Home inspections are useful, even though they can’t predict the future.

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Today I’m sharing a few things about home inspections. Home inspections help prevent issues and ensure you buy a home that’s up to standard.

However, remember; inspectors don’t have crystal balls—they can’t predict what might go wrong in the future. For example, if you take your car in to get checked, and the mechanic says your brakes look great, but you do a ton of driving, and three months later they’d worn out—they couldn’t have predicted how fast they’d wear down. It’s the same thing for home inspections. Recently, we had a buyer purchase a house, and everything was in good condition, but three weeks later the furnace went out—the inspector had no way of knowing that would happen. The inspectors can only give a snapshot of what things look like at the time of inspection.

“Home inspections help prevent issues and ensure you buy a home that’s up to standard.”

While that may be the case, an inspector should provide maintenance tips that can help prolong the life of your mechanicals like the water heater, furnace, AC system, and more. That’s an indicator of a quality home inspection company.

If you have more questions about home inspections or real estate in general, feel free to reach out via phone or email. We would love to help you.