Many eager homebuyers get nervous about home inspections. It’s perfectly normal. Please keep in mind, a home inspection doesn’t just protect the lender, it will also protect you. It’s a chance for you to learn a lot more about the home you intend to purchase. Home inspectors can find flaws in even brand new builds, so, it’s important to get an inspection regardless of when the home was built.

The inspector will be looking at several different things. First of all, the inspector will be looking at your future home’s plumbing. They will look for leaks and needed repairs, but also for water damage. They will also check electrical systems for exposed wires, light switches that don’t work and missing outlet covers. They will even examine the age of the electrical system to make sure that it’s safe for you to live in. They will check the HVAC system too. They will want to make sure that it’s been well-maintained and has life left in it. They will also check the roof life. They will look for damaged and missing shingles or any other signs that a roof may be in need of repair or replacement.

They will also check the foundation. They will especially be checking to see if there is any ongoing shifting. They will look for signs of foundation damage by checking walls, door frames and cabinets too. They will check windows and doors for gaps and condition. They will also check for mold along the foundation and anywhere in the home.

Lastly, they will check out visible insulation and if the attic is accessible, they will check that for insulation and ventilation too. In all, your inspection should take about two to four hours. Usually, the homebuyer can watch the inspection, so it’s a great opportunity to get to know your future house.

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