- Posted July 7, 2014 by
Hidden Dangers In Your New Home
Most home buyers are concerned with the design and price of their new home but few think about the more unpleasant things that could be hiding such as pests, mold, asbestos, lead and other hidden dangers. It may be a good idea to hire a home inspector to check the property for hazards.
Ask the buyer in advance if there is anything you should be aware of in terms of hazards. Sellers in the state of California are legally required to disclose all hazards to the buyer. Having this information prepared in advance can be helpful if you decide to hire an inspector. Keep in mind that sellers may not be aware of the dangers while others may not fully disclose them.
Your real estate agent may recommend an inspector but it's important to do your own research in order to find the most qualified company. Some may specialize in environmental hazards while others may emphasize child safety. Interview the company at hand in order to find out their qualifications.
Properties that were built prior to 1978 may have been built using materials and paint containing lead and may frequently have asbestos. Asbestos may be harmless if left alone but if disturbed during a remodel it can release toxic fumes which are undetectable but hazardous to health.
Resources : http://www.titan-enviro.com