Inspections Your Home Needs Before You Sell

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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