What are the risks of purchasing a home if certain parts are inaccessible during the inspection?
Plain and Simple HIGH. There may be concealed termite damage or potentially active termites, and unfortunately, not much can be done if an area cannot be physically inspected. Generally, an experienced inspector can still have an inclination of the likelihood of major defects within a concealed area based on the condition of the rest of the property.
At Clear View Property Inspections, we try to use the latest technology equipment to combat these situations, but it’s never a guarantee without physically inspecting all areas. Luckily, in most cases, your building inspector will try to squeeze in the tightest of locations.
Unfortunately, we have seen too often inspectors say certain areas were not accessible only to find out they didn’t want to crawl through a muddy or tight subfloor or tight roof cavity. This always comes back to the fees you pay! Have you heard of the saying, pay peanuts and get monkeys!