A Must Read For Home Inspectors!

Information That Should Be Provided To Potential Clients or Realtors

''Buyers face big expenses when they do not realize these common problems before they move in

these issues are occurring more often than not, I suggest you reconsider adding new services to your business if you want to stay ahead of the curve!

Mice, mold, and leaking bathtubs are among the last findings home buyers want to make after moving into a new home. However, that is exactly what a client of Oakland, Calif.-based financial planner Cathy Curtis found shortly after closing. "The first week she moved in, she emailed me in a panic that there are mice, she needs a new furnace, and the ducts, bathtubs, and kitchen cabinets need to be replaced," says Curtis. Total cost to fix everything: tens of thousands of dollars. "I'm surprised that more of this didn't come up in the inspection," she adds.

Home inspections, it turns out, are much more limited than many first-time buyers realize. "The purpose of a home inspection is to look for material defects of a property—things that are unsafe, not working, or that create a hazard," explains Kurt Salomon, president of ASHI and an inspector based in Salt Lake City. Homebuyers, however, "think we can see through walls and predict the future," he says.

What home inspectors don't do, in addition to harnessing psychic powers, is test for environmental safety, such as lead in the paint or radon in the air, although they might recommend that the potential buyer do so. Inspectors can also overlook mold or vermin, if evidence of their existence is hidden behind floorboards or otherwise obscured. Nor do they examine more pedestrian child-safety issues, such as how easy it is to get into cabinets or fall down staircases. In addition, most inspectors lack specific expertise in pool safety, one of the biggest risks for young children.

That means buyers not only need to take matters into their own hands—they should also budget for unexpected expenses and utilize an inspection company that is certified to conduct not only home inspections, but environmental inspections as well, 


1. Review your home inspector’s background. Many buyers, most often first-timers, accept their real estate agent's recommendation for a home inspector. After all, how different could two inspectors be? Very different, it turns out. "The value an inspector brings is his knowledge, and not every inspector is as educated as the next one," says Curtis Niles, president of the National Association of Home Inspectors and a home inspector in Upper Darby, Pa.
Get with an inspection company that offers both home inspections and environmental inspections as well, you are going to secure your investment this way, your home is your sanctuary, and it is also a major part of your life, be smart call ESA and get a no-cost consultation from our (EPA) Recognized environmental professionals today


Niles says buyers should ask potential inspectors how much experience they have, whether they get on the roof of the home, and whether they have particular expertise in child safety, environmental-friendliness, or any other specific concerns. If the property has a pool, the inspector should have specific knowledge and experience about pool safety.

2. Look for common hazards. Older homes often have outdated railings, with spaces so wide that babies and toddlers can crawl through them. "Back in the '50s, the space between railings was over six inches. An infant can crawl through that and fall down. Now, the rule is four inches," says Salomon. Backyard pools should be enclosed by gates that are at least six feet tall with self-closing hinges and latches at least 54 inches off the ground, out of reach of young children.

Home inspectors generally do not test for environmental toxins such as lead paint, asbestos, and radon, all of which pose significant risks and can be costly to remove, although they might point out that homes are at risk for such dangers. Homes built before 1978, for example, often contain lead, and nine-by-nine floor tiles in basements are likely to contain asbestos.

If buyers are aware of these toxins before closing, they can ask the seller to pay for all or some of the abatement, containment, or removal costs. A radon system, for example, can cost around $1,500, says Salomon. Lead paint abatement, which requires an EPA-certified professional, can be similarly expensive, costing double or triple a standard paint project. Since exposure to lead during childhood can cause serious development problems, buyers with young children should pay extra attention to this hazard.


Older houses also often come with outdated electrical systems, which can require upgrades ranging from costly new wiring to simple outlet covers. Every bedroom should have a detector, too, and every floor a carbon monoxide detector. While these additions are relatively inexpensive, buyers can shorten their own "to-do" lists by asking the sellers to make the updates. (The seller, of course, can refuse; such back-and-forth is part of the negotiation process.)''
Use this information provided to advertise and increase your bottom line! If you need to add any of these valuable inspections to your business call me directly at the number listed below. Thank you.

Frank Fredin
Environmental Services Coordinator
Environmental Solutions Association



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