What to Expect During a Home Inspection

First, let’s start by defining a home inspection. By definition, it is a visual examination of the readily accessible systems and components of a home. The key word here is accessible. The national standards specify that a home inspector cannot move the current homeowners’ personal property during the inspection. This implies that some things won’t get inspected because they are under and/or behind someone’s personal property. That being the case, I always advise my clients, if they get the opportunity, to do a final walk through before they close on the property after the current homeowner have removed their belongings just to reduce the chance of surprises such as holes in the wall behind a picture or major stains on the carpet under a bed or sofa. While these are technically not considered defects in terms of code or safety violations, it is nonetheless annoying to discover these while you are moving in. Continue reading “What to Expect During a Home Inspection”