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Home Inspection Steps You Can Take When Buying a New Home

Home-Inspection-Steps-You-Can-Take-When-Buying-a-New-HomeA home inspection is a crucial step in home buying. It’s the last line of defense for someone interested in a particular house without having to worry about any hidden damages. Nowadays, realtors are making it a requirement that home inspections be done, reducing the number of risks from occurring.

If you’re looking into purchasing a new home and don’t trust that the home inspector covered each area sufficiently, take the time to inspect each area on your own. Here are some of the most common areas that home inspectors typically miss and some key places that are essential to your house.

Electrical Sources

Electrical outlets can be tested with various meters that determine the electrical current. Be warned though, this can be potentially dangerous and can cause serious harm if not performed correctly. Be sure that you are well-grounded and are using operational equipment designed to withstand a high rate of electricity.


When you enter a bathroom, be sure to check the tiling, if applicable, and the vents above. Keep a lookout for mildew and bacterial growth as a hint of it ideally points to a bigger problem. Also, look around to see if there is at least one window installed. Any absence of a window, or even a vent, can result in an accelerated growth of mold.


When checking a garage, make sure that it is well-ventilated as carbon monoxide fumes that come from your car need an escape route or it becomes trapped and can eventually pose a threat to your household. Typically, this is the first thing that home inspectors look at, but it doesn’t hurt to double-check. If the garage door is automatic, be sure to test out the system to ensure that it is fully-operational.

Bio: Kuba Jewgieniew heads Realty ONE Group, a real-estate brokerage that builds their business around their agents, empowering them to succeed with all of the necessary tools.