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Uncommon Home Inspections to Consider When Buying a Home


A home inspection is almost automatic for homebuyers during the escrow period. The goal is to uncover issues that present either an unsafe environment, potentially expensive repairs, and other challenges the new buyer may not expect. The cost and depth varies widely in the real estate industry. The quality depends not only on the expertise of the inspector, but the time they spend on the property and the kind of tests they perform.


Some inspection items are typical, such as electrical and systems, but others are not performed unless requested. These less common inspections may not be necessary in all instances but should be considered when hiring an inspector.

· Radon Gas Inspection

· Electromagnetic Radiation Testing

· Geological Survey


· Sewer Line Scope


· Mold Inspection


· Water Quality Inspection


· Drainage Check


· Pool/Spa Inspection


· Soil Analysis


· Energy Efficiency Audit


· Air Quality Testing


· Chimney Inspection


· Septic System Inspection


· Historical Property Inspection and Verification



These uncommon inspections may require hiring specialists to ensure a quality and thorough check. Spending the time, and money, ahead of time can save thousands of dollars in repair or retrofit costs later.

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