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10 Things a Home Inspection Doesn't Cover


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Heating Duct Pork Chops
Your inspector may not look pests other than termites, either.
Your inspector may not look pests other than termites, either.
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New homes have surprises, and they aren't all pretty. Home inspections may hit the highlights, but what the inspector doesn't see or smell won't make the checklist. Those cat surprises in the attic (that may range from deceased mice to an impromptu port-o-litter) can make for a fragrant spring or summer. Oh, and watch out for the barbecued pork chop that little Jason expertly slipped through the floor register last winter. Like the ghost of Christmas past, it will be adding piggy perfume to your new home, especially on muggy evenings, until the day the furnace gives out.


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