After you purchase a home, you will need to schedule a home inspection to make sure the home is in optimal condition before you move in. However, there are several issues you need to be made aware of that your home inspector might not be able to find:
Damaged or Blocked Sewer Lines.
When your home inspection is performed, it usually doesn’t take any longer than a few hours. Your home inspectors will run water through the pipes, but sewer-pipe scoping isn’t normally included in the cost of a normal home inspection.
Your home inspector may be able to identify that a particular outlet has a problem, but won’t necessarily be able to locate the source or reason. Ask your home inspector to tell you about any faulty electrical issues so you can hire an electrician who will examine the home properly.
Your home inspector might not be able to spot leaks. Often, leaks come and go depending on various factors such as who uses that particular sink or pipe how frequently and at what pressure. Ask your home inspector to check cabinets and wood flooring for damage that could indicate a past of leaks.
Faulty Air Conditioner.
Air conditioning units can quickly turn problematic, even if there is nothing wrong to the human eye. If your home inspection is completed during a moderately temperate day, your home inspector won’t be able to see how the unit performs under the heat and stress of the day. If you suspect the air conditioning unit could be faulty, it could be just as cheap to replace the unit as a contractor could cost $3,000 to $5,000.
Home inspectors should be able to spot whether or not your home has any glaring structural issues. However, your home inspector won’t be able to necessarily gauge the extent of these issues, so you will need to hire a contractor if there are issues.