You’ve made an offer on a home and scheduled your inspection, only to discover that the weatherman is calling for rain. You may consider rescheduling (if that is even an option)! But, think again, spotting roof leaks & other areas of water intrusion, grading & draina…
Can a Home Inspection be Performed in the Rain?
You’ve made an offer on a home and scheduled your inspection, only to discover that the weatherman is calling for rain. You may consider rescheduling (if that is even an option)! But, think again, spotting roof leaks & other areas of water intrusion, grading & drainage and gutter performance issues, make rainy days an ideal time for a home inspection.
Using an infrared camera to detect temperature differences along the ceilings and walls, the inspector is able to investigate behind drywall for evidence of leaks involving the roof, windows, doors etc. If there are any suspicious areas present, the inspector will use a moisture meter to confirm water penetration.
Most would initially think that rain would inhibit an inspector from thoroughly inspecting the exterior of a home. But, in fact, rainy weather helps to determine how water drains from the yard and if there are any areas needing improvement, as all water should be draining to the street or alleyway and away from the foundation wall.
Rainy weather can also tell a lot about the current performance of the homes gutter system. Water spilling over the side of the gutters would indicate to the inspector that there is a clog or a poor slope installation.
Rain will tell a lot about the condition and past maintenance of a home and GreenWorks inspectors are prepared for the ever changing, Texas weather, year-round! When it comes to rainy weather, the inspection must go on!
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