This morning I drove out to Louisa County for a home inspection. After yesterday’s rains the countryside was washed clean and gleamed under the early morning sunshine. There are still a few leaves left on the trees for a hint of fall color. I always attend the home inspections for my buyers.
I always advise my clients to have a home inspection. Even when a home looks perfect to our untrained eyes there are usually at least a few items that are apparent to a trained home inspector. My inspector not only pointed out items of concern but he also showed the buyer the many good features in the home. If at all possible it is important for the buyer to be present at the inspection so that the inspector will be able to thoroughly explain all of his findings. Also he shows the buyer the location of important things such as the main water cutoff.
The last thing the inspector did was to set up the radon test. This device will measure the radon levels hourly in the home for 48 hours. Then an average of those figures will tell us if the radon levels are within acceptable levels.
Modern technology is wonderful and thanks to a laptop, digital camera, and a portable printer the buyer left the inspection with a notebook containing the inspection report. She will also receive the report in a pdf file later today. On Friday when we receive the radon report, we will decide what, if any, repairs we will ask the seller to make.