Buying your first home is both an exciting and stressful time. One step in the process is having your home inspected by an outside professional who can tell you about the condition of the house. While home inspectors will look at the actual structure of the home, there are also a lot of things they don’t look for that you will have to keep in mind.
Andrew Cunningham-Moorat is a professional independent home inspector for non-commercial, residential, and mixed-used properties. He understands that a home inspector plays. Vital role in the home buying process. To help first-time buyers, he shares a list of what home inspectors do not look for during the inspection. You may need to hire another specialist or specialty inspector if you are worried about some of these items.
Home inspections do not generally include:
- Radon gas
- The ground and soil that your home is on or landscaping
- The condition of a swimming pool (other than the heaters and pumps)
- Septic systems
- Indoor air quality
- Lead paint
- Insulation voids
- Cigarette smoke residue
- Fire sprinkler systems
- Alarm systems
- TV antenna or satellite dishes
- Detached structures
- Cosmetic things such as paint and wallpaper