Buying a home is exciting. You can also gain knowledge from the experience. Did you know that home inspectors generally do not test for asbestos, radon gas, lead paint, toxic mold, or pest control? According to the American Inspectors Directory, specific licenses are required for these inspections.
A home inspector can give you valuable information about the home you want to purchase. He or she will examine the roof for leaks and structural damage. They can determine if the gutters are installed to properly route water away from the foundations. A good home inspector saves you money, because you will be informed of a home’s potential problems.
The American Inspectors Directory suggests that you hire an inspector who:
- Has home inspection training and experience
- Is a member or affiliated with professional home inspection organizations; such as, the National Institute of Building Inspectors, National Association of Home Inspectors, etc.
- Has liability insurance
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