Environmental Hazard Reports
Instead of being viewed as a deal killer, home inspection due diligence has evolved into an assessment tool for providing a purchaser with information about whether a property is adequately priced given its current condition. Environmental Hazards Reports are a tool to help evaluate the 'risk' and potential liability down the road of property investment.
You may want to know if certain kinds of businesses are or have been operating in the vicinity: dry cleaners, exterminator businesses, gas stations, adhesives, metal cleaning, pharmaceutical, aerosol, paint, any kind of solvents. The report is a quick and easy way to check for environmental issues that might be on the property or in the surrounding area and may indicate a possible cause for concern.