3 home defects that can elude discovery

Who's liable for items overlooked during inspection?

DEAR BARRY: We bought our home two months ago and have discovered three defects that our home inspector overlooked. These include a water leak under the kitchen sink, a gas leak in the front yard, and an unsupported PVC pipe for the front-yard hose faucet. Is our home inspector liable for these defects? –Lissa

DEAR LISSA: Some of these defects may involve liability and some may not. Here is a short review of each of these items: