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The 10 Most Common Problems Your Home Inspector Didn’t Catch

Home inspectors may not always be able to detect hidden water leaks, especially if they are not currently active or are concealed behind walls or ceilings. It's important to monitor water usage and look for signs of water damage after moving in.

Hidden water leaks

While home inspectors check electrical systems, they may not catch all potential issues. Hidden wiring problems, outdated electrical panels, or faulty outlets could be missed, so it's wise to have a licensed electrician conduct a thorough inspection.

Electrical issues

Home inspectors may not always uncover pest infestations, especially if there are no visible signs or the infestation is in its early stages. Consider hiring a professional pest control specialist to assess the property.

Pest infestations

Some foundation or structural issues, such as small cracks or settling, may not be immediately apparent during a visual inspection. If you notice any signs of foundation problems, consult with a structural engineer.

Foundation or structural problems

Home inspectors examine roofs, but they may not catch all potential issues, especially if the roof is inaccessible or has hidden damage. Consider hiring a roofing specialist for a more detailed assessment.

Roofing issues

Unless visible mold or mildew is present during the inspection, home inspectors may not specifically test for it. If you notice a musty smell or signs of mold after moving in, consult with a mold remediation professional.

Mold or mildew

Home inspectors generally check plumbing systems, but they may not detect every plumbing issue. Slow drains, hidden leaks, or issues with water pressure could be missed. It's advisable to have a plumber inspect the plumbing system separately.

Plumbing problems

Home inspectors may not perform in-depth assessments of insulation or energy efficiency. If you are concerned about energy efficiency, consider hiring an energy auditor to evaluate the property.

Insulation and energy efficiency