Your home is supposed to be a sanctuary, a place of comfort and safety. However, there might be hidden dangers lurking within your home that you’re not even aware of. Conducting a thorough home inspection can help you uncover these health hazards and take steps to mitigate them.
Some of the most common health hazards found during a home inspection include:
Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew are common culprits homes, especially in damp or poorly ventilated areas. They can cause respiratory problems, allergies, and other health issues. A home inspector can identify areas of water intrusion. Look for those that have mold and indoor air quality certifications.
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that can seep into your home from the ground. Prolonged exposure to radon can lead to lung cancer. A home inspector that is a licensed radon tester can test to identify if the gas is present, allowing you to take necessary mitigation.
Wood destroying insects, such as termites, carpenter ants, and beetles can be detrimental to the structure of the home. A home inspector that is licensed in wood destroying insects can revel pest infestations, such as termites, prompting you to take action for removal and prevention
Faulty electrical systems can pose fire and shock hazards. Home inspectors can identify issues with your electrical wiring, outlets, and panels, ensuring that your home’s electrical system is safe.