6 Shocking Things Your Home Inspector Wont Check

6 Shocking Things Your Home Inspector Wont Check

By  | Jun 28, 2017 

Home inspectors are quite thorough. Before you buy a house, they'll scrutinize things you never thought to look at in your many walk-throughs, from cracks in stucco to how well the toilet flushes. In fact, their checklists include over 1,600 features, all with the goal of helping you decide whether the home is in good enough shape for you to close this deal—or whether you should back out while you can. Given that a basic home inspection costs $300 to $500 but could save you thousands in repairs, that's a sweet deal!

6 Shocking Things Your Home Inspector Won’t Check | realtor.com®

And yet, home inspectors don't check everything.

6 Shocking Things Your Home Inspector Won’t Check | realtor.com®

For one, conditions such as moldradon, or asbestos that require laboratory samples or equipment are the stuff of specialty inspections, which cost extra or must be conducted by other specialists.

6 Shocking Things Your Home Inspector Won’t Check | realtor.com®

Here's what home inspectors conducting a basic search aren't eyeballing, and what you can do if you want to make sure your prospective new home checks out on all counts.

6 Shocking Things Your Home Inspector Won’t Check | realtor.com®

Electrical outlets behind heavy furniture

6 Shocking Things Your Home Inspector Won’t Check | realtor.com®

Roof

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Fireplace and chimney

6 Shocking Things Your Home Inspector Won’t Check | realtor.com®

Ground beneath your home

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Swimming pool

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Well and septic system









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