All State Home Inspections is licensed and insured to provide comprehensive home inspection services throughout all of San Diego, CA.
You may think since a home is newly built, it must be perfect. This isn’t always the case though. With so many people working on a home and with so many components to the actual construction, mistakes can be made. No home is perfect but it’s important to know which aspects of a home are worth repairing and which are deal-breakers. A new-construction home inspection can provide key insights into the home’s construction, as well as a chance to prevent costly repairs later on down the line.
An Insurance Liability, or 4-Point Inspection will identify both major and minor hazards that may have a negative impact on your homeowners insurance. Insurance companies have become increasingly reluctant issuing homeowner insurance policies on homes 25 years old or more. Unresolved issues can result in increases in cost for your homeowners insurance, or potential cancellation. Resolving these hazards may lower your insurance premiums, saving you money in the long run.
Damage to sewer lines can be devastating to a home, causing both health and structural issues. Homeowners and buyers can be proactive by having a sewer scope inspection done by a certified inspector. A sewer scope inspection uses a video attached to a snake-like cable to examine the home’s sewer line. This privately-owned pipeline leads from the house to the publicly-owned main sewer line or septic tank. Sewer scope inspection can reveal damage to the pipes, blockages, and other problems. It also can spot potential problem areas before they develop into serious issues or hazards.
Mold is a fungus, and like all fungi, it thrives in moist places. Mold spreads by emitting spores, microscopic particles often as small as a single cell. Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter, such as fallen leaves and dead trees. But indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Sometimes mold can form within the walls of the house or in places completely out of sight.
Swimming pools and spas are a lot of fun, but with that fun comes additional maintenance and potential hazards to consider. Whether you’re about to purchase a new property or already have a pool of your own, getting regular pool and spa inspections can save you money and time later on. There are a lot of elements and maintenance that work together for your swimming pool or hot tub to function properly, like appropriately using chemical treatments to safely operating heating and electrical systems.
Before being banned by the federal government, lead-based paint was commonly used in homes and many other commercial facilities. In buildings constructed before 1978, lead-based paint remains surprisingly common. Lead-based paint was popular for how quickly it dried and its impressive durability. It has been discovered that lead is highly toxic and can cause serious health problems including damage to the kidneys, brain, nerves, and blood if absorbed by the body.