Home Inspection Problems

Common Home Inspection Problems

The reason to have a home inspected before buying is to turn up any possible issues. Even though it is not fun to come across problems in a home that you really want, it is something that is quite common. In fact, it is very rare that a home inspection is not going to turn up any problems. The only chance of this happening is if you are buying a home that is new construction.

So what are some of the more common home inspection problems that you should be aware of? Here are three to keep in mind.

In many cases, the roof is a big problem that hinders the sale of a home. After all, this is not something that is usually checked when a buyer is searching for a property. So the first time that the roof is actually looked over is at the home inspection. Roofing related issues are common. They can include anything from shingles that are too old, to a leak that is causing issues in an upstairs room or attic. As a buyer you will never have the chance to check out the roof on your own. For this reason, having a home inspector do so is very important. You do not want to miss a problem in this area.

2. Minor plumbing problems are also common. These can include everything from leaking pipes to faucets that do not work for one reason or the next. In most cases, getting these problems fixed is not difficult. But even then, you want to make sure that you are well aware of the issues before you make a final decision on the home.

3. Electrical and wiring problems can cause future problems. The home inspector should check the wiring,the breaker boxes and for worn wires. Let them know how much electronic equipment you plan to have in the home such as computers, big screen TV's entertainment centers and space heaters. you need to make sure that the wiring is sufficient to handle your needs now and in the future .

4. Termite and insects damage can also be a problem a home inspector may find in the structure of the home . Inspectors will check in the crawl space, around decks, patios and porches. They will be able to spot any damage and will make recommendations .

5. One of the most serious problems that can be turned up during a home inspection is a cracked foundation. If a home has this problem, it could definitely kill the deal. While there are ways that this can be fixed, none of them are cost effective. In other words, a cracked foundation is going to cost somebody a lot of money. And in most cases, you will want to ask the seller to fix the problem. Chances are that they will agree because they know that it will hinder any potential future sale as well.

These are only five of the common home inspection problems that you may come across. Your best bet is to let your inspector do his or her job, and then take things from there.

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