A comprehensive home inspection includes a visual examination of the structure from top to bottom, including:
- heating, and cooling systems (HVAC) plumbing (leaks, hot water tanks, boilers)
- electrical systems (knob and tube, junction boxes, breakers, appliances etc.) A roof inspection (shingles, ventilation, gutters) - Insulation (Infrared thermal imaging)
-Walls (cracks in plaster, moisture intrusion) Ceilings, floors, windows, doors
-The foundation (cracks, water problems, mold and grading)
-The basement and visible structure -
-Other services (radon, pest, water samples)
Following the examination The home inspector will provide a report that points out possible defects or areas of concern, and also the positive aspects of the structure and the maintenance that will be necessary to keep the home in good shape in the future.
A home inspection is important in Pittsburgh
Major underlying problems are often overlooked during your buying process. For example, watermarks in the basement may indicate a chronic water seepage problem, toxic mold or simply may be a result of a single incident. Ed Lampl is a home inspector that is certified with mold testing/indoor air quality. A professional home inspection will provide you with complete information about the condition of the home or property that you are considering. A home inspection will help avoid any unpleasant surprises after the sale.
A home inspector is totally objective. As a prospective homebuyer, you may be emotionally involved in a property, where the home inspector is there to find any problems that you are unaware of. The decision to have a home inspected is a good investment. You must first consider the structure and mechanical systems, not just the decorations and landscaping.
Consider an Ed Lampl home inspection as an independent building assessment prior to purchasing a home, condominium or commercial property. Your Home Inspector can bring peace of mind when you sign the sales contract. Knowing what to expect both inside and out will help you make an informed decision about the value of the building and the future upkeep.
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An ASHI home inspection accomplishes two important goals. - First, it gives you a chance to determine the condition of the house, its structural soundness, and the condition of its mechanical systems. - Second, it brings any problems to the seller's attention so the problems can be resolved before closing.
Ed Lampl Home Inspection An average home inspection typically lasts about three hours, but there is no set timetable as the client always comes first. Ed Lampl takes the time necessary to answer questions and write a detailed report on the spot. Reports are organized and include color photographs, maintenance issues, photographs and a full property assessment. You may find it valuable to accompany you home inspector as they go through the house. Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you will make. Your customized report tell you what you are buying as is and what your future upkeep obligations will be. Ed Lampl performs can perform a number of services in addition to home inspections including Environmental Testing such as mold testing, radon testing pest inspection and much more.