Don’t Let Your Home Inspector Miss These Items


Home inspectors are good at their jobs but they are not above missing some things because they are human.   There are several things that home inspectors have been known to miss during a home inspection so you might want to keep your eyes open and pay close attention during the inspection so that you don’t end up having to pay for expensive repairs once you move in to your new home.   A few things that may be missed by your home inspector  are below.

  • Inspectors do not always go over all the bells and whistles of a home and appliances are on the list of things they do not always pay a lot of attention to. The last thing you want is to move into your new home to find out that you have a leaky dishwasher that needs to be replaced.  If you want to make sure appliances have not been overlooked you may want to check them yourself.
  • Leaky faucets are also things that can be overlooked by home Take your time to walk through your soon to be new home and check the faucets for leaks just in case your inspector may have missed something.   It’s a good idea to check outdoor faucets as well.
  • Cracked sewage and drainage pipes might also be something that your inspector doesn’t take a look at and may therefore miss. It may be worth your while to pay a bit of extra money to have an in depth look at your drainage pipes.
  • Sometimes home inspectors will not pay a lot of attention to decks, porches and balconies. There can be problems in these areas such as safety issues and cracks that may not arise until right before you make the purchase of the home.  Perhaps a second follow up inspection may be a good idea if you feel that one of these areas may be a potential problem.

Again, home inspectors are human and they are not above missing some potential problems  with your new home.  Realize this fact before you have your home inspection so that you too can keep your eyes open for any potential problems you see in and around your prospective new home.  Once you move in you will be able to rest assured that you have not bought into a money pit.


Karen Breen Elia & Louis M. Elia, REALTORS®, are brokers for homes, condos, and multi-unit properties on Chicago’s North Side.

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Chicago IL 60657
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