What Can't My Home Inspector Do During An Inspection?
At SWF Home Inspections, we know that home buyers want to get the most out of their home inspection. They want to know that the investment they are making is a sound one, and that their new home is in good condition. We take pride in providing quality and thorough inspections to ensure this peace of mind.
It’s important to note that there are some things that a home inspector simply cannot do. Home inspectors must abide by strict rules and regulations set forth by the state that limit the scope of what can be inspected. As such, we want to make sure our clients are aware of the limitations of a home inspection so they can make an informed decision about their purchase.
First, a home inspector cannot determine the structural integrity of a home or offer any guarantees regarding its condition.
This is a job for a structural engineer who has specialized training and experience in assessing these types of issues. A home inspector will identify potential problems with the structure but will not be able to definitively say whether it is in good condition or not.
Second, a home inspector cannot provide legal advice regarding real estate contracts or make any recommendations on what should be included in an offer.
This kind of advice should come from an experienced real estate attorney or other knowledgeable professional.
Third, while a home inspector will give an opinion on the condition of major components such as heating systems, they cannot guarantee how long those systems may last or how long they will remain operational without needing repairs or replacement parts.
This kind of information can only come from a qualified contractor who specializes in the particular component being inspected.
Finally, while a home inspector will check for visible signs of pests and infestations, they cannot determine if any pests are present or predict whether any pest issues may arise in the future.
For this kind of knowledge and advice, you need to contact an experienced pest control company who can assess your situation and identify any potential problems before they become too severe.
At SWF Home Inspections we strive to provide our clients with complete peace of mind when it comes to their investment in purchasing a new home. However, it’s important to understand that there are certain limits on what our inspections can uncover and provide assurance on without going beyond our scope as trained professionals. We encourage all prospective buyers to take all necessary steps to ensure their purchase meets all expectations before signing on the dotted line!