Aug 10, 2011
Inspectors can't perform a full and adequate home inspection when the temperature outside is 108 degrees. Walking on a roof in the afternoon heat is dangerous and can damage the roof. The attic is beyond uncomfortable as well. And testing several of the home systems - like heat/ac, some plumbing - is questionable because of outside temperatures. Just like a hard freeze in the winter can put a halt to inspections, the excessive heat is stifling them as well.
The excellent inspectors I work with are only doing inspections in the mornings, which is requiring a longer wait to get an inspection. A delay in getting inspections can cause other delays in the sale of a property. My last home inspection for a buyer was this past Sunday morning - because we had to get it done. Once the heat lifts, maybe we'll be able to get back to a normal market. Oh wait, there isn't a 'normal market' any more. Well at least I can get back to selling homes in a timely manner. [where: 75230]