A seller and their agent have a responsibility to disclose any condition they are aware of that affects your health and safety and upon specific inquiry by the buyer. Often times the seller or their agent may have limited or no knowledge at all about a defect that affects health or safety. These are very important reasons why you should chose a conscientious inspector that provides additional detail about present or possible defects. Some buyers and/or their agents are concerned that an overzealous inspector’s report will cause unneeded concern over a seemingly insignificant issue. Remember, an inspection report is an opinion according to State and Industry mandated standards and opinions differ between persons. Better to be safe than sorry down the road.