Expert Auburn Home Inspector, EAHI: Chimney Inspection, Radon Testing, Safety Concerns, & more were identified during the Auburn home inspection.
When it comes to purchasing a new home, a comprehensive Auburn Home inspection is crucial to ensure that you're making a wise investment. Recently, East Alabama Home Inspectors was the preferred Auburn Home inspector that conducted a thorough examination of a 3/2 Garden home in Auburn. Our dedicated team assessed various aspects of the property, including performing a chimney inspection and radon testing. During the inspection, we discovered a significant concern regarding fire hazards in the chimney and addressed several other safety issues. Additionally, we observed age-related wear on the roof, negative grading problems, and minor plumbing and electrical issues. Let's delve deeper into the findings and recommendations from our inspection.
Chimney Inspection and Fire Hazard Discovery
One of the critical aspects of our home inspection process is examining the chimney thoroughly. In the case of this Garden home, our inspection revealed a significant concern regarding fire hazards. The presence of combustible materials near the chimney and inadequate clearance from surrounding structures posed a significant risk. We immediately recommended that the homeowner address these issues promptly to mitigate the potential for fire accidents. Due to the high rate of chimney flue defects we find that are not readily visible we always recommend having a chimney inspection if one is present at the home you are purchasing.
Radon Testing Results
Radon, a colorless and odorless gas, is a known health hazard. To ensure the safety of our clients, we performed radon testing during the inspection. We are pleased to report that the radon levels in the Garden home were within acceptable limits, providing assurance to the homeowners and their families.
Roof and Chimney Issues
During our inspection, we identified several age and wear-related issues with the roof. These issues, such as missing or damaged shingles and signs of water penetration, indicate the need for roof repairs or potential replacement. Our recommendation to the homeowners was to engage a professional roofing contractor to address these concerns promptly.
In addition to the roof, the chimney also exhibited some fire hazards. These hazards included a rusted chimney pan and spark arrestor. We strongly advised the homeowners to consult with a qualified chimney specialist to rectify these issues and ensure the safety of the property.
Negative Grading Issues
Proper grading around a home is essential to prevent water damage and foundation problems. In the case of this Garden home, we observed negative grading on the left side of the property. This means that the ground slopes towards the home, which can lead to water pooling and potential water intrusion. To prevent moisture-related issues, we recommended correcting the grading by re-sloping the area away from the house. This will redirect water flow and mitigate the risk of foundation damage.
Minor Plumbing and Electrical Concerns
During the inspection, we also discovered minor plumbing and electrical issues that require attention. These issues, although relatively small, can escalate into more significant problems if left unaddressed. We recommended that the homeowners hire licensed professionals to rectify the plumbing and electrical concerns promptly, ensuring the safety and functionality of the property.
A comprehensive home inspection is vital in making informed decisions about a property purchase. East Alabama Home Inspectors recently conducted a thorough examination of a 3/2 Garden home in Auburn, addressing various aspects, including chimney inspection and radon testing. We discovered a significant concern regarding fire hazards in the chimney and recommended prompt action to mitigate the risks. The radon levels were within acceptable limits,