What a Havasu Home Inspector Doesn't Look For

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage SA552583000

Smart Buyers make sure to get a home inspection before they purchase a Lake Havasu home. A home inspector performs a visual inspection of the property and a cursory check of all systems inside, including HVAC, plumbing and electrical. Then, they point out what immediate problems you may face as a new homeowner of the property as well as what may be a potential problem down the road. However, they have their limitations. You need to be aware of what a Havasu home inspector doesn't look for so you can determine whether your property needs further inspection from other sources as well.

A home inspection doesn't guarantee that all potential problems will be revealed. Know what a Havasu home inspector doesn't look for so you aren't surprised

What a Havasu Home Inspector Doesn't Look For

Visual Blocks

Click here to search all homes for sale in Lake Havasu CityHavasu home inspectors don't move furniture or artwork. If any of these are blocking bad electrical outlets, water damage or mold, the inspector may not cite it in their report. When you do your walkthrough, make sure you move all of these things to see what's lurking behind them.


Your Havasu home inspector will look at the roof to see if there are any obvious warped, broken or missing portions. However, they won't go on steep roofs or anything higher than three stories for safety's sake.


Yes, a Havasu home inspector opens and closes the dampers. They also shine their flashlight up inside the chimney to check for any obstructions. They may even make note any creosote buildup that they see. But, if you want a more in-depth look at your chimney's structural integrity or how much creosote and soot is located throughout the interior of your chimney, you'll need a fireplace inspector to come out and take a look. These inspections cost anywhere from $80 to $200.

The Ground Below

If a Havasu home inspector sees cracks or breaks in your home's exterior or interior walls, they will make note of it. However, that's all they will do. If you're worried about the integrity of the land underneath your home, you're going to need to have a geotechnical engineer come out and take a look. Their inspections cost between $300 and $500, depending on the size of the property.

Swimming Pools

If your home includes a pool, your Havasu home inspector will turn the pump and heater on to make sure they are working. But that's the extent of their inspection. They don't look for cracks in the plaster or tile. So, pay extra attention to these when you're checking out a home. They can be costly to repair. You might be able to negotiate those costs into your sales contract. Talk to your Lake Havasu REALTOR@ to discuss what steps to take next.

A home inspection doesn't guarantee that every potential problem has been found. However, it is a great tool for Buyers to use. For the areas that a Havasu home inspector doesn't cover, be extra vigilant. Hire an appropriate professional to check it out when needed. It's better to be safe than sorry.

Featured Lake Havasu City Home

2301 Souchak Dr Lake Havasu City AZ

Liz Miller, Just Call Liz for Your Own Piece of the Lake Havasu Lifestyle

Visit any of my Lake Havasu real estate sites below for more information on the Havasu market:

Liz Sells Lake Havasu
Homes for Sale in Havasu
Havasu Area Homes
Just Call Liz
Live in Lake Havasu

Originally posted on my Lake Havasu real estate blog here: http://homesforsaleinhavasu.com/2017/11/havasu-home-inspector-dont-list/.

Posted by


This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Home Buying
Arizona Mohave County Lake Havasu City
Posts to Localism
Local Expert
Advice for Buyers
HyperLocal Neighborhood and Community Posts
buyer tips
home inspections
lake havasu real estate
what a havasu home inspector doesnt look for

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

You can’t get caught up too much little stuff that doesn’t matter. That’s really the bottom line of it all. Thanks for posting!

Nov 16, 2017 10:16 AM #1
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Liz Miller

Just Call Liz
Ask me a question
Spam prevention

Additional Information