Does a home inspection cover everything in my house?

Does a home inspection cover everything in my house?

"We're not structural engineers, we can't see through walls and we don't move furniture around. It's important to understand the limits of the inspection." - Juan Jimenez, A House on a Rock Home Inspections

Closing on a home can be stressful, time consuming and full of difficult decisions. However, there are ways to simplify the process and get some peace of mind - especially when it comes to hiring a home inspector.

On the latest episode of Chat with the Experts, we sat down with Juan Jimenez of A House on a Rock Home Inspections to discuss the ins and outs of the business.

During the conversation, Jimenez shares helpful information about what isn't included in a home inspection, what you can do to prepare your home for the inspection process, and the importance of good communication between yourself and the inspector you hire.

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Additional Resources:

5 things you should stop buying at home improvement stores

Buyer beware: How to avoid a home closing nightmare

Angie's List guide to home inspections

About this Experts Contributor: Juan Jimenez is the owner of A House on a Rock Home Inspections LLC, providing home inspection services in Richmond, Va. Since 2011, A House on a Rock has specialized in pre-listing home inspections, log home inspections, radon and energy inspections and more. You can follow this contributor on Twitter @homeinspectorVA and on Google+

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