THE HAZARDS OF HOME BUYING
Purchasing a home can be a daunting task and is a decision that is not made lightly. It can take a lot of time to find the perfect home to buy, and with so much on the line, it is important that potential buyers know what make-it or break-it qualities to look for.
Often, the risks within a home are unseen. Radon, asbestos, mold and lead are all harmful substances that can go unnoticed without proper inspection and testing. Though most home reports should list and explain such hazards, should they exist, it is always a good idea to ask your real estate agent about the home’s safety track record.
Our team is often called upon to assist with residential environmental hazard assessments. For instance, one of our clients works with homeowners to help them receive loans to cover remodeling and upgrading costs. Our job is to go into the home and assess any and all dangers, such as lead-based paint, so that the homeowners can know if they are qualified to receive such a loan. These homebuyers, our client and our team all understand that safety comes first when purchasing a house, so we all do our best to ensure that if problems are present, they can be safely eliminated.
If an individual has already purchased a home and is unsure about the presence of mold, asbestos, lead-based paint or other contaminants, testing can be performed to evaluate the risks and offer suggestions for eliminating them. For more information about how Tioga can assist with environmental issues in the home, please contact us.