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Does a home inspector inspect basements?


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2017-12-01 09:46:52
2017-12-01 09:46:52

Absolutely!!! That is where he will see the foundation and structure. It is also where the termite inspection takes place and where flooding or groundwater issues are detected. Very possible that there is mold, asbestos, roaches, mice, electrical, plumbing issues all in the basement...extremely important and one of the most important aspects of the home inspection. As a licensed NYS home inspector, after the exterior, that is the first place I go and often where I spend the most time.

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If they were doing the inspection for me I would insist that they do so. Many serious problems can be found in basements. Yes, basements are full of conditions and possible equipment that a home inspector should pay close attention to. For example, many basements contain important mechanical (furnace, hot water heater) and electrical equipment that should be inspected for proper installation and maintenance. Other conditions inspectors may look for in basements: Excessive moisture. Foundation damage. Structural posts and beams mis-aligned. Wood destroying rot or insects. Inadequate stairs, doors or windows.

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The doctor has to inspect your mouth to see if you have a sore throat. Or. The inspector is coming to inspect your cafeteria.


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