Many home buyers are not familiar with all the possible issues that can be found in a home inspection. Most common problems result from a lack of care and upkeep.
We will briefly review some common issues found during home inspections and when to address them
- HVAC systems
Your heating and air conditioning system is essential in your home. If it is not working correctly due to a lack of maintenance, it could cause trouble down the road. A professional should check most systems twice a year to prevent this from happening.
- Insufficient insulation
One of the major causes of high energy bills is insufficient insulation in the home. It can be caused by improper insulation, lower-quality insulation, debris, or deterioration. Insulation is important because it provides excellent cooling and heating capabilities for the home.
- Altering wiring
A professional company should do wiring to ensure that safety is not compromised. This is because there are various types of electricity and lighting systems.
When altered, the wiring could cause issues in your home later down the road due to not being compatible with the rest of the equipment inside.
- Sinking foundations
A lot of different situations can cause a sinking foundation. It is essential to consider this when you are doing home renovations. A sinking foundation can be a serious issue, as it could cause severe damage to your home.
- Water damage
Water damage is one of the common issues that can occur due to a leak or improper roofing system. It could cause significant issues to your water and electric utilities if not addressed proactively. It is vital to have a professional company inspect your roof and make sure it looks good in the future.
Your roof is essential to your home because it provides coverage from the outside elements. It is crucial to inspect your roof regularly and change any shingles that are cracked or otherwise damaged.
This can save you money in the long run by preventing significant issues down the road.
- Inappropriate electrical wiring
Professionals should do electrical wiring to ensure safety is not compromised. Improper wiring could cause issues down the road if not promptly addressed.
- Pests and termites
- Lead-based paint chips
- Radon gas inside homes
- Problems with plumbing or irrigation systems
- Issues with water pressure in the home/city supply line
- Sink, toilet, and floor drains that are leaking or not draining properly
- And more
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