Environmental “Inspections” You Should Consider If Buying a New Home

August 9, 2018

Are you currently house shopping? Most people know the importance of getting a home inspection to identify any building problems or issues.
 
But have you considered environmental hazards like mold or radon? In Minnesota, for instance, “2 in 5 homes have radon levels that pose a significant health risk.” **
 

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Before purchasing, consider having these additional inspections/tests done to your home.

1. Mold
2. Lead
3. Asbestos
4. Radon
 
This article from West Bend includes when these tests might be appropriate, and what to do if the tests come back positive.
And for those of you already in a home? Consider testing for these items any time you do a renovation or other major alteration to your home. Or, consider testing if you are in an area especially at risk for one of these hazards.