter season. He also identifies signs of galvanized and clogged plumbing.

Electrical system

The inspection must ensure that your telephone lines and electrical system are in good shape. This includes mentioning power outages and heating issues that the homeowner may experience. He may suggest reliable brands to replace busted electrical boxes. He may also suggest contractors to setup a generator.

Structural composition

Calgary home inspectors provide an in-depth structural overview of your home. Where these issues are identified and suggestions for rectifying them are provided.

  1. Molds

Molds can contaminate the air causing asthma and other such respiratory diseases.

The home inspector also identifies damp areas that are prone to getting molds and suggest ways of mold proofing your home.

  1. Lead based paint

Although the federal government has banned the use of lead paint, certain old homes may still have it. Lead based paints are a major respiratory health hazard.

  1. Poisonous elements

Asbestos, Radon, and methane gas are dangerous gasses. Houses contaminated by such chemicals require specific chemical tests.

Foundation

In this type of inspection, the structural integrity of the home is evaluated.

  1. Roof inspection

Evaluate the integrity of your roof. He also evaluates how long your roof may last.

  1. Pests and dry rot

The inspector evaluates whether termites, or other wood eating pests, are despoiling your home. Dry rot is a fungus based problem, which can compromise your home’s structural integrity. The inspector may suggest countermeasures in such a scenario.

  1. Chimneys

Some homes have chimneys; in such a case, the inspector may conduct an investigation as to the condition of the chimney.

  1. Boundaries

A homeowner may want to add structural components to his home in the future. Specific permissions are required for doing so. The nature of these permissions can be brought to light by the home inspector. Easements and encroachment regulations may sometimes require a physical inspection on premise.

1 Call inspections is a home inspector service based in Calgary. They provide the above mentioned services in a single package. They employ the use of thermography technology for their inspections. This method is noninvasive and nondestructive for your home. Thus, they perform a thorough inspection while maintaining your peace of mind.

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