Common Items that Home Inspectors Typically Miss
Finding the home of your dreams can turn into a nightmare quickly if the home inspector that you hired failed to find flaws in the building. Remember, a home inspection is your last line of defense before you go about your daily routine inside your new home. It’s imperative that you double-check these items that home inspectors often miss or do not touch during the inspection. Heat and Air Conditioning Unit If a home inspector misses these systems, they can cause some serious damage to your wallet. Often times they’ll be reluctant to check these in adverse conditions for the fear that it’ll become damaged resulting in a liability issue. Be sure to check if there is a disclaimer on the home inspection report as it relieves them from tinkering with it during the process. A recommendation is to have a separate specialist take a look at it that’s not the home inspector. Appliances A home inspector will do a test of all of the appliances in the home to confirm that they are in working order. But, just because the washing machine works well during the inspection, it doesn’t mean that the day that you move in, it’ll completely break down on you. Often times, appliances will be in good condition and run perfectly the day of the inspection. Once the buyer moves in, the seller is absolved of all responsibility leaving it up the buyer to pay for any flare-ups. Under Carpets Significant wear and tear often comes out of the naked eye’s view. The interior of a property could look aesthetically pleasing, but it can also hide the problems that lie underneath. As a buyer, you can always ask the seller for permission to have the home inspector take a deeper look. Bio: Kuba Jewgieniew heads Realty ONE Group, a community of professionals and dreamers, who have come together to change an industry, make a difference in local communities and support their employees.