A Guide to What Is and Isn’t Included in a Home Inspection

  • Post on November 25th, 2019
  • by RocketMAD
  • at Home Inspection

If you’re purchasing or selling a home in Broward County, one of the most important aspects of the process is getting a professional home inspection.  Home inspections may seem overwhelming, but the Florida Inspections Unlimited specialists can walk you through every step of the process so you understand it better.  Plus, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that the inspection has been performed properly.

What to expect when getting a Home Inspection

Depending on the size of the home, a home inspection can take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours.  It is important that the homeowner works with a licensed and insured company with extensive experience in the field, so that you get the right services. Here’s what you can expect when getting a home inspection:

  • A home inspection will usually be completed in 2 to 4 hours, depending on the size of the home that is being inspected.
  • A home inspector will look at several different components of a home including the attic, basement, doors and windows, electrical systems, floors, foundation, HVAC system, interior plumbing, roof, and structural elements. Once the inspection has been completed, the inspector will provide a written report with the results.
  • You should accompany the inspector throughout the process so you can see the entire home in detail. Furthermore, you’ll be able to ask questions and learn certain information that’s not included in the final report.

It’s important to remember that no home is perfect and blemish-free inspection reports are extremely rare.  Nit-picking small problems that are cheap and relatively easy to fix just creates additional delays that will disrupt the closing of the sale.

Issues that a Home Inspector won’t be looking for

Although a home inspection checklist is very detailed and thorough, there are certain issues that Florida Inspections Unlimited will not be looking for.  The following is six areas that typically aren’t covered in a home inspection.  If you’re concerned about any of these issues, we recommend calling in a certified specialist to look for these:

  • asbestos
  • lead paint
  • pest infestations
  • Radon
  • swimming pool problems
  • toxic mold

Unlike these issues, a standard home inspection targets those aspects or issues that are visible.  Asbestos, lead paint, and radon gas are not immediately visible.  Also, the attics in older homes may be sealed shut, making it difficult for the home inspector to see those areas and examine them.  Purchasing a home is the biggest investment you will ever make in your lifetime.  Therefore, it’s important to protect it before you close on the sale.  For additional information or to schedule a home inspection, call Florida Inspections Unlimited today at 954-861-0666.

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