Special Considerations

  • Mold. Mold is a common issue for homes, old and new. Mold tests performed by home inspections are usually from surfaces, such as a piece of carpet or a swab test on a wall, as well as samples taken from the air.
  • Radon.  Because of the serious health risks associated with radon, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends radon testing for all old and new homes on the market. Fortunately, many Atlanta home inspection companies offer radon measuring as a part of their services.
  • Termites. New high-tech methods can see through walls using infrared imaging. This technology is used in conjunction with visual inspections to determine that the structure is safe from termites and termite damage.