One thing that you must not absolutely skip is a home inspection when planning to buy a property. This will save you from any house related hidden troubles that might lower your reselling value. It may tempt you not to spend a few bucks on the home inspections and just directly opt to buy.
Dark and Light
Normally when you walk in as a potential buyer, the home owner will make sure that all the lights are on in the house and even the darkest corners appear bright and lit. However, there may be several reasons why you shouldn’t shy away from asking to turn the lights off so you can see the house in the dark too. This way you will learn whether the lights from the outside disturb the inside of the house. Any lamppost or neighbor’s porch light that might be entering any bedrooms that might cause inconvenience.
Foundation and Structure Issues
You as a layman will not be able to know if the foundation is weak and if the structure is nearly dilapidating especially if there is a freshly done paint job. That is why you need a professional who has years of experience and is able to immediately tell a flawed foundation that has been covered by a paint job and a flawed structure that would cause many problems later.
No matter how much you know about roofing but only a professional house inspections team would be able to get to the bottom of any roof related issue by climbing up to the top. Roof may have multiple issues from bad installation, old and wearing out, internally growing molds and seepage, tears in the roofing material etc.
Plumbing or Electric Issues
From checking the faucets and showers and the water pressure through them, to the gutters around the house and on the roof, this could only be efficiently done by a professional inspector. For any visible pipelines around the house and damages to it or any other signs of future plumbing work would also be checked.
Electrical issues are associated with the wiring of the house including how well the wiring is done and if it needs any more work on it for protection purposes. Chances of any circuit failure or non-functional outlets that might cause problems in the future and need either replacement or a little bit topping can only be assessed by a professional.
Interiors of the house
Apart from a well-insulated house, the inspector would also be able to help identify the age of the water heater and if it needs replacement, if it is properly installed or is secure. Other things that may need to be checked by the home inspections team would be the safety around the house. Whether in the face of a fire how safely would the people inside be able to make their ways out or in case of an unknown fire caught in the house will the smoke gather up inside because of the way the interior is designed? The design of the house also gives way to whether the house is secure or not.