While buying a home, it is extremely important to make sure that the house in the condition you expect. If you’re looking for a home that doesn’t need much work, it is more than vital to have a licensed home inspector on your side. Without one, you could miss common problems in a home that wouldn’t necessarily have you stopping in your tracks. However, there are some things that you must keep in mind when you hire a home inspector to check out the home of your dreams. Home inspections are a valuable tool that you should always use, but be cautious that some problems in a home can’t be foreseen. We want you to get the most out of your home inspection, so here are a few things to make sure your home inspector takes an extra look at.

  1. Damaged or partially blocked sewer lines. A home inspection usually takes around 2 to 4 hours, which is not enough time to diagnose damaged sewer lines. However, you should request that the inspector take a more in-depth look at potentially damaged lines, pipe scoping and be done.

  2. Faulty or failing HVAC equipment. There are some HVAC units out there that will seem fine one day and then run haywire the next. Though the inspectors check the HVAC equipment, depending on the stress put on the HVAC at the time can determine how they’re performing. If you’re highly concerned about this, you can always hire an outside HVAC contractor, which will run you about the same amount of money to just replace the entire unit instead.

Stay tuned for our next blog where we will be giving you more things to make sure your home inspectors takes an in-depth look at.