Homes are built by human beings, and human beings are error-prone. It’s just a fact. Even the most well-intentioned contractors make mistakes, and it is often only the trained eye of a seasoned home inspector that can catch these issues before they become a much bigger problem.
And when it comes to your purchase of a resale property, your risks may increase if the previous homeowner has not made a significant effort to properly maintain their home based on the findings, advice, and recommendations of industry professionals. Resale properties have been lived in, and that means the habits and lifestyle of the previous homeowner and their family are reflected in the condition of the home in many cases.