Getting a professional home inspection is an important step in buying a new home – you want to make sure that there are no problems that will cost you more money after you’ve bought the house, after all. However, even though professional home inspectors are quite thorough, they can’t identify potential problems that are hidden behind the walls, inside sewer lines or between floor joists. The following are a few problems you should look for that might be hidden:
- HVAC system – There usually isn’t enough time for a home inspector to be able to adequately test the HVAC system during the inspection process. To have it fully tested, have it inspected by an HVAC specialist.
- Water damage – If the house hasn’t been used for a while, then water damage caused by leaks may have dried up. Some water damage may have even been covered up by new paint.
- Damaged sewer lines – An inspector can estimate the age of your drain pipe but not the condition of the sewer lines. If the house is over 20 years old, consider paying for a sewer scope.