Purchasing a new home is exciting. Be sure not to skip essential steps in the process, like ordering a buyer’s home inspection. Forgoing an inspection may leave you dealing with expensive problems down the road. While you may be tempted to save a few hundred dollars and skip the inspection, here are some reasons why this is a bad idea.

A Buyer’s Home Inspection Checks for Safety

Any house can pose health and safety risks that are not readily apparent. Faulty electrical circuits, wiring, and outlets are hazardous for the residents, electronics, and the house itself. A mold infestation can damage the structure of your home and cause health issues for the occupants.

When you hire a home inspector, you’ll learn about these issues before closing the deal. The home inspector will recommend further steps and actions related to safety issues.

Learn About the Structural Condition

Structural damage is a problem that every homebuyer should pay attention to. Structural damage threatens the home’s integrity. A home with structural issues will require future repair costs.

The home inspector will carefully review the components of the home including the plumbing, walls, ceilings, floors, roof, and foundation.

Find out Hidden Costs

A home inspection will help you determine future expenses as a homeowner. These costs may come from repairs for unnoticed damages, replacements for faulty plumbing and electrical systems, and future maintenance.

Moving Forward After Your Buyer’s Home Inspection

Once you have received your home inspection report, you’ll have to decide whether to move forward with the purchase, renegotiate the price or ask the seller to make repairs, or walk away from the deal. In most cases, homebuyers continue with the deal and request any necessary repairs from the seller if substantial problems are found. Without a home inspection, you may unknowingly purchase a home that has safety issues and faulty components.

KAM Inspection Services provides buyer’s home inspections to Central Alabama. When purchasing a home, contact us to schedule an inspection.