For an additional cost, you may need or want to have additional testing performed depending upon findings during the inspection, depending upon what systems exist in the property or simply to obtain additional information for your own knowledge.
Testing may include an evaluation for the presence of wood destroying ants or termites, damage assessment and options for resolution. You may decide to have the property tested for the presence of lead….PLEASE NOTE there are Massachusetts laws that must be adhered to relative to children under the age of 6 when purchasing a property built before 1978. Your real estate professional should discuss these laws with you and provide the necessary documentation.
Some other items may involve an evaluation of electrical systems, heating systems, septic systems, the integrity of the property structure, well water system and a surveyor regarding property lines. In all of these cases a licensed professional will always be recommended.