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Inspections Your Home Needs Before You Sell

Posted on July 17th, 2017 by lisaeverbrand

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Are you thinking about putting your house on the market so you can move on to greener pastures? When it comes time to move on from the house you’re currently living in, there’s a ton of paperwork that needs to be filled out. A small portion of that paperwork includes a list of inspections your home needs to pass.

Radon Inspection

How much do you actually know about radon? Chances are, not a lot — but this odorless and colorless gas can be quite dangerous. In areas with high concentrations of radon, risk of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases significantly increase. A radon test will include a testing of the uranium in the soil and if the gas is present within the house.

Buyer’s Inspection

Before a buyer purchases a home they will keep the sale pending until an inspector of their choice gives them the go ahead. The inspection will cover structural and mechanical soundness, as well as an inspection of the roof, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical systems. As a seller, you should sit this inspection out and allow the inspector and real estate agent to take care of this.

Termite Inspection

Having a house filled with pests is not ideal, but it is a solvable problem. However, a home filled with termites is a horse of another color! By law, homeowners need a letter from a certified pest control company declaring the house termite-free. Once the inspection has been completed, you can move forward with the selling process. However, if termites are present, keep that pest control company around to talk about a solution.

Selling a home can be a long process, so make sure your home is fully inspected for a smooth transaction. When you need a reliable pest control company to inspect your home for termites (or remove an infestation), contact Knockout Pest Control. To learn more or to schedule an inspection, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.

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IFMA

Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 10​4 countries.

This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.

BOMA

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.

NPMA

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.

NYPMA

The NYPMA is The Voice for pest management companies all throughout New York State. Becoming a member could be one of the best possible investments you’ll ever make for your business. Not only will you have the backing of the New York Pest Management Association behind your company, but you’ll also get listed locally within our directory. This is a big plus for consumers or businesses looking for a legitimate pest management provider they can trust.

CAI

CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.

GreenPro

GreenPro, the world’s largest and most credible green certification program for pest management professionals, recognizes companies within our industry that are committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services.

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