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February 23, 2023

Uncovering Common Issues During Home Inspections: What Buyers and Sellers Should Know

If you’re selling or buying a home, it is important to know what to expect from a home inspection. A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house. An inspector will evaluate the condition of the home, looking for any major issues that might be present with the property. 

Maximum Home Inspectors can provide you with an experienced and professional inspection that identifies any potential issues that may exist with the property.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common issues that our home inspectors find.

Structural Problems 

One of the biggest concerns with any home is its structure. The foundation, walls, and ceiling are all important components of the building's structural integrity. During an inspection, the inspector will look for signs of cracking or shifting foundations, leaking roofs and ceilings, as well as any other potential structural issues that could cause problems down the road. 

Electrical System Issues

The electrical system in a house is another area that needs to be inspected carefully during a home inspection. Home inspectors will look at all areas of your electrical system during a home inspection. This includes testing outlets, examining wiring for any damage, and checking for deteriorating insulation around wires. Electrical system issues can include faulty wiring or overloaded circuits, inadequate outlets near sinks and other wet areas, poor grounding or bonding, and out-of-date components such as fuses and circuit breakers.  They may also recommend having an electrician come out to make sure everything is up-to-code before closing on the house. It's important to address any electrical problems quickly as they can be dangerous and lead to fires if left unchecked.

Plumbing Problems

Another common issue that home inspectors find are plumbing problems. The inspector will check all plumbing fixtures throughout the house including sinks, toilets, showers, tubs, water heaters and more. Common plumbing problems involve leaky pipes or fixtures, slow drainage in sinks and bathtubs, clogged drains or toilets that don't flush properly. These types of plumbing issues can cause further damage if not addressed right away so it's important to take care of them quickly after they're discovered in your home inspection report.

Roofing Issues

The roof is one area that needs close attention during a home inspection since it can be an expensive repair if not properly maintained. The inspector will look for signs of wear such as missing shingles or flashing that needs repair or replacement due to age or weather damage. Other items noted on the report may include improper installation of vents or skylights that need repair or replacement as well as gutters and downspouts that may need cleaning out due to debris buildup over time.  It's important to take these roofing issues seriously as ignoring them could lead to even bigger problems down the road such as water damage in your attic or walls due to leaks from broken shingles or flashing.

A home inspection should always be part of any real estate transaction whether you’re buying or selling a property. It can help ensure that you don't buy or sell a house with hidden problems lurking beneath its surface. 

A thorough inspection can reveal potential problems that you may have overlooked when viewing the property on your own which could potentially save you thousands in repairs down the road if left unchecked. 

Knowing what common problems are found in typical home inspections can help homeowners prepare for their own inspections by addressing minor issues before they become major ones! Knowing what to expect can also help home buyers to prepare for any potential issues so they can make informed decisions about their purchase.

Whether you're buying or selling a property, it pays off to have an experienced inspector examine your home carefully before closing on it!

Don't be taken by surprise—have Maximum Home Inspectors provide a thorough assessment of your home before closing to ensure all standards are met and avoid any unforeseen issues! 

Contact us today to schedule your home inspection and ensure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your investment.

Call or text for a free estimate at: 250 812 5335 !

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