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  • Writer's pictureBob and Kathy Parmenter

What is NOT included in a home inspection?

Updated: Aug 27, 2023

A home inspection typically does not include the following items:

  • Inspections for pests, such as termites or other wood-destroying organisms.

  • Inspections for mold or other indoor air quality issues.

  • Inspections of underground items, such as septic systems or underground oil tanks.

  • Inspections of appliances that are not permanently installed, such as window air conditioners or portable generators.

  • Inspections of systems or components that are not readily accessible, such as the interior of walls or the attic insulation.

  • Inspections of systems or components that are not functioning at the time of the inspection, such as a pool or spa that is not operational.

  • Inspections of code compliance or zoning issues, such as building permits or zoning violations.

  • Inspections of future performance or life expectancy of any systems or components.

It's important to have a clear understanding of what is and is not included in a home inspection before hiring an inspector, so that you can make an informed decision about the property.

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