Home Inspections: Top Ten Problems
Each homebuyer has different ideas of what will constitute the ideal home for them, these notions often based on particular aesthetic preferences. But one thing that unites all potential homebuyers is the desire to find a home that is fundamentally sound—in areas beyond the immediate sweep of the eye—and that will provide a safe, comfortable, and efficient foundation for their life behind a new door.
During a home inspection, at least 20 areas of the home are placed under the home inspector’s “microscope.” Below are the ten most common ikssueuncovered in a typical home inspection. If not addressed, these problems could cost you thousands of dollars in the long-run. So, knowing what to look for, and performing your own thorough pre-inspection, will help you to identify areas for repair or improvement before they grow into costly problems.
1. Damp Basement
2. Poorly Installed/ Defective Plumbing
3. Older/ Poorly-Functioning Heating and Cooling Systems
4. Older/ Unsafe Electrical System
5. Older/ Leaking Roof
6. Major Structural Problems
7. Poor Ventilationin kitchens & bathroom
8. Air Leakage (cold)
10. Drainage/ Grading Problems