The value of ventilation and how your home inspector checks it down to zero


 Airflow plays an important role in the health and comfort of your home. A well-ventilated home has fresh air circulating, while a poorly ventilated one traps the air inside, contributing to humidity. , stale air, and mold. 


House Inspections Christchurch combine subjective observation from years of experience with more technical checks to assess a property's insulation. If you're looking to buy a home in Tauranga, Cambridge, or the Bay of Plenty, here are some of the ways the Direct Inspections team will look at ventilation. 40 to 4 That feeling of fresh air 40 to 4 Property inspectors visit so many homes that we have an excellent sense of indoor air quality as soon as we enter a home. We notice when the air is fresh and clean, without dust, smells of food and cleaning products.

This first impression of air quality gives us an idea of what we will find when we dig a little deeper. suffer from condensation, especially in winter. This happens when hot air condenses and collects on surfaces, so striped windows, musty odors, peeling wallpaper, and damp spots on walls are sure signs that air is not circulating well. You will undoubtedly be on the lookout for one of the biggest warning signs of a poorly insulated home: mold. While visible mold on walls and ceilings makes our job easier, we also look for hidden mold and mildew on walls

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Hoods, Showers, and Dryers

 Home inspectors will very carefully inspect the three rooms that contribute the most to humidity: kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. We want to make sure range hoods, bathrooms, and dryers are vented to the outside 

Subfloor and ceiling space inspections 

 When we crawl under the house or climb into the roof space during a property inspection, we are looking Many things, and not least, all the information on the 

 Humidity Level Readings While fresh air and the absence of mold signs are a promising sign, home inspectors leave nothing to chance. We use a humidity meter to measure humidity levels in various parts of the house, giving us a 40 to 4 certainty The house is humid! What's Next? 

 While a poorly ventilated home is not necessarily a reason to run away from a home you love, it is important to know what to expect and consider the cost of repairs and ventilation systems before purchasing the home. 


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