Common and Not-so-Common Items
There are many items that can be overlooked during a home inspection if your inspector is not thorough and detail oriented. Finding these items can save you money. We've included some of the common items that are found in many homes. Sometimes we refer to these as "Deferred Maintenance" ... items that aren't maintained as time goes by for one reason or another. There are also items that are of greater concern. These less common problems may require an Inspector who's willing to go the extra mile to uncover them... spend an extra hour to make sure everything is tested, not just a representative number in each room as required by the State of Arizona. This may mean crawling across an attic in the middle of summer, figuring out a way onto the roof of a two story home instead of viewing it from the ground, maneuvering around furnishings to open windows, etc. Many of the Not-so-Common items shown below cannot be seen without making the effort to find them.