The 4 Main Areas Home Inspectors Have To Check

The four areas that inspectors typically check during home inspections.

Do you know what things a home inspector looks for when they visit a property? Home inspectors will investigate every nook and cranny from the foundation to the roof to find anything that might affect the property’s value. Here are the main things that they will check:

1. Roof. Inspectors look for leaks, damaged or missing shingles, and moss growth. They also look for any problems with the flashing, gutters, vents, attic ventilation, and skylights, if your home has them. Make sure everything is watertight to avoid any major issues.

2. Structure. The foundation of the home should be solid and be able to stand the test of time. The inspector will usually check for cracks in the foundation or water damage to the siding or supports. Make sure to pay attention to any drainage issues that may have led to mold or something worse. Also, many homeowners never go in their crawl spaces, but checking those routinely can help you avoid a lot of problems.

“Home inspectors will check every nook and cranny in your home.”

3. Mechanicals. The HVAC, water heater, appliances, and electrical systems will all be thoroughly inspected to make sure they are all working properly and have no safety compromises. If they’re damaged or faulty, you should find out how much it costs to repair or replace them.

4. Plumbing. The home inspection will include anything that’s affected by water flow. That includes showers, faucets, bathtubs, pipes, sinks, toilets, spigots, and more. Few things are worse than a water leak, and if left untreated, they will have a domino effect and create serious issues.

I am here to help you understand this inspection report and negotiate any repairs. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me by phone call or email. I look forward to hearing from you.

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