7 Things Your Home Inspection Does Not Cover

home inspection is an excellent opportunity for buyers to discover unknown problems with their future home. If the inspection reveals the need for significant repairs, you can either ask the seller to address them or you can renegotiate the selling price accordingly. Therefore, home inspections are critical because they help you make an informed home buying decision. Many things are excluded from a standard home inspection.

Here are 7 things that aren’t a part of a standard home inspection. Please discuss with your home inspector to understand other things that are not included.

1. Conditions Behind Walls

Home inspectors aren’t supposed to drill holes in the walls of the house to examine systems enclosed within. This is because home inspections typically include a visual inspection of the home components. For example, they do check the electrical outlets but don’t check conditions of wires in the wall..

2. Hazardous Materials

The standard home inspection practice does not include reviewing any dangerous substances including asbestos, radon, methane, radiation, formaldehyde, and more. This means that home inspectors do not look for toxins, and contaminants in soil, air, and water.

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Comment by Franco Oyuela on June 11, 2019 at 1:28pm

Things a Home Inspection Doesn't Cover.

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