Parallel Property Inspections is licensed and insured to provide comprehensive home inspection services in Cincinnati, OH, and surrounding areas.
Are you buying a home? A home is probably the largest purchase you will ever make, so it is important to understand the condition of your investment. When buying a home, you should always have a professional home inspection performed. It can identify potential issues and give you a better idea of the ongoing maintenance the property will require. You need to know exactly what you are getting.
Are you selling your home? Let us inspect it before you even list it. Home inspections aren’t just for home buyers. A Move-In Certified Seller Inspection alerts you to any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. When a prospective buyer discovers problems it can lead to time delays, and added expenses can even derail a deal altogether.
An Insurance Liability, or 4-Point Inspection, will identify both major and minor hazards that may negatively impact your homeowner’s insurance. Insurance companies have become increasingly reluctant to issue homeowner insurance policies on homes 25 years old or older. Unresolved issues can result in increases in cost for your homeowner’s insurance, or potential cancellation. Resolving these hazards may lower your insurance premiums, saving you money in the long run.
An annual home maintenance inspection will help to identify potential problems before they can become major financial or safety issues. A certified inspector will know exactly where and how to look for problems that might go unnoticed for years. A home maintenance inspection covers common problem areas including the roof and attic, basement and foundation, grading and drainage, electrical systems, water heating systems, and much more.
When you purchased your newly constructed home, chances are you entered into a secondary agreement with the builder, who offered you a 1-year warranty on all systems and components of the home. A warranty inspection is a comprehensive evaluation of the interior and exterior of your new home and its major systems and components. It’s conducted during the 11th month of your occupancy – before your builder’s warranty expires.
You may think since a home is newly built, it must be perfect. This isn’t always the case though. With so many people working on a home and with so many components to the actual construction, mistakes can be made. No home is perfect but it’s important to know which aspects of a home are worth repairing and which are deal-breakers. A new-construction home inspection can provide key insights into the home’s construction, as well as a chance to prevent costly repairs later on down the line.
As a landlord, performing property inspections is an important part of your job. A rental inspection protects your property from undetected maintenance issues that can cause you a lot of stress and cost you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. A good landlord-tenant relationship involves cooperation and communication, and this especially applies to handling rental property inspections. A rental property inspection is often conducted while the property owner and the tenant are present, so they are both informed of any issues or concerns that arise.
Mold is a fungus, and like all fungi, it thrives in moist places. Mold spreads by emitting spores, microscopic particles are often as small as a single cell. Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter, such as fallen leaves and dead trees. But indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Sometimes mold can form within the walls of the house or in places completely out of sight.
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. It is invisible, odorless, and tasteless — making it impossible to detect without specialized equipment. Radon gas can enter your home through the foundation and collect in the basement. Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to EPA’s Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003). That’s because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer.
WDO is an acronym for Wood Destroying Organisms. When people hear the word “wood-destroying organism,” most of them immediately think of termites. This is a great first guess – especially since termites damage over 600,000 American homes yearly. In reality, these tiny bugs fall into a subgroup of WDOs known as wood-destroying insects. They share this title with carpenter bees, powderpost beetles, carpenter ants, and other pests.
Parallel Property Inspections of Hamilton, OH, provides professional inspection services in the following cities throughout Ohio:
Cincinnati, Fairfield, Franklin, Hamilton, Lebanon, Loveland, Mason, Miamisburg, Middletown, Milford, Monroe, Oxford, Springboro, West Chester, Wilmington, and many other areas throughout Southwestern Ohio
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