Perhaps the report has noted problems such as faulty smoke detectors or even some missing roof shingles. While you want to be aware of these issues, they are not really that serious and will be a relatively inexpensive fix. On the other hand, what if the report notes structural damage, mold or wood rot? These are among the much more serious issues a property could have and would take a lot more work and money to resolve. In some cases, they might be too bad to fix. These few examples highlight the crucial role a home inspection plays when it comes to home buying.
Another question you may wonder about is; if the home inspector is also a licensed contractor, can they fix the problems they find? It certainly seems like the right choice, after all, they were the one to find the problems but, it could also appear that they only found the issues just so that they could resolve them which would then call into question how accurate the inspection report was in the first place. If you want to make sure you get an honest and thorough home inspection, be sure to choose an InterNACHI certified home inspector who has knowledge of and abides by InterNACHI’s Code of Ethics. That way you can have confidence that you’ve had the best home inspection possible.