Tag: Home Inspections

What You Might Miss if You Don’t Accompany the Inspector

Most real estate agents strongly suggest that their buyer accompany the home inspector when touring the property. It’s not necessarily required but it can make a world of difference. Think of it this way; would you buy a $300K stock that you knew nothing about? Consider your home or commercial property the same way. It’s… Read more »

Lumber Liquidators’ Laminates Have an Elevated Cancer Risk

Whether you’re in the process of buying a new home or you’re happy with your current house, Pristine Inspections & Testing is here to make sure you live in a safe environment. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for potential threats to homeowners throughout the country that could affect you, like the recent revelations… Read more »

Why You Should Inspect Your Home Before Selling

We typically hear that you should always inspect a home before you buy it. It turns out though, that the inspection isn’t just for the buyer. Homeowners (sellers) can also benefit from home inspections. Homeowners that are looking to sell their houses and move on to the next phase of life can and probably should… Read more »

What is the difference between boiler radiant heat and electric radiant heat?

What is the difference between boiler radiant heating and electric radiant heat? While the main difference is the source of the heat, water vs. electric, there are many more subtle differences that can determine which kind of heating is best for the room or entire home. Boiler Radiant Heating Boiler Radiant Heating requires your home… Read more »

Radon Testing: Protect your Lungs and Your Family

  According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. What’s more, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and is responsible for approximately 21,000 deaths as a result of lung cancer each year. Unfortunately, many of these deaths are ones that could have possibly… Read more »

4 Reasons to Have your Home Inspected Even When You’re Not Selling

Home Inspections

Typically, people think home inspections are only necessary when you’re buying or selling your home. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Although it’s not necessary to have your home inspected each year, we do recommend having your home inspected every 2-5 years.   Here are four reasons why you might want to have… Read more »

3 Benefits of Using Infrared During a Home Inspection

Normal home inspections and home inspectors do not use thermal imaging, which is sometimes referred to as “infrared.”  This equipment can be expensive but provides an infinite amount of information to help the inspector analyze your house. An infrared camera is able to produce images of invisible infrared or heat radiation, providing the inspector with… Read more »

How Home Sellers Benefit from a Professional Inspection

The buying and selling process can be extremely overwhelming for all parties, especially with keeping the house clean, making sure pets are secured, leaving for showings and the phone calls, emails and negotiations. For the buyer, one of the most important factors on their checklist is ensuring that the new home is inspected, because it… Read more »