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8 Types of Home Inspections

Advanced Building Solutions Wants You to Know

Are you thinking of buying a home? Or are you a seller that is looking to find problem areas before a home inspector does?

No matter what your current situation is, you may be in the position of needing to know the condition of your house. But how do you know what to look for, and how do you know which type of home inspection you need? At Advanced Building Solutions, we want to help you navigate through your house so that when you do call a professional you are not entirely in the dark.

First step - read about the 8 different types of home inspections that are available.

1. The Electrical Inspection

During a general home inspection, the electrical box may be detected as faulty and does not comply with the city code anymore and must be replaced. However, an electrician knows what brands are best as a replacement and its price.

2. Lead-Based Paint Inspection

The use of lead-based paint has been banned by the federal government in 1978, but there are still some homes that were built after 1978 that have lead-based paint. It's crucial to have the property checked if it contains such dangerous chemicals and have it removed by a professional lead abatement contractor.

3. Pest Inspection

Wood destroying pests like termites can be found almost anywhere in the country, especially in places where the climate is warm. It's advisable to get a professional pest inspection to see if there are any termites, powder post beetles, or dry-rots in the house.

4. Chimney Inspection

Have the chimney checked to see if it has flue liners or if the bricks inside are still okay. A certified inspector can make sure that the smoke is properly discharged.

5. Air Conditioning and Heating Inspection

Most furnaces must be inspected by an HVAC specialist as it has to be taken apart to know if there are any defects. Such specialists know what the problem is and what to do to fix it.

6. Square Footage Inspection

It's advisable to verify the property's square footage as there is some possibility that public records contain errors. You may calculate it by yourself or you may hire the services of an appraiser.

7. Foundation Inspection

A general home inspector can check the foundation of the home and see if it was built on a raised foundation or slab. To know if the foundation is faulty, it is best to hire a professional foundation engineer to check if it has defects and if the house is sliding.

8. Inspection of Boundaries and Lot Size

You can see the size of the lot and the boundaries in a plat map. You can have this information verified by hiring a skilled surveyor.

Some inspection companies, like Advanced Building Solutions, use infrared technology, which gives them the advantage of seeing much more than the naked eye, being able to locate problems well before they develop into something serious.

These are just a few of the Cities/Zipcodes in the state of Louisiana that Advanced Building Inspections serves: Zachary, Denham Springs, Port Allen, Brusly, Hammond, St. Gabriel, Clinton, St. Francisville, 70791, 70706, 70767, 70719, 70401, 70776, 70722, 70775. And these are just a few of the Parishes we serve: East Baton Rouge , Livingston , West Baton Rouge, Tangipahoa, Iberville, East Feliciana, and West Feliciana.

If you would like a home inspection or a commercial building inspection in Louisiana and did not find your location on this list give us a call at 225-268-8307 and we will do everything we can to take care of your commercial and/or home inspection needs. At Advanced Building Inspections we understand that affordable home inspections and reliable service are important to you and so we make ourselves available to meet your needs... even on the weekends.

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