Buyers should know that a home inspection isn’t a form of insurance to protect against any latent, hidden, concealed or future defects and deficiencies.
The standard home inspector’s report will review the condition of the home’s heating system, central air conditioning system (temperature permitting), interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement, and visible structure.
The following are also some key items that buyers should remember and consider when reviewing their home inspection reports:
Buyers should consult with, and ask questions of owners and their representatives. Reports are confidential and are meant exclusively for buyers, and not brokers or owners. Further evaluation by specialists is sometimes recommended for any areas showing defects/deficiencies. A final walk-through inspection should be carried out the day before passing by the new owners to double-check the condition of the building.