What does a home inspector look for?

When an individual in New York is getting ready to sign the contract to purchase a new home, they will have to hire a professional that can effectively conduct a home inspection. This allows the buyer to determine if the seller has not disclosed any serious issues with the home. If the home inspection shows issues that the buyer decides are unmanageable, they can use this information to determine whether they want to negotiate any repairs in the contract or if they want to back out of the purchase altogether.

Some of the factors that a home inspector will take into consideration when assessing the house include the following:

  • The structural elements of the home, such as the foundation, window alignment, the condition of the roof, etc.
  • Ensuring the electrical system of the home is up to code and that all circuit breakers and outlets work properly
  • Any signs of water damage
  • Whether all appliances work properly
  • The condition of the plumbing system, including that there are no damaged or leaky pipes, as well as working showers, toilets, and sinks, etc.
  • Properly working fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

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