If you’re buying a home for sale on 30A, you know that it’s a good idea to have it inspected by a professional before you sign the dotted line.
But what does a home inspector look for? Here’s what you need to know.
What Does a Home Inspector Look For?
Home inspectors have a huge list of items to check off when they’re inspecting a home. They’ll cover:
- The grounds
- The home’s structure
- The home’s exterior
- Windows and doors
- Interior rooms
- The kitchen
- The bathrooms
Your inspector will check out the grounds, looking for water issues like standing water or faulty grading. He or she will also check out the trees and shrubs, look at pathways and railings, retaining walls and sheds.
The Home’s Structure
The home inspector you hire will check out the foundation and determine whether the sides of the home are straight, as well as whether the door and window frames are square.
The Home’s Exterior
Siding cracks, flaking masonry or cracks in stucco are all on an inspector’s To-Do list. He or she will look for blistering or flaking paint and make sure there’s enough clearance between the siding and the ground, as well as other exterior issues that could affect your enjoyment of the home (or cost you money to fix later).
Your inspector will look for walls that lean, stained ceilings that could indicate a leaky roof or other water issues, and see how much insulation is in the walls. He or she will also look at the number of heating vents in each room.
Inspectors check out range hood fans, look for GFCI protection in electrical outlets that are close to the sink, and look for leaks underneath the sink. They’ll also open all the cabinets and drawers to see how well they function.
Your inspector will flush the toilets, fill up the sink and drain it, and run the faucets in the tub to check water pressure and temperature.
Pipes, drains and water heaters are all on an inspector’s hit-list. If something’s not working properly, your inspector will put it down on his or her report.
Your home inspector will check out the visible wiring and look at the electrical panels in the house, check the operation of light switches and count the number of outlets in each room to make sure there are enough.
Are You Buying a Home Along 30A?
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