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Don't skip the home inspection. It could literally save you thousands during the life of your home!



In the hustle and bustle of buying a new home, it's easy to overlook the importance of a thorough inspection. After all, if a house is brand new, shouldn't it be flawless? Unfortunately, that's not always the case, as many residents in Central Florida have discovered. Despite passing inspections by local government and builder-appointed inspectors, numerous issues have cropped up in these "supposedly" pristine homes.

Four Corners Home Inspections has been at the forefront of uncovering these hidden problems. From missing roof vent covers to improperly secured electrical sub-panels. Their inspections have revealed a litany of issues that could have gone unnoticed, potentially leading to costly repairs down the line. We recognize that no home is perfect, but some things can just not be over looked or ignored.


One alarming discovery we have observed multiple times has been the absence of properly installed insulation in newly constructed homes. In a climate like Central Florida's, where scorching summers are the norm, proper insulation is essential for maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures and energy efficiency. Yet, it's a detail that has been overlooked in more than a few instances, much to the dismay of homeowners who find themselves paying higher utility bills as a result.

But insulation isn't the only oversight. Four Corners Home Inspections has uncovered a slew of other issues, ranging from minor defects to serious safety hazards. From improperly installed roofing materials that may cause leaks, as well as receptacles and switches that don't work. Damaged and broken trusses compromise the structural integrity of the home, while plumbing issues and moisture damage that has been painted over can lead to mold growth and health issues to folks who have weakened immune systems or may be sensitive to certain microbial growths.

What makes these findings even more concerning is that most, if not all, of these homes have already been inspected by both local government inspectors and the builders' own inspectors. Yet, these issues slipped through the cracks, leaving homeowners to deal with the consequences.


So, what's the lesson here? Whether you're buying a brand new home or a pre-owned one, never skip the inspection. While it may seem like an unnecessary expense or a mere formality, a thorough inspection by a reputable company like Four Corners Home Inspections can save you a lot of headache and money in the long run.

Inspections go beyond the surface-level checks conducted by government and builder-appointed inspectors. They delve into the nitty-gritty details, uncovering hidden problems that could potentially cost you thousands of dollars to fix. And in a competitive housing market like Central Florida, where homes often sell quickly and bidding wars are common, having an inspection contingency in your purchase agreement can give you the peace of mind you need to make an informed decision.


In conclusion, the importance of having a new home inspected cannot be overstated. From drain lines filled with construction debris to nails through electrical conductors, the issues that Four Corners Home Inspections has uncovered serve as a stark reminder of why skipping the inspection is never worth the risk. So, whether you're buying your first home or your fifth, don't cut corners when it comes to due diligence. Your future self will thank you.

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