Our realtor sent us an example report of the inspector he chose for us, and I am a bit concerned reading through one particular section of the Inspection Agreement. This is pretty long, so apologies in advance:
8. Systems, items, damage to and conditions which are not within the scope of the building inspection include, but are not limited to: non-disclosure items from sellers, manufacturer defects or recalls, inaccessible roof areas, hail damage to roofs, termites/damage, radon gas, formaldehyde, lead based paint, asbestos, toxic or flammable materials, Chinese sheetrock, cigarette or candle staining, molds, fungi, other environmental hazards; pest infestation/damage; security and fire protection systems; non-visible and underground plumbing systems – drain or supply, blockages and leaks, in-slab and underground duct work, household appliances which are not built-in, microwave ovens and self cleaning ovens/downdraft fans; humidifiers/dehumidifiers; paint, wallpaper and other treatments to windows, interior walls, ceilings and floors, wood floor cupping; recreational equipment or facilities, site fencing, swimming pools/spas and hot tubs including plumbing and electrical to both; underground storage and septic tanks; energy efficiency measurements; concealed or private secured systems; water wells; heating systems accessories, boiler/radiant heat systems, inactive systems, interior “A” coils and duct work, window air conditioning units, solar heating systems; sprinkling systems; EIFS Stucco, all ice makers, zone damper motors and controls, washer/dryers, water softener; central vacuum systems; shower drain pans, thermal pane window seals, not easily observed window cracks, fireplaces, chimney caps and flue liners, telephone, intercom or cable TV systems; antennae; lightning arrestors; yard lighting; trees or plants; governing codes, ordinances, statutes, covenants or manufacturer specifications. Client understands that these systems, items and conditions are excluded from this inspection. Any general comments about these systems, items and conditions in the written report are informal only, and DO NOT represent an inspection thereof. This is not a mold, asbestos or environmental inspection.
My fiance and I both thought “well wth DOES the man look at if this is what he’s NOT checking???”
Is this a normal disclaimer/list? Our inspection isn’t until Friday, so we have time to hopefully find a new one if needed. But as FTHB’s, we’re just a bit concerned that he’ll miss something if this is what everything he’s not evaluating.