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Pre-listing Inspection – Pros & Cons

Many sellers may ask themselves, “Why would I pay for something the buyer is going to do anyway?” Having the home inspected before putting it on the market is becoming more popular. There are many benefits to paying for a home inspection before the buyer looks at the home. Here are some of the pros and cons of having a home inspected before putting it on the market. What condition is the home in? The home may need some maintenance or repair. What if the home is part of an estate(inheritance) and the seller doesn’t know much about the home. These Read More …

What is the deal with Radon?

Radon gas is a naturally occurring gas that is odorless, colorless and tasteless. It comes from the breaking down of Uranium in the soil. This is something New Mexico definitely has a lot of and will be here for millions of years to come. Areas such as Santa Fe are expected to have elevated levels of radon gas in more than 33% of the homes. Albuquerque is known to have homes with elevated levels closer to the mountains. The national average of radon gas outside of a home is expected to be around 0.4 pCi/L. The average person will be Read More …

NM Home Inspection Licensing

Do you think home inspectors should be licensed? If you did not know, the Bill HB433 is for the licensing of home inspectors in the state of New Mexico. Right now more than 60%-70% of home inspection companies do not have any certifications and do not follow any nationally recognized standard of practice. They are not required to be insured or continue to educate themselves. This means anyone with a ladder and a screwdriver can call themselves a home inspector! his bill will also help protect the consumer by holding the home inspection companies accountable and establish a minimum standard Read More …

Having Seasonal Allergy Symptoms When It Starts Getting Cold?

Heating systems need maintenance and cleaning Poor air quality in your home or business can lead to a list of symptoms and health issues. Ever have a cough or allergy symptoms after turning on the heating system in the fall, even though there may no longer be blooming flowers in your garden? Is anyone complaining about eye, ear and throat irritations? Is there a lot of sneezing going on? How about headaches and dizziness? These symptoms may be caused by dust, pollen and contaminants blowing around from the ducting system. This may seem odd at first. However, ll year dust, Read More …

Certified Radon Testing

When performing a Radon Test closed-house conditions must be maintained during the entire time of the test. Operation of the home’s heating and air conditioning systems(not evaporative coolers) normally during the test. Do not disturb the test device at any time during the test. If a radon-reduction system is in place, make sure the system is working properly and will be in operation during the entire radon test. After a Radon Test EPA recommends that you fix the home when the radon level is 4 pCi/L or more. If an elevated level of radon gas is found, the home will Read More …

Carbon Monoxide

We include this important testing as part of the normal home inspection. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States. It is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless poison gas that can be fatal when inhaled, and it is known as “the silent killer” because it cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted. CO is produced by furnaces, common household appliances, unvented kerosene and gas space heaters, automobile exhaust, generators, fireplaces, and other systems that are powered by the burning of fuel that includes, but is not limited to, natural gas, propane, gasoline, oil, and Read More …

Mold

Mold and mold spores occur naturally and are present both indoors and outdoors. Excess moisture can cause mold to grow indoors. The Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau provides general information about the health effects of mold and how to clean up mold: nmhealth.org Please follow and like us: