Electric panels take incoming electricity from your utility provider and safely distribute the current throughout your home circuits. The panels also serve as the housing for circuit breakers, which are designed to cut the power whenever the electrical wiring in your home has been overloaded with too much current. This equipment can be a critical feature in protecting your home from electrical and...Read more >>
Although most forms of asbestos have been banned for use as building materials, even today many older homes still have products that contain it. Due to this fact, asbestos testing in Los Angeles remains an important part of the home inspection process when purchasing an older property.
Prior to the 1970s, asbestos was widely used in duct and pipe insulation, vermiculite attic insulation, pla...Read more >>
Certified home inspectors in Los Angeles are trained to identify the specific issues that matter to a homebuyer, and that can affect the value of a home years down the line. Sometimes, however, homebuyers decide to use a licensed contractor to perform the inspection. There can be several reasons for this. Often it has to do with the contractor quoting a lower price, or maybe the buyer simply has a...Read more >>
In a real estate market as diverse as the Los Angeles area, a home inspection can be one of the most critical and also difficult aspects of buying a property. Difficult because prospective buyers are often confronted with so many choices.
But finding the right company is more than just important, it is a must. The difference between making a wise investment in a safe and healthy environment, o...Read more >>
Due to the scale of property values in southern California, an infrared home inspection in Los Angeles is a critical component of a total home evaluation and a service that all top home inspection company should offer their clients. The technology can reveal numerous potential risks and hidden problems before they turn into costly repair projects.
Although infrared imaging is not a replacement...Read more >>
Inspection day is a very crucial day in the home buying process. Not only is it usually the final walkthrough before you seal the deal, but it is also your last chance to make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into when it comes to the condition of the place you are buying or renting. Inspections can also act as a “new owner’s manual” for the home. Once they have completed the rev...Read more >>
When asking the question, “Should I hire a home inspector?”, the answer is always yes. Not only is it usually the final walkthrough before you seal the deal, but it's also your last chance to make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into, when it comes to the condition of the place you're buying or renting. Inspections can also act as a “new owner’s manual” for the home. Once th...Read more >>
There are two types of foundations that you have to consider when building a home. *The first is the "raised" foundation, which is a footing created around the perimeter of the building on which it has a nailed sill or bottom plate, and then they build the house on top. Many older homes, up through the early 70s, were constructed with crawl spaces and with raised foundations. Almost all but the ol...Read more >>
When you think about getting your home inspected for things like mold, lead, and asbestos, do you think about other hazards that could hit your home? There are a lot of small things that you wouldn’t even notice, but they could actually cause much larger problems. You may think it’s just a scam for you to spend more money, but you could be left spending even more later on. Try contacting some ...Read more >>