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What is NOT included in a home inspection?

A home inspection typically does not include the following items:

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

  2. Inspections for mold or other indoor air quality issues.

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

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

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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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