Are you thinking about purchasing a house, in Western North Carolina? You’re in the right spot! Moving to an area, one as distinct as WNC can bring up questions and worries. As the owners of American Eagle Home Inspection my husband Chuck and I have experience with these uncertainties. We were once newcomers ourselves to this region, which led us to specialize in home inspection services.

Based on our interactions with clients here are the main three things you should keep in mind when moving to Western NC;

1. **Handling Moisture**; Managing moisture is crucial in Western NC due to its climate. We often ask ourselves when looking at a new home.. Where does the water go? During our home inspections we focus on evaluating the moisture management system. Proper roof drainage, functioning gutters and downspouts and correct grading around the home are vital. Ignoring moisture control can result in damage over time underscoring the importance of addressing these issues

2. **Understanding Radon**; Radon is a gas that occurs naturally from uranium breakdown in soil and rocks; it’s a concern for homes in Western NC as well. It seeps into buildings, through foundation cracks and gaps potentially posing health risks to residents.
However the positive news is that radon levels can be tested and there are systems, for mitigation. We strongly advise all homeowners to conduct radon tests and take actions to reduce levels if they are high. For information the EPA offers comprehensive resources on how to mitigate radon.https://www.epa.gov/radon

3. When it comes to systems and wells in Western North Carolina in rural areas many homes depend on them for water supply. These systems might be unfamiliar to those used to city living. Knowing how to maintain and inspect tanks and wells is crucial for ensuring they work well and provide water. Regular inspections, maintenance like water quality checks and septic tank pumping are steps for homeowners in these regions. We can take care of all of these for you!

Relocating to Western North Carolina provides a mix of beauty and rural appeal but its essential to understand these key factors for a smooth transition. Whether you’re worried about managing moisture testing radon levels or dealing with well system complexities we’re here to offer assistance. With our expertise, in home inspections and knowledge of conditions we can provide guidance and support to ensure your new home meets safety standards while keeping you comfortable.

We trust that this information has given you understanding of what to anticipate when relocating to Western North Carolina. If you have any inquiries, feel free to reach out to us through phone, email or text. Our goal is to ensure your move is smooth and stress free!