Whether you are buying or selling a home you will run into the dreaded home inspection. If you are a seller the home inspection is required to sell the house. Certain state laws require the home inspection to make sure that you are not selling a house that is considered unsafe or in bad condition. If you are a buyer a home inspection is needed to make sure that you are purchasing the house in the condition that you expect it to be in. That way there are no surprises. So with all this talk of home inspections what happens during a home inspection? Here is a look at some of the things that will go on during one.
Water Damage – The home inspector will look for water damage in a number of areas. He will search along the walls, in the bathrooms and look under cupboards for water damage. He is looking for signs of water leaks both inside and outside the home.
Structure Inspection – The inspector will run a quick look at the structure of the house. He will look for settling, cracks in the foundation or any other signs that there is a problem with the structure of the house.
Electrical Inspection – The inspector will run an electrical inspection that will go over the fuse box, wires in the walls, wall switch and other electrical parts. He will also look at wires outside the house and make sure that everything is up to fire code.
These are just the basic items that a home inspector will look for. Some inspectors will go further and look for mold, mildew and other conditions. Some will go up on the roof and actually test the roof. If there are certain areas of the house that you want inspected, then make sure to ask the inspector if they are part of the inspection so that you are not disappointed.