Because your health and safety may depend on it.
Your home inspector’s number one priority during a home inspection is identify problems with the home that will affect your family’s health and safety. This is why the home inspector’s of John Robinson’s Inspection Group strongly recommend that you read the entire home inspection report. In it you will find further evaluation and/or repair recommendations that can have a direct effect on your family’s health and safety.
For example; If the inspector identifies that the color of the furnace or water heater flame is incorrect, this can be indicative of a problem with the furnace or water heater like a cracked heat exchanger or damaged burner. A cracked heat exchanger is not always visible during a home inspection. So, the inspector will recommend that the furnace be further evaluated by a licensed HVAC contractor (or plumber) to determine the exact cause and repair as needed (which may require replacing the furnace or (water heater).
Without reading the entire inspection report and following the inspector’s recommendations, it will be impossible for you to know the true condition of the home that you are purchasing. We love Realtors and their referrals. However, do not rely solely on your Realtor to tell you what issues discovered by the inspector are or are not important. If you have questions or need further clarification on comments made in the inspection report call your John Robinson’s Inspection Group home inspector immediately. We will be more than happy to help you.