Home inspections are a must-have when buying a home, and understanding what the inspector will be looking for can be helpful. That way, problems can be identified early, and you can decide if they need to be addressed before closing.
But what, exactly, are inspectors looking for during a home inspection?
A recent video from realtor.com outlined some of the potential issues home inspectors are looking for during the inspection process, including:
- The foundation. One of the first things many inspectors will look for are potential issues with the home’s foundation. For example, can they see any visible cracks in the concrete? Are all the windows, walls, and doors straight—or are they off-kilter?
- The roof. The inspector will also climb onto the roof and look for evidence of wear or past leaks. They may even crawl into the attic to see if there’s any leak-related water damage.
- The appliances. The inspector will also go through the home and check the functionality of all the appliances. For example, is the kitchen sink draining? Does the garbage disposal work? Do all the sinks, toilets, and faucets in the bathroom work—and are there any leaks?
FUN FACT: In my earlier days, I used to be a home inspector. Today, my clients find it a HUGE benefit when working with me. Give me a call at 317-625-0655 if you have something you want me to look at.