Here are some things to look for during a home inspection:
- Structural issues: The inspector will check for any issues with the foundation, roof, walls, and other structural components of the home.
- Electrical and plumbing systems: The inspector will check the electrical and plumbing systems to ensure they are in good working order and meet current codes.
- HVAC system: The inspector will check the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems to ensure they are functioning properly.
- Appliances: The inspector will check all appliances, such as the oven, refrigerator, and washing machine, to ensure they are in good working order.
- Insulation and ventilation: The inspector will check the insulation and ventilation to ensure the home is energy efficient and comfortable.
- Safety features: The inspector will check for proper smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and other safety features.
- Pests: The inspector will check for signs of pests, such as termites or rodents, and recommend any necessary treatment.
It’s important to attend the home inspection and ask the inspector questions. If the inspector finds any issues with the home, you may be able to negotiate with the seller to have them repaired or to lower the purchase price.