Most lenders require a home inspection before they’ll hand over the cash to buy a home. Unfortunately, a general inspection doesn’t typically include checking for dangerous mold, asbestos or radon gas.
What Doesn’t a General Home Inspection Cover?
Risks From Breathing Radon Gas
Radon gas rises from the soil underneath a home, and it can fill your house with an odorless, colorless and tasteless carcinogen. This radioactive gas has been known to cause lung cancer.
Mold Contamination That Can Make You Sick
Mold growth can lurk in the hidden spaces of a home, including the attic or venting system. When there is mold in your home, it can lead to health problems such as chronic coughing or sinus congestion. Some types of mold can damage your brain’s cognitive functions.
Dangers of Asbestos
Asbestos is located in older buildings, and it can degrade inside a home. When you breathe the floating particles of asbestos, you can develop inflammation in your lungs that causes permanent damage.
Should You Get Specialty Inspections?
Ask your Aspen Realtor® whether specialty inspections are a good idea. In many cases, you can ask the seller to have these inspections performed.
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