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Pre-Listing Inspections

Why Pre-Listing Inspections
Make So Much Sense

Typically, it’s the buyer who retains a home inspector to represent them and their best interest with a home inspection.

Consider this…  When you place your house on the market, offers are made and accepted and then the buyer wants a home inspection completed BEFORE closing the deal.  The home inspection is done by an unbiased 3rd party inspector, whose job is to inspect by a state specific Standards of Practice and when deficiencies are discovered, those deficiencies become a tool of negotiation for the buyer.

This typical process causes real estate transactions to be negotiated twice, once for the price of the house and then once for the repairs.  When buyers and sellers are blindsided by the unexpected cost of unforeseen deficiencies, it will always cost both parties more money.

As the seller, if you name your price and opt to sell your home “AS IS,” a smart buyer is still going to want the home inspected to decide whether or not they want to buy those “problems.”  Then you’re right back to the negotiating table, accepting less than what you really wanted; because now… the unexpected deficiencies of the home have been revealed.  Unfortunately, if you’re not willing to lower the price or repair the deficiencies, you may lose that sale to the first buyer and now you know the next buyer is also going to want the home inspected.  So, you compensate by dropping the price of your home even lower.  If you try to stipulate the “AS IS” sale of the home with no home inspection, buyers feel like you’re trying to hide something and they just drive on down the road to find the next house.

Which Problems Do You Want to Sell? 

Which problems do you want to sell?  The ones you know about on the front end or the ones that surprise you after the fact?  Being unaware of the problems within your home can prevent you from selling your home.

When you’re unaware of problems that can be discovered in a home inspection, it may cause you to lose the sale of your home or take a considerable price decrease.

Before you put your house on the market, be informed of any unforeseen significant issues that may affect the sale of your home.  A Pre-Listing Inspection allows you time to find and hire contractors you know and trust. Finding out the deficiencies after you’re under contract places time restrictions on you, which will cost you more money.

If you’d like to know more about our inspection process or any of our other services or included warranties, we’re happy to answer all of your questions. Give us a call at 864-370-5600.

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Realtors say that pre-inspected homes have more showings, which lead to higher sales prices and faster closings!

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What Are The Benefits to Home Sellers Getting A Pre-Listing Inspection?

The More Thorough We Are, The More Defects We Find…
The More Money You Save!

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MOLD Information

Epidemiological studies in the U.S. and Europe have associated mold sensitivity with the development, persistence, and severity of asthma. Exposure to mold and the mycotoxins or toxins they produce can be absorbed through the skin, GI tract, or by inhalation of fungal parts. Suppression of the immune system by exposure to these types of pollutants has been linked to chronic diseases, even cancer.

Mold exposure can be harmful to your health. People with weak immune systems from diseases such as HIV infection, patients taking chemotherapy, people with existing lung disease, and those who have had an organ transplant are more susceptible to infections from mold and can have a severe reaction. 

The increasing awareness of mold problems in indoor environments has created high demand for mold investigation and inspection services. Fluctuations in air quality often go undetected until toxins accumulate to dangerous levels in an environment. Monitoring and promptly addressing air quality concerns before problems arise is essential to the health of your home, business, clients, and employees.

Sample analysis of your indoor space for air quality monitoring and fungal-related toxicity concentration including black mold is our specialty. 

Have peace of mind with our Lab Certified, Professional Results, and Detailed Report! 


Sewage Screening

Bacteria are microscopic organisms not visible to the naked eye. These tiny organisms are everywhere, both inside and outside of your body. They survive in a variety of environments and while some are necessary for life others can make you extremely sick. At Microbial Express Labs we offer a complete testing service that not only detects the presence or absence of sewage-related bacteria, we also quickly identify and enumerate them. 

Coliform bacteria are natural inhabitants of the environment and the intestinal tract of warm-blooded animals. It is their presence in drinking water that indicates that disease-causing organisms (pathogens) could be in the water system. A Total Coliform test is used as an overall indication of sanitation efficiency. The presence of total coliform, by itself, does not imply that the resource is contaminated, but it can reveal that one, if not more of the more serious types of harmful bacteria, such as fecal or E. coli bacteria, may be present. 

Escherichia coli (E. coli) is the major species in the fecal coliform (FC) group and is the best indicator of fecal pollution and the possible presence of pathogens or disease-causing organisms. 

E. coli bacteria are found in greater quantities than Total Coliform in animal fecal matter. Our Total Coliform test detects the presence of Total Coliform and E. coli. If E. coli is detected along with Total Coliform in drinking water, there is strong evidence that sewage is present. As a result, a greater potential for pathogenic organisms to exist. 

At Microbial Express Labs we offer a second layer to this test. In addition to the traditional test mentioned above, our Complete Fecal Coliform test adds the detection of Enerococcus faecalis. E. Faecalis  is also a fecal indicator organism and one of the various microorganisms used a positive control in the examination of water for human consumption. E. faecalis is a very stable bacterium. Its ability to survive in harsh conditions is greater than that of E. coli and in recent years there has been an increase in its resistance to many once used antibiotics. 

 A positive test implies a risk that pathogenic species may be present. Testing for bacteria is the only reliable way to know if your water is safe. You cannot determine the presence of disease-causing organisms by look, taste, or smell. 

It is recommended that well owners test their water for coliform bacteria at least once a year and more frequently if bacteria have been a problem in the past. Our trusted labs not only provide the detection of but also will enumerate the number of Coliforms/​Escherichia coli​ (​E. coli​), and Enterococcus faecalis bacteria. We provide fast, accurate results you can trust!

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