Common Problems We Find During Home Inspections

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Home inspections give you insight into the true condition of a home and are a great way to fully understand what you’re purchasing when you buy real estate. Although all home inspections uncover different issues, there are some common problems we see in many of the homes we inspect.

Common Problems We Find During Home Inspections

  • All home inspections include an inspection of the electrical wiring. During many of these inspections, we find improper wiring. For example, we often find many outlets with reversed polarity, meaning that the “neutral” and “hot” wires were put in the wrong terminal within the outlet.
  • When we inspect plumbing systems, we often find leaks underneath toilets and sinks. This is often due to a broken seal or rusted/corroded pipes and fixtures.
  • While many homeowners have an HVAC inspection completed annually, some do not. In many cases, we find HVAC systems that require a thorough cleaning.
  • When we inspect roofs, we often find missing shingles, cracked mortar, and a worn-down underlayment. We also find worn-out or flaking paint on the fascia and trim.
  • Sometimes, we find issues with grading and drainage. In these cases, we will usually recommend the installation of downspouts or gutters to rectify any issues with the site’s drainage.

When we inspect a home you want to purchase, our goal is to give you a clear picture about the property you are going to buy. To schedule an inspection or to find out more about what we look at during home inspections, contact us today.