You should hire your own local inspector. He or she will go over the house with a fine toothed comb, and will point out anything he or she can't or won't inspect directly and recommend additional inspectors (e.g. a septic inspector). You may not be at that stage now but make sure you do so before you finalize any home purchase.
For now, I know at least one inspector in my area has a list of things he checks on his website
. You could look for some websites of inspectors in your area to see a similar list.