When buying a home, you must know what you’re committing to long-term. Fortunately, home inspections can help you understand the property’s condition and identify any potential problems. However, home inspections don’t cover everything. The Real Estate Inspection Company provides four examples of things a general home inspection doesn’t include.
1. Defensible Space Inspections
In San Diego County, Orange County, and Riverside County, general home inspections don’t include home fire hardening and defensible space inspections. These inspections look for ways to make your home more resistant to wildfires. If you’re concerned about the risk of wildfires, The Real Estate Inspection Company can provide a separate fire hardening and defensible space inspection.
2. Pool & Spa Inspections
Another service that general home inspectors don’t provide is a pool and spa inspection. Pools and spas provide relaxation as well as entertainment. However, pool repairs can break a budget. A pool and spa inspection from The Real Estate Inspection Company can identify any potential problems so you can make an informed decision.
3. Mold Testing
Mold is a common problem in homes, but it’s not always easy to spot. Don’t worry–harmful and toxic molds, such as black mold, are the exception and not the rule. Still, even relatively benign mold can exacerbate asthma and allergies. When you move into a new home, you want to ensure the indoor air quality is healthy and safe. We recommend getting a mold inspection because they aren’t included in new buyer inspections.
4. Sewer Lines
The sewer line is the final example of something not included in a home inspection. The home inspection will include an examination of the home’s plumbing, but it won’t include the sewer line. The sewer line’s condition is important because it impacts your property value and the buyer’s ability to obtain financing. After all, repairs can be expensive and extensive. Fortunately, a sewer scope inspection can identify potential problems so they can be addressed before you close the property.
When buying a home in San Diego County, Orange County, or Riverside County, it’s important to understand what a home inspection does and does not cover. The Real Estate Inspection Company can help! We offer a variety of inspections, including fire hardening and defensible space inspections, pool and spa inspections, and more. Call (800) 232-5180 or schedule online now.