Crawlspaces Can Be Scary
The crawl space in a home can be a scary place, but not for our home inspectors in Dallas, TX. During the inspection of a home, we inspected every nook and cranny of the home including the crawlspace if you have one.
Our home inspections are exhaustive, precise and complete. We complete a formal inspection of the entire structure from the foundation to rooftop. We inspect everything including the heating and cooling framework, plumbing system, and the electrical framework. We also do an intense inspection of any built-in appliances, such as ovens, stove or cooktop, to help you get a clear understanding of the home and general usefulness and performance.
Homes with a pier and beam foundations have a crawl space under the floor. This crawlspace is for the most part just 18 to 24 inches high and often times is hard to creep through because of the numerous impediments that keep running underneath the floor. Mechanical gear, plumbing supply and sewer lines, electrical lines, various link and phone wires may fill the crawlspace, thus making it somewhat a dangerous or scary place for some people.
It is in this environment that the home inspector Dallas must assess the shape and dampness level of the ground, the evident soundness of the solid and wood structure, the state of pipes, and electrical wiring while checking for water leaks and legitimate ventilation.
Many property owners with homes having a crawl space feel the crawl space is that repulsive place under the house where numerous conceivable creatures and conditions can exist.
Why is it even important to inspect the crawl space?
There are a lot of unseen damages that can be occurring in the crawlspace that must be inspected to make sure your home is safe, secure, and efficient. Small water leaks that you may not be aware of not only increase your water bills but can be causing damp air harboring mold to start growing which can be harmful to your health, as well as to the structure of the home. Termites and other harmful wood destroying insects could be setting up shop in the crawl space wreaking havoc on your home’s structure. Your home could possibly be having ventilation issues or other problems that may be causing your home to not be as efficient as it should be, and all of these things can be determined by having a proper home inspection of your crawl space area. It is also easy for a previous homeowner to mask all of these issues by updating the interior of the home, causing you to miss underlying issues that you would not ever spot simply by looking at the nice beautiful interior of the home.
It is to your greatest advantage as a homebuyer to know about any conditions hidden in the depths of the home’s crawl space. We at Dallas Home Inspections take pride in our most exhaustive inspection techniques and look forward to inspecting the scary crawl space of your home along with a full inspection of your entire home. We realize that the crawl space is a vital place to keep maintained, but is often overlooked may all homeowners. One thing for you to remember is that, if issues are found in the creepy crawl space, never fear all things in a home can be repaired!
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