Ask the Experts: Trade-Specific Home Inspections

Ask the Experts 09: Home Inspections - Trade Specific Inspections - Jon Wanberg

Jon Wanberg Expert Advisors Group

Today we’re going to be talking about trade-specific inspections going along with our series on home inspections and different things that you might want to get done prior to purchasing a property as a buyer.

When you have regular home inspections done sometimes something comes up in that home inspection that needs you to dig a little deeper. 

Usually, you only have about 10 to 15 days to get your inspections. So, if something comes up you’re going to want to get on it right away and make sure that you get that ordered as quickly as possible.

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An example of these trade-specific inspections would be air conditioning, or HVAC system, roofing, plumbing, electrical and even a mold inspection (a lot of home inspectors don’t do mold inspections).  So if something comes up in the regular home inspection, oftentimes it’s necessary to go a little deeper and get one of these trade-specific inspectors out there.

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In other words, an air conditioning person to inspect the AC or a roofer to tell you what’s going on with the roof or a plumber or an electrician to say why this particular outlet may not be working.

And if that’s necessary you are going to want to do it as quickly as possible so that you can get it done within your inspection period.

Or, you’re going to need to request additional time for your inspection so you’ll have to do an addendum to the contract requesting the need to extend the inspection by “x” amount of days in order to get the roofing inspector to come out and certify the roof, for example.

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If you have any questions about these trade-specific types of home inspections or who to hire for any of those please feel free to reach out to us by filling out the contact form or going to

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