Home Inspection – What is Covered?
A home is the biggest purchase most people will ever make, and a home inspection is always recommended before buying a home. It’s important to realize the condition of your investment.
While some little quirks may be nothing to worry about, there may be more serious issues that only a professional home inspector can assess.
Here’s a helpful infographic that shows you what’s covered in a home inspection.
What is Involved in an Inspection?
A (home) inspector is getting as much knowledge as possible involving the six major areas of the home, all of which can either cause damage to the home if there are issues or be very expensive to repair or replace.
- Foundation: The Home Inspector will be looking for cracks, leaks, drainage problems, or other issues with the home’s foundation.
- Roof and attic: The wood frame in the attic, the ventilation requirements, as well as the durability of the roof will also be inspected for any signs of failure.
- Electrical system: The Home Inspector will also be looking at the wiring, breaker boxes, and the other electrical components of the home.
- Plumbing: The Home Inspector will also be inspecting the plumbing system, making sure there aren’t any defective or outdated pipes or fittings causing any issues.
- Interior: Cracked walls, water stains, sagging floors and ceilings, and other interior defects are what the inspector is hoping not to find. Interior issues can often be the cause of more serious problems.
- Exterior: All of the exterior features of the home will be inspected, looking for signs of neglect or undue wear.
The inspector will also be looking at any alterations or changes to the home since the last inspection was performed, making certain that the work was done to code with the proper licensing requirements fulfilled.