Whether you are getting a home inspection for your current home or have an upcoming inspection planned for a house you want to purchase, you may have some questions. What will an inspector find? While every residential property is different, there are some common home inspection problems that inspectors tend to uncover during the inspection process. Some are minor and fixable, while others may cause the home to fail an inspection.
Keep reading to learn what they are and what to expect during a home inspection.
10 Common Home Inspection Problems
Hiring a qualified home inspector will ensure you identify any potential problems with a house, including defects related to the plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems as well as the foundation, roof, and other structural components.
Here are 10 common home inspection problems inspectors uncover:
- HVAC issues, such as cracked heat exchange, broken condenser, dirty filters and coils, and unlevel HVAC pad.
- Water damage from a leaky roof
- Other roofing problems, such as a sagging roof and damaged sheathing
- Exposed or fraying electrical wiring
- Poor home ventilation
- Insufficient drainage around the property that causes foundation damage
- Plumbing problems like poor drains, line clogs, and lack of water flow
- Foundation flaws
- Termite damage
What to Expect Once the Inspector Identifies Problems
Following the inspection, the inspector will provide a detailed report that includes all of their findings. You will be able to identify the problems and determine which ones you must fix immediately and which ones you can prioritize to fix at a later date.
Some inspectors will provide recommendations for how to solve problems they uncover during their inspection. Others may even connect you with reputable home service providers who can perform the necessary repairs or replacements.
If you are trying to sell your home, the interested parties will also receive a copy of the report and may negotiate the selling price based on the inspection report. Therefore, it’s crucial to have reliable information from a trusted inspector to help all parties determine the best path forward.
Turn to Classic City Home Inspections for Expert Services
The decision to purchase or sell a home is a big step in life. Being able to work with a qualified home inspector will take some of the stress and hassle out of the process.
At Classic City Home Inspection, we offer a wide range of inspection services to meet any need. Our inspector, David Shephard, provides unbiased, accurate, and thorough inspections of properties in the Athens, GA area. He brings years of experience to each inspection and takes his time to answer all questions and provide helpful repair advice.
If you are preparing to schedule a home inspection, contact Classic City Home Inspection for a no-cost and commitment-free consultation.