Make sure to have these areas inspected before you move in!
As you get ready to seal the deal on a new home purchase, be wary of home inspections. While home inspections can help protect you from costly maintenance issues down the road, they may not be as thorough as you thought. Check out these common areas that your home inspector won’t check.
Your home inspector may skip the roof. Make sure to call in a roof specialist to ensure that your roof is in good shape. Roof damage can cause leaks which can lead to mold and can damage the structure of you home. Plus, it can be expensive to replace. Make sure to have the roof inspected before you close escrow on your new home.
Make sure that you’re moving into a geographically desirable area. A home inspector won’t always know when you’re moving into an area with a high flood risk or with ground-shifting problems. In addition to a home inspection, ensure that you also have a geological inspection.
While most insect infestations won’t cause damage to your home, termites will. Before your home sale goes through, be sure to get an inspection for termites. They can chew away at the structural foundation of your home and cause serious damage. Most often the bank will require that your new home is inspected for termites before they move forward with the loan process.
Ensure that your new home is toxin free. Have a specialist come and inspect for any mold, toxins, or asbestos so that you know your home is safe before you move in.
Ensure that your home is property inspected before escrow is finalized. Make sure you have experts on your side. To get dedicated service paired with top-tier escrow services when closing an escrow deal, contact Brighton Escrow. Our Hermosa Beach, California team is committed to helping you make the most of your escrow process.