While on the process of buying a house, we opted to hire an independent home inspector to make sure that what we are buying is in good shape. It was an expense that we were willing to spend as this will ensure that we won't need repair on some things. After the inspection, we found out that the house that we are buying is in perfect condition.
The cost of home inspection is few hundreds and we are glad that we won't need to repair anything. This means that we don't need to spend extra money to buy bakers gas welding equipment should we need welding jobs done in our house.